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## #1 2013-01-25 14:57:51

Agnishom
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### A Nice Clock

I dont get the 10 and 11

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## #2 2013-01-25 15:15:53

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### Re: A Nice Clock

log base e of 55 is too big for 4, should be 54.5981500331

as

2.718281828459045235 ^ 4 is 54.5981500331

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## #3 2013-01-25 20:24:03

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### Re: A Nice Clock

Ten is the the acceleration of Earth's gravity, 9.82 m/s/s. Some versions of this clock have it written as

so it equals 10 exactly.

Eleven is written in hexadecimal. In decimal, we have numbers 1 to 9, but in hexadecimal, as well as 1 to 9 there's 'a' to 'f' so you can keep counting: a equals ten, b equals eleven and so on. The zero at the front of '0b' doesn't make any difference here. It's just like writing the number three (in decimal) as 03.

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## #4 2013-01-27 01:15:07

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### Re: A Nice Clock

Great Ideaz

'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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## #5 2013-01-27 01:27:38

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### Re: A Nice Clock

Hi Agnishom;

Nice clock! So far nobody has argued with 7 o'clock.

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## #6 2013-01-27 01:53:29

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### Re: A Nice Clock

Nice Clock,Agnishom.I  WANT THAT CLOCK *buys*

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## #7 2013-01-27 05:37:22

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### Re: A Nice Clock

I want that it's so cool!
Here's an explanation for younger kids (like me):
1: The tangent of a 45 degree angle is 1.
2: The square root of 4 is 2. (2 x 2 = 4)
3: If you round pi, (3.141592653589796264) you end up with 3. (1<4.)
4: The logarithm of 55 is 4.
5: x^2=3^2+4^2. 3 x 3 = 9. 4 x 4 = 16. 16 + 9 = 25. 5 x 5 = 25.
6: The factorial of 3 is 6.
7: If you round 6.9, you get 7.
8: 16/2=8
9: 3 x 3 = 9.
(For 10 and 11, look at the explanations above.)
What is 12?

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## #8 2013-01-27 05:51:43

bob bundy
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### Re: A Nice Clock

hi

5: x^2=3^2+4^2. 3 x 3 = 9. 4 x 4 = 16. 16 + 9 = 25. 5 x 5 = 25.

Strictly it should be root (3^2 + 4^2)

7: If you round 6.9, you get 7
no rounding needed.  That's 9 recurring there.

What is 12?
that's 12 in binary (base 2)

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## #9 2013-01-27 05:56:39

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### Re: A Nice Clock

Oh... I get it. 0 ones 0 twos 1 four 1 eight!

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## #10 2013-01-27 05:58:05

bob bundy
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### Re: A Nice Clock

I think you have it, but take a look at

http://www.mathsisfun.com/binary-number-system.html

And there's a cool converter at

http://www.mathsisfun.com/binary-decima … erter.html

Bob

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## #11 2013-01-27 16:29:00

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### Re: A Nice Clock

n872yt3r wrote:

7: If you round 6.9, you get 7.

I was talking about 6.9999.... which is exactly 7 and not a round-off of it

Proof:
Let x = 6.999....
Now, 10x = 69.99999....
Subtracting those equations, 9x = 63
Therefore, x = 7

Thus, 6.999... = 7 [Q.E.D]

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## #12 2013-01-27 22:55:20

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### Re: A Nice Clock

I get it... just like 1/3 is never exact, it's 3.333333333 but then it would have to be the only 1/3. Is that it?

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## #13 2013-01-28 01:56:58

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### Re: A Nice Clock

Yes, its like that ... "the recurring decimal"

Note that 1/3 = 0.333... and not what you wrote

'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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## #14 2013-08-17 20:56:02

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### Re: A Nice Clock

The 12 one is the binary number

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## #15 2013-08-24 18:07:58

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### Re: A Nice Clock

The 5 is the best one.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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