It began as the GODFATHER OF MATH, evolved into the GOODFATHER OF MATH. Now this. Go figure...


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The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes = G. CARLIN...Stain glass, engraved glass, frosted glass
–give me plain glass = JOHN FOWLES...Music is the mathematics of the gods = PYTHAGORAS... Nothing is more fluid than language = R. L. SWIHART
I cannot live without the oxygen of laughter = DAWN POWELL + + + But please be sure to season that with the hydrogen of gravitas = PAUL OLIVERIO
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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Please Take Advantage Of My Nostalgic Moment

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Unless the sight of serious algebra
causes serious suicidal thoughts
...
...
  
Once upon a time
I called this
a JBL equation
That is,
you can solve this 
Just By Looking


 The equation has two of everything:

15 appears twice
X appears twice

There are two Plus Signs 
and there are two
square root thingies

The question is
SOLVE FOR  X

Three simple steps
is all it takes.

 ❶ Subtract 1 from 15   [=14]

Take half of that result  [=7] 

Multiply it by itself [= 49]
    
Therefore
X = 49

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...


Regardless of what
the number is
(as long as it is an odd #)
do the same three steps:

IF
all things were the same
but the number = 11
[instead of 15]
THEN
11 ⇛ 10 ⇛ 5 ⇛ 25


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Footnote
This is the rarest of pages
where the dark (or red) print
does not indicate a hyperlink.
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