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#1 2006-03-17 17:04:00

firestag
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math problem

lets see is you can get this    (im sure you can)

How many times can you subtract 6 from 30?

dunno

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#2 2006-03-17 18:42:29

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Re: math problem

5 times! Thats what I think! big_smile


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#3 2006-03-17 22:16:25

MathsIsFun
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Re: math problem

Or once, because it ceases to be 30? (Trick question!)

Or, as many times as I like: 30-6=24, 30-6=24, 30-6=24, ... ?


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#4 2006-03-18 07:03:30

firestag
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Re: math problem

mathisfun is right its once

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#5 2006-03-18 23:30:04

Zach
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Re: math problem

You lie! I can subtract 6 from 30 more than once!

30-6. 30-6. 30-6. 30-6. 30-6. 30-6. 30-6. 30-6. 30-6. 30-6. 30-6. 30-6. 30-6. 30-6. 30-6.

Etc.


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#6 2006-03-19 11:51:54

justlookingforthemoment
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Re: math problem

Um ... it's already been said.

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#7 2006-03-19 13:55:37

firestag
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Re: math problem

yeah it has

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#8 2006-03-20 02:39:01

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Re: math problem

Someone said that already.


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It wanted to be normal.

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#9 2006-03-20 12:01:31

justlookingforthemoment
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Re: math problem

I said that before.

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