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#1 2012-08-19 22:53:49

cool_jessica
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Puzzle

I came across this puzzle here at mathisfunforum and it was really interesting solving this.:D

Thanks

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#2 2012-08-19 23:07:26

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Re: Puzzle

It does look like a tough problem.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3 2012-08-22 02:22:16

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Re: Puzzle

I know its not really tough but I just found it interesting.

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#4 2012-08-22 03:33:57

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Hi;

If you enjoyed working on it then that is good. That is half of what they are there for.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#5 2012-08-23 02:26:57

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Re: Puzzle

big_smile
Agreed.

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#6 2012-08-23 02:31:43

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Re: Puzzle

Which puzzle are you talking about?


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#7 2012-08-23 03:33:06

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Ho ho! You are just too funny.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#8 2012-08-23 06:18:54

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I was not trying to be funny. What is so funny about my post?


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#9 2012-08-23 06:25:37

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Sorry, I was driving at the same thing. Ever heard of the waiter and the soup story?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#10 2012-08-23 06:31:41

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That could refer to many things. You wouldn't mind telling it, right?


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#11 2012-08-23 06:36:31

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Customer:Waiter, waiter taste the soup.

Waiter: Is there something wrong with it sir?

Customer: Just taste the soup.

Waiter: Is it too hot?

Customer: Just taste the soup.

Waiter: Is there something disgusting in it?

Customer: Please just taste the soup!

Waiter:Okay, where is the spoon?

Customer: Ah ha!

I was being ironic while practicing my smalltalk. You did not notice that, so your post...


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#12 2012-08-23 06:39:16

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Re: Puzzle

The first post did seem a little bit ironic. The second one didn't seem ironic at all.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#13 2012-08-23 06:43:40

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I was going to go on and on with Jessica until I could go Ah ha and you have exposed it.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#14 2012-08-23 07:13:17

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Well, sorry about that. But somebody would say it eventually.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#15 2012-08-23 07:18:06

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Hmmm. Are you sure about that?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#16 2012-08-23 07:37:17

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Yeah.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#17 2012-08-23 07:41:56

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Okay, I guess it is settled then. Who do you think it would have been?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#18 2012-08-23 08:33:35

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I have my guesses, but I will not tell.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#19 2012-08-23 08:37:33

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Hohohohohoohoh! That is a killer. Very good comments.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#20 2012-08-23 11:51:21

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Re: Puzzle

How is this one funny?


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#21 2012-08-23 12:06:22

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It is funny because you do not have any idea.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#22 2012-08-23 12:13:17

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That is not true. I have at least two people in mind.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#23 2012-08-23 12:17:17

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Two people? I can only think of one.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#24 2012-08-23 12:20:59

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Me?


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#25 2012-08-23 12:23:24

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Re: Puzzle

Correctamundo!


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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