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#1 2013-06-25 06:44:32

anonimnystefy
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Do you have what it takes to be an engineer in the Air Force?

http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/airforce/engineering/

Apparently, if you can solve the equation in the link above you have a chance at being an engineer in the Australian Government's Air-Force.

So, can you?


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#2 2013-06-25 12:23:41

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Re: Do you have what it takes to be an engineer in the Air Force?

So, can you?

Where is it?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#3 2013-06-25 13:43:59

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Re: Do you have what it takes to be an engineer in the Air Force?

Is this a joke?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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#4 2013-06-25 14:12:15

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Re: Do you have what it takes to be an engineer in the Air Force?

What the hell is that?
And there are 3 problems:
- I don't have an Australian residence/citizenship
- I am too read-a-holic and I hates going out of a building or house
- I have respiratory problems most of the time

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#5 2013-06-25 15:47:03

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Re: Do you have what it takes to be an engineer in the Air Force?

phanthanhtom wrote:

What the hell is that?
And there are 3 problems:
- I don't have an Australian residence/citizenship
- I am too read-a-holic and I hates going out of a building or house
- I have respiratory problems most of the time

That cannot stop you from solving the puzzle


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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#6 2013-06-25 19:17:54

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Re: Do you have what it takes to be an engineer in the Air Force?

hi

I'm assuming that the calculation leads to a many digit phone number.  OK, that's one, novel way of weeding out unsuitable candidates.  Hope they got it right themselves or some poor soul is going to get a lot of unwanted wrong numbers.  smile

bobbym wrote:

Where is it?

Wiki answers wrote:

Australia is located in the southern hemisphere: that is why it is sometimes called "Down Under". The Australian continent is positioned between the Pacific and the Indian Oceans, south of Asia.

Hope that helps. smile

Bob


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#7 2013-06-25 20:54:24

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Re: Do you have what it takes to be an engineer in the Air Force?

I have the solution, but I do not know if that is really their number.

Oh, and, it has 6 digits.


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#8 2013-06-25 21:42:24

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Re: Do you have what it takes to be an engineer in the Air Force?

That is very good. I can not even find the problem.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#9 2013-06-25 22:42:04

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Re: Do you have what it takes to be an engineer in the Air Force?

What happens when you click the link in post #1?


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#10 2013-06-25 22:44:41

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Re: Do you have what it takes to be an engineer in the Air Force?

I get an Air Force page.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#11 2013-06-25 22:47:53

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Re: Do you have what it takes to be an engineer in the Air Force?

Yes. And right near the beginning there should be a huge math expression.


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#12 2013-06-25 23:00:04

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Re: Do you have what it takes to be an engineer in the Air Force?

Where is it? What is it near?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#13 2013-06-25 23:52:02

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Re: Do you have what it takes to be an engineer in the Air Force?

Here's a screenshot:

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#14 2013-06-25 23:55:04

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Re: Do you have what it takes to be an engineer in the Air Force?

Hi anonimnystefy;

Okay, I have the answer, thanks. I have called up and attempted to join. I told them their problem amounted to little more than kaboobly doo and that I can solve (kaboobly doo)^2 type problems effortlessly. They seemed impressed until I told them my age. I heard a lot of inaudible conversation on the other side. Finally, they said no. Oh well, I can try again next year.

Hi Bob;

Of course I know where Australia is, I have a rich cousin there. Yes you guessed it, phrontisterm.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#15 2013-06-26 01:34:59

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Re: Do you have what it takes to be an engineer in the Air Force?

That is correct!


“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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#16 2013-06-26 01:36:53

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Re: Do you have what it takes to be an engineer in the Air Force?

Of course. When I dialed it I got Brigadier Major General Scott Mackenzie.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#17 2013-06-26 01:55:32

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Re: Do you have what it takes to be an engineer in the Air Force?

bobbym wrote:

Of course. When I dialed it I got Brigadier Major General Scott Mackenzie.

Really?
I do not know how to dial six digit numbers


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#18 2013-06-26 01:57:29

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Re: Do you have what it takes to be an engineer in the Air Force?

There is a two digit prefix for dialing him out of the country. Did you read post #14?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#19 2013-06-26 02:10:24

Agnishom
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Re: Do you have what it takes to be an engineer in the Air Force?

Yes, and I clicked the answer which I shouldn't have


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#20 2013-06-26 02:11:29

bobbym
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Re: Do you have what it takes to be an engineer in the Air Force?

What did you think of the story?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#21 2013-06-26 02:25:57

Agnishom
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Re: Do you have what it takes to be an engineer in the Air Force?

I think you can try again next year


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#22 2013-06-26 02:27:29

bobbym
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Re: Do you have what it takes to be an engineer in the Air Force?

Hmmm, I was attempting to be funny with that comment. If I am too old this year...


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#23 2013-06-26 02:31:32

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Re: Do you have what it takes to be an engineer in the Air Force?

Since you are that intelligent, you might start building your own militia


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#24 2013-06-26 02:33:36

bobbym
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Re: Do you have what it takes to be an engineer in the Air Force?

Intelligent? Probably not. I am considered to be the idiot of my family. I do not like uniforms.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#25 2013-06-26 02:38:06

Agnishom
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Re: Do you have what it takes to be an engineer in the Air Force?

New Idea: You will spray all your soldiers with a type of smell to identify that they are yours. That way you won't need visual uniforms


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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