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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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A little page on Equations and Formulas

Does it pass inspection?

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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My IE5 browser cuts 5% off the top of the x + 2 = 6 equation.

Neat! I never thought about formulas as a subset to equations!

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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You say that a formula is a special type of equation, and you also say that formulae don't have to have equals sign.

But equations do (otherwise they're expressions) and so there's a contradiction in there somewhere.

Why did the vector cross the road?

It wanted to be normal.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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John: browser incompatibilities are a nightmare

mathsy: OK ... I need to be clearer that the equals sign is "still there", just in words.

Thanks!

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**landof+****Member**- Registered: 2007-03-24
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fine with me, though the same prob doesn't happen with my IE7. Frankly, John, you should consider an upgrade.

I shall be on leave until I say so...

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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*Do not*, EVER, install Internet Explorer 7. It slows down your computer, and puts all kind of unwanted registry values (HKEY) and unwanted software on there. Better to get Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer makes it very difficult for you to open a new tab. Nothing good ever comes from Microsoft.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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I prefer Firefox for usability, stability, security, and openness.

I use IE7 only for testing pages, and windows updates.

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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I have IE6 and I can see that image fine.

Incidentally, I'm perfectly happy with IE as a browser, although that might just be because I haven't experienced the competition.

Why did the vector cross the road?

It wanted to be normal.

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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If you want a good browser, install Internet Explorer Version 1, courtesy of OldVersion.com.

EDIT: And for all of you Mozilla Firefox lovers (that includes me), here is a page with all the original versions of Mozilla Firefox, including the newest version.

*Last edited by Devantè (2007-09-23 19:15:13)*

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**landof+****Member**- Registered: 2007-03-24
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well, IE7 is fine for me. Opening tabs are all the same, scroller click or ctrl-click or right click open in new tab. Shift click for open link in new window. ctrl-tab and ctrl-shift-tab to switch between tabs left and right respectively.

I shall be on leave until I say so...

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