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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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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

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Thanks

Now ... tell us your scores!

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

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi MathsisFun;

I got 50.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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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.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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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

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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 (2009-07-07 09:29:18)*

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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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!

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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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.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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 (2009-07-07 11:16:47)*

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Mathsy: Yay! And thanks.

Bobby: A bit of fairness code like this?

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

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Try here, at Mathopolis: Fix the Equation - Mixed

I got 44 ...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi MathsIsFun;

Works great!

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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Yep, works fine for me too.

Why did the vector cross the road?

It wanted to be normal.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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That. Is. Amazing.

(how?)

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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127!!!!! I suggest we bar mathsyperson. Incredible!

*Last edited by bobbym (2009-07-08 11:00:26)*

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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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.

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**jimmyR****Member**- Registered: 2009-05-29
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Hi MathsIsFun

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

Fun game!!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Thanks guys, will look into it.

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**jimmyR****Member**- Registered: 2009-05-29
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I played the game again and scored a mere 73, but it was alot

of fun, great site, thanks.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Actually, 73 is quite good!

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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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.

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**jimmyR****Member**- Registered: 2009-05-29
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thanks for saying so...then how good is 127

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