math trampoline. i don't care what x is, i already know and it's not the point of the comic www.hugsown.com.. TL;DR of comments below: middle schoolers showing off basic algebra skills. math trampoline i don't care what x is already know and it's not the point of comic www hugsown com TL;DR comments below: middle schoolers showing off basic algebra skills
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#12 - pineapplepeople
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(09/14/2013) [+] (15 replies)
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TL;DR of comments below: middle schoolers showing off basic algebra skills.
#45 to #12 - paranoidweazle
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(09/15/2013) [-]
middle schoolers???
****... I finished high school and I still cant do this ****...
#82 to #45 - anon
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(09/15/2013) [-]
In Asia, kids are taught this by the 6th Grade. At the very latest, American schools should teach this by the 8th grade.
#29 to #12 - shinyarmor
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(09/14/2013) [-]
because yes.
#43 to #12 - thedarkestrogue
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(09/14/2013) [-]
Its sad that you're actually correct.
#48 to #12 - Hreidmar ONLINE
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(09/15/2013) [-]
To be fair, I actually rather like that though. It's... I like people showing off knowledge. It's not done enough.
#96 to #12 - ubercookieboy
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(09/15/2013) [-]
...

Bitch I'm 24 years old and I couldn't solve that ****.

****** quadratic equations
#76 to #12 - Sunset
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#84 to #76 - comeherekids
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(09/15/2013) [-]
I think this is a joke but I don't know and it's worrying me.
#85 to #84 - Sunset
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#87 to #85 - comeherekids
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(09/15/2013) [-]
alright asshole
alright asshole
#88 to #87 - Sunset
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#137 to #76 - taxideataxus
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(09/15/2013) [-]
Well done.
#132 to #76 - anon
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(09/15/2013) [-]
(x-12)(x+15)
X = 12
X = -15; plug it in
-15^2 + 3(-15) -5 = 175 = = 175 = 175
12^2 + 3(12) - 5 = 175 = = 175 = 175
X = 12 or X = -15
#81 to #76 - corso
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(09/15/2013) [-]
I'm not sure how your x^2 managed to go to an x^4.
#89 to #76 - kalima
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(09/15/2013) [-]
3-6-0 = -3
-3/-1=3
Half-life three confirmed.
#15 - Alchemyst ONLINE
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(09/14/2013) [-]
#52 to #15 - realreality
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(09/15/2013) [-]
Loved your interest in maths but please do not re arrange the art.
#65 to #52 - ChocolateWaffles
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(09/15/2013) [-]
But did you know that e^i2pi = 1?
#80 to #65 - realreality
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(09/15/2013) [-]
Yeah Euler's identity
#16 - adu
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(09/14/2013) [-]
Okay guys, we're all proud that you passed Algebra 1, so you can stop trying to show that you can solve a simple quadratic.
Okay guys, we're all proud that you passed Algebra 1, so you can stop trying to show that you can solve a simple quadratic.
#38 - mrbrown
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#59 to #38 - dontread
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(09/15/2013) [-]
i did it by looking at it for 6 seconds, your not special.
#61 to #59 - dontread
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(09/15/2013) [-]
you're
#113 to #61 - luigiyoshi **User deleted account**
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(09/15/2013) [-]
I was about to respond to you about correcting him and then realized that it was you correcting yourself. I now know how people don't notice that it's sometimes one person arguing with themselves in threads.
#50 to #38 - whiteboitrollin
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(09/15/2013) [-]
x^2+3x-5=175
-175 -175
x^2+3x-180=0
(x-12)(x+15)=0 Then you turn it into a binomial
Then you solve each one separately so you get x=12 and x=-15
#67 to #50 - tredbear
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(09/15/2013) [-]
comment #40
#98 to #38 - eggsandwich
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(09/15/2013) [-]
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#107 to #38 - desmondaltairezio
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(09/15/2013) [-]
you forgot ±
#134 to #38 - jmmora
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#40 to #38 - qazsa
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(09/14/2013) [-]
X can also be -15
#41 - agentmoleman
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(09/14/2013) [-]
**agentmoleman rolls 05**
#42 to #41 - crellow
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(09/14/2013) [-]
#60 - bronywhat
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(09/15/2013) [-]
Somehow I knew half of the comments would be people solving the simple ******* algebra problem and yet all coming up with different answers.
Somehow I knew half of the comments would be people solving the simple ******* algebra problem and yet all coming up with different answers.
#49 - whiteboitrollin
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(09/15/2013) [-]
(x-12)(x+15)=0
x=12 x=-15
#68 to #49 - WMDxVeLoCiTy
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(09/15/2013) [-]
why would X be 2 different numbers? if they were meant to be different it would be x and y
#73 to #68 - hatbraze
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(09/15/2013) [-]
you must be in middle school
its fun, isn't it? being retarded, i mean
#83 to #73 - WMDxVeLoCiTy
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(09/15/2013) [-]
i graduated high school **** ass and every math class i took i was to the understanding that when a variable was there it meant they were the same number
#141 to #83 - hatbraze
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(09/15/2013) [-]
you're dumb as ****, then
#142 to #141 - WMDxVeLoCiTy
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(09/16/2013) [-]
you're an asshole dude, i just didn't understand the math problem cause math wasn't my strongest subject
#114 to #83 - ajweston
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(09/15/2013) [-]
A function like this forms a parabola when graphed and crosses the x-axis twice unless b^2-(4ac) is a number less than 0 in which case the parabola does not cross the x-axis at all. The two answers are the values for x where y is equal to 0
#72 to #68 - whiteboitrollin
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(09/15/2013) [-]
No because x is the answer and there are 2 different answers in this problem. When a binomial equals zero you have to solve for each side of the binomial. When you do this you plug each one back into the original equation. Which ever one when plugged in is right, that is the answer. In this case, when both are plugged in they are both correct. Its basic Algebra. You'll learn it in middle school or high school depending on how smart you are
#75 to #72 - jacklane
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(09/15/2013) [-]
Or if you're a retard like me, you'll pay to learn it in community college and not even get credits for it ;)
#70 to #68 - BmanX
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(09/15/2013) [-]
I see you don't understand how quadratic formulas work.
#69 to #68 - ericbeagles
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(09/15/2013) [-]
You are not a smart person
#66 to #49 - tredbear
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#54 to #49 - anisbanana
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(09/15/2013) [-]
congradulations, you passed middleschool algebra...
#101 to #54 - zakai
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(09/15/2013) [-]
Congratulations, you cannot spell....
Congratulations, you cannot spell....
#55 to #54 - whiteboitrollin
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(09/15/2013) [-]
I like how you thumbed me down when I solved the problem and unlike some other people commenting, I solved it correctly but ok thats cool
#63 to #55 - anon
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(09/15/2013) [-]
... Except you missed the =175 part

The way you solved it only works if the equation =0
#64 to #63 - whiteboitrollin
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(09/15/2013) [-]
Yeah and to get it to equal zero you subtract the 175 to get it on the other side. Then everything equals zero, you turn it into a binomial and then you solve for each
#79 to #64 - settlwlvs
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(09/15/2013) [-]
x^2 + 3x -180 = 0

Putting that little tidbit in your first comment would have saved you a lot of butthurt and red thumbs... just saying.
#56 to #55 - anisbanana
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(09/15/2013) [-]
Out of the other 400 people that commented, probably 2 got it wrong...
#140 to #56 - swizzll
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(09/15/2013) [-]
Where's the game you promised?
#143 to #140 - anisbanana
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(09/17/2013) [-]
I'm secretly working on it. Heres a screenshot ;]
#57 to #56 - whiteboitrollin
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(09/15/2013) [-]
I saw more than that but whatever
#130 - fuckyallniggas
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(09/15/2013) [-]
**************** rolls 5**
#131 to #130 - pwnfrnzy
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(09/15/2013) [-]
#90 - catkids
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(09/15/2013) [-]
x^2 + 3x - 5 = 175   
Subtract 175   
x^2 + 3x - 180   
Super fast factoring   
(x + 15)(x - 12)   
Set each to zero   
X = -15 or +12   
   
Hurray for math!
x^2 + 3x - 5 = 175
Subtract 175
x^2 + 3x - 180
Super fast factoring
(x + 15)(x - 12)
Set each to zero
X = -15 or +12

Hurray for math!
#100 to #90 - heretofuckshitup ONLINE
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(09/15/2013) [-]
you mean not 4?
#125 to #90 - mion
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(09/15/2013) [-]
I was a huge failure in math and this is why.

I was ok with probabilities or spatial geometry, but **** analysis.
#95 to #90 - hazmathank ONLINE
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(09/15/2013) [-]
THIS LADIES AND GENTLEMEN IS THE RIGHT ANSWER.
#20 - gcloud ONLINE
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(09/14/2013) [-]
...... i... im doing something wrong i need a play by play on how to solve this solution...

i keep getting 3.91
#21 to #20 - slandersalamander [OP]
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(09/14/2013) [-]
Just plug it into the quadratic formula.
#22 to #21 - gcloud ONLINE
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(09/14/2013) [-]
ummm humm ya i dont think this is the right time to use that...
i need the play by play


#23 to #22 - gcloud ONLINE
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(09/14/2013) [-]
ugg i dont even remember how to use the quadratic formula anymore i remember it by heart but i dont no how to use it
#24 to #20 - collegedood
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(09/14/2013) [-]
x^2+3x-180=0
(x+15)(x-12)
{x | x = -15 , 12}
#26 to #24 - gcloud ONLINE
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(09/14/2013) [-]
i see!!!!! thx u so much

since u are so wise can u also use the quadratic formula for this?
#27 to #26 - collegedood
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(09/14/2013) [-]
yes, but it was obviously factorable (im a math major and algebra TA) so you don't need to use it. But if you do use it then yes you will get the same answers.
#31 to #27 - gcloud ONLINE
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(09/14/2013) [-]
well thank u for ur very helpful words of wisdom, it seems iv been out of school alittle too long. seeing as i wish to be an engineer of sorts im deffenetly going to need to be able to do this rather simple math.
#110 to #20 - desmondaltairezio
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(09/15/2013) [-]
i dont know why you are being thumbed down
you asked for help and you got educated
i say that is a success
#138 to #110 - gcloud ONLINE
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(09/15/2013) [-]
i know but i feel the knowledge i obtained is far more valuable then afew thumbs

i agree great success