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## #1551 2012-10-24 09:13:34

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

New problem!

There is a triangular plot of land with two sides of 150, 250 and a third side of 50 √ 34 feet. How many rectangular blocks of 3 x 1 feet can be put inside the triangle. None of the blocks can be broken. What is the maximum number?

B says) That problem in a slightly different form appeared on another forum. They did not solve it...

A says) I know the forum. I am a moderator there. I was the one who deleted your solution. I sure wish E were a member so I could delete her solutions too.

C says) Good for you A. B is always wrong anyway.

D says) What is a solution?

E says) I hate that place it is full of pompous puppies.

While our panel discusses more important matters, can you answer the question?

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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## #1552 2012-10-24 16:47:14

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

Hi Bobby,

is what I've got so far, but I think there may be room for more.

Am I close?

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## #1553 2012-10-24 16:49:39

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

Hi;

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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## #1554 2012-10-24 16:54:55

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

I see what I did. Miles off!!

Back to the drawing board...

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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## #1555 2012-10-24 16:55:57

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

Hi;

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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## #1556 2012-10-24 17:01:34

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

At least my thought in my first post was correct.

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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## #1557 2012-10-24 17:22:41

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

You know what they say?

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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## #1558 2012-10-24 20:12:47

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

"Thimk"; "First thought, best thought"; "Trust your first instincts"; "Measure twice, cut once".

Last edited by phrontister (2012-10-24 20:13:44)

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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## #1559 2012-10-24 20:15:48

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

The Russians say,"Measure the cloth seven times before cutting it once."

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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## #1560 2012-10-24 20:22:52

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

No, I haven't looked at it since my failure...busy with other less-important stuff atm.

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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## #1561 2012-10-24 20:25:27

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

Okay, post when you have a beautiful solution.

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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## #1562 2012-10-24 20:53:56

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi bobbym

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #1563 2012-10-24 20:55:56

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi anonimnystefy;

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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## #1564 2012-10-24 20:59:24

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #1565 2012-10-24 21:04:02

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi;

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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## #1566 2012-10-24 21:07:19

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi

I think this may be it, but I am not sure.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #1567 2012-10-24 21:10:17

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

Hi anonimnystefy;

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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## #1568 2012-10-24 22:02:15

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi Bobby,

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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## #1569 2012-10-24 22:34:00

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

Hi phrontister;

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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## #1570 2012-10-24 22:56:47

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Grrrr!!

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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## #1571 2012-10-24 23:24:56

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi;

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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## #1572 2012-10-25 00:12:22

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

Don't worry about me...I've got a little bit of stickability.

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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## #1573 2012-10-25 00:18:27

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

Hi phrontister;

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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## #1574 2012-10-25 00:29:43

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

Hi Bobby,

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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## #1575 2012-10-25 00:31:50

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

Maybe thousands is a little optimistic.

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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