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Real life architectual problemThis was a real architectual problem my dad encountered, and it took him forever to solve. Lets see if anyone can get it: Last edited by mikau (20060113 07:24:40) A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #2 20060113 10:14:34
Re: Real life architectual problemNice puzzle ... could be a worksheet "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #3 20060113 11:15:25
Re: Real life architectual problemI don't even remember how to solve it. :P A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #4 20060113 16:18:03
Re: Real life architectual problemStep 1: reduce bounding rectangle by 2 × 2', to become 6' by 12' "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #5 20060113 16:24:59
Re: Real life architectual problemStep 2. Eat a banana, and think what to do in step 3. A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #6 20060113 17:10:04
Re: Real life architectual problemTriangle on the left is triangle A, triangle on the right is triangle B. Angle x is at the top of triangle A and angle y is at the bottom right of triangle A. I have to assume both triangles are similar, so angle x is also at the bottom of triangle B and angle y is at the top left of triangle B. Last edited by Ricky (20060113 17:17:49) "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." #7 20060113 17:44:52
Re: Real life architectual problemForgive me if I'm wrong but I think you messed up. It apppears you scalled the inside triangle to a 12 by 6 triangle. You can't, they are not congruent: A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #8 20060113 17:49:32
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"In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." #9 20060113 17:54:59
Re: Real life architectual problemLol. Theres actually a trick to it. And a hint. A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #10 20060113 18:06:32
Re: Real life architectual problemOk, here's me thinking outside the box. "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." #11 20060113 18:09:28
Re: Real life architectual problemThis is achictecture, you can't measure it untill its either built or drawn, which requires you know the dimensions. (evil laughter) A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #12 20060113 20:04:17
Re: Real life architectual problemI am confused ... are you saying the two triangles are not congruent? "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #13 20060114 02:20:54
Re: Real life architectual problemThe two triangles are congruent to eachother. But they are obviously not congruent to the red triangle I drew. Ricky incorrectly scaled from this triangle. A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #14 20060114 09:00:27
Re: Real life architectual problemOK, how about "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #15 20060114 10:04:45
Re: Real life architectual problem(long low whistle) That is utterly genius! And may be an entirely different way of solving the problem! Last edited by mikau (20060114 10:06:38) A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #16 20060114 16:32:12
Re: Real life architectual problemWell I"ve been thinking about it, but unless I'm mistaken, it appears that only produces another unknown dimension, so that doesn't help. A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #17 20060114 17:06:45
Re: Real life architectual problemHere we are! The solution to this nightmare of a problem is really quite simple, it just requires a little trick. A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #18 20060114 19:43:59
Re: Real life architectual problemYou are right, my new method is not as good as it looks "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #19 20060115 10:10:26
Re: Real life architectual problemThats a good way to do it. :) A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. 