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February 28th, 2017, 05:56 AM   #11
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Pretty sure it's a 2, Skip; larger version here:
Percent of all people just don't understand math

I think it's a bit like a rebus puzzle...
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February 28th, 2017, 06:36 AM   #12
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How did you get 78% I have been given this question in math to know what it means and have to explain it.
I made it up.
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Pretty sure it's a 2, Skip; larger version here:
Percent of all people just don't understand math

I think it's a bit like a rebus puzzle...
A 2? Come now Denis, it's clearly a 3!
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Your teacher wants YOUR explanation, not ours...
Well no kidding? Isn't that what this website is for, so others can get help?
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Well no kidding? Isn't that what this website is for, so others can get help?
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I think the expression inside the cube root is as shown below:
$$\dfrac{-\left(\displaystyle \sum_{n = 1}^{15}e^{\large\ln n}\right)\Bigg({\Large5!}\Bigg) {\Bigg(}{\Large7}^{{\Large\ln}_{ \large7}\large120}{\Bigg)}}{\displaystyle \left(\lim_{x \to 0}\frac{\sin x}{x}\right){\bigg(}i^{\large4}{\bigg)} \left(\cos \frac{3\pi}{4}\right) \left(\frac{2}{\sqrt2}\right)}$$

which would make the original expression evaluate to 120%. (The expression uses $\log_7$, but that means the same as the $\ln_7$ given above.)

However, the $\sqrt2$ is hard to read and might be $\sqrt3$.
It's a 2, and thank you! So you just did them all separate and came up with that percent? I don't understand why that would be the answer to the joke?
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It's a 2, and thank you! So you just did them all separate and came up with that percent? I don't understand why that would be the answer to the joke?
The joke is just supposed to be "(some percentage) of people don't understand math". And the "(some percentage)" part is intended to be some expression that those who aren't familiar with math, find hard to understand. As to what that percentage actually is, I think is beside the point...

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Isn't that what this website is for, so others can get help?
YES....help with maths.
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As -(120)(120)(120)/((1)(1)(-1/√2)(2/√2)) = 120³, the original expression evaluates to 120%.
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