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## #1 2014-06-07 08:17:23

she taco
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So the object of the game is to add 28 to the last person who added 28. it sounds confusing i know. Heres an example:

i say 28.
The first person to comment adds 28 so they would say 56.
now the next person adds 28 to 56 and so on.

i start!

28!

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## #2 2014-06-07 08:23:54

ShivamS
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### Re: FUN add 28 game!

Why does it sound confusing? It is not hard to understand.

The next number is 304888344611713860501504000028.

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## #3 2014-06-07 08:42:14

bobbym
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### Re: FUN add 28 game!

That is very clever.

304888344611713860501504000056

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #4 2014-06-07 09:21:54

ShivamS
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### Re: FUN add 28 game!

304888344611713860501504000084

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## #5 2014-06-07 10:17:08

ShivamS
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### Re: FUN add 28 game!

To be honest, we have too many "forum games."

MIF seriously needs to consider not counting posts in "Members Only."

Last edited by ShivamS (2014-06-07 10:17:15)

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## #6 2014-06-07 12:40:12

mathaholic
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### Re: FUN add 28 game!

3.04888344612e+27

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## #7 2014-06-07 12:47:35

ShivamS
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### Re: FUN add 28 game!

Hi mathaholic. I think you mean 304888344611713860501504000112 (or 3.04888344611713860501504000112 × 10^29).

Last edited by ShivamS (2014-06-07 12:48:00)

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## #8 2014-06-07 14:16:46

phrontister
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### Re: FUN add 28 game!

3.0488834461171386050150400014e+29

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## #9 2014-06-07 20:21:32

bobbym
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Posts: 104,747

### Re: FUN add 28 game!

304888344611713860501504000224

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #10 2014-06-07 21:11:25

mathaholic
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### Re: FUN add 28 game!

3.04888345e+29

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## #11 2014-06-07 21:17:16

bobbym
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### Re: FUN add 28 game!

304888344611713860501504000280

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #12 2014-07-10 01:29:39

burgess
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### Re: FUN add 28 game!

she taco wrote:

So the object of the game is to add 28 to the last person who added 28. it sounds confusing i know. Heres an example:

i say 28.
The first person to comment adds 28 so they would say 56.
now the next person adds 28 to 56 and so on.

i start!

28!

Now the answer should be 56,I dont know why all numbers after this question are biggeeeeeeer?

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## #13 2014-07-10 01:31:42

bobbym
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### Re: FUN add 28 game!

Because of a typo in the OP's post.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #14 2014-07-10 01:33:44

Maburo
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### Re: FUN add 28 game!

Why should the answer be 56? The point was to add 28, not subtract 304888344611713860501503999944.

"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas."
-Albert Einstein

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## #15 2014-07-10 01:40:52

bobbym
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Posts: 104,747

### Re: FUN add 28 game!

ShivamS took advantage of a oddity in the way the OP phrased the problem.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #16 2014-07-10 01:49:36

Maburo
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### Re: FUN add 28 game!

Did the OP not intend to start at 28!?

"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas."
-Albert Einstein

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## #17 2014-07-10 01:50:55

ShivamS
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### Re: FUN add 28 game!

I think she wanted to start at 28, but she wrote 28! instead of 28.

Last edited by ShivamS (2014-07-10 01:51:44)

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## #18 2014-07-10 06:25:56

anonimnystefy
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### Re: FUN add 28 game!

It is not a typo. It is a misunderstanding of meaning of the intended meaning of the exclamation mark.

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2014-07-10 06:26:21)

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #19 2014-07-10 07:48:37

bobbym
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### Re: FUN add 28 game!

It is actually none of those things.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #20 2014-07-10 08:28:57

anonimnystefy
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### Re: FUN add 28 game!

It is.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #21 2014-07-10 08:42:10

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 104,747

### Re: FUN add 28 game!

It is what?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #22 2014-07-10 08:47:05

anonimnystefy
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### Re: FUN add 28 game!

What I said in post #18 is true.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #23 2014-07-10 08:51:18

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 104,747

### Re: FUN add 28 game!

It was just someone being clever.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #24 2014-07-10 09:00:14

anonimnystefy
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### Re: FUN add 28 game!

I know. I didn't say that the misunderstanding was accidental.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #25 2014-07-10 09:12:25

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 104,747

### Re: FUN add 28 game!

So what are we talking about?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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