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## #1 2022-03-26 05:52:26

navyboy484
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### Heres and easy one

Just an easy problem for you guys to solve (I don’t need help with this just wanted to post something easy here to pass the time).

Solve for “x”

2.1x = 23.1

-navyboy484

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## #2 2022-10-12 14:29:38

imcute
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### Re: Heres and easy one

navyboy484 wrote:

Just an easy problem for you guys to solve (I don’t need help with this just wanted to post something easy here to pass the time).

Solve for “x”

2.1x = 23.1

23.1/2.1=11

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## #3 2023-07-29 21:08:37

phrontister
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### Re: Heres and easy one

Post #3 by Alexander_Thomas contains a gambling link...

"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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## #4 2023-07-29 21:50:12

Bob
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### Re: Heres and easy one

Thanks Phro. Dealt with. Normally I'd fully remove the poster straight away but his answer is correct .....

Bob

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You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei
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## #5 2023-07-29 23:23:14

zetafunc
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### Re: Heres and easy one

Bob wrote:

Thanks Phro. Dealt with. Normally I'd fully remove the poster straight away but his answer is correct .....

Bob

Looks like ChatGPT was used to produce the content of Alexander_Thomas's post -- probably with navyboy484's post entered as a prompt. That writing style is unmistakable. Ever since the software was released, bots are using it to try to create more convincing/human-like responses.

For example, if I type the following into ChatGPT:

``````navyboy484 wrote:
Just an easy problem for you guys to solve (I don’t need help with this just wanted to post something easy here to pass the time).

Solve for “x”

2.1x = 23.1``````

...then ChatGPT 3.5 gives me this:

``````Sure, I'd be happy to solve the equation for "x"!

The equation is:
2.1x = 23.1

To solve for "x," we need to isolate it on one side of the equation. We can do this by dividing both sides of the equation by 2.1:

(2.1x) / 2.1 = 23.1 / 2.1

The 2.1 on the left side cancels out, leaving us with:

x = 23.1 / 2.1

Now, let's calculate the value of "x":

x = 11

So, the solution to the equation is x = 11.``````

Not exactly the same as post #3, but we can see that the format is very similar.

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## #6 2023-07-30 02:38:35

Bob
Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 9,863

### Re: Heres and easy one

Thanks zetafunc.

So should I just carry out my threat anyway?

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz
You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei
Sometimes I deliberately make mistakes, just to test you!  …………….Bob

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## #7 2023-07-31 08:47:50

zetafunc
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Hi Bob,

I vote yes.

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## #8 2023-07-31 21:20:04

Bob
Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 9,863

### Re: Heres and easy one

Thanks, done.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz
You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei
Sometimes I deliberately make mistakes, just to test you!  …………….Bob

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