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**soroban****Member**- Registered: 2007-03-09
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**JaneFairfax****Member**- Registered: 2007-02-23
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In other words, A takes 12 hours to paint the house, B takes 6 hours to paint the house, and C takes 24 hours to remove all the paint from the house.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi soroban;

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**soroban****Member**- Registered: 2007-03-09
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**S.G. Shredmaster****Member**- Registered: 2010-03-19
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"Shoot C", indeed!

When you're old and your eyes are dim, There ain't no old shep gonna happen again

We'll still go walking down country lanes, I'll sing the same old song

Hear me call your name

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