are you a math expert?


/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).


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.


/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)


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.