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January 9th, 2018, 10:22 AM   #1
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Handling Numbers

Hi All,

I'm stating out again to learn some mathematics because of mainly my interest in science and my job in finance.

I'm working through a book on Foundation Mathematics and I'm struggling with the exercises attached. Particularly the following items:

Q1b...I make it out to be 1/4sqt81?

Q2..Total guess but I make it out to be 1 meter

Q4...No clue whatsoever apart from knowing 880 in base 10 has 8*10^2, 8*10, 0

Q6a... I make out to be 1/(8/15)

Q6b sqt7/12

Q7...Didn't understand this question

Q8...I make out X can be 3, 4, 5, 6, -3, -4, -5, -6

Q10...I make 4% gain

Q11...I make out 9/25...How would you approach this?

Q13...No clue

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January 9th, 2018, 04:50 PM   #2
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Sigh. What you wrote was 1/4 times the square root of 81 which is 9/4 and not the correct answer to the problem. I suspect that you meant "fourth root of 81" which is correct but would be better written as "3".
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January 9th, 2018, 05:15 PM   #3
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1(b) 2^(-2) = 1/4, and 81^(-1/4) = 1/3.

2 10 minutes is 60 times 10 seconds, so the answer is 6$x$.

4 In our decimal system, the Betzelgar base is 7.

6(a) 1/(8/15) = 15/8 (or 1 7/8)

6(b) (√3)/6 or 1/(2√3)

7 What part(s) didn't you understand?

8 The collection consists of the intervals [-4,-1] and [3,6]. Note that the values needn't be integers.

10 4% is correct.

11 36/99 = 4/11

13 The base is 6.
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January 11th, 2018, 09:43 AM   #4
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Thanks for you contribution guys @ Country Boy and skipjack. For some of the answers provided I have seen the errors or my ways and for others I'll pour over them once more
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