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Problem #3 Answered

3: Find x
Solution: x = 5
a2 + b2 = c2
a=3
b=4
c=x
32 + 42 = x2
9+16 = x2
25 = x2
sqrt(25) = x
5 = x
x = 5

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randName (author)2006-12-24

Well, the question did not state "give the value of x".

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LasVegas (author)randName2006-12-24

Yes. I liked Prony's answer. It showed creativity and an certain amount of Smart Ass. "Find x", "It's Here! -->" lol

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randName (author)LasVegas2006-12-25

Well, it is not my answer. There is a whole exam paper full of those type of ansvers. I'll see if I can put the link up.

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randName (author)zachninme2007-01-15

There are some more at :

http://www.murderousmaths.co.uk/alg.htm

And the file I got the picture from

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iman (author)2006-12-31

Holy crap you guys make my head hurt :P LOL

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trebuchet03 (author)2006-12-23

a2 + b2 = c2
a=3
b=4
c=x
By Pythagorean theorem -- 3-4-5 triple
x=5

using less lines! :P -- Curious, why did you post this?

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zachninme (author)trebuchet032006-12-23

I was bored, and the picture for the Math Group was this problem, so I solved it. Boredom is the spice of life :-P

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Tool Using Animal (author)2006-12-23

You forgot your units -5 points, ;=)

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