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#1 Old 01-25-2004, 09:13 PM
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Im taking a college math class and i was doing great untill we got to this section on word problems.... If there is anyone out there with math that could help me it would be greatly appreciated.. Here is an example.. Lets see how you vegheadz do...



Playing Golf

FaFaFrappy wishes to join the elton country club to play golf. She has two membership options. A social membershi costs $1775 in annual dues. In addition, she would pay a $50 green fee and a $25 golf cart fee every time she played. A golf membership costs $2425 in annual dues. With this membership, Frappy would only pay a $25 golf cart fee when she played. How many times per year would She need to golf for the two options to cost the same amount of money?



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#2 Old 01-25-2004, 09:37 PM
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I got it right, I got it right...neener, neener, neener...
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#3 Old 01-25-2004, 09:45 PM
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I hate Maths problems like that. I can't concentrate enough to read them.

I'm fine with the straight-forward ones. But I just CANT concentrate in exams or whatever to read them...
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#4 Old 01-25-2004, 09:53 PM
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Pretty easy...then again I'm taking engineering so math is mah biz.
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Are you expecting people to debate you on the right answer? Is that why this is in the Heap?

Q: How many poets does it take to change a light bulb? A: 1001...one to change the bulb, 1000 to say it's already been done.
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I got it right too
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#7 Old 01-25-2004, 10:10 PM
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Are you expecting people to debate you on the right answer? Is that why this is in the Heap?



Well what other section would this go into???



BTW I have a harder one coming tomarrow..
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The Patch is normally the catch-all for off-topic discussions that don't lead to debate, KnifeSkillz. This looks like a fun thread for those who enjoy doing mental math. No debate required.



Of course, I suppose we could debate the placement of the thread...

Q: How many poets does it take to change a light bulb? A: 1001...one to change the bulb, 1000 to say it's already been done.
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Good catch. I missed what forum this was. Redirected to the VP.
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#10 Old 01-25-2004, 11:17 PM
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Of course math word problems belong in a debate thread. That way, when I get them wrong, which I undoubtedly will, I can argue about why I should still get the points! hehehe :P
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I got it right too - and that reminds me, my math teacher in high school used to be driven nuts by me because I'd always get the answers right but would always do it in my head and not on paper.
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>>Playing Golf

FaFaFrappy wishes to join the elton country club to play golf. She has two membership options. A social membershi costs $1775 in annual dues. In addition, she would pay a $50 green fee and a $25 golf cart fee every time she played. A golf membership costs $2425 in annual dues. With this membership, Frappy would only pay a $25 golf cart fee when she played. How many times per year would She need to golf for the two options to cost the same amount of money?

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hmmm...as far as word-problems go, do you instantly try to put things in an equation, perhaps one that looks like something you'd see in text you just read? like...



1775 + (50 + 25)X = 2425 + 25X ?



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#13 Old 01-26-2004, 03:27 AM
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OMG THAT MAKES IT SO MUCH EASIER.

Me = idiot and I wrote it all out!



Haha.. See why don't people just write things the way they aren't meant to be...



Grrr...
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#14 Old 01-26-2004, 04:03 AM
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This wasn't too hard to do.
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#15 Old 01-26-2004, 04:53 PM
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heheh.. i just noticed this thread...



why me?
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heheh.. i just noticed this thread...



why me?





You mean you're not addicted to golf?!
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