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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/airforce/engineering/

Apparently, if you can solve the equation in the link above you have a chance at being an engineer in the Australian Government's Air-Force.

So, can you?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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So, can you?

Where is it?

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Is this a joke?

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**phanthanhtom****Member**- Registered: 2012-06-22
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What the hell is that?

And there are 3 problems:

- I don't have an Australian residence/citizenship

- I am too read-a-holic and I hates going out of a building or house

- I have respiratory problems most of the time

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phanthanhtom wrote:

What the hell is that?

And there are 3 problems:

- I don't have an Australian residence/citizenship

- I am too read-a-holic and I hates going out of a building or house

- I have respiratory problems most of the time

That cannot stop you from solving the puzzle

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi

I'm assuming that the calculation leads to a many digit phone number. OK, that's one, novel way of weeding out unsuitable candidates. Hope they got it right themselves or some poor soul is going to get a lot of unwanted wrong numbers.

bobbym wrote:

Where is it?

Wiki answers wrote:

Australia is located in the southern hemisphere: that is why it is sometimes called "Down Under". The Australian continent is positioned between the Pacific and the Indian Oceans, south of Asia.

Hope that helps.

Bob

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I have the solution, but I do not know if that is really their number.

Oh, and, it has 6 digits.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is very good. I can not even find the problem.

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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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What happens when you click the link in post #1?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I get an Air Force page.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Yes. And right near the beginning there should be a huge math expression.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Where is it? What is it near?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Here's a screenshot:

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

Okay, I have the answer, thanks. I have called up and attempted to join. I told them their problem amounted to little more than kaboobly doo and that I can solve (kaboobly doo)^2 type problems effortlessly. They seemed impressed until I told them my age. I heard a lot of inaudible conversation on the other side. Finally, they said no. Oh well, I can try again next year.

Hi Bob;

Of course I know where Australia is, I have a rich cousin there. Yes you guessed it, phrontisterm.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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That is correct!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Of course. When I dialed it I got Brigadier Major General Scott Mackenzie.

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bobbym wrote:

Of course. When I dialed it I got Brigadier Major General Scott Mackenzie.

Really?

I do not know how to dial six digit numbers

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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There is a two digit prefix for dialing him out of the country. Did you read post #14?

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Yes, and I clicked the answer which I shouldn't have

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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What did you think of the story?

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I think you can try again next year

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmm, I was attempting to be funny with that comment. If I am too old this year...

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Since you are that intelligent, you might start building your own militia

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Intelligent? Probably not. I am considered to be the idiot of my family. I do not like uniforms.

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**New Idea:** You will spray all your soldiers with a type of smell to identify that they are yours. That way you won't need visual uniforms

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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