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## #1 2005-08-27 04:25:50

mikau
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### I'm cracking up

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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## #2 2005-08-27 05:39:57

mikau
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### Re: I'm cracking up

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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## #3 2005-08-27 10:47:24

mikau
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### Re: I'm cracking up

"work"?

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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## #4 2005-08-27 12:16:00

Zach
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Registered: 2005-03-23
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### Re: I'm cracking up

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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## #5 2005-08-27 12:21:09

mikau
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### Re: I'm cracking up

eeek! Sorry! (bows)

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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## #6 2005-08-27 13:42:45

ahgua
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Registered: 2005-08-24
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### Re: I'm cracking up

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)

Life is a passing dream, but the death that follows is eternal...

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## #7 2005-08-27 15:38:20

mikau
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### Re: I'm cracking up

Here you go:

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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## #8 2005-08-27 17:44:06

Jai Ganesh
Registered: 2005-06-28
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### Re: I'm cracking up

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.

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #9 2005-08-28 03:17:25

mikau
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### Re: I'm cracking up

"Nice question,brilliant reasoning."

w00t! :-D

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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## #10 2005-08-28 03:50:19

mikau
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### Re: I'm cracking up

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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## #11 2005-08-28 09:24:56

MathsIsFun
Registered: 2005-01-21
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### Re: I'm cracking up

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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