DaQ wrote:8-o - I tried plugging numbers in there and yes, it is correct!!

That guy is a true genius!

You seriously plugged numbers in?

I thought it was readily that it works out just by looking at it.

Well, the math teacher bigh0rt said it checks out (don't take it personally - I always try to prove my math teacher wrong when I get my tests back...never works ), so I tried it for myself.

DaQ wrote:8-o - I tried plugging numbers in there and yes, it is correct!!

That guy is a true genius!

You seriously plugged numbers in?

I thought it was readily that it works out just by looking at it.

Well, the math teacher bigh0rt said it checks out (don't take it personally - I always try to prove my math teacher wrong when I get my tests back...never works ), so I tried it for myself.

DaQ wrote:8-o - I tried plugging numbers in there and yes, it is correct!!

That guy is a true genius!

You seriously plugged numbers in?

I thought it was readily that it works out just by looking at it.

Well, the math teacher bigh0rt said it checks out (don't take it personally - I always try to prove my math teacher wrong when I get my tests back...never works ), so I tried it for myself.

But isn't it just obvious that it works? Just follow the steps, they're all done correctly; no plugging in required to determine that.

All numbers serve to do is complicate things, really. If you just simplify each word into a shorter symbol, the way algebra works, you can prove it pretty simply. Once you start putting numbers into the mix, you run the risk of making an error in your algebra, something you avoid by simply using variables.

bigh0rt wrote:All numbers serve to do is complicate things, really. If you just simplify each word into a shorter symbol, the way algebra works, you can prove it pretty simply. Once you start putting numbers into the mix, you run the risk of making an error in your algebra, something you avoid by simply using variables.

What are you talking about?! I've never seen anything weird happen when I substitute zero into any equation.

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bigh0rt wrote:All numbers serve to do is complicate things, really. If you just simplify each word into a shorter symbol, the way algebra works, you can prove it pretty simply. Once you start putting numbers into the mix, you run the risk of making an error in your algebra, something you avoid by simply using variables.

Right.

My point DaQ, was with such simple algebra, this one doesn't need to have anything done other than looking at it to understand it.

beltrans_boy wrote:Boy, we sure know how to suck the life out of a joke here at the Cafe, don't we?

It's all DaQ's fault, sir. He started it.

I know

Yes, I can see that the answer is right there on the page - how did I miss it? Anyway...

...I'm gonna play the blame game too --------> my math teacher gave us this impossibly hard final (I learned I got a B in that class by the skin of my teeth...try 79.50, a B -) and I had to study for countlesss hours preparing for it, so I guess all the algebra got to me .