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Snuffbox
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WoW Math Poll

Poll
What is the correct answer?
said by XXXXX :

(2^4)^.5 * 7


56

28

None of the above

(edited out)


Votes:29




56, or 28


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over 9000. I win.


Snuffbox
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I had an empty comma at the end of the poll and now it shows it as an option "edited out" silly.


Jobbie
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I went with edited out.


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said by Jobbie:

I went with edited out.

I hate you.


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Really you had trouble with that?


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said by Jobbie:

I went with edited out.

Same, I thought blank would best resemble the look on my face while trying to figure wth this is doing here.
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said by Jobbie:

I went with edited out.

I hate you.

No you don't.
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said by DarkLogix:

Really you had trouble with that?

Nope.

I just believe some people may be handling the ^.5 improperly.

Seeing as both ways yield reasonable answers especially considering your picture.


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Its the easiest way to type sqrt (four characters vs 3)


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Spoiling my poll - Are you saying you're 28 now meaning in the picture you were 22 ?

Or are you saying you were 28 in the picture and 34 now?


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Snuffbox
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No?


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Just do arctan of the number you think then compare the number


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said by Snuffbox:

Spoiling my poll - Are you saying you're 28 now meaning in the picture you were 22?

Or are you saying you were 28 in the picture and 34 now?

Intriguing...

Dark, I'm glad we left out numbers. It spawned a new topic lol
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In the picture I was

(4(11^2))^.5 or younger (as said the pic might have been earlier than 2006)


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There's just no way you're that young in the picture....

Maybe if this guy is you.




DarkLogix
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Nope I was the one driving

As I said I look a bit older than I am

Just checking did you solve the equ right?


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We're all friends here, you don't need to hide your age.

Admit it, you're 42.

Edit: I'm also jealous of your mustache. I'm 27 and cannot grow one that I can show in public.


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said by DarkLogix:

Just checking did you solve the equ right?

22


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Ok correct. now put the plain number in a spoiler tag.


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I haven't been to school for over twenty years. They have come up with waaaaaaaaay different ways to write equations. I don't have the slightest idea what the ^ or the * is even supposed to represent.


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said by Ptomaine:

I haven't been to school for over twenty years. They have come up with waaaaaaaaay different ways to write equations. I don't have the slightest idea what the ^ or the * is even supposed to represent.

The ^ means that you agree with the above poster. The * either represents a letter missing to fulfill profanity like a***ole or S*it or it could be a mount for a kiss emote like :*.


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said by Ptomaine:

I haven't been to school for over twenty years. They have come up with waaaaaaaaay different ways to write equations. I don't have the slightest idea what the ^ or the * is even supposed to represent.

^ is the raised to a power notation if your typing (if writing just to superscript) (IE exponent)

* means multiply look at your number pad.
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We're all friends here, you don't need to hide your age.

Admit it, you're 42.

Edit: I'm also jealous of your mustache. I'm 27 and cannot grow one that I can show in public.

just looked at the last modified date on the file

so slight correction I was
I'll post a correct equ of my age when the pic was taken later (the year was 2005 not 2006)
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The equation is not written very clearly IMHO.

It is not clear if the end "x7" is meant to be multiplying the "0.5" (in which case the answer is 16,384) or if it is meant to be multiplying the entire "(2^4)^0.5" (in which case the answer would be 28). So IMHO, it would have been better to write the equation either:

((2^4)^0.5)*7
Or
(2^4)^(0.5*7)

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said by DarkLogix:

said by Ptomaine:

I haven't been to school for over twenty years. They have come up with waaaaaaaaay different ways to write equations. I don't have the slightest idea what the ^ or the * is even supposed to represent.

^ is the raised to a power notation if your typing (if writing just to superscript) (IE exponent)

* means multiply look at your number pad.

So that is why there is a little asshole above the 9 on my number pad. By looking at the way the equation was laid out I figured the caret was an exponent. When I first learned algebra, there was a lot of chalk dust involved.

I'm still trying to figure out when they changed the answer to -5²
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said by saillaw:

The equation is not written very clearly IMHO.

It is not clear if the end "x7" is meant to be multiplying the "0.5" (in which case the answer is 16,384) or if it is meant to be multiplying the entire "(2^4)^0.5" (in which case the answer would be 28). So IMHO, it would have been better to write the equation either:

((2^4)^0.5)*7
Or
(2^4)^(0.5*7)

I think I am the grandpa of the forum, my age is 101010.

order of operations man

exponents and parentheses
Multiply and devide
add and subtract
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saillaw
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But doesn't that mean the 7 would be multiplying the 0.5?

Excel has been bad for me.


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Doing it by hand the trouble would be not converting .5 to 1/2.