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Jando Choco' Chip
Number of posts : 3892 Registration date : 20080824
 Subject: Re: Fast way to 50? ): Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:34 am  
 If a = 3, b = 7 and c = 9 then what does ab + c equal? Don't forget to use BODMAS Hey look noob Algebra! ANSWER for the noobs  Spoiler:

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GraffleFraff Sugar Cookie
Number of posts : 1887 Age : 26 Location : Virginia Registration date : 20090718
 Subject: Re: Fast way to 50? ): Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:42 am  
 Lol you have a little acronym for order of operations. I've never seen that before. For trig, to learn sin, cos, and tan my teacher taught us SOHCAHTOA, and the story behind it is that there's a native american princess who stubs her toe on a triangle and the chief says "sohcahtoa! sohcahtoa!" (soak a toe). Now I'll never forget sin opposite hypotenuse, cos adjacent hypotenuse, and tan opposite adjacent. 

 
Kevintasta Sugar Cookie
Number of posts : 1154 Age : 22 Location : Georgia Registration date : 20080912
 Subject: Re: Fast way to 50? ): Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:13 am  
 What the hell is BODMAS... PEMDAS CONQUERS ALL. 

 
Shen Cookie Monster
Number of posts : 2976 Age : 22 Location : Georgia Registration date : 20080822
 Subject: Re: Fast way to 50? ): Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:53 am  
 SOHCAHTOA is the only acronym i use for math.. and this one:
I Value Xylophones Like Cows Dig Milk (roman numerals)
1 5 10 50 100 500 1000 

 
iAlexxx! Sugar Cookie
Number of posts : 2294 Age : 22 Location : A far away place xD Registration date : 20090706
 Subject: Re: Fast way to 50? ): Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:11 pm  
 I never used anything like that.....srsly 

 
GraffleFraff Sugar Cookie
Number of posts : 1887 Age : 26 Location : Virginia Registration date : 20090718
 Subject: Re: Fast way to 50? ): Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:14 pm  
 I don't know how you get by without acronyms Alek. It takes me half the time to memorize something with an acronym, than to memorize it strait. 

 
Zielo Cookie Monster
Number of posts : 6603 Age : 22 Location : Louisiana Registration date : 20080915
 Subject: Re: Fast way to 50? ): Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:07 pm  
  Jando wrote:
 If a = 3, b = 7 and c = 9 then what does ab + c equal? Don't forget to use BODMAS
Hey look noob Algebra!
ANSWER for the noobs
 Spoiler:

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Jando... stop being such a smart ass. Its more complicated than that. Dont make fun of me for failing algebra, and may I add in only by 4 points. It just makes you look like a jerk. The stuff I was failing on were things like this:
You have $1,800. A portion is invested at 8% and a portion is invested at 12%. Your total return is $196. How much is invested at each rate?
7(3x  2)  (x  6) = 4(5x + 5) + 12
6(8x  3)  (5x  5) = 8(2x + 4) + 9
Solve the compound inequality and then graph the solution. Check graphically whether x = 2 is a solution. –5 < 3x – 2 < 10
A bus system charges $2.00 per ticket. Children 6 and under ride free, children over 6 but under 12 pay half fare, and seniors (those over 65) get a 25% discount. Write an inequality to describe y, the ages in years of all those eligible for some reduced fare.
Those are just some random problems I googled that I remember having trouble with 

 
iAlexxx! Sugar Cookie
Number of posts : 2294 Age : 22 Location : A far away place xD Registration date : 20090706
 Subject: Re: Fast way to 50? ): Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:13 pm  
  GraffleFraff wrote:
 I don't know how you get by without acronyms Alek. It takes me half the time to memorize something with an acronym, than to memorize it strait.
Bcuz its easy for me and.....uhhh....seeing and studying Angies Math Problems..... Ours are a WHOOLE FKING EFFING HELL SHT EASIER then that oo'' 

 
GraffleFraff Sugar Cookie
Number of posts : 1887 Age : 26 Location : Virginia Registration date : 20090718
 Subject: Re: Fast way to 50? ): Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:57 pm  
 Angie, if you ever need help in algebra I can tutor you. I've tutored four kids in math, and one of them is over msn. I always struggled with algebra too... I didn't fail, but I had to stay after at least once a week. So let me know next term if you need anything. 

 
Jando Choco' Chip
Number of posts : 3892 Registration date : 20080824
 Subject: Re: Fast way to 50? ): Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:23 pm  
  Zielo wrote:
 Jando wrote:
 If a = 3, b = 7 and c = 9 then what does ab + c equal? Don't forget to use BODMAS
Hey look noob Algebra!
ANSWER for the noobs
 Spoiler:

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Jando... stop being such a smart ass. Its more complicated than that. Dont make fun of me for failing algebra, and may I add in only by 4 points. It just makes you look like a jerk. The stuff I was failing on were things like this:
You have $1,800. A portion is invested at 8% and a portion is invested at 12%. Your total return is $196. How much is invested at each rate?
7(3x  2)  (x  6) = 4(5x + 5) + 12
6(8x  3)  (5x  5) = 8(2x + 4) + 9
Solve the compound inequality and then graph the solution. Check graphically whether x = 2 is a solution. –5 < 3x – 2 < 10
A bus system charges $2.00 per ticket. Children 6 and under ride free, children over 6 but under 12 pay half fare, and seniors (those over 65) get a 25% discount. Write an inequality to describe y, the ages in years of all those eligible for some reduced fare.
Those are just some random problems I googled that I remember having trouble with
Oe I see. Well I have trouble with those only because I have no fucking clue what the forumula for them is. I'm doing something similar to what you're doing but its never that hard, either you got hard questions or in advance math. It also might the fact that I use a graphic calculator which is one of those $200 ones that does everything. 

 
iAlexxx! Sugar Cookie
Number of posts : 2294 Age : 22 Location : A far away place xD Registration date : 20090706
 Subject: Re: Fast way to 50? ): Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:54 pm  
 . . . 200 bucks... TWO FREAGGING HUNDRED BUCKS?!?!?!? dies 

 
GraffleFraff Sugar Cookie
Number of posts : 1887 Age : 26 Location : Virginia Registration date : 20090718
 Subject: Re: Fast way to 50? ): Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:07 pm  
  iAlexxx! wrote:
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200 bucks... TWO FREAGGING HUNDRED BUCKS?!?!?!? dies
Yeah. They're required in higher leveled math courses. My high school one was $75, but my statistics class next semester needs me to have a better one that's in the $150$200 range. I think I can score a cheaper used one on amazon though.. 

 
Jando Choco' Chip
Number of posts : 3892 Registration date : 20080824
 Subject: Re: Fast way to 50? ): Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:45 pm  
 It's awesome though, you can put word docs onto it and basically put everything about a subject onto it. Which works wonders for Physics, Maths and Systems engineering. I can have it all on my calculator for the exams.
I can also help you Angie if you need help with Maths. 

 
iAlexxx! Sugar Cookie
Number of posts : 2294 Age : 22 Location : A far away place xD Registration date : 20090706
 Subject: Re: Fast way to 50? ): Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:19 pm  
  GraffleFraff wrote:
 iAlexxx! wrote:
 . . .
200 bucks... TWO FREAGGING HUNDRED BUCKS?!?!?!? dies
Yeah. They're required in higher leveled math courses. My high school one was $75, but my statistics class next semester needs me to have a better one that's in the $150$200 range. I think I can score a cheaper used one on amazon though.. .. Technology its too expensive these days...... 

 
Shen Cookie Monster
Number of posts : 2976 Age : 22 Location : Georgia Registration date : 20080822
 Subject: Re: Fast way to 50? ): Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:51 pm  
 What the hell is a graphic calculator... if you mean graphing, there is no way they are 200 dollars... i got mine for like 50 and it will last me all of highschool
Some people are good at math, some people arent. Just like some people are artistic and some people arent. Doesn't make them and stupider than anyone else.. 

 
GraffleFraff Sugar Cookie
Number of posts : 1887 Age : 26 Location : Virginia Registration date : 20090718
 Subject: Re: Fast way to 50? ): Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:00 am  
  Shen wrote:
 What the hell is a graphic calculator... if you mean graphing, there is no way they are 200 dollars... i got mine for like 50 and it will last me all of highschool
Some people are good at math, some people arent. Just like some people are artistic and some people arent. Doesn't make them and stupider than anyone else..
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001EMM0Q/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?ie=UTF8&cloe_id=66f6513de08043088896ba892b06b962&attrMsgId=LPWidgetA1&pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpotopstripe1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B0001EMM0G&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0JSJ6JRQ1FT65SAQYPYF
That one is marked down, but it says the list price is $261.20. That's the one Bryan has, he got it for about $150 on campus. 

 
iAlexxx! Sugar Cookie
Number of posts : 2294 Age : 22 Location : A far away place xD Registration date : 20090706
 Subject: Re: Fast way to 50? ): Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:52 am  
 but now its 129 Bucks oo'' EDIT: WIN.... Best Math Boundle Ever 

 
Zielo Cookie Monster
Number of posts : 6603 Age : 22 Location : Louisiana Registration date : 20080915
 Subject: Re: Fast way to 50? ): Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:02 am  
 Im definitely not in advanced math nor ever will be lol. This is normal freshman math. And we cant even use calculators at all, they dont let us. They force us to remember the formulas for everything. And I guess judging by you guys, Mex and Aussie math classes sound a lot easier than American math. And thanks Helen, if I have trouble next year Ill try asking you for help o: But do you guys see now how I failed? (cough directed mostly at Alek/Jando)  

 
Jando Choco' Chip
Number of posts : 3892 Registration date : 20080824
 Subject: Re: Fast way to 50? ): Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:06 am  
  Zielo wrote:
 Im definitely not in advanced math nor ever will be lol. This is normal freshman math. And we cant even use calculators at all, they dont let us. They force us to remember the formulas for everything. And I guess judging by you guys, Mex and Aussie math classes sound a lot easier than American math.
And thanks Helen, if I have trouble next year Ill try asking you for help o: But do you guys see now how I failed? (cough directed mostly at Alek/Jando)
"The Student is as only as good as the Teacher"
And I do see how you failed, math is hard without a calculator. Simple equations can be done in seconds rather then minutes with one. I feel sorry for you Angie. 

 
Shen Cookie Monster
Number of posts : 2976 Age : 22 Location : Georgia Registration date : 20080822
 Subject: Re: Fast way to 50? ): Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:03 pm  
 Well actually, in eighth grade (when i took the math class you are taking) We didn't use calculators either, we started using them in the 10th grade portion of the class. But we didn't have to memorize formulas because they realize in a real life application you will have access to the forumulas and memorizing them would be pointless. So with the EOCTs and stuff they gave us a formula sheet. It wasn't very useful, but they still gave us one. Louisiana is lame. 

 
Zielo Cookie Monster
Number of posts : 6603 Age : 22 Location : Louisiana Registration date : 20080915
 Subject: Re: Fast way to 50? ): Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:29 pm  
 Yeah, everyone here definitely agrees. The lafayette parish school board is pure retarded. They think their smart by throwing all the hard stuff at us, but they can never seem to answer the question "When will we ever need to memorize this in real life?"  

 
iAlexxx! Sugar Cookie
Number of posts : 2294 Age : 22 Location : A far away place xD Registration date : 20090706
 Subject: Re: Fast way to 50? ): Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:55 pm  
  Zielo wrote:
 Mex math classes sound a lot easier than American math.
lalws just at my current school..... Oh w8 whats that.... MIGHT CHANGE SCHOOL?!?!? oo'' w8 whats that other thing.... DARN MATH SEEMS 9001 TIEMS HARDER THEN MY ACTUAL ONE! O_O
 Zielo wrote:
 But do you guys see now how I failed? (cough directed mostly at Alek/Jando)
I didn't say anything about u Failing Math D: I was givin only my point of view xx cuz Math at my school is TONS easier 

 
GraffleFraff Sugar Cookie
Number of posts : 1887 Age : 26 Location : Virginia Registration date : 20090718
 Subject: Re: Fast way to 50? ): Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:39 pm  
 My junior year trig/precalc teacher wouldn't allow us to have calculators either, almost everything had to be done by hand. Not only that, but we were tested on formula derivations.. meaning, for example, you have to just memorize the quadratic formula, but for my class I had to memorize how mathematicians came up with the quadratic formula, which looks like this:  Spoiler:

Start with the quadratic equation. 1. ax^2+bx+c=0 2. x^2+(b/a)x+(c/a)=0 3. x^2+(b/a)x= (c/a) 4. x^2 +(b/a)x+(b/2a)^2=(c/a)+(b/2a)^2 5. (x+(b/2a))^2 = (c/a) +(b/2a)^2 6. (x+(b/2a)^2 = (c/a) + (b/2a)^2 7. x + (b/2a) = +SQRT((c/a)+(b/2a)^2) 8. x = b/2a + SQRT ((c/a)+(b/2a)^2) 9. x = (b + SQRT((c/a)+(b/2a)^2)*2a^2)/2a) 10. x= (b + SQRT(4ac+b^2)/2a) 11. x= (b + SQRT(b^24ac)/2a)
I'm probably missing a few paranthesis, but you get the point. Too lazy to check it.
And we had to know one of those for nearly every formula we learned. It's not that hard to learn if you understand algebra well enough, but it made studying for the tests (especially the final) a huge hassle. That was the most intense math class I've ever taken, but I suppose it's my fault for taking honors. But yeah, talk about useless crap you'll never need to know... 

 
iAlexxx! Sugar Cookie
Number of posts : 2294 Age : 22 Location : A far away place xD Registration date : 20090706
 Subject: Re: Fast way to 50? ): Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:20 pm  
 

 
Ragafa Choco' Chip
Number of posts : 3967 Age : 24 Location : Australia Registration date : 20080823
 Subject: Re: Fast way to 50? ): Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:03 pm  
 I lost my calculator for the majority of year 9 and 10, but I still managed to ace it. :X Just sayin' And I'm going to say it now... Algebra was the easiest :\ Statistics off the top of my head took AGES, so I was lucky that I found my calculator a few hours before my math exam 

 
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