j4rio Posted July 28, 2012 A set of prayer beads and breviary costs 110 coins. Breviary costs 100 coins more than prayer beads. How many coins cost prayer beads? 0 Share this post Link to post

geekmarine Posted July 28, 2012 That's easy, prayer beads cost 5 coins and breviary costs 105 coins. 0 Share this post Link to post

exp(x) Posted July 28, 2012 With work shown: x+y=110 y=x+100 ... x=5,y=105 Algebra, bitches. 0 Share this post Link to post

Bucket Posted July 28, 2012 Trick question. "Coins" are not specific currency. 0 Share this post Link to post

j4rio Posted July 28, 2012 exp(x) said:With work shown: x+y=110 y=x+100 ... x=5,y=105 Algebra, bitches. Neat, I can sleep peacefully now. Bucket said:Trick question. "Coins" are not specific currency. Our previous currency could be translated to english as "coins". Sort of. Pesky euros took over. Maes said:Homework or interview question? A complex way of discovering your orientation. 0 Share this post Link to post

Blastfrog Posted July 28, 2012 Where the hell are people getting 105 and 5 from? X are the prayer beads Y is the breviary The established facts are that: X + Y = 110 We will call this result variable A Y = X + 100 We will call this result variable B Therefore: A - B = 10 X is 10, not 5. Besides, it was already established from the start that Y is 100, so how on earth did people turn it into 105? 0 Share this post Link to post

Kirby Posted July 28, 2012 Sodaholic said:Besides, it was already established from the start that Y is 100 j4rio said: Breviary costs 100 coins more than prayer beads. Not 100, unless X was somehow 0, which it is not For clarification, here are the missing pieces that exp(x) left outexp(x) said:With work shown: x+y=110 y=x+100 x+(x+100)=110 x+x+100=110 2x=10 x=5 x=5,y=105 Algebra, bitches. EDIT:j4rio said:How many coins cost prayer beads? I can only imagine a place that sells coins for the price of prayer beads :P 0 Share this post Link to post

fraggle Posted July 28, 2012 Sodaholic said:X is 10, not 5. Besides, it was already established from the start that Y is 100, so how on earth did people turn it into 105? I don't think you've thought this through properly. 0 Share this post Link to post

printz Posted July 28, 2012 exp(x) said:With work shown: x+y=110 y=x+100 ... x=5,y=105 Algebra, bitches. I can already see that you like maths (but you stopped using the exp fish :P), there was no need to elaborate on that trivial third-grade problem. 0 Share this post Link to post

betabox Posted July 28, 2012 Prayer beads=x Breviery=x+100 2x+100=110 x=5 so x+100=105 0 Share this post Link to post

Blastfrog Posted July 28, 2012 Ohhhhh, I see where I made the error, simple grammatical misinterpretation. Jeez I suck at this. 0 Share this post Link to post

Katamori Posted July 28, 2012 Math seems way harder in English than in my native language ._. 0 Share this post Link to post

GreyGhost Posted July 29, 2012 Mental arithmetic FTW! I had the answer before exp(x) started muddying the waters with algebra. 0 Share this post Link to post

Csonicgo Posted July 29, 2012 Katamori said:Math seems way harder in English than in my native language ._. Word problems, where you can buy 200 candy bars and no one says a damn word. 0 Share this post Link to post

Craigs Posted July 29, 2012 BloodyAcid said: Fuck the kids, that Volkswagen is worth more than their lives 0 Share this post Link to post

Quast Posted July 29, 2012 I couldn't imagine a car moving at 1 mph doing anything but gently pushing even a child out of the way anyhow. 0 Share this post Link to post

Marnetmar Posted July 29, 2012 I've never been good with algebra. How come the prayer beads don't cost 10 coins? 0 Share this post Link to post

Aliotroph? Posted July 29, 2012 Because then the breviary would cost 110 to be 100 more and the total would be 120. 0 Share this post Link to post

printz Posted July 29, 2012 Quast said:I couldn't imagine a car moving at 1 mph doing anything but gently pushing even a child out of the way anyhow. It can still crush your feet if they end up under the wheel. 0 Share this post Link to post

Hellbent Posted July 29, 2012 @BloodyAcid: but you've just run over the kids with the VW in order to line up with the cadillac :( *Hellbent fails at 3rd grade math :( 0 Share this post Link to post