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i need help with this math problem3 eyed martians met with earthlings (each with 2 eyes) in the first ever intergalactic. observers noticed that there were only 14 people, yet there were 34 eyes. how many of the people are earthlings? #2 20060309 14:20:28
Re: i need help with this math problemHere's the way I did it, a very nonmatimatical way. "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." #3 20060309 16:09:31
Re: i need help with this math problemOr you could do it the mathmatical way: Last edited by Dionysus (20060309 16:10:25) #4 20060309 16:58:26
Re: i need help with this math problemMy way took about 5 seconds "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." #5 20060309 17:48:38
Re: i need help with this math problem3m+2e=34 Character is who you are when no one is looking. #6 20060312 22:55:16
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That's not very nonmathematical. It's logical at least, and logic fits in very micely with maths. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #7 20060313 01:02:10
Re: i need help with this math problemI got 6 martians and 8 earthlings. Last edited by damathgirl (20060313 04:50:41) #8 20060313 07:22:45
Re: i need help with this math problemThat works! "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman 