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Help Needed on Odd Math QuestionHi, #2 20060819 09:39:17
Re: Help Needed on Odd Math QuestionHey Kodiak, you forgot to tell us what you're supposed to do with the problem! Oops! That pretty much precludes you getting help on it. I've guessed that we're to simplify the expression given, and worked it out from there. I hope I didn't guess wrong and waste time... Now, we need to divide this into 3w by multiplying by the reciprocal: Add w: Divide into w: Now we need to simplify this. We can factor out a w/w, which cancels out to 1, leaving: This is probably an acceptable answer. However, you can take it even further with polynomial division. I don't know how to do long division in latex, but I can tell you that it comes out to: Hope that helps. Last edited by ryos (20060821 15:54:49) El que pega primero pega dos veces. #3 20060821 07:04:36
Re: Help Needed on Odd Math QuestionNyargh! Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #4 20060821 15:31:20
Re: Help Needed on Odd Math QuestionMore courageous, or more lazy? Hmm... ...which is, of course, the answer we both obtained by hand. Maybe you made a parenthetical error plugging it into your calculator? El que pega primero pega dos veces. #5 20060821 15:37:15
Re: Help Needed on Odd Math QuestionUmm ... mathsy ... translate ryos's current signature "El que pega primero pega dos veces" "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #7 20060822 03:21:39
Re: Help Needed on Odd Math QuestionIf you want the root equation, here is it: IPBLE: Increasing Performance By Lowering Expectations. 