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    NCTM December Math Problems Calendar!!

    1. If the area of a triangle with base 2F and height F-2 is equal to F, compute F.

    4. If (2+2i)^2=a+bi compute the value of a+b

    12. Given abs(11x-4)<or equal to 99/2 find the result when the largest possible solution for x is subtracted from the smallest possible solution.

    16. At which alue of x does this equation take on its minimum value? y=(x-1)(x-19)+7

    20. Let K=1/(1/4). If x=K/(K-x), find x.

    24. Compute x+y, given the linear system with T cannot = 1 and with the ordered pair (x,y) as solution:
    x+2y=3...Tx+(T+1)y=T+2
    28. If 720 can be written as the product of five consecutive integers, determine the middle integer.

    29. Compute the number of integers from 1 to 10000 inclusive that are divisible by 4 or 5.

    For these problems I don't want the answers, I am looking for a way to look at the problem differently to start them off. Any help is very appreciated!

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    Re: NCTM December Math Problems Calendar!!

    "Help" would require you to do somehting. Show what you can.

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    Re: NCTM December Math Problems Calendar!!

    Can we get an email from your teacher confirming this?
    I'm just an imagination of your figment !

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    Re: NCTM December Math Problems Calendar!!

    Quote Originally Posted by tkhunny
    "Help" would require you to do somehting. Show what you can.
    I switched my question at the bottom up to better clarify what I was asking. If you can help me with starting these problems it would be beneficial to me.

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    Re: NCTM December Math Problems Calendar!!

    Quote Originally Posted by koolwhip40
    1. If the area of a triangle with base 2F and height F-2 is equal to F, compute F.

    Area of a triangle = 1/2 * (base) * (height)

    replace the unknowns by given functions of F and then solve for 'F".

    Please show us what progress you can make with above hint - then more will come


    4. If (2+2i)^2=a+bi compute the value of a+b

    12. Given abs(11x-4)<or equal to 99/2 find the result when the largest possible solution for x is subtracted from the smallest possible solution.

    16. At which alue of x does this equation take on its minimum value? y=(x-1)(x-19)+7

    20. Let K=1/(1/4). If x=K/(K-x), find x.

    24. Compute x+y, given the linear system with T cannot = 1 and with the ordered pair (x,y) as solution:
    x+2y=3...Tx+(T+1)y=T+2
    28. If 720 can be written as the product of five consecutive integers, determine the middle integer.

    29. Compute the number of integers from 1 to 10000 inclusive that are divisible by 4 or 5.

    For these problems I don't want the answers, I am looking for a way to look at the problem differently to start them off. Any help is very appreciated!
    “... mathematics is only the art of saying the same thing in different words” - B. Russell

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    Re: NCTM December Math Problems Calendar!!

    Quote Originally Posted by koolwhip40
    Quote Originally Posted by tkhunny
    "Help" would require you to do somehting. Show what you can.
    I switched my question at the bottom up to better clarify what I was asking. If you can help me with starting these problems it would be beneficial to me.
    Fair enough.

    4. Perform multiplication, combine like terms, simplify

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    Re: NCTM December Math Problems Calendar!!

    [quote="Subhotosh Khan"][quote="koolwhip40"]1. If the area of a triangle with base 2F and height F-2 is equal to F, compute F.

    Area of a triangle = 1/2 * (base) * (height)

    replace the unknowns by given functions of F and then solve for 'F".

    Please show us what progress you can make with above hint - then more will come


    Ok I did that and I got 5/2 for the answer.

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    Re: NCTM December Math Problems Calendar!!

    Quote Originally Posted by koolwhip40
    Quote Originally Posted by Subhotosh Khan
    Quote Originally Posted by koolwhip40
    1. If the area of a triangle with base 2F and height F-2 is equal to F, compute F.

    Area of a triangle = 1/2 * (base) * (height)

    replace the unknowns by given functions of F and then solve for 'F".

    Please show us what progress you can make with above hint - then more will come


    Ok I did that and I got 5/2 for the answer.
    I'm sorry...that is not the correct answer. And because we can't SEE the work you did, we have no idea of where you might be making a mistake. Please repost, and show us how you "got 5/2 for the answer."

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    I'm sorry...that is not the correct answer. And because we can't SEE the work you did, we have no idea of where you might be making a mistake. Please repost, and show us how you "got 5/2 for the answer."
    Ok I looked back at what I did and I found the error I think..this is what I did for my answer..
    .5(2F)(F-2)=F
    F(F-2)=F
    The F's cancel out because F=F so I was left with F-2=0, I added 2 to each side and got 2 for my answer.

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