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## #1 2009-07-07 14:49:05

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### "Fix the Equation"

A fast-paced numbers challenge: Fix the Equation

Try it, and let me know how you like it.

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

## #2 2009-07-07 15:39:53

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### Re: "Fix the Equation"

Hi MathsisFun;

Good graphics and design. Should help kids learn the 4 arithmetic operations.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #3 2009-07-07 17:43:57

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### Re: "Fix the Equation"

Thanks

Now ... tell us your scores!

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

## #4 2009-07-07 17:45:27

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### Re: "Fix the Equation"

Hi MathsisFun;

I got 50.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #5 2009-07-07 20:42:11

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### Re: "Fix the Equation"

75 on Mixed (Hard).

I really like this. It's like Reaction Math's meaner older brother.

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

## #6 2009-07-07 20:59:24

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### Re: "Fix the Equation"

Thanks! (Good score, mathsy ... needs improvement bobby )

Any special requests for challenges with this interface?

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

## #7 2009-07-08 07:27:43

bobbym

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### Re: "Fix the Equation"

Hi MathsisFun;

You're right. Mathsy whipped me good. Took it again, got 51, which represents a 2% improvement! Does the game keep a list of the high scorers?

Last edited by bobbym (2009-07-08 07:29:18)

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #8 2009-07-08 07:58:24

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### Re: "Fix the Equation"

Two percent? TWO percent? Well, we should all be thankful for small blessing, I suppose.

I will be putting the game on Mathopolis, which will save scores for those logged in.

Will let you know!

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

## #9 2009-07-08 08:27:01

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### Re: "Fix the Equation"

I just got 87.

I'm having lots of fun with this. I like how the difficulty is very variable - the game might be giving you a series of 2+5, 3x7, 11-4, etc. and then suddenly throw something like "126 / ? = 14" at you.

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

## #10 2009-07-08 09:15:49

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### Re: "Fix the Equation"

Hi MathsisFun;

fairer : my definition: - altering the circumstances so that someone who is getting beat is suddenly a large favorite.

I got 47. Can we alter the game so as to be fairer.

Last edited by bobbym (2009-07-08 09:16:47)

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #11 2009-07-08 10:09:43

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### Re: "Fix the Equation"

Mathsy: Yay! And thanks.

Bobby: A bit of fairness code like this?

#### Code:

```if (user=="bobbym") {
score *= 2;
}```

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

## #12 2009-07-08 14:05:50

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### Re: "Fix the Equation"

Try here, at Mathopolis: Fix the Equation - Mixed

I got 44 ...

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

## #13 2009-07-08 16:26:47

bobbym

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### Re: "Fix the Equation"

Hi MathsIsFun;

Works great!

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #14 2009-07-08 21:40:07

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### Re: "Fix the Equation"

Yep, works fine for me too.

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

## #15 2009-07-09 07:29:16

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That. Is. Amazing.

(how?)

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

## #16 2009-07-09 07:43:35

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### Re: "Fix the Equation"

127!!!!!  I suggest we bar mathsyperson. Incredible!

Last edited by bobbym (2009-07-09 09:00:26)

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #17 2009-07-09 21:50:37

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### Re: "Fix the Equation"

It might be worth checking whether this is some odd bug.

For me, the timer looks like it's 2 minutes long, so I do a little quicker than 1 answer/second.
Am I getting longer than everyone else?

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

## #18 2009-07-10 10:57:19

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### Re: "Fix the Equation"

Hi MathsIsFun

Because of the lenght of "justlookingforthemoment" my score of 60 is not lining up correctly, it is shifted down 1.

Fun game!!

## #19 2009-07-10 16:28:21

bobbym

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### Re: "Fix the Equation"

Hi MathsisFun;

I have noticed the same failure to align the scores.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #20 2009-07-10 17:13:12

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Thanks guys, will look into it.

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

## #21 2009-07-11 19:11:47

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### Re: "Fix the Equation"

I played the game again and scored a mere 73, but it was alot
of fun, great site, thanks.

## #22 2009-07-11 20:33:34

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Actually, 73 is quite good!

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

## #23 2009-07-14 10:54:06

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### Re: "Fix the Equation"

#### jimmyR wrote:

...Because of the lenght of "justlookingforthemoment" my score of 60 is not lining up correctly, it is shifted down 1....

That is now fixed. You may need to use refresh to see the new version.

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

## #24 2009-07-14 20:49:00

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### Re: "Fix the Equation"

thanks for saying so...then how good is 127