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## #1 2005-12-22 07:34:09

John E. Franklin
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### Secret message

Graph the twelve equations
on top of each other for a message.
1. y= (3/2)x+1;

2. y= (-3/2)(x-2)+1;

3. y= 9(x-3)+4;

4. y= -9(x-5)+4;

5. y= -(x-4)+3;

6. y= (x-4)+3;

7. y= 2;  19/3 < x < 23/3
8. y= 3(x-6)+1;

9. y= -3(x-8)+1;

10. y= (1/2)(x-9)+1;

11. y= (-1/2)(x-10)+5/2;

12. y= (1/2)(x-11)+4;

Last edited by John E. Franklin (2005-12-22 08:01:47)

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## #2 2005-12-23 09:41:45

krassi_holmz
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### Re: Secret message

The first letter is X, I guess.

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## #3 2005-12-23 15:15:51

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### Re: Secret message

Your on the right track!  Nice work krassi_holmz.

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## #4 2005-12-31 20:06:03

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### Re: Secret message

I tried to use the "spoiler" BB Code to hide the answer, but it didn't work.
[font=Courier]Maybe I'll use the hide tag later.[/font]

Last edited by John E. Franklin (2005-12-31 20:09:10)

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## #5 2005-12-31 21:55:57

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### Re: Secret message

Let's leave it for a while ...

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## #6 2006-01-01 00:01:46

mathsyperson
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### Re: Secret message

It didn't work because the BB Code is 'hide' instead of 'spoiler'

{hide=Click!}Yay! You clicked!{/hide} (replace {} with []) gives

(You could also hide text like this. It relies on people using the right skin, though.)

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It wanted to be normal.

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## #7 2006-12-03 15:05:49

John E. Franklin
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### Re: Secret message

Well a year has almost passed since I posted these 12 equations, and no one solved!!
Oh well, maybe it's just too hard.
A trick is the subtraction signs in the equations, they move the lines the opposite direction.
Negative moves right, positive moves left, best I can remember.
Or you could just plug in the end points in the range of x, and get endpoints for y and plot it on graph paper...
Good Luck this year on the secret message...

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## #8 2006-12-03 17:57:05

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## #9 2006-12-04 15:51:48

John E. Franklin
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### Re: Secret message

You got the right answer!!! Nice work Toast!!!!!!

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