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#76 2007-01-10 10:37:47

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Re: Mental arithmetic making you look bad?

There could also be an extra "unseen" character like a space.

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#77 2007-01-11 19:27:24

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Re: Mental arithmetic making you look bad?

Or, it could be that the enter button was being pressed after the answer was entered.


#78 2007-01-12 04:07:56

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Re: Mental arithmetic making you look bad?

mathsyperson wrote:

Are you sure that you didn't just accidentally type 8 or 0? I've never seen it get its own sums wrong like that before. Did it just happen once or is it being consistent?

It only happened once.

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