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#1 2014-06-07 08:17:23

she taco
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FUN add 28 game!

So the object of the game is to add 28 to the last person who added 28. it sounds confusing i know. Heres an example:

i say 28.
The first person to comment adds 28 so they would say 56.
now the next person adds 28 to 56 and so on.




i start! 

28!

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#2 2014-06-07 08:23:54

ShivamS
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Re: FUN add 28 game!

Why does it sound confusing? It is not hard to understand.

The next number is 304888344611713860501504000028. smile

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#3 2014-06-07 08:42:14

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Re: FUN add 28 game!

That is very clever.

304888344611713860501504000056


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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#4 2014-06-07 09:21:54

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Re: FUN add 28 game!

304888344611713860501504000084

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#5 2014-06-07 10:17:08

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Re: FUN add 28 game!

To be honest, we have too many "forum games."

MIF seriously needs to consider not counting posts in "Members Only."

Last edited by ShivamS (2014-06-07 10:17:15)

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#6 2014-06-07 12:40:12

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Re: FUN add 28 game!

3.04888344612e+27


"What is the square root of 2? 1.4141592653589793238" Seriously, I thought it was that. Too round?
3.141592653589793238...

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#7 2014-06-07 12:47:35

ShivamS
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Re: FUN add 28 game!

Hi mathaholic. I think you mean 304888344611713860501504000112 (or 3.04888344611713860501504000112 × 10^29).

Last edited by ShivamS (2014-06-07 12:48:00)

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#8 2014-06-07 14:16:46

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Re: FUN add 28 game!

3.0488834461171386050150400014e+29


"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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#9 2014-06-07 20:21:32

bobbym
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Re: FUN add 28 game!

304888344611713860501504000224


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 2014-06-07 21:11:25

mathaholic
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Re: FUN add 28 game!

3.04888345e+29


"What is the square root of 2? 1.4141592653589793238" Seriously, I thought it was that. Too round?
3.141592653589793238...

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#11 2014-06-07 21:17:16

bobbym
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Re: FUN add 28 game!

304888344611713860501504000280


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 2014-07-10 01:29:39

burgess
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Re: FUN add 28 game!

she taco wrote:

So the object of the game is to add 28 to the last person who added 28. it sounds confusing i know. Heres an example:

i say 28.
The first person to comment adds 28 so they would say 56.
now the next person adds 28 to 56 and so on.




i start! 

28!


Now the answer should be 56,I dont know why all numbers after this question are biggeeeeeeer?

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#13 2014-07-10 01:31:42

bobbym
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Re: FUN add 28 game!

Because of a typo in the OP's 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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#14 2014-07-10 01:33:44

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Re: FUN add 28 game!

Why should the answer be 56? The point was to add 28, not subtract 304888344611713860501503999944.


"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas."
-Albert Einstein

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#15 2014-07-10 01:40:52

bobbym
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Re: FUN add 28 game!

ShivamS took advantage of a oddity in the way the OP phrased the 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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#16 2014-07-10 01:49:36

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Re: FUN add 28 game!

Did the OP not intend to start at 28!?


"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas."
-Albert Einstein

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#17 2014-07-10 01:50:55

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Re: FUN add 28 game!

I think she wanted to start at 28, but she wrote 28! instead of 28.

Last edited by ShivamS (2014-07-10 01:51:44)

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#18 2014-07-10 06:25:56

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Re: FUN add 28 game!

It is not a typo. It is a misunderstanding of meaning of the intended meaning of the exclamation mark.

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2014-07-10 06:26:21)


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#19 2014-07-10 07:48:37

bobbym
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Re: FUN add 28 game!

It is actually none of those things.


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 2014-07-10 08:28:57

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Re: FUN add 28 game!

It is.


“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 2014-07-10 08:42:10

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Re: FUN add 28 game!

It is what?


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 2014-07-10 08:47:05

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Re: FUN add 28 game!

What I said in post #18 is true.


“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 2014-07-10 08:51:18

bobbym
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Re: FUN add 28 game!

It was just someone being clever.


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 2014-07-10 09:00:14

anonimnystefy
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Re: FUN add 28 game!

I know. I didn't say that the misunderstanding was accidental. smile


“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 2014-07-10 09:12:25

bobbym
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Re: FUN add 28 game!

So what are we talking about?


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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