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TAKE THIS SURVEY SINCE YOU HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO by Clara Ducklock - Sat, 29 Oct 2016 17:03:32 EST ID:uIooC5VR No.15256 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Linear Programming (Decision Mathematics Query) by Wesley Billingshit - Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:53:23 EST ID:tyLg+ghU No.15252 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I am having difficulty formulating the following in terms of linear programming

A pig farmer uses at least 800kg of feed daily. The feed is a mix of corn and maize.
The special feed mixture must contain at least 25% protein and a maximum of 6% fibre

The composition of corn per kg is as follows:
Protein: 32g per kg ; Fibre; 27g per kg ; Price £ 0.3 per kg

The composition of maize per kg is as follows:
Protein: 360g per kg ; Fibre: 65g per kg ; Price £0.9 per kg

What is the minimum daily cost for the farmer, for food with at least 25% protein and max 6% fibre.
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Beatrice Sushspear - Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:54:06 EST ID:ZjFavw7f No.15253 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Without more information I would assume that you can take the amount of feed the farner needs to be exactly 800kg. Since there is no deal or discount for buying more corn or maize, any additional mass of feed will cost more money. As you are asked to minimize the cost to the farmer, you should always use the least mass possible.

Now it may be that you cannot minimize the cost and attain 800kg at the same time without buying some fraction of a kilogram of feed. This is probably why the question says "at least" 800kg. You will then need to take your answer and round up to the nearest integer if the feed is sold strictly by the kg and not just weighed en masse.
George Foffingworth - Mon, 31 Oct 2016 09:30:26 EST ID:tyLg+ghU No.15260 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thank you, this was the only information provided so I shall do as formulated in OP. Thank you Beatrice Sushspear

muh math by Betsy Pushridge - Mon, 16 May 2016 20:04:48 EST ID:RHLOntyV No.15119 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Is mathematics a discovered (natural) or man-made phenomena?
Personally I think it's natural because it can precisely describe natural events and laws which those events must conform to.
Thoughts on this?
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Eliza Chabberkotch - Tue, 13 Sep 2016 06:59:53 EST ID:9vmmdAPm No.15195 Ignore Report Quick Reply
literally the case.
Shitting Pittford - Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:14:19 EST ID:NUcfB8E8 No.15213 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I guess you could take the number of classes he's supposed to have in the course of his carreer, calculate the chance of having 1 specific class/totalclasses * 1post/totalnoofposts (from the day of his first class until he actually had the specific class in case)

idk what I said looks confusing to me as well but I don't care enough it's just to get the discussion going
Celty !Iv58NJh.IE - Tue, 11 Oct 2016 20:20:20 EST ID:v3boz4eW No.15243 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That's reasonable.
*shit eating grin*
Mr. Schwitters - Sun, 16 Oct 2016 00:37:47 EST ID:xB0tAwHQ No.15244 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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It's both natural and man-made. Look at that documentary where Zizek is standing in a pile of garbage, and saying, "This is the most natural thing in the world!". Nature is man. Culture is nature. Man is not separate from nature. You can't take biology out of the environment from which the gene evolves.

Well, you hear "Time/space/maths doesn't exist, man" so often. But for whom does it not exist?

I perceive its existence. How do I perceive it? Through my nervous system. My nervous system is receiving billions of signals every second.

Luckily there is a brain there which categorizes those signals for me into distinct tracks based on what has been evolutionary fit. That way, when I see a bear in the forest, I don't take out my ruler and try to measure every hair on his body in order to determine if the bear is a threat. Automatically my brain detects a threat and different glands fire off hormones, etc. and I find some way to keep my pic-a-nick basket.

To get a real answer to this, you have to look at the nervous systems evolved through time, and how nervous systems react to the phenomenal world. We still have amoeba, reptile, mammal, etc. sense, and that affects our perception. The 'tracks' where we store imprints about previous threats/comforts determines our perception.

Euclidean geometry is only an explanation of the world as it relates to the perception of domesticated primates.

We wouldn't see space in 3D if our nervous systems were different. We wouldn't plot points in 3D space if our nervous systems were different. Phenomenal existence only appears as it does because we evolved through all of the other species in the environment and atmosphere that we did.

tl;dr perception is everything, practice magick and cast spells dude
Shitting Trotdale - Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:53:25 EST ID:ussIY8P4 No.15250 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>We wouldn't plot points in 3D space if our nervous systems were different.

No, we would still plot points in space regardless of how we evolved. Euclidean geometry may be somehow ``favored'' by our biology because it is a good local approximation of the acutal curved space in which we live, but even if a creature evolved in a truly alien geomtery it would still make up the geometry we live in if it was intelligent, just like how we have made up infinite families of alien geometries that don't obviously correspond to our physical reality.

uhhh by Reuben Honeyhood - Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:57:20 EST ID:Z131bdYa No.15216 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Can someone please explain to me what's happening here?
The idea of a fraction being made up of other fractions is already weird to me, but why is the answer just flipping them?
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Shit Goodshit - Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:06:18 EST ID:XssdERJk No.15219 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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so to step back further, this general formula should apply at all times


Sorry for the triple post but I'm high and I got dyslexia, but that seems to be the relation between them
Cedric Dushtud - Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:31:13 EST ID:cPdIZNc3 No.15220 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Here's a more intuitive example that I think makes this seem more obvious

0.5 / .025 = 2
which is... (in fraction form)
(1/2) / (1/4)
which is...
4 / 2 = 2
George Dezzlesudging - Fri, 07 Oct 2016 21:30:10 EST ID:GmQCz3Ds No.15238 Ignore Report Quick Reply
1/2 over 1/4. you flip 1 wrong fraction and multiply the 2 fractions together.

instead of .5 / .25 you're doing .5 times 4.
Lillian Daddlekeg - Sat, 08 Oct 2016 22:03:58 EST ID:A2j/BW/W No.15241 Ignore Report Quick Reply
(1/x)/(1/y) = 1*(1/x)/(1/y) = (xy/xy)*(1/x)/(1/y) = (xy/x)/(xy/y) = y/x

If you multiply the numerator and denominator of a fraction by the same value, the value of the fraction stays the same. Here you're just multiplying the top and bottom of the fraction by 2^5*7^2. The 2^5s cancel in the top and the 7^2 cancel in the bottom.
Ernest Cashfeck - Mon, 10 Oct 2016 10:20:43 EST ID:WotAVLKX No.15242 Ignore Report Quick Reply
lol man, dislexia? thats harecore

Help evaluate this integral? by Clara Bardwater - Sun, 25 Sep 2016 02:55:07 EST ID:os0KtXjb No.15214 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So I'm working on a Calc II assignment, and I'm stuck on a problem that asks for the volume of the infinitely long solid attached.

f(x) = xe^(-x^3), so I can prove that the integral converges. I'm a lazy cunt so I used Wolfram Alpha to evaluate the integral and the answer involves the gamma function, which puts solving it beyond the level of this class.

So is there a more obvious way to go about this problem, or did my prof. assign a problem that we can't actually do at this level?
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Thomas Mettingpeck - Sat, 01 Oct 2016 04:56:19 EST ID:6Tt8wvgx No.15234 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Have you tried bounding it by another function which you can prove converges?
Albert Snodman - Sun, 02 Oct 2016 16:30:45 EST ID:VNqFemsz No.15235 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think they know that it converges but need an exact value for the intergral.
Hannah Wummerham - Wed, 05 Oct 2016 14:21:15 EST ID:QUTqUdS2 No.15236 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yes you integrate by parts, no need for a Gamma function.
Charlotte Cunkinfoot - Fri, 07 Oct 2016 20:57:03 EST ID:q1podWFh No.15237 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I tried this. It only takes a u-substitution this way.

Also, the gamma function can be covered in a class at this level, although it isn't needed here.
Lillian Daddlekeg - Sat, 08 Oct 2016 21:13:04 EST ID:A2j/BW/W No.15240 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This. The integrand is pi*x^2*e^(-2x^3). Set u = -2x^3, the answer comes out to be pi/6.

10101011010101 by Betsy Fuckingway - Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:51:12 EST ID:dJCwm4mq No.15225 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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When u come onto the math board
Beatrice Subberbanks - Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:50:22 EST ID:9fX9//hV No.15231 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What in the blue fuck are you talking about?
Charlotte Brezzlecheg - Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:11:16 EST ID:ZD4TCLS2 No.15232 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think that by posting a picture of the green vertical "code" from the movie The Matrix along with a binary string for a subject the OP is trying to indicate that they felt awed by the discussions taking place here.
Angus Blackbury - Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:04:04 EST ID:sWygU/VW No.15233 Ignore Report Quick Reply
OP high as fuck

Basic trig question by Geraldo juarez - Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:35:19 EST ID:wFiRC6TB No.15197 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Ok so long story short - my math teacher this semester is the wort teacher ive ever had in my entire life. Asked him what formula they used to cme up with the xy coordinates on a unit circle. Example: terminal leg of 45* aka pi/4 on the unit circle intercepts at p=(root2/2, root2/2). He said there is no formula you just have to memorize. Are you kidding me i studied the chapter over and over and realized its the pythagorean theorum no matter what the radius equals. What a shit teacher.

Anyway my question is how does sin=y, but the fundamental idenitity of sin is 1/csc? Does this mean that y=1/csc?
Part 2: can that one be interchanged with any value of r? For example does it apply for circles that are not unit circles?

I know this is super basic, and my book explains it in a complex way, but its not like i have a good enough teacher to ask any questions to fill in the holes. Ive had straight a's and b's in my previous classes up til this guy.
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Eliza Sedgewatch - Wed, 14 Sep 2016 20:20:05 EST ID:c0vo/Lfo No.15201 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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So your problem is basically that you are in middle or high school and no one has ever taught you what a function is. Related problems include not knowing anything about set theory and having a poor grasp of English. I'm sorry but the education system sucks.

A set is a collection of things. For example, the collection containing the numbers 1, 2, and 4 is a set, which we write {1,2,4}. Sets can have anything in them, and can even be infinite, like the set of all polygons or the set of all rational numbers (fractions).

Anyway, a function from a set, say A, to another set, say B, is a correspondence which sends each thing from A to some thing in B. For example, if A is the set {1,2,3} and B is the set {4,5,6}, then we can define a function, call it f, where f(1)=4, f(2)=5, and f(3)=4.

The sine function is a function which maps real numbers to real numbers. Unfortunately it will be a very long time until you are ready to understand what a real number is, but the people in charge of teaching you are fucked beyond belief so this can't be helped.

Since the real numbers are an infnite set, we can't write down the sine function by saying what each real number gets sent to. That is, we can't write out sin(0), sin(1/32), sin(pi), ... and ever get done saying what sine is. We need a rule to define the sine function so that we know what it is we are talking about. (Knowing what you are talking about is something that most people neglect, but in math it is very important.) This rule is the one you deduced correctly even when fed garbage information. Given some real number t, the value of the sine function at t, which we write as sin(t), is defined to be the y coordinate of the point on the unit circle which intersects the line which makes angle t with the x axis. You can find videos and pictures describing this.

There is a formula for the values of the sine function in terms of addition and multiplication, but it is infinitely long and thus beyond you. The geometric definition will have to do for now.

There is another function called the cosecant function which is defined by the rule which sends t to 1/sin(t). That is the definition of csc.

I hope this helps.
Vesuvius - Sat, 17 Sep 2016 11:19:33 EST ID:9fX9//hV No.15202 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Okay... I think this guys post is really overcomplicating everything and all while not even really answering your question. This guy could have deleted everything in his post except for :
>There is another function called the cosecant function which is defined by the rule which sends t to 1/sin(t). That is the definition of csc.

that is essentially the answer to your question which was kinda what I said in my post. Sin(y) = 1/csc(y) Because that is the definition of csc. I'm telling you man. You're professor is right. It's just the definition.
Vesuvius - Sat, 17 Sep 2016 11:24:58 EST ID:9fX9//hV No.15203 Ignore Report Quick Reply
it's like asking why do we call dogs, dogs? Because that's just what we call them.
John Bundlefoot - Sun, 18 Sep 2016 04:18:43 EST ID:9fX9//hV No.15205 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I should say the same to you.
John Bundlefoot - Sun, 18 Sep 2016 04:20:21 EST ID:9fX9//hV No.15206 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I never said I didn't understand the post. I said you were overcomplicating it. If you don't understand the difference you probably shouldn't be giving people advice about anything.

Sett theory by Graham Fingerhat - Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:16:48 EST ID:NsqdJ6Lc No.15184 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Is there a way to find the equivalence relation corresponding to any partition?
Like p = {{1,4,7},{2,5,8},{3,6},{9}} with is an example i have in front of my nose. Can I find the relation from wich i get that partition of {1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9} ?
For the record I think not, but I only read about this stuff last night.
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Archie Gussleham - Sun, 04 Sep 2016 16:26:12 EST ID:d7aT3WKf No.15188 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hahaha, great answer mr. Robot
Archie Gussleham - Sun, 04 Sep 2016 16:33:07 EST ID:d7aT3WKf No.15189 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Charlotte Gobberhood - Tue, 06 Sep 2016 18:06:06 EST ID:4JPlB6jB No.15190 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>This is the same as having that b in P_i and a in P_i, so (b,a) in R, so the relation R is reflexive.
This should say symmetric at the end instead of reflexive.

>manually define an equivalence
Do you mean the realtion induced by a partition or something else? I'm not sure what constitutes "manually" defining a relation. Also, it's not rigorous to say that
>numbers are in the equivalence class here if they are 3 more than some other number in the equilance class
since the partition {{1,4,7},{2,5,8},{3,6,8}} also has that property and induces a different equivalence relation.
Charlotte Gobberhood - Tue, 06 Sep 2016 18:07:01 EST ID:4JPlB6jB No.15191 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This should be {{1,4,7},{2,5,8},{3,6,9}} obviously.
Nathaniel Fembledatch - Wed, 07 Sep 2016 18:46:55 EST ID:DsqbErs4 No.15193 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Oh I misread the OP, you're right. What I mean by manually defining an equivalence is to identify all the elements of one of partition sets. You could rephrase what I said by identifying the orbits of the action of adding 3 to elements of the set, with the caveat that 9 is in its own equivalence class separate from everyone else.

A Geometry(?) Question by Henry Bugglewill - Thu, 31 Mar 2016 20:43:14 EST ID:Z131bdYa No.15075 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What is the mathematical/geometric name for the shape of a peanut butter cup like this?

The best I can come up with is "crennelated truncated cone" but I feel like there's some ten-word name I could use that would very accurately describe it....
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Charlotte Neshgold - Sun, 03 Apr 2016 23:29:07 EST ID:Z131bdYa No.15082 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That sounds super epic and all, but I'm a chemist not a mathematician :/
Cyril Dibblespear - Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:00:58 EST ID:npKQem+e No.15095 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fuck you, now I have gone into chocolate relapse.
Molly Suvingham - Tue, 19 Apr 2016 21:39:48 EST ID:dFkJK1jc No.15096 Ignore Report Quick Reply
should call it the Reese Cup. if anyone's qualified to name it it's us
Nell Penderfedging - Sun, 15 May 2016 20:38:08 EST ID:1eeqYqTy No.15117 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Upside down star fort.
John Funkinshaw - Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:53:32 EST ID:n7MnP1ar No.15182 Ignore Report Quick Reply
crennelated frustum

Probability question (probably beneath most you) by Esther Dirringlore - Mon, 16 Nov 2015 07:50:43 EST ID:TdrCDJzk No.14973 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'd appreciate it if someone could answer a probability question for me. I can't remember exactly how to work it out.

Question: How many combinations of 3As and 5Bs are there? For example, one combination would be: 'AAABBBBB' ; another would be 'ABABABBB'.
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Lillian Povingstone - Mon, 16 Nov 2015 23:18:29 EST ID:TdrCDJzk No.14975 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah, if I've understood it correctly I should have said permutations. There would be 8 digits in the sequence. 3 of them would be 'A', 3 would be 'B'. So my question is, how many permutations?

8-0 1
7-1 8
6-2 28
5-3 ?
4-4 n/a
3-5 ?
2-6 28
1-7 8
0-8 1

I hope that's made it a little clearer. Thanks.
Lillian Povingstone - Tue, 17 Nov 2015 00:46:25 EST ID:TdrCDJzk No.14976 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I meant 3 would be 'A', 5 would be 'B'
Lillian Povingstone - Tue, 17 Nov 2015 01:03:27 EST ID:TdrCDJzk No.14977 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Okay. Ignore this thread. I found an online combinations calculator.
Whitey Gobbleson - Tue, 17 Nov 2015 14:30:55 EST ID:J4OUpAxW No.14978 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Magnets how do they work?
John Divingmetch - Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:31:10 EST ID:TANb9lmN No.15181 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Help me help someone get a math-boner by Hannah Sollernodge - Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:02:27 EST ID:WD6PkLOh No.15100 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Ok, so how would you introduce someone to the fun bits of mathematics? My girlfriend has maths at standard grade (8/9th grade for Americans I think), and she's interested in seeing why I do it just for fun. She isn't too patient with it, I tried to explain that x^1/3 is the cube root of x and she just got angry after a while and quit, so it needs to have the most 'wow' for the least amount of difficulty (basically math porn). I was going to show her some very basic calculus and some quadratic equation shit, but I'm doubting myself now.
What should I be showing her, or is it a lost cause?
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Jack Chittingfoot - Fri, 20 May 2016 07:01:13 EST ID:3oORF0f9 No.15124 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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You can stop trying to cling to realism. I find the symmetry of networks and trees to be really intriguing and beautiful, but when someone asks me what purpose my funny little doodles do to serve mankind, I tell them to go fuck a landmine.

Also, you shouldn't try to be math-buddies with someone who's a different kind of problem solver than you are. If you don't agree on how problems should be reasoned about, you're not gonna work well together, unless you're both very experienced in mathematics.

Try learning something new together rather than teaching her something that you already know. Looking Glass Universe had this really fun puzzle where you have to solve the EPR paradox and derive Bell's Theorem. You shouldn't look up either of those things if you want to have maximum fun.

Geometry and topology make for very good visual entertainment.
Step one: cut some A4 paper evenly into 8 long strips.
step two: glue two strips together to make a '+' sign.
step three: bend one piece into a mobius strip. Note the chirality of this mobius strip.
step four: bend the second piece into a mobius strip of opposite chirality.
step five: split both mobius strips.
The results will surprise you.
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Priscilla Pinkinstone - Sat, 16 Jul 2016 01:41:16 EST ID:Tg2WbKCI No.15176 Ignore Report Quick Reply
good writing is(should be) practically as universal as 1+1=2, after all, we ideally should communicate truth with language.

in practice this rare, as the implications of certain ideas frighten, and are shut out with mockery
Martin Goodfoot - Sun, 17 Jul 2016 21:20:51 EST ID:9K7KtQWq No.15177 Ignore Report Quick Reply
explain what she enjoys in terms of math. Whenever I tell people you can explain biology/taxes/cooking in terms of math they get intrigued.
George Gennerstock - Mon, 01 Aug 2016 12:05:29 EST ID:yxQzbAra No.15178 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I have the same problem. I can't seem to be all that interested in mathematics. The only thing that serves as a motivation is when I solve a problem, which I see as moderate to hard, by myself. Too bad I am bad at maths, so that dopamine release doesn't happen a lot. I see the proposal of mixing maths with something you find genuinely interesting being mentioned. The only thing is, I find everything from astronomy and botany to politics and art interesting. I do not have many hobbies, because I usually lose interest in them after a period. I have brewed, planted, and written graffiti, but they never stick for more than a few projects.
How do I get myself interested in the amazing world of mathematics? I really want to be able to do complex equations one day. Is it really nothing else than forcing myself to do a few problems every day? I have the attention span of a pornstar's pubic hair, so I don't think that will work for me.
Shit Benningbury - Sat, 06 Aug 2016 03:29:45 EST ID:ijd+nKqH No.15180 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Measurement by Lockhart

Here's Looking at Euclid by Bellos

Patterns of the Universe: A Coloring Adventure in Math and Beauty by Bellos
Find it on amazon, interesting math colouring book where you reveal patterns.

Loop, the game
http://www.loop-the-game.com/ Bellos also reinvented pool using an ellipse

Riddle your diddle by Archie Nemmerhock - Tue, 05 Apr 2016 18:49:37 EST ID:cTPi6AuQ No.15083 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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There's two guys:
If guy #1 borrows 2 dollars from guy #2, they have the same amount.
If guy #2 borrows 2 dollars from guy #1. he has twice the amount of guy #1.
How much money do they have from the start?
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Phoebe Brookwater - Sat, 09 Apr 2016 19:05:24 EST ID:cTPi6AuQ No.15086 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yes, I am actually 12 years old and currently attending middle school.
I thought this thread would be super stoked on me and all like "wooow, I can't figure it out. Wooow, dude, what is this? wooow"

Fuck all y'all nb
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Whitey Socklesick - Sun, 10 Apr 2016 15:05:44 EST ID:mUpp8lCW No.15088 Ignore Report Quick Reply

To actually solve by showing work

x = guy 1
y = guy 2

Statement 1
(*) x + 2 = y - 2
(x borrows 2, so he has +2, y lends 2 so he is -2)

Statement 2
2*(x-2) = y + 2
(**)2x - 4 = y + 2
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Phyllis Nivingshit - Mon, 11 Apr 2016 07:47:21 EST ID:A2j/BW/W No.15089 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Wow! Such math! So amaze! Wow!
Phineas Condlenore - Sat, 07 May 2016 17:02:14 EST ID:3U6ZTH6i No.15114 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Lekta thought Phoebe was serious...

Lekta should be a cop.
Priscilla Pinkinstone - Sat, 16 Jul 2016 01:31:09 EST ID:Tg2WbKCI No.15175 Ignore Report Quick Reply
poor guy skipped reading comprehension class, wait that isn't real, you should still feel bad

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