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?


    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

    ExpectantlyIronic e̳̳̺͕ͬ̓̑̂ͮͦͣ͒͒h̙ͦ̔͂?̅̂ ̾͗̑

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