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solve thisCan you balance the equation shown on the right, by moving exactly three sticks? SloW AnD SteadY WinS ThE HearT #2 20090808 12:38:33
Re: solve thisThis is a most unusual paragraph. How quickly can you find out what is so unusual about it? It looks so ordinary that you would think that nothing is wrong with it at all, and, in fact, nothing is. But it is unusual. Why? If you study it and think about it, you may find out, but I am not going to assist you in any way. You must do it without any hints or coaching. No doubt, if you work at it for a bit, it will dawn on you. Who knows? Go to work and try your skill. Good luck! SloW AnD SteadY WinS ThE HearT #3 20090808 13:02:43
Re: solve thisHi;
I got it. What a fantastic way to word it. I didn't think you could do without that small guy. I know of a post on this forum that is similar to this, you had to form words using it as much as you could. It was hard work. Last edited by bobbym (20090809 04:13:30) In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #4 20090809 13:54:33
Re: solve thisok you solved it:D SloW AnD SteadY WinS ThE HearT #5 20090809 15:15:39
Re: solve thisExcellent effort there, fellow. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #6 20090809 17:08:53
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From the problem book of sticks. The minus sign is a stick and a plus and equal sign are 2 sticks. So: Last edited by bobbym (20090809 17:09:33) In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #7 20090813 21:09:07
Re: solve thisthanks for solving SloW AnD SteadY WinS ThE HearT #8 20090813 22:18:35
Re: solve thisHi ReSoNaNcE; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. 