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Postby MeShawn » Thu May 05, 2005 8:13 pm

The "^" is just a way to distinguish an exponent. 3^2 = 3*3


-6 can't be right. You can't have a negative root.



Give me a minute. Let me see if I can figure this one out.
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Postby MeShawn » Thu May 05, 2005 8:16 pm

I can tell you this much, the answer is going to be between 4.9 and 5.

Now to use real math instead of logic.
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Postby Mercer Boy » Thu May 05, 2005 8:22 pm

Vins is definitely right on the first one. That was a nice problem to solve. ;-D

This second one seems a little more complicated. :-S To me, it seems like you're going to get x^2 or x^3 terms. There very well might be a typo involved. I'm really not sure where to start.
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Postby awwchrist » Thu May 05, 2005 8:59 pm

3+3 = 6.

/all I got.
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Postby portisfan24 » Thu May 05, 2005 9:17 pm

Ah Im taking grade 12 math right now. Logarithms and trigonometry. Such great fun.
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Postby PackerAttack84 » Thu May 05, 2005 9:52 pm

MeShawn wrote:The "^" is just a way to distinguish an exponent. 3^2 = 3*3


Exactly. And since I've never seen a keyboard with and exponent key, I had to right it out the old fashion way.
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Postby CC » Thu May 05, 2005 10:01 pm

I'm taking Gr.12 Calculus right now, and just like all this crap, it serves no purpose in the real world. Its a waste of my freaking time.
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Postby terpfan » Thu May 05, 2005 11:54 pm

I consider myself pretty good at math (for a senior in high school) and that one has me stumped. I put it in my graphing calculator and got 4.986. I'm guessing there is a typo invlolved.
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Postby Mercer Boy » Fri May 06, 2005 12:09 am

It's probably supposed to be x^1/3 = [3(x-4)]^1/3 or something fairly easy like that. If that's the case, then x = 6 would be the answer.
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Postby portisfan24 » Fri May 06, 2005 12:39 am

Mercer Boy wrote:It's probably supposed to be x^1/3 = [3(x-4)]^1/3 or something fairly easy like that. If that's the case, then x = 6 would be the answer.


Ya thats what Im thinking as well. I looked at that question and its waaay too hard for grade 8 algebra.
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