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**bhavik.shah****Member**- Registered: 2010-08-05
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now lets see what you have brains or not

5+3+2=151012

9+2+4=183662

8+6+3=482466

5+4+5=202504

then

7+2+5=?????

it's a challenge... prove it.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi bhavik.shah;

Welcome to the forum!

**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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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Hi!! Welcome!! I think bobby got it right.

**igloo** **myrtilles** **fourmis**

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

Maybe he did, but shouldn't we ask that big know it all what exactly his thought processes were. Looks like luck to me!

**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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**bhavik.shah****Member**- Registered: 2010-08-05
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the answer is absolute correct.....

congo man

u such a briliant guy......

the other way to get last two digit number is:

multiply 1st and 2nd=A

multiply 2nd and 3rd=B

and then A+B=CD

and the ans=DC

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi bhavik.shah;

Your second method is algebraically the same as my method:

For 3 values a,b,c: Mine is on the left and yours is on the right.

(a + c)b = ab + cb

**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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**bhavik.shah****Member**- Registered: 2010-08-05
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yes perfect catch

u r such a briliant guy.. bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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u r such a briliant guy.. bobbym

It is hard to argue with that unless you are not me.

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

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