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

Okay, I will look at it some more.

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

It's not at all important as the problem is solved, so if you've got something better to do...

Getting the answer is mainly to satisfy my curiosity and to help me get to know M a bit better. Maybe, too, I've got myself into this hole by basically copying my LB code over to M.

Was there a better way to have solved the puzzle? How did you use M to do it?

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

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

Yes, that works for the triangle orientation with base 250. Still trying to work out exactly what you've done, and how you arrived at those formula figures. I think I'm beginning to understand some of it (I entered it into Excel to help me get some idea). Among other things, I can see that:

I'll have to return to this later...important paperwork to do now, even more important than your puzzle, would you believe!

*Last edited by phrontister (2012-10-29 21:23:36)*

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

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

*Last edited by phrontister (2012-10-30 00:16:31)*

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Hi;

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

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

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

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

*Last edited by phrontister (2012-10-30 09:27:35)*

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

Just letting you know I've changed the drawing and some point letters in my previous post, trying to make my explanation clearer.

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Hi phrontister;

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