# 6

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Vihzel, Apr 28, 2011.

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## 6Ã·2(1+2) = ?

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1. ### dan330 Well-Known Member 823

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i refuse to be inside () with usta!!!!!
and i do not multiply with rose
and never am i under earlymon
and nova is not my equal

that is = divide by zero

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2. ### EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator 10,118

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Oh! Now you're just showing off how you knew it was 42!!!

Sigh.

You do not multiply with Roze - you add with Usta, then I multiply the outcome, all to be divided by Roze.

Uh oh. Roze is being divisive!

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3. ### Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member 323

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Hooray for 100+ posts!

4. ### alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member 513

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But what kind of dog is it? I mean if it's a little lap dog thing... then the answer is 1. Because that kinda dog doesn't need so much room.

On the other hand, if it's Lassie, then Grandpa fell down the mine and we need to get help.

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5. ### novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member 313

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I was wondering if this problem was designed to isolate left-brainers from right-brainers, but the roughly 50/50 split seems to indicate otherwise. But for sure, our viewpoint (whether correct or not) says something about our personalities and how we see the world.

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6. ### Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member 323

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Misconception that accountants are good at math. We only deal with basic math of addition, subtraction multiplication and they are usually in excel lol

WTH! lol when you start using people in the equation...that means we're moving on from the question at hand.

but hmm....
so if EM and Roze are equal (both being mods), we are basically negated in the equation so...

If we are following PEDMAS, that means dan + usta = novox

nope, read statement above! Refuse all you want lol

Aren't I always?

7. ### novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member 313

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my name got pretty bastardized in the last half-page of posts. wonder what it will eventually evolve to.

8. ### EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator 10,118

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I kept thinking of dan's assertions - and it hit me what you were saying:

So - that's the same as:

EarlyMon*dan330 + EarlyMon*Usta = novox77 * Roze (imo)

So, if novox77 and Roze multiplied (imo), the result might be confused - very confused.

Schizophrenic even.

And what about that (imo)? Is that putting on the dog? Or just its house?

I'm just glad it wasn't a cat - we'd never know where he was.

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9. ### dan330 Well-Known Member 823

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i dont like it.. i tell you

10. ### novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member 313

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and my wife would kill me.

11. ### EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator 10,118

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Jeez - calling dan one usta shy of a novox was pretty personal there!

You left out the (imo) -

dan330 + Usta = novox77 (imo)

And that's only presuming we're equal (both being mods).

I think the real reason you factored us out with that sleight of hand was because you didn't want people to see you under me. *cough*

Only when it's sunny or dark, Roze, only when it's sunny or dark.

edit and PS - Am I the only one who realizes what (imo) looks like if you tip your head all the way to the right????

Kinda makes the solution obvious.

12. ### Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member 323

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*points*
I think your wife would be fine with that

13. ### EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator 10,118

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Jeez Roze - suppose his wife is waiting to go out tonight and dan330 and Usta show up...

Yer opening a can o' worms here...

14. ### Stinky Stinky Well-Known Member 533

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Ahhhhhhhhhh!!

I think I am right!!! xD

It IS time or a clock!!

11........12........1..........2.......3.........4..........5.........6.........7.....8......9.....10...........11.....12..........1

They are paired together!!!! xD

It is the hours of a clock!!!

MWhahahaaa!!!

SO THE NEXT NUMBER IS:

2

Damn I could be wrong though!

15. ### dan330 Well-Known Member 823

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Like I said... I don't like this

16. ### jroc Well-Known Member 363

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Dont let me interrupt, please continue....

17. ### windowshade New Member 5

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(Copied from Yahoo questions) Just felt like adding fuel to the fire.

I am your college professor that you requested, with a doctorate in Mathematics. I will break this down as simply as possible and end this debate as approx. 10 students have already asked me this today.
The problem as it is written is 6

18. ### EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator 10,118

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Welcome to the forums!

19. ### Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member 323

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Welcome windowshade! I've seen several emails from math professors that solved the problem and they all say 9 (if none of them are photoshopped... but that would be a bit extreme). I'll see if I can try to dig them up because I saw them in the many posts on Facebook.

I do agree with the poster that it would be different if the symbol was '/' instead of '

20. ### Outlaw71 Well-Known Member 163

People who do math in their spare time... for fun... without being forced into it... are strange.

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22. ### dan330 Well-Known Member 823

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i agree...

same as those that talk about their phones .. strange!!!

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23. ### Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member 323

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My calc teacher back in high school did calc for fun... We teased him about it and he didn't care. lol He also did a lot of stats for some website to make extra money. I forgot what he was doing exactly but I know he made a good amount of money.

24. ### sonofaresiii Well-Known Member 68

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My high school calc teacher was the same way. He's famous for having started the Math Club at our highschool when he was a student.

Must be something inherent to highschool calc teachers, eh?

25. ### Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member 323

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Gee.. why do you think they became math teachers? To pass on their love of math to the students. I find the teachers I had that were passionate about what they were teaching were the best teachers.