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 10-27-2005, 04:42 PM #11 Fully Optimized     Join Date: May 2005 Posts: 4,025 Re: Maths Question Driving Me Insane Looks like out of my league __________________ __________________ Main Rig: I7 920 CPU, 6 Gigs ram 5870 GPU M17X Laptop 2.8 Ghz Dual Core, 4870 Radeon
 10-27-2005, 11:57 PM #12 Golden Master     Join Date: Oct 2004 Posts: 5,810 Re: Maths Question Driving Me Insane I think the answer is 1,000,000 honestly... I did it and that's what I got... __________________ __________________ Macbook Pro and Logitech z5500s. All you really need.
10-31-2005, 03:41 AM   #13
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 Originally Posted by spank_fusion Yeah, I noticed that, too. I was like.... wait, n^2 = n?????? WTF? Which n do they want? But yeah, Stacey has it right. The first n would be 1000, and the second n would be 1,000,000 (one million). Root - your logic is correct, but you messed up a bit on your math. 1999/2 + 0.5 = 1000, not 500. Anyway, you guys are basically doing the same thing, just in a different order. Stacy's method is probably a bit easier, but they both work out the same way.
sorry to bring this back up again...

but I've been away all weekend having an awesome birthday... I just have to tell you that I didn't mess up in my calculations, and the equations both me and stacy posted were correct...

however it was stacy who made the small mistake... (when writting the answer to the equation).

((1+1999)/2)sqr != 1000 sqr

1999/2 + 0.5 also !=1000 (it does == 500!!!)

1999 / 2 + 0.5 = 499.5 + 0.5 = 500 (multiplication and division takes precidence, which is why stacys equation used brackets...)

anyway, now back to the mistake...
((1+ 1999)/2) = ((1000)/2) = 500 != 1000
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10-31-2005, 04:49 AM   #14
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Re: Maths Question Driving Me Insane

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 Originally Posted by root sorry to bring this back up again... but I've been away all weekend having an awesome birthday... I just have to tell you that I didn't mess up in my calculations, and the equations both me and stacy posted were correct... however it was stacy who made the small mistake... (when writting the answer to the equation). ((1+1999)/2)sqr != 1000 sqr 1999/2 + 0.5 also !=1000 (it does == 500!!!) 1999 / 2 + 0.5 = 499.5 + 0.5 = 500 (multiplication and division takes precidence, which is why stacys equation used brackets...) anyway, now back to the mistake... ((1+ 1999)/2) = ((1000)/2) = 500 != 1000
I think 1+1999=2000 not 1000!

 10-31-2005, 05:58 AM #15 Site Team     Join Date: Mar 2004 Posts: 7,872 Re: Maths Question Driving Me Insane ahhh, bugger... in the original equation I wrote, (on paper) 999 not 1999... my mistake, sorry. __________________ I didn’t fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian… Im sick of people saying 'dont waste paper'. If trees wanted to live, they'd all carry guns. "The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; The inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."
 10-31-2005, 07:16 AM #16 Site Team   Join Date: Mar 2005 Posts: 13,081 Re: Maths Question Driving Me Insane What level of math is this?!?
10-31-2005, 10:59 AM   #17
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 Originally Posted by root ahhh, bugger... in the original equation I wrote, (on paper) 999 not 1999... my mistake, sorry.
Hehe, I was gonna say! We all make mistakes though. No big deal. And to lhuser - it's a pretty basic level of math. The original problem is more analytical than the usual easy problems, but the math involved is not difficult.
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