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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 18 Jun '08 00:45
    Explain why
  2. 18 Jun '08 02:00
    No, twenty-eight divided by seven is definitely four, not thirteen.
  3. 18 Jun '08 02:17
    This equation doesn't seem to work for any integer base.
  4. Standard member smw6869
    Granny
    18 Jun '08 02:54
    Originally posted by nihilismor
    Explain why
    Because George Bush says so?

    GRANNY.
  5. 18 Jun '08 03:39
    Originally posted by nihilismor
    Explain why
    because you can't do basic division?
  6. 18 Jun '08 14:49 / 4 edits
    None of you have a sense of humor I see.

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    7|28

    7 does not go into 2.

    7 go's into 8 once with a remainder of 1.

    ->1
    7|28
    7
    21

    Drop the two and you have 21.

    7 go's into 21 3 times. Therefore:

    ->13
    7|28

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    13
    x7

    Ok. 7 times 3 is 21.

    13
    x7
    21

    Ok. 7 times 1 is 7.

    13
    x7
    21
    +7
    28
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    13
    13
    13
    13
    13
    13
    13
    +13

    3+3+3+3+3+3+3=21 and 1+1+1+1+1+1+1=7


    13
    13
    13
    13
    13
    13
    13
    +13

    21 + 7 = 28
  7. 18 Jun '08 15:03
    Um, we did short/long division in Grade Four. How old are you?
  8. 18 Jun '08 15:12
    Listen this *is* quite funny. I've seen it before and I had a good laugh out of it. It was rather surpricing to being proven that 28 divided by 7 actually is 13.

    But it is very hard to demonstrate this in a ascii forum as this is. And quite hard to understand the reasoning when you try to decipher the attempt.

    Trust me, it's funny!
  9. 18 Jun '08 15:19
    Fiddling with place values, that's all. Although yes, i take your point, it is quite funny fiddling with things like this. I had a lot of a amusment proving that the world was flat, on top of four giant elephants and a turtle. XD
  10. 18 Jun '08 17:17 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Dejection
    Um, we did short/long division in Grade Four. How old are you?
    I'm in grade four but in my country we cover Calculus first, the unit circle second, what a triangle is third, and work our way backward to the task of adding cookies to other cookies and subtracting the ones we eat.

    Here is Abott and Costello for those of you who aren't as dull as a sharpened bowling ball.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=7WMi5TUJDso
  11. 18 Jun '08 21:50
    I can make it 21.

    Use Roman numerals:

    28/7 = XXVIII/VII

    Cancel the VII...
  12. 18 Jun '08 23:09
    Originally posted by nihilismor
    I'm in grade four but in my country we cover Calculus first, the unit circle second, what a triangle is third, and work our way backward to the task of adding cookies to other cookies and subtracting the ones we eat.

    Here is Abott and Costello for those of you who aren't as dull as a sharpened bowling ball.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=7WMi5TUJDso
    Nice. Having that solid basis, really helps with understanding the intricacies of the cookie problem.

    Classic Abott and Costello - I use this in my high school math classes.
  13. 18 Jun '08 23:18
    Originally posted by nihilismor
    I'm in grade four but in my country we cover Calculus first, the unit circle second, what a triangle is third, and work our way backward to the task of adding cookies to other cookies and subtracting the ones we eat.

    Here is Abott and Costello for those of you who aren't as dull as a sharpened bowling ball.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=7WMi5TUJDso
    are you saying that if i went to ur country, i would be jst in time to start the cookie eating lessons?

    SWEET!!!!

    which country do u live in? ill pay for my own air fare
  14. Subscriber joe shmo On Vacation
    Strange Egg
    18 Jun '08 23:28
    Originally posted by nihilismor
    I'm in grade four but in my country we cover Calculus first, the unit circle second, what a triangle is third, and work our way backward to the task of adding cookies to other cookies and subtracting the ones we eat.

    Here is Abott and Costello for those of you who aren't as dull as a sharpened bowling ball.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=7WMi5TUJDso
    you make me feel very dumb......
  15. 19 Jun '08 19:46
    Humorous stuff. He should have had Costello to divide up the actual products...

    (Heheh)

    Or asked what 7x4 was equal to.

    Unrelated question... who here can draw the map from in the Safari book?