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**Sarah Rebekah 13****Guest**

I Post Sometime on the Help me forum.And noBody post on my Question.

**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Perhaps they don't know the answer!

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**Sarah Rebekah13****Guest**

That Might Be the Case.

**Sarah Rebekah 13****Guest**

Here is the Question $170.09+80.25

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi Sarah Rebekah13;

I Post Sometime on the Help me forum.And noBody post on my Question.

Probably no one saw it. Over here almost everything gets a response from someone. Lots of math brains here.

MathsisFun wrote:

Perhaps they don't know the answer!

I can't speak for everyone but that is usually the case when I don't respond. Or because someone else has already done a better job then I could do.

Let's do your problem.

$1 7 0 . 0 9

+ 8 0 . 2 5

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5 + 9 =14 put down the 4 and carry the 1

1

$1 7 0 . 0 9

+ 8 0 . 2 5

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4

1 + 2 = 3 it is not bigger than 9 so no carry, just write it down.

$1 7 0 . 0 9

+ 8 0 . 2 5

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. 3 4

0 + 0 = 0

$1 7 0 . 0 9

+ 8 0 . 2 5

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0 . 3 4

8 + 7 = 15 put down the 5 carry the 1

1

$1 7 0 . 0 9

+ 8 0 . 2 5

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5 0 . 3 4

1+1 = 2

$1 7 0 . 0 9

+ 8 0 . 2 5

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$ 2 5 0 . 3 4

$ 250.34 is the answer!

**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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**Sarah Rebekah 13****Guest**

Thanks for the Answer.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi Sarah;

Forget the answer, was the method clear to you?

**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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**Sarah Rebekah 13****Guest**

Yes it was Clear