Good at math or not?

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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby Urban Cowboy » Jan 26th, 2018, 8:42 pm

dirtybiker wrote:I Am Canadian, I can use both Metric and Standard in one sentence.

Ì went into that 60k corner doing 50mph


So what you're saying is you are a daredevil going 20kph over the suggested limit. :biggrin:





On another note, what concerns me is how do all these cashiers that can't do math in their heads, know when there's been a mistake made if they rely solely on what they see the till say? I mean they could have punched in the cash they were given incorrectly, so if there were change to be given back it would be wrong.

I now wonder if anyone would be shocked, at how often I've been given too much change back, and explained it to the clerk, when I suppose if I was a jerk, I could have just pocketed it and wandered off home.
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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby Queen K » Jan 26th, 2018, 9:09 pm

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It must be nice to live in an Ivory Tower, where everyone else makes mistakes. I have no idea what an ivory tower looks like.

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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby 36Drew » Jan 26th, 2018, 9:49 pm

alanjh595 wrote: I called it the 4 5 6 rule. Very valuable math as a carpenter.


I guess you're the third type?

It's 3 4 5.
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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby Veovis » Jan 26th, 2018, 11:08 pm

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I think a paternity test should happen because looking at the Pythagorean would think that A squared plus B squared didn't make their little C squared
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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby Queen K » Jan 26th, 2018, 11:27 pm

Veovis wrote:
Queen K wrote:Image


I think a paternity test should happen because looking at the Pythagorean would think that A squared plus B squared didn't make their little C squared


It's possible they have right angles in their genes.
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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby alanjh595 » Jan 27th, 2018, 6:46 am

36Drew wrote:
alanjh595 wrote: I called it the 4 5 6 rule. Very valuable math as a carpenter.


I guess you're the third type?

It's 3 4 5.


:laugh: YES, you are right! My bad. :up: On the other hand, I checked both equations in my head, too bad I didn't check mine before I posted it. :smt045
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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby seewood » Jan 27th, 2018, 8:00 am

dirtybiker wrote:I Am Canadian, I can use both Metric and Standard in one sentence.Ì went into that 60k corner doing 50mph I just put 70L in the tank, getting 34mpg."



This side of the Rockies this is being called " bilingual" :biggrin:
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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby Grandan » Jan 27th, 2018, 8:15 am

TheBoss wrote:Not good at math, I struggled with it in school. The whole number thing i never could wrap my head around. English on the other hand i was very good at. When i was in school (grade 3) It was a split class room grade 3-4. I seen kids reading a book and doing the group book study i asked my teacher if i could do that instead. Her response was well they're in a higher grade than you but i'll let you try. So she put me into this group and she was surprised at how well i did, i was able to understand the story answer questions about it etc etc.

You did not pay attention in English class, you saw kids reading a book.
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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby TreeGuy » Jan 27th, 2018, 8:24 am

TheBoss wrote:Not good at math, I struggled with it in school. The whole number thing i never could wrap my head around. English on the other hand i was very good at. When i was in school (grade 3) It was a split class room grade 3-4. I seen kids reading a book and doing the group book study i asked my teacher if i could do that instead. Her response was well they're in a higher grade than you but i'll let you try. So she put me into this group and she was surprised at how well i did, i was able to understand the story answer questions about it etc etc.

Grandan wrote:You did not pay attention in English class, you saw kids reading a book.


There are a few issues. But forum rules prohibit correcting people’s english.

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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby oldtrucker » Jan 27th, 2018, 10:19 pm

Barely passed until grade 9...then failed completely. Took grade 9 and 10 math the next year...failed completely.
Gave up after that.
Then I discovered that I really liked airplanes .
Was awesome at math after that.
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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby oldtrucker » Jan 28th, 2018, 12:30 am

Good at math? Lets see if someone comes up with the answer for this super important, real world practical math question.---
---At the first lookout area up Knox Mountain...how far can you see line of sight in kilometers looking south assuming no surface obstacles ?
Show your work. Marks will be taken off if you don't.
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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby kgcayenne » Jan 28th, 2018, 9:27 am

I dig math. I use it daily at work for data analysis and full-cycle accounting. Physics is a trip, love that even more.
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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby TreeGuy » Jan 28th, 2018, 9:38 am

oldtrucker wrote:Good at math? Lets see if someone comes up with the answer for this super important, real world practical math question.---
---At the first lookout area up Knox Mountain...how far can you see line of sight in kilometers looking south assuming no surface obstacles ?
Show your work. Marks will be taken off if you don't.


Did we drive or hike to the first lookout?
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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby Ka-El » Jan 28th, 2018, 9:53 am

Not really any kind of math whiz at all, but I did do well in university statistics courses (of course, I had a keen interest in being able to critically evaluate research), and thanks to my brother who was in the same class, I was able to make through calculus. I do have to admit that calculus was real mind-blowing stuff. Like the value of x as it approaches infinity multiplied by any number, no matter how small equals one. This mathematical condition supports the inevitability of intelligent life existing on another planet, as no matter how small the chance, once multiplied by the size of the universe (approaching infinity, or even infinite if possible) the probability becomes 1.0, or 100%. Fascinating stuff IMO.
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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby LANDM » Jan 28th, 2018, 9:57 am

oldtrucker wrote:Good at math? Lets see if someone comes up with the answer for this super important, real world practical math question.---
---At the first lookout area up Knox Mountain...how far can you see line of sight in kilometers looking south assuming no surface obstacles ?
Show your work. Marks will be taken off if you don't.

So, are you actually just asking a question on line of sight from a certain elevation taking into account the curvature of the earth or are you specifically asking for an answer from that position looking due South taking into account all existing natural features but no additional obstacles on the surface?
Two totally different questions and you are unclear.
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