eracode:
F*** you, Mitsubishi. I don't like your cars anyway.
That was pretty much my answer also...

eracode:
F*** you, Mitsubishi. I don't like your cars anyway.
Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.
MadEngineer: I had this question from when I studied NZCE
surfisup1000:Jaxson: This took me about 10 seconds. How is this difficult?
That may sound knoby but I found that china (?) car parking sequence one WAY more difficult, and that was for 7 year olds...
87, not really a math question though. More a psychological trick.
6FIEND:MadEngineer: I had this question from when I studied NZCE
That's a much more appropriate question to "test" students with IMHO :)
(BTW, I have determined the answer, but I haven't found an "elegant" way to solve it)
shk292:Not everyone can form that equation geometrically, some may struggle with algebraic expressions like the 12d/2.6FIEND:MadEngineer: I had this question from when I studied NZCE
That's a much more appropriate question to "test" students with IMHO :)
(BTW, I have determined the answer, but I haven't found an "elegant" way to solve it)
Surely that just goes to a quadratic equation which can be solved by the standard formula (answer =12)?
shk292:6FIEND:MadEngineer: I had this question from when I studied NZCE
That's a much more appropriate question to "test" students with IMHO :)
(BTW, I have determined the answer, but I haven't found an "elegant" way to solve it)
Surely that just goes to a quadratic equation which can be solved by the standard formula (answer =12)?
So multiply that lot out, make d the subject and therefore solve for d?
Jaxson:shk292:6FIEND:MadEngineer: I had this question from when I studied NZCE
That's a much more appropriate question to "test" students with IMHO :)
(BTW, I have determined the answer, but I haven't found an "elegant" way to solve it)
Surely that just goes to a quadratic equation which can be solved by the standard formula (answer =12)?
I'd approach it as Total area 108 m^2 is created by the area of the square plus the area of the Triangle.
So:
Area of the Square is d times (12d/2)
plus
Area of the triangle is (d times (12m  (12d/2))) / 2
=
108 So multiply that lot out, make d the subject and therefore solve for d?
shk292:Jaxson:shk292:6FIEND:MadEngineer: I had this question from when I studied NZCE
That's a much more appropriate question to "test" students with IMHO :)
(BTW, I have determined the answer, but I haven't found an "elegant" way to solve it)
Surely that just goes to a quadratic equation which can be solved by the standard formula (answer =12)?
I'd approach it as Total area 108 m^2 is created by the area of the square plus the area of the Triangle.
So:
Area of the Square is d times (12d/2)
plus
Area of the triangle is (d times (12m  (12d/2))) / 2
=
108 So multiply that lot out, make d the subject and therefore solve for d?
Yep, it comes out as d^2 48d +432 = 0, and you can apply the standard quadratic formula from there
Sometimes I just sit and think. Other times I just sit.
MadEngineer: It's not a square.
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Sometimes I just sit and think. Other times I just sit.
