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#1 2010-03-25 06:03:41

soroban
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"Work" problem

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#2 2010-03-25 07:30:35

JaneFairfax
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Re: "Work" problem

In other words, A takes 12 hours to paint the house, B takes 6 hours to paint the house, and C takes 24 hours to remove all the paint from the house. faint


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#3 2010-03-25 14:47:23

bobbym
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Re: "Work" problem

Hi soroban;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4 2010-03-26 13:03:31

soroban
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Re: "Work" problem


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#5 2010-03-31 06:14:58

S.G. Shredmaster
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Re: "Work" problem

"Shoot C", indeed!


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