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## #1 2014-10-26 23:49:46

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We want to calculate the value of x if x were this continued fraction:

On our way, we will see how quadratic equations are involved.

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## #2 2014-10-27 00:16:22

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Responding To Thread As Being Told.

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## #3 2014-10-27 00:17:59

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What is amazing is that the whole fraction in the large box and the part inside the smaller box is just the exact same since both constitute the same iterations infinite times.

Do you agree?

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## #4 2014-10-27 00:18:56

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I don't understand.

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## #5 2014-10-27 00:19:46

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Do you think that the whole continued fraction and the part inside the smaller box is just the same?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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## #6 2014-10-27 00:20:04

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Yes

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## #7 2014-10-27 00:26:15

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Great!

On the basis of that, we can write it as this:

Can we?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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## #8 2014-10-27 00:26:35

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Yes

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## #9 2014-10-27 00:27:27

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Do you know how to solve this?

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## #10 2014-10-27 00:33:44

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x^2 = 1 + x

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## #11 2014-10-27 00:38:56

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Great!

Use the quadratic formula from there onwards

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## #12 2014-10-27 00:39:23

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For?

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## #13 2014-10-27 00:44:46

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Do we know what the quadratic formula is?

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## #14 2014-10-27 01:15:54

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Explain

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## #15 2014-10-27 01:16:51

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It is a shorthand formula that can solve *any* quadratic equation just by plugging values without the need of any intelligent thought!

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## #16 2014-10-27 01:18:31

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ax^2 + bx + c = 0

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## #17 2014-10-27 01:22:02

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Okay let me write down the formula here!

What is the value of a,b and c in this equation: x^2 +5x+6 =0?

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## #18 2014-10-27 01:23:16

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I haven't learnt that.

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## #19 2014-10-27 01:24:56

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You will now.

Do you agree that every quadratic equation is reducable to the form in post 16?

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## #20 2014-10-27 01:26:32

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I don't think so?

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## #21 2014-10-27 01:32:09

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Well, it is.

Is x^2+5x+6 of that form?

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## #22 2014-10-27 01:36:17

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Yes.

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## #23 2014-10-27 01:37:03

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What are the values of a, b, and c?

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## #24 2014-10-27 01:38:42

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a = ^2 b = 5 c = 6

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## #25 2014-10-27 01:58:12

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