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## #1 2013-08-13 08:45:59

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### ∞

HIYA! My name is

and, well I should probably warn you that I'm extremely crazy.......and weird.......and random........and I love mathematics! I'm also only a teen, making me a strange guy........anyways, when you're dealing with algebraic-type problems, I can easily solve them.......word problems? NO!!!! I hate word problems.....anyways........................

∞ exists as the limit of x/0, where x can be any value that exists. Unfortunately, x/0 doesn't exist in nature, so ∞ doesn't either. That's why its always so elusive and mystifying. Personally? I believe it was 0's brother that never was born into the universe of commonly used math.

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## #2 2013-08-13 09:58:38

ShivamS
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### Re: ∞

Word problems often take the form of algebraic problems. Anyways, glad you finally registered.

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## #3 2013-08-13 10:16:07

bob bundy
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### Re: ∞

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz
You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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## #4 2013-08-13 12:51:33

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### Re: ∞

well, the main problem I have is converting the word problem into an algebraic problem; when it comes to solving the algebraic problem, its a piece of cake!

∞ exists as the limit of x/0, where x can be any value that exists. Unfortunately, x/0 doesn't exist in nature, so ∞ doesn't either. That's why its always so elusive and mystifying. Personally? I believe it was 0's brother that never was born into the universe of commonly used math.

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## #5 2013-08-13 13:04:03

bobbym
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### Re: ∞

Hi ∞;

Welcome to the forum.

Word problems are hard for everyone. They demand different skills than algebraic manipulations. They get a little easier with practice.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #6 2013-08-14 11:55:30

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### Re: ∞

Hi bobbym; yeah, it seems the more tougher word problems I solve, the better I get

∞ exists as the limit of x/0, where x can be any value that exists. Unfortunately, x/0 doesn't exist in nature, so ∞ doesn't either. That's why its always so elusive and mystifying. Personally? I believe it was 0's brother that never was born into the universe of commonly used math.

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## #7 2013-08-14 12:40:42

bobbym
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### Re: ∞

Hi;

They come up in here occasionally.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #8 2013-08-14 13:03:58

ShivamS
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### Re: ∞

Practice makes you pretty good - though not perfect. Word problems have a general trend/form though.

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## #9 2013-08-18 18:06:33

SteveB
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### Re: ∞

Maths problems where the logic of the question is difficult to understand are very confusing. They are more like an English
comprehension problem than a Maths problem. Either it is deliberate in which case it reads like a brain teaser or mensa challenge,
or unintended, in which case the problem needs to be written more clearly perhaps with a word they forgot to mention or something.

Anyway hi everyone. Welcome to the forum

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## #10 2013-08-19 01:38:07

barbie19022002
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### Re: ∞

hi and welcome to the forum...
it seems you can solve hard problems rather than the easy ones.

Jake is Alice's father, Jake is the ________ of Alice's father?
Why is T called island letter?
think, think, think and don't get up with a solution...

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## #11 2013-08-19 09:15:59

anonimnystefy
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### Re: ∞

Hi ∞

Welcome to the forum!

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2013-08-19 09:16:36)

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