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## #1 2006-12-26 08:40:51

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### Find the number

Find the number that is 1/5 of the way from 4 to -6

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## #2 2006-12-26 08:42:32

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### Re: Find the number

2.

I see clearly now, the universe have the black dots, Thus I am on my way of inventing this remedy...

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## #3 2006-12-26 08:53:16

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### Re: Find the number

ummmm no explaination? i mean no steps?

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## #4 2006-12-26 08:58:52

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### Re: Find the number

distance(4 --> -6) = 1/5(diff(4,-6)) = 1/5(10) = 2 (Sorry for ending there, I continued until I found the right answer)

That's the distance traveled from 4 against -6.

position(4 d--> -6) = 2.

Last edited by LQ (2006-12-27 02:45:37)

I see clearly now, the universe have the black dots, Thus I am on my way of inventing this remedy...

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## #5 2006-12-26 16:58:07

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### Re: Find the number

Yes and no to LQ's second reply.  He showed that the distance is 10 and that 1/5 of 10 is 2.   But now you have to move 2 units from 4 towards -6.   Which, coincidentally, takes you to 2.   So LQ's answer is correct, just needed to show you one more step.

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## #6 2006-12-27 02:08:22

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2 is correct.

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