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**firestag****Member**- Registered: 2006-01-10
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lets see is you can get this (im sure you can)

How many times can you subtract 6 from 30?

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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5 times! Thats what I think!

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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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, ... ?

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**firestag****Member**- Registered: 2006-01-10
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mathisfun is right its once

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**Zach****Member**- Registered: 2005-03-23
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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.

Boy let me tell you what:

I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.

And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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Um ... it's already been said.

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**firestag****Member**- Registered: 2006-01-10
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yeah it has

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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Someone said that already.

Why did the vector cross the road?

It wanted to be normal.

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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I said that before.

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