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Old 11-19-2008, 11:56 AM   #1
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Any math lovers out there??

This old hillbilly needs the answer to a division question that's MUCH too long for my calculator............


700,000,000,000 divided by 330,000,000..........................


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Old 11-19-2008, 12:13 PM   #2
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2,121.21212121...

For large numbers like these, you can lop off the same number of zeros from each number and get the right answer. For example, knock six zeros off each number and divide 700,000 by 330 and get the right answer.

You can also go to google and type the problem into the box and get the answer.
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Old 11-20-2008, 05:57 AM   #3
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thanks, Andy M.
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:37 AM   #4
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Oh, here's a math question for the mathematicians here:
This is from a hand written study book from 1821. There is no
answer in the book, and I have NO idea if it can even be solved,
because I STINK at these things:

"A gentleman courting a young lady, demanded
her age. She replied..
My age is that if multiplied by three,
Two sevenths of that product trebled be
The square root of four ninths of which is four,
so tell me my age or court me no more"
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:55 AM   #5
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700,000,000,000 divided by 330,000,000..........................
Balancing the checkbook, LT??
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:59 AM   #6
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Oh, here's a math question for the mathematicians here:
This is from a hand written study book from 1821. There is no
answer in the book, and I have NO idea if it can even be solved,
because I STINK at these things:

"A gentleman courting a young lady, demanded
her age. She replied..
My age is that if multiplied by three,
Two sevenths of that product trebled be
The square root of four ninths of which is four,
so tell me my age or court me no more"

I believe it's solvable but not by me. I was not 'working up to my potential' in algebra class. If 'x' is her age, then 3x is her age multiplied by three. then take 6/7 (that's 2/7 trebled) etc..
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:06 AM   #7
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Yep, Andy, that's how it's solved. Good old algebra.
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Yep, Andy, that's how it's solved. Good old algebra.
So you don't know how to do it either, Katie?
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I can set up the equation, but it'll take me some while to solve it. Haven't used algebra in a long time, in spite of the fact that I used to privately tutor it. Sad, isn't it, when we become slaves to pocket calculators and such?
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:11 AM   #10
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Its unsolvable. When I set up the equation I end up with x=10/7 which simply does not compute.

However, I have been wrong before.

Katie, can you post the equation? I'll work it if you can post it. I think that is my issue.
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