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78 Water
11-29-2006, 03:59 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, 04:04 PM
yeah

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offspring dude
11-29-2006, 04:07 PM
please tell me you are in year 8 or less....

Jebus
11-29-2006, 04:10 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.

JoY
11-29-2006, 04:18 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?

T-6005
11-29-2006, 05:11 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.

JoY
11-29-2006, 05:15 PM
...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, 06:24 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, 06:42 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.