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#1 2013-08-14 06:45:59

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HIYA! My name is

and, well I should probably warn you that I'm extremely crazy.......and weird.......and random........and I love mathematics! I'm also only a teen, making me a strange guy........anyways, when you're dealing with algebraic-type problems, I can easily solve them.......word problems? NO!!!! I hate word problems.....anyways........................

#2 2013-08-14 07:58:38

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Word problems often take the form of algebraic problems. Anyways, glad you finally registered.

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Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them. - Neumann

#3 2013-08-14 08:16:07

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#4 2013-08-14 10:51:33

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well, the main problem I have is converting the word problem into an algebraic problem; when it comes to solving the algebraic problem, its a piece of cake!

#5 2013-08-14 11:04:03

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Hi ∞;

Welcome to the forum.

Word problems are hard for everyone. They demand different skills than algebraic manipulations. They get a little easier with practice.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

#6 2013-08-15 09:55:30

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Hi bobbym; yeah, it seems the more tougher word problems I solve, the better I get

#7 2013-08-15 10:40:42

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Hi;

They come up in here occasionally.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

#8 2013-08-15 11:03:58

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Practice makes you pretty good - though not perfect. Word problems have a general trend/form though.

I have discovered a truly marvellous signature, which this margin is too narrow to contain. -Fermat
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. -Archimedes
Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them. - Neumann

#9 2013-08-19 16:06:33

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Maths problems where the logic of the question is difficult to understand are very confusing. They are more like an English
comprehension problem than a Maths problem. Either it is deliberate in which case it reads like a brain teaser or mensa challenge,
or unintended, in which case the problem needs to be written more clearly perhaps with a word they forgot to mention or something.

Anyway hi everyone. Welcome to the forum

#10 2013-08-19 23:38:07

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hi and welcome to the forum...
it seems you can solve hard problems rather than the easy ones.

Jake is Alice's father, Jake is the ________ of Alice's father?
Why is T called island letter?
think, think, think and don't get up with a solution...

#11 2013-08-20 07:15:59

anonimnystefy
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Hi ∞

Welcome to the forum!

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