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Cool Math Trick!

Discussion in 'Humor, Games, Clips, Yarns & Tales' started by Reefwrecker, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. Chebby

    Chebby Guest

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Grafton, MA and Brooklyn, NY
    Yeah, not impressive at all. I was expecting to get my bank pin at least my SS number.
  2. scuba_chick55

    scuba_chick55 Guest

    I liked it, then again I'm a math freak so yeah.....
  3. Chebby

    Chebby Guest

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Grafton, MA and Brooklyn, NY
    Good with math, eh? Can you solve a problem that has come up at my job? It's simple but my math is bad.

    I need to find the a couple of x,y,z that satisfy x^n + y^n = z^n for any n>2. (^ means to the power of). I was told that it's simple and a high school kid can do it.
  4. jonnythan

    jonnythan Knight Scublar ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Upstate NY
    I solved it a while back, but I wrote the answer in the margin of another notebook... let me find it..
  5. Uncle Pug

    Uncle Pug Swims with Orca ScubaBoard Supporter

    Easy.... find a high school kid.
    Fermat's last theorem:
    for x^n + y^n = z^n where x,y,z are non-zero integers and n>2 no solution exists.

    I can prove it but I don't have room here.
  6. Reefwrecker

    Reefwrecker Registered

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Jacksonville, FL
    You'll need pen & paper for this one.
    After you click on the link below, take your time and follow the instructions.
    After reading each window, click on the boy in the lower right corner.

    In the last window type in your numbers in the white box using the keyboard
    (there is NO cursor) Ready?

  7. Elgar

    Elgar New

    .....and if your phoneno is 8 digit:

    1. Grab a calculator. (You won't be able to do this one in your head)
    2. Key in the first FOUR digits of your phone number (NOT the area code)
    3. Multiply by 80
    4. Add 1
    5. Multiply by 250
    6. Add the last 4 digits of your phone number
    7. Add the last 4 digits of your phone number again.
    8. Subtract 250
    9. Divide number by 2
  8. Firebrand

    Firebrand Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Back in Northern Alabama
    Try it again. You'd be surprised.
  9. Otter

    Otter ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: SoCal (native)
  10. Kamala

    Kamala Guest



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