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#1 2013-08-13 08:45:59

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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........................


∞ 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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#2 2013-08-13 09:58:38

ShivamS
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Re: ∞

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

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#3 2013-08-13 10:16:07

bob bundy
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Re: ∞

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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#4 2013-08-13 12:51:33

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Re: ∞

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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#5 2013-08-13 13:04:03

bobbym
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Re: ∞

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.

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#6 2013-08-14 11:55:30

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Re: ∞

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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#7 2013-08-14 12:40:42

bobbym
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Re: ∞

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.

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#8 2013-08-14 13:03:58

ShivamS
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Re: ∞

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

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#9 2013-08-18 18:06:33

SteveB
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Re: ∞

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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#10 2013-08-19 01:38:07

barbie19022002
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Re: ∞

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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#11 2013-08-19 09:15:59

anonimnystefy
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Re: ∞

Hi ∞

Welcome to the forum! smile

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


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