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as per previous post that's the same as 2.5x- 1x the same as 1.5x or 3x/2
There may be a desired methodology though- say putting the whole thing over 2; so you have 5x/2 -2x/2 = (5x-2x)/2 = 3x/2.
LeadBelly wrote:Algebra is really useful when hanging pictures across a wall & you want equal spacing; plenty of other DIY applications too.
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Edit to add: my reasoning is that after you've halved something, anything you subtract is equal to 2 times whatever you're subtracting before you halved it. So i think that's the simplification.
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I used this as a groundsman to make ninety degree corners, such as you'd get on a football pitch, but for setting out most sports including running tracks. We called it '3, 4, 5'. Any triangle with the ratios 3, 4, 5 (say 30 metres x 40 m x 50m) had a right angled triangle opposite the 5 side. We would put a length of string along one side and then place a pin (I used screw drivers) where the corner would be, then measure 40m from the corner pin along the string and put a second pin in there. Then I attached two tape measures, one to the corner pin, the other to the other pin. From the corner pin I'd run out 30m, and from the other pin 50m. Where they met I would put in a third pin. Then run a string from the corner pin through the third pin and you have a right angle. All because of Pythagoras's Theorem.
(For a right angled triangle, the square on the hypotenuse (which means the longest side) is equal to the sum (sum means 'add up') of the squares on the other two sides. 3x3=9, 4x4=16; 9+16=25; 5x5=25)
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Longsidebovril wrote:Thanks for the help. It’s slowly coming back to me
Can probably model your rate of recall by:
R =(t + 2)^n
Where R is your memory recall, t is time, 2 a factor based on number of times you pose an algebra question on clarets forum and n is exponent governed by how quickly you learn.
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