are you a math expert?

Discussion in 'The Bathroom Wall' started by ysabel, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    Or can you figure out the solution to this?

    [(5x542)+B]-279


    Someone asked me this and although it's not important, I'm now curious as to the correct response (he doesn't know either).
     

  2. Bliss

    Bliss Sally Twit

  3. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    how did you get that response? my friend said the same thing but never explained
     
  4. Rebeccaaa

    Rebeccaaa yellow 4!

    edit: ohh wait 2 secs


    ok nevermind, I misread :shifteyes:
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2010
  5. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    blissy, give me the formula haha
     
  6. Bliss

    Bliss Sally Twit

    I will let my boyfriend explain seeing as he is the one that answered it lawl...


    I haven't done algebra for a long time but I believe the approach is to try and put the equation into its simplest form. Obvious place to start is:

    (5x542) = 2710

    Leaves you with:

    2710 + B - 279

    B can't be simplified any further as its value is unknown but 2710 and 279 are of the same type, so you can bump the -279 over and take it from the 2710, leaving you with 2431 and 'B' (ie; 2431 + B). It can't be processed any further than that so that's the final answer.
     
  7. Major

    Major 4 legs good 2 legs bad V.I.P.

    Yeah, what Syndicate said.
     
  8. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    yay thanks

    i was wondering whether the -279 was to be taken as substraction or as a negative number multiplied to the quoted pair (and that's where I was lost before)
     
  9. Wade8813

    Wade8813 Registered Member

    No, I'm not a math genius.

    Yes, I can "solve" it (as much as Synd did). You can't really solve it, because this isn't an equation.
     
  10. ExpectantlyIronic

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