March 27th, 2014, 04:47 PM  #1 
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Hello all, my name is David. I'm 25; I'm from the U.S. I guess I'm pretty good at math; you could say I have a gift of some sort (sometimes it's a curse.) I've tutored some of my coworkers on highschool and college algebra, as well as other types of mathematics. Anyway, I'm looking to obtain my mathematics degree; haven't decided on the college yet. Looking forward to getting to know some of you. 
March 27th, 2014, 06:54 PM  #2 
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Welcome, and good luck with that!

March 27th, 2014, 11:01 PM  #3 
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Your 1st test David: 10 10 10 = 19:50 Move one of the four 1's and end up with both sides equal... 
March 28th, 2014, 11:11 AM  #4 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,209 Thanks: 517 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs 
Hello and welcome, David. I wish you well in your pursuit of your degree. 
March 28th, 2014, 05:44 PM  #5  
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First of all, I thank you all for the warm welcomes. I'm thinking about Liberty University but there are so many colleges around where I'm from that it's extremely difficult to choose. Price isn't an issue since I just got out of the military and I have $100,000 worth of GI Bill. I just don't want to do an online college; I learn better with an instructor there in the room. Quote:
As for your test, it took me a while to figure it out but I'm pretty sure I got it. Correct me if I'm wrong: You have to do a little bit of algebraic work first before moving one of the 1's. The spaces between the 10's on the left side of the equation are for mathematical signs and it ends up being like this: 10 x 10  10 = 19:50 First, multiply the first two 10's to get: 100  10 = 19:50 Secondly, the 19:50 refers to time [minutes and seconds (or hours and minutes] let's just use minutes and seconds. You convert the minutes and seconds to just seconds to get: 100  10 = 1190 Notice we still have four 1's. The bolded "1" is the one I'm moving, but not yet. First, I will simplify the left side to get: 90 = 1190 Finally I will move the bolded "1" to the left side of the equation and place it in front of the 90 to get the final answer: 190 = 190  
March 29th, 2014, 05:23 AM  #6 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 13,796 Thanks: 970 
Not what I had in mind; move the 1 on right to the top of the middle 1 on left; from: 10 10 10 = 19:50 to: 10 T0 10 = 9:50 (am or pm!) 
March 29th, 2014, 07:58 AM  #7 
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March 31st, 2014, 10:11 AM  #8 
Site Admin Joined: Mar 2014 From: Washington Posts: 118 Thanks: 92 Math Focus: Statistics 
Hello David, welcome! Very cool you have the GI bill to take care of college. And thank you for serving! 
March 31st, 2014, 05:45 PM  #9 
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^Many thanks! It is a relief that college is taken care of, no matter where I go. I really want to go for mathematics but everybody tries telling me it isn't worth it and that I wouldn't get a job anywhere but I know that's a load of crap.


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