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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

**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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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Hi,

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

**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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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Hi,

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi phrontiser;

**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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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Ok...good luck with that, Bobby. Bed beckons for me, so see you later.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

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

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Hi Bobby,

*Last edited by phrontister (2012-10-31 10:52:25)*

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

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

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Hi Bobby,

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Yes, it must some bit of roundoff error in calculation. I do not see any reason for it to be different based on reversing the triangle.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Row 1: Sqrt[175²+250²]-0.7-1/0.7 = 303.035318964, which is very close to 303. Maybe *so *close that Geogebra's rounding tipped the result to just under 303.

And could your program be contributing in some way too?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

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

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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**New problem:**

**A cow is tied to one corner ( vertex ) of a 20 m square barn. The cow has a 50 m length of chain to keep it from escaping while it is grazing. How big is the cow's grazing area?**

**A says) Obviously a circle with a 50 m radius.**

**B says) Not quite, the barn interferes with that. It is closer to...**

**C says) I can not compute it even with a supercomputer.**

**D says) What is grazing?**

**E says) It is quite easy.**

**Can you answer the question?**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

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

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I'm not sure... The area of the overlapping chunk seems hard to get...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

That area can be tough and will take some work.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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**New Problem:**

**ITCWY #200**

**a,b,c,d are positive and rational. The two chords are perpendicular. Neither chord is a radii. See the drawing below.**

**Can you find a general expression for the lengths of a,b,c,d? Or any expression showing what values would work?**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi bobbym

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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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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So far?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is all I have since I am playing with a geogebra program. I do not have time to work on an analytical solution today.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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It's not a long solution though...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Not yet it isn't.

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