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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
- Registered: 2011-05-23
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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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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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So, can you?

Where is it?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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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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**phanthanhtom****Member**- Registered: 2012-06-22
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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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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.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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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.

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.

Bob

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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I have the solution, but I do not know if that is really their number.

Oh, and, it has 6 digits.

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is very good. I can not even find the problem.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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What happens when you click the link in post #1?

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I get an Air Force page.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Yes. And right near the beginning there should be a huge math expression.

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Where is it? What is it near?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Here's a screenshot:

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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That is correct!

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Of course. When I dialed it I got Brigadier Major General Scott Mackenzie.

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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'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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There is a two digit prefix for dialing him out of the country. Did you read post #14?

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

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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What did you think of the story?

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I think you can try again next year

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmm, I was attempting to be funny with that comment. If I am too old this year...

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

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Intelligent? Probably not. I am considered to be the idiot of my family. I do not like uniforms.

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**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

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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