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## #1626 2012-10-31 01:12:28

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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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## #1627 2012-10-31 01:22:22

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi,

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"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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## #1628 2012-10-31 01:42:39

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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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## #1629 2012-10-31 01:50:31

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi,

"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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## #1630 2012-10-31 01:55:44

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi phrontiser;

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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## #1631 2012-10-31 02:00:27

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Ok...good luck with that, Bobby. Bed beckons for me, so see you later.

"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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## #1632 2012-10-31 02:01:07

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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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## #1633 2012-10-31 10:17:15

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi Bobby,

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"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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## #1634 2012-10-31 11:37:02

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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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## #1635 2012-11-01 01:35:08

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi Bobby,

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"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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## #1636 2012-11-01 01:52:53

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi;

Yes, it must some bit of roundoff error in calculation. I do not see any reason for it to be different based on reversing the triangle.

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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## #1637 2012-11-01 02:11:55

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Row 1: Sqrt[175²+250²]-0.7-1/0.7 = 303.035318964, which is very close to 303. Maybe so close that Geogebra's rounding tipped the result to just under 303.

And could your program be contributing in some way too?

"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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## #1638 2012-11-01 06:51:34

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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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## #1639 2012-11-15 02:34:31

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

New problem:

A cow is tied to one corner ( vertex ) of a 20 m square barn. The cow has a 50 m length of chain to keep it from escaping while it is grazing. How big is the cow's grazing area?

A says) Obviously a circle with a 50 m radius.

B says) Not quite, the barn interferes with that. It is closer to...

C says) I can not compute it even with a supercomputer.

D says) What is grazing?

E says) It is quite easy.

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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## #1640 2012-11-15 03:09:50

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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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## #1641 2012-11-15 03:40:20

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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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## #1642 2012-11-15 04:00:30

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

I'm not sure... The area of the overlapping chunk seems hard to get...

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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## #1643 2012-11-15 09:10:51

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi;

That area can be tough and will take some work.

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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## #1644 2012-12-06 22:01:34

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

New Problem:

ITCWY #200

a,b,c,d are positive and rational. The two chords are perpendicular. Neither chord is a radii. See the drawing below.

Can you find a general expression for the lengths of a,b,c,d? Or any expression showing what values would work?

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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## #1645 2012-12-06 22:12:08

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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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## #1646 2012-12-06 22:41:12

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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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## #1647 2012-12-06 22:44:44

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

So far?

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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## #1648 2012-12-06 22:48:32

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

That is all I have since I am playing with a geogebra program. I do not have time to work on an analytical solution today.

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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## #1649 2012-12-06 22:50:49

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

It's not a long solution though...

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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## #1650 2012-12-06 23:00:10

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Not yet it isn't.

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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