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

Evaluate and show your methods:

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*Last edited by bobbym (2009-09-10 16:56:09)*

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**Fruityloop****Member**- Registered: 2009-05-18
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*Last edited by Fruityloop (2009-09-10 18:03:42)*

The eclipses from Algol (an eclipsing binary star) come further apart in time when the Earth is moving away from Algol and closer together in time when the Earth is moving towards Algol, thereby proving that the speed of light is variable and that Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity is wrong.

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

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*Last edited by Fruityloop (2009-09-11 06:09:42)*

The eclipses from Algol (an eclipsing binary star) come further apart in time when the Earth is moving away from Algol and closer together in time when the Earth is moving towards Algol, thereby proving that the speed of light is variable and that Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity is wrong.

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

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

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**Fruityloop****Member**- Registered: 2009-05-18
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Math can be so frustrating!

*Last edited by Fruityloop (2009-09-11 07:08:27)*

The eclipses from Algol (an eclipsing binary star) come further apart in time when the Earth is moving away from Algol and closer together in time when the Earth is moving towards Algol, thereby proving that the speed of light is variable and that Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity is wrong.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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HI Fruityloop;

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**Fruityloop****Member**- Registered: 2009-05-18
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This one took awhile to solve.

*Last edited by Fruityloop (2009-09-14 08:59:24)*

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

Yep! and novel too.

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**Fruityloop****Member**- Registered: 2009-05-18
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This was the most difficult of the three.

It is interesting that a complicated expression can be summed so simply.

*Last edited by Fruityloop (2009-09-15 14:18:20)*

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

That is correct!

You did really well. Got all three!

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**Denominator****Member**- Registered: 2009-11-23
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How do we hide?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi Denominator:

[hide] put your stuff in here [\hide]

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Hi Denominator,

bobbym wrote:

[hide] put your stuff in here [\hide]

Actually the backslash (\) should be a forward slash (/)

The 'hide' feature, and some others, are covered here.

You can also find out how someone did something or other just by clicking the "Quote" tab in the bottom right-hand corner of their post...but you must be logged in to see that tab.

*Last edited by phrontister (2009-11-25 03:59:34)*

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

I have been backslashed again. Phrontister is right.

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**Denominator****Member**- Registered: 2009-11-23
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Okay thanks!

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Evaluate and show your methods:

When you get them, please use the hide button.

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

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi bobbym,

Trying!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I think you are going to pull a math muscle. That can be painful. Do not forget to stretch before you do any more of them. Drink plenty of liquids too.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi bobbym,

Thanks for the advice.

For me, math is relaxing. I drink plenty of water, weather is very hot here!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I was just kidding. I have never heard of math muscle pull.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Oh, is it, ok. I too haven't heard about it.

I thought of something like neurons misfiring!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The nearest thing was a report from the old Soviet Union. They used to believe in "overexertion of brain cells."

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Interesting, until it happens to us!

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