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## #201 2007-11-28 02:59:04

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If you have two numbers, A and B, then the percentage of B that is represented by A is: (A/B)*100

If the price of 12 pencils is x, and 1x is the profit he makes from 8x, then the percentage percentage profit is:
(1x/8x)*100

By rules of multiplication, 1x/8x = (1/8)*(x/x) = (1/8)*(1) = 1/8

So, his percentage profit is: (1/8)*100 = (0.125)*100 = 12.5%

Trillian: Five to one against and falling. Four to one against and falling… Three to one, two, one. Probability factor of one to one. We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can’t cope with is therefore your own problem.

## #202 2007-12-07 01:27:15

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### Re: Oral puzzles

#426.The factorial  of  a  number  is always  less  than

. True or false?

#427. If the sum of internal angles of a polygon is 720° , what is the name of the polygon?

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## #203 2007-12-07 22:28:08

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"There is not a difference between an in-law and an outlaw, except maybe that an outlaw is wanted"

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## #204 2007-12-08 01:24:34

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### Re: Oral puzzles

Correct, JohnnyReinB,
Well done!

#428. If x+y=7 and xy=12, what is the value of x² +y² ?

#429. If x^(1/3)+y^(1/3)+z^(1/3)=0, then x+y+z=3xyz, True or False?

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## #205 2007-12-08 13:54:38

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Have we Plutoins no hope?

Last edited by JohnnyReinB (2007-12-08 14:03:31)

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## #206 2007-12-08 16:09:35

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Quote from JohnnyReinB: "What happens if you raise a number to a fraction?"

x ^ (1/2) is the square root of X
x ^ (1/3) is the cube root of X
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## #207 2007-12-10 17:27:54

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#430. What is the side total of a magic square containing numbers from 1 to 49?

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Wrap it in bacon

## #209 2007-12-11 16:09:37

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Well done, TheDude,

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## #210 2007-12-13 19:11:09

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#431. If x=y=2z and xyz=256 then what is the value of x?

#432. Pipe A can fill in 20 minutes and Pipe B in 30 mins and Pipe C can empty the same in 40 mins.If all of them work together, find the time taken to fill the tank.

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## #211 2007-12-21 21:25:52

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"There is not a difference between an in-law and an outlaw, except maybe that an outlaw is wanted"

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## #212 2007-12-22 16:45:44

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Excellent, JohnnyReinB!!! All correct!!!

#433. Solve for x.

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## #213 2007-12-23 03:54:44

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Trillian: Five to one against and falling. Four to one against and falling… Three to one, two, one. Probability factor of one to one. We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can’t cope with is therefore your own problem.

## #214 2007-12-23 16:11:02

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Solution to #433.
Well done, NullRoot! You are correct!!!
#434. What is (a-x)(b-x)(c-x).......(z-x)?

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## #215 2007-12-24 16:46:27

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#435. Solve

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## #216 2007-12-25 20:02:04

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what do you mean by solving it?

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## #217 2007-12-25 20:14:34

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### Re: Oral puzzles

Solve for x, that is get x in terms of a and b.

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## #218 2007-12-25 20:17:11

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ok.

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## #219 2007-12-25 20:23:32

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No, you are not correct!

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## #221 2007-12-27 23:59:32

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Excellent, TheDude!!!
Keep it up!!!

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## #222 2008-01-24 01:11:32

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436. If the operation,^ is defined by the equation x ^ y = 2x + y, what is the value of a in
2 ^ a = a ^ 3?

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## #223 2008-01-25 00:43:58

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437. A right circular cylinder and a sphere have the same volume and same radius. What is the ratio of their curved surfaces?

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## #224 2008-01-25 01:06:00

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438. What is the value of

?
(a) log 5
(b) -log 2
(c) 2 log 3
(d) 2 log 2

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## #225 2008-01-25 01:31:59

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Trillian: Five to one against and falling. Four to one against and falling… Three to one, two, one. Probability factor of one to one. We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can’t cope with is therefore your own problem.