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#1 2006-03-18 16:04:00

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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

 

#2 2006-03-18 17:42:29

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5 times! Thats what I think! big_smile


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#3 2006-03-18 21:16:25

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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, ... ?


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#4 2006-03-19 06:03:30

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mathisfun is right its once

 

#5 2006-03-19 22:30:04

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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.


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#6 2006-03-20 10:51:54

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Um ... it's already been said.

 

#7 2006-03-20 12:55:37

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yeah it has

 

#8 2006-03-21 01:39:01

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Someone said that already.


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#9 2006-03-21 11:01:31

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I said that before.

 

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