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78 Water

11-29-2006, 02:59 PM

I have been having trouble with this and I think I may have not done so well on the quiz I had today.

Let's say the equationg was 5/6x=12

Could that be written the same as 5 divided by 6x = 12?

Bazza

11-29-2006, 03:04 PM

yeah

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offspring dude

11-29-2006, 03:07 PM

please tell me you are in year 8 or less....

Jebus

11-29-2006, 03:10 PM

you're trying to say "5 http://www.commonsoftinc.com/Babylon_Cpp/Documentation/Res/Images/Symbol/divide.gif 6x = 12", right? If so, yes.

Jesse, I saw that ninja delete.

unless it's written as (5/6)x, but that'd make your question even more retarded. I hope you know 5/6x=12 can be written as 5/12=6x?

T-6005

11-29-2006, 04:11 PM

unless it's written as (5/6)x, but that'd make your question even more retarded. I hope you know 5/6x=12 can be written as 5/12=6x?

More obviously, in case you're really not getting it,

(5/6)x = 12

is

5x divided by 6 = 12.

...I'm aware, yes.

I feel like I was just treated like the ultimate blonde. I probably had that one coming.

Endymion

11-29-2006, 05:24 PM

I have been having trouble with this and I think I may have not done so well on the quiz I had today.

Let's say the equationg was 5/6x=12

Could that be written the same as 5 divided by 6x = 12?

technically i'm going to be a dick and say that it's an ambiguous equation.

5 <div> 6 <mul> x is ambiguous. some sort of grouping needs to be placed.

x is either 72/5 or 5/72.

T-6005

11-29-2006, 05:42 PM

...I'm aware, yes.

I feel like I was just treated like the ultimate blonde. I probably had that one coming.

No, I got that you were aware. Some people just don't understand the way stuff like that works AT ALL, so I thought I'd clarify it beyond any shred of doubt.

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