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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Good! This problem was interesting, but it didn't feel like when I solve one of your probability questions.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Probability questions are much harder. Just imagine all those schleps over at the [deleted by admin] stumbling over problems everyday. Having no way to check their answers.

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**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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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Argggh. Didn't look at the post early enough.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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No why they have no way to check their work?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Who?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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All those schleps over at the [deleted by admin] stumbling over problems everyday.

**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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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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You should really tell me what the [deleted by admin] is replacing. Email?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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A phoney forum.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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A[deleted]S?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Now why the heck would the admin delete it if he wanted everyone to see it?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Delete what?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Well, I really don't know. Maybe the admin can explain.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I think he meant some other forum. But that was not the point of the question.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Well, by what you told me earlier, they don't like using CASs there.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is one problem. They are unable to check their results because they are unable to program.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Intersting people. Interesting people, indeed.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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**New problem:**

**An ion cannon can shatter meteors that weigh 2000 kg or more into 4 pieces each of equal weight. It can shatter meteors that are smaller than 2000 kg into 5 pieces of equal weight. Meteors that are equal to or smaller than 10 kg are vaporized. How many shots are required to vaporize a 20000 kg meteor?**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi bobbym

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

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Are you sure?

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

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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**New Problem:**

**C has this problem, he has the curve x^2-x+1 and a point A on it . He also has two other points on C at (0,0) and B at (0,6). He would like to maximize the ratio of the distance of AC and AB. In other words he is trying to maximize b/a , see the diagram. Where should A and what is the maximum? Of course A must remain on the curve and be in the first quadrant.**

**A says) 2B says) How did you get that? I got something entirely different.C says) Thanks A.D says) What does it take to do this problem.E says) I got it.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi bobbym

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

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