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**∞****Member**- Registered: 2013-08-13
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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........................∞ exists as the limit of x/0, where x can be any value that exists. Unfortunately, x/0 doesn't exist in nature, so ∞ doesn't either. That's why its always so elusive and mystifying. Personally? I believe it was 0's brother that never was born into the universe of commonly used math.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Word problems often take the form of algebraic problems. Anyways, glad you finally registered.

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**∞****Member**- Registered: 2013-08-13
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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!

∞ exists as the limit of x/0, where x can be any value that exists. Unfortunately, x/0 doesn't exist in nature, so ∞ doesn't either. That's why its always so elusive and mystifying. Personally? I believe it was 0's brother that never was born into the universe of commonly used math.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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 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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**∞****Member**- Registered: 2013-08-13
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Hi bobbym; yeah, it seems the more tougher word problems I solve, the better I get

∞ exists as the limit of x/0, where x can be any value that exists. Unfortunately, x/0 doesn't exist in nature, so ∞ doesn't either. That's why its always so elusive and mystifying. Personally? I believe it was 0's brother that never was born into the universe of commonly used math.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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 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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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Practice makes you pretty good - though not perfect. Word problems have a general trend/form though.

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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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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

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**barbie19022002****Member**- Registered: 2013-05-24
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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...

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
- Registered: 2011-05-23
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Hi ∞

Welcome to the forum!

*Last edited by anonimnystefy (2013-08-19 09:16:36)*

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