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## #401 2011-03-26 17:41:06

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi gAr;

Yes, it is my fault. Your equation and mine are the same. Mine is n = 27 for instance and yours is for 3 (9). That is what threw me. Very good solution! Wunderbar!

Thanks for looking at the problem.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #402 2011-03-26 17:47:53

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi bobbym,

Oh, ok. You mentioned the length to be 3n in the problem.
Thank you, nice problem!

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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## #403 2011-03-26 17:56:03

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi;

I made the same mistake earlier today where the problem was given as 2n instead of 3n. I solved in terms of n and he solved in terms of 2n. I thought he had the wrong answer. I plugged in 12 and 12 for his instead of 12 and 6, so naturally they were different. Now 4 hours later I forgot and did it again.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #404 2011-03-26 18:00:57

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

I see.
The simplest mistakes are the most difficult to debug!

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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## #405 2011-03-26 18:02:51

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Sure are! They are the ones that you can keep looking at and not see them.

I have to do a couple of chores so I will see you later.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #406 2011-03-26 18:05:46

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Ok, see you later.

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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## #407 2011-03-27 03:21:38

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

New problem!

So tough it is optional.

Unscramble the letters to make a valid equation.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #408 2011-03-27 16:34:35

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi bobbym,

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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## #409 2011-03-27 19:26:21

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi gAr;

That is correct! Well done!

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #410 2011-03-27 19:37:45

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi bobbym,

I cheated for the first word of the equation by using an anagram generator: http://wordsmith.org/anagram/
I was thinking only about integers until then.

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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## #411 2011-03-27 20:21:51

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi gAr;

What do you think I do when I have to do these? The exact same thing! The net is there to be used!

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #412 2011-03-27 20:53:04

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi bobbym,

Ok.
Internet has made life easy and interesting!

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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## #413 2011-03-27 21:09:53

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi;

It sure has, we would not be talking without it.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #414 2011-03-27 21:42:27

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Yes!

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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## #415 2011-03-28 20:52:48

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

New problem!

A and B go golfing. There life time scores are like this:

The numbers represent how many times each has had that score, for instance B has shot an 85, 250 times in his life.

A believes B is a better golfer than he is so he demands a three stroke edge. In other words he wants 3 strokes deducted from his score. B agrees immediately. If least scores win what percentage of the time does B win and what percentage of the time do they draw?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #416 2011-03-28 21:15:46

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi bobbym,

I calculated the weighted average, A's average is less than B's.
So if lower score wins, doesn't that mean A is the better player? So A might be the winner always!

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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## #417 2011-03-28 21:51:06

bobbym
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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi gAr;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #418 2011-03-29 00:32:25

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi bobbym,

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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## #419 2011-03-29 00:52:19

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi gAr;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #420 2011-03-29 01:04:31

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi bobbym,

Good to know that!
Ok, I'm trying.

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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## #421 2011-03-29 01:10:23

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi gAr;

There is an easy idea for this type of problem if you get stuck.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #422 2011-03-29 01:12:18

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi bobbym,

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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## #423 2011-03-29 01:25:55

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi gAr;

That is correct very good!

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #424 2011-03-29 01:27:20

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Thank you.
And what's the easy idea?

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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## #425 2011-03-29 01:44:23

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi gAr;

You may have done this too.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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