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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Those are axes, they are measurements of the football's cross section.

and volume

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**rogerwaters****Member**- Registered: 2013-11-02
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I'm very confused and I'm not sure what to do. Could you write the answer out for me, with showing your work?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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the length, tip to tip, of MY Wilson NFL "Official Size and Weight" ball appears to be approximately 10.75 inches.

So what is b?

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**rogerwaters****Member**- Registered: 2013-11-02
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b is (1/2) of 10.75 = 5.375 inches

May I ask how you got 10.75 inches?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is a quote. I looked it up on the internet.

The football is 5.375 inches in width so what is a?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**rogerwaters****Member**- Registered: 2013-11-02
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I have no idea. Math is my weakest subject and I'm really confused

I have no idea what's going on.

I think there are things in my story that have helped my creativity. Your father being killed, for instance, is one of the best things that could happen to a kid if he's going to write poetry or songs.

-Roger Waters

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Okay, the first formula is the surface area, when I plug in I get,

155.13135516116026 inches^2

The next formula is the volume I get,

162.6162806698982 inches^3

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**rogerwaters****Member**- Registered: 2013-11-02
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Okay but I need the steps because I can't just show the teacher that.

Can you write formula and solve it in step WRITTEN DOWN

So I could copy it.

-Roger Waters

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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For the surface area,

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**rogerwaters****Member**- Registered: 2013-11-02
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Okay that's the area. What about the volume.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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For the volume,

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**rogerwaters****Member**- Registered: 2013-11-02
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Alright I'll try those. Are you sure they are correct?

-Roger Waters

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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(You don't need to find actual numbers, just outline the method in step by step detail--think of all the measurements you'll need to acquire and how you'll get them.)

The problem asks for a general procedure not an analytical answer. I have provided both by coming up with the analytical answer.

I am going offline now to sleep.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**rogerwaters****Member**- Registered: 2013-11-02
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Alright, I'll do that. Thanks! I'm gonna send some questions I need help with later in the next lesson. Thanks for the help!

-Roger Waters

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**rogerwaters****Member**- Registered: 2013-11-02
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Okay I sent in the previous lesson and I'm awaiting for the teacher's response.

Meanwhile I figured out the first 10 from the next lesson but need help with the second 10. The lesson is "The Cartesian Coordinate System and the Distance Formula" I'll wait for you to wake up and reply. Thanks again for the previous lesson!

Find the distance between the two points:

11. (-20, -4) and (-7, -6)

A 4

B SQRT(61)

C SQRT(290)

D 5

E SQRT(173)

F SQRT(180)

12. (1, 1) and (-4, 1)

A 4

B SQRT(61)

C SQRT(290)

D 5

E SQRT(173)

F SQRT(180)

13. (-3, 22) and (-14, 35)

A 4

B SQRT(61)

C SQRT(290)

D 5

E SQRT(173)

F SQRT(180)

14. (9, -0) and (-3, -8)

A 4

B SQRT(61)

C SQRT(290)

D 4[SQRT(13)]

E 5[SQRT(17)]

F 3[SQRT(180)]

15. (1, 2) and (5, 2)

A 4[SQRT(13)]

B SQRT(61)

C SQRT(29)

D SQRT(202)

E 4

F SQRT(60)

What is the radius of a circle with the given center C that passes through the given point Z?

16. C (0, 0); Z (-8, 0)

A 4

B SQRT(61)

C 8

D 5

E SQRT(173)

F SQRT(180)

17. C (-4, -5); Z (-10, -5)

A 4

B SQRT(202)

C SQRT(290)

D SQRT(61)

E SQRT(173)

F 6

18. C (-5, 8); Z (-5, 4)

A 4

B SQRT(61)

C SQRT(290)

D SQRT(202)

E SQRT(173)

F 6

19. C (-5, 9); Z (6, 0)

A 4

B SQRT(61)

C SQRT(290)

D SQRT(202)

E SQRT(173)

F SQRT(180)

20. C (-7, 6); Z (-13, -6)

A 4

B SQRT(202)

C SQRT(290)

D SQRT(61)

E SQRT(173)

F SQRT(180)

Never mind! I got them all and sent them in and got 20/20!

-Roger Waters

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

That is very good. I thought you said math was you best subject?

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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