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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Yoda can hide behind a point of reference.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**Mayflow****Member**- Registered: 2014-09-24
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ShivamS wrote:

The thing I like most is the formalism and rigour.

Referring to math? If so, you have spotted a problem of mine. In school I could get the correct answers (usually) but I often could not explain how I got them. I have a job now, (RF calibration technician) and the other day an Engineer presented me with a math question he said any 7th grader should be able to answer. I really worked on it, and it took a long time and I showed him how I got the answer, and he said I had just come up with a gimmick and could not explain a certain ratio I had figured out. However, I did later come up with what I think is a reasonable explanation.

Where is the best place to put an algebra question on the forum? I will present the question there. There is actually a little twist to the plot (which I have not worked on yet) - but it would be best if we can mutually agree to the correct answer to the first question first - of course I am sure there will be more than one way to go about answering the question.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

Hi;

Post your question in the "Help me" thread.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**Mayflow****Member**- Registered: 2014-09-24
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bobbym wrote:

Hi;

Post your question in the "Help me" thread.

This is hereby accomplished.

*Last edited by Mayflow (2014-09-25 11:09:21)*

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Hi;

Welcome to reality!

What is your favorite color?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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gmason972 wrote:

Hello Everybody!....I'm a little late to the forum party...but how is everybody doing?

Welcome to the forum!

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi gmason972,

**Welcome to the forum!**

*Last edited by ganesh (2014-12-09 14:43:45)*

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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