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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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**Hi;**

**3 listening posts are situated in the north atlantic. They form an equilateral triangle. A nuclear explosion takes place 500 miles from one listening post, 1200 miles from another and 1300 miles from the last listening post. The explosion takes place inside the triangle that the posts form. What is the area of the triangle that the listening posts form?**

A says) Impossible to determine, Cauchy wrote a paper on it and I am well familiar with that paper. It is a great advantage that I enjoy knowing more theory than B does. I know when a problem can not be solved, B does not. That is why I can work on the ones that can be solved.

B says) Hold on A, the problem is easy using...

C says) Cauchy hmmm, I have heard of him.

D says) Yes, he owned a bakery on my block and made good cannoli.

C says) Weren't they first discovered by Schiaperelli?

A says) Yes, I read a paper about the cannoli's on Mars, they were found to be a hoax. Something B probably knows all about and believes.

E says) What the heck are you talking about? I hate idiots and A,C and D qualify. I have already solved the problem.

Can you?

**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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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Hi Bobby,

Is it...

*Last edited by phrontister (2015-02-07 00:58:08)*

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

**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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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Hi;

*Last edited by phrontister (2016-10-09 19:42:45)*

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

**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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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Hi;

*Last edited by phrontister (2015-02-08 03:10:34)*

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

**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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**Matir****Member**- Registered: 2016-10-08
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Hey, isn't the Earth round?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Not really, the spin distorts the shape. For the sake of the problem a flat plane was considered okay.

**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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**thickhead****Member**- Registered: 2016-04-16
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Well. I am getting analytically the same result as phrontister. There is also a solution for the blast to occur outside the triangle formed by the posts.Then the area will be

sq.miles.**{1}Vasudhaiva Kutumakam.{The whole Universe is a family.}(2)Yatra naaryasthu poojyanthe Ramanthe tatra Devataha{Gods rejoice at those places where ladies are respected.}**

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

If you got the same answer as phrontister you have solved the problem. Good work. The other answer violates the terms of 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.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**ElainaVW****Member**- Registered: 2013-04-29
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Hello:

Quite elementary.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Yes, that is a solution and it makes good use of the new Region commands. Very good.

**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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**ElainaVW****Member**- Registered: 2013-04-29
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How do you say it, yall gots to come up with something a bit harder aye bumpkin.

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**thickhead****Member**- Registered: 2016-04-16
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ElainaVW wrote:

Hello:

Quite elementary.

Is it elementary or elemen**tri** containing 3 Elements?

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**ElainaVW****Member**- Registered: 2013-04-29
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Hello:

How about too easy. That will take care of tary-try-tree-tri-trey.

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