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**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
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Ok I don't know whats happening but I could have sworn I saw this posted by ahgua last night. Having figured it out I returned to post the answer and I can't find the post for the life of me! Maybe ahgua deleted it, I don't know, but at any rate I redrew a picture of the problem so I could post the answers.

w = 70 x = 90 y = 110 z = 110

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
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Well, mortals, where are my compliments? ;-)

Well maybe no one bothered to answer this because it was too easy. :-(

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
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"work"?

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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**Zach****Member**- Registered: 2005-03-23
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Hey! Only I get to call people mortal around here.

Boy let me tell you what:

I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.

And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
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eeek! Sorry! (bows)

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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**ahgua****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-24
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How do you solve it?

I am lousy in these kinds of things

Well, i get the same answer, but i was unable to prove that z=y

Please tell me how to prove

*Last edited by ahgua (2005-08-27 14:06:29)*

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**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
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Here you go:

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Mikau, Ahgua.....I am sorry, yesterday, when I was

trying to copy the diagram, I saw two same posts

(maybe, I thought I saw) of the diagram, to simplify,

I tried to delete one, and the entire post and got deleted.

I shall be much much more careful in the future,

and thanks for posting it before I requested you!

Nice question, brilliant reasoning.

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**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
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"Nice question,brilliant reasoning."

w00t! :-D

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
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And excuse my spelling of icosceles, I'm a math freak not a spelling wizard.

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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It is a really good problem and solution.

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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