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    Senior Coder effpeetee's Avatar
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    Arrow IT'S ALL FOOLS DAY TOMORROW. APRIL 1st

    IT'S ALL FOOLS DAY TOMORROW. I'm lucky. I get two birthdays each year!

    x=minus b, plus (or minus) the square root of b squared minus four times ac / all over 2a - where [(ax) squared plus (bx) plus c = 0]

    So there!

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    Phaw!
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    nope.

    means little to me though, I see bit of a quadratic equation in there.

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    It's supposed to be the way to solve a quadratic equation.

    I don't know how to type the actual symbols in so I have had to do it this way.

    I was taught it in 1938 and have not forgotten it, even though I have never used it.
    They taught us well in those days.

    Frank
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    lol.

    nothing so bad as having to explain a joke but, I didn't get the connection between your first line and the formula. Was nver brilliant with maths ( ) so that perhaps explains why I didn't get it.

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    April Fools Day

    LOL
    Do you have something planned for someone special?

    Tomorrow is the day my son can get his learner's permit (15yrs+9mos.)
    He's afraid that I'm going to say "April Fool!!"
    (I'm not!!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by FordRanger8899 View Post
    LOL
    Do you have something planned for someone special?

    Tomorrow is the day my son can get his learner's permit (15yrs+9mos.)
    He's afraid that I'm going to say "April Fool!!"
    (I'm not!!)
    Not a very good day for me. My eldest son has just been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Fortunately at a very early stage. Life can sometimes be very trying. Some things are even worse than Vista and Microsoft!

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    Quote Originally Posted by effpeetee View Post
    My eldest son has just been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
    Maybe it was just an All Fools Day joke? Reminds me of one of my favorit Family Guy scenes.

    Nah, honestly: Sorry to hear that. All the best to your son.

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    Quote Originally Posted by effpeetee View Post
    I was taught it in 1938 and have not forgotten it, even though I have never used it.
    It's pretty shame to teach those same old things even now
    The Dream is not what you see in sleep; Dream is the thing which doesn't let you sleep. --(Dr. APJ. Abdul Kalam)

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    I was taught it in '86 to the tune of Row, Row, Row your Boat. It worked; I can still spew it back out-- as long as I'm singing it!

    Row, row, row your boat,
    gently down the stream,
    merrily merrily merrily merrily
    life is but a dream.

    X equals minus B,
    plus or minus the square root,
    Of b squared minus 4 a c,
    All over 2 a.

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    Maybe it was just an All Fools Day joke?
    Unfortunately not VIPStephan. We both wish it was. Wish us luck or better still, pray for us, that the correct treatment is used.

    Another memory jogger for trig ratios.

    Can Aunt Harriet, Smile Over Harry's, Tales Of Arabia.

    Cos=Adj/Hyp. etc.

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    I never memorized anagrams or anything like that. I didn't really have any teachers that taught me those.

    For the quadratic, I was forced to memorize that for 8th grade algebra, and we weren't allowed in the door unless we could recite it back. I've never forgotten it since.

    As for trig angles, we just pronounced it as the acronym SOHCAHTOA. There was another trig formula that we pretty much sung for Pre-Calculus class. I wish I could remember it.

    So many math classes, so many forgotten formulas. I had to actually look up how to do Matrix Algebra for work because I had forgotten how to do it.

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    I like that.. Especially since there's a guy in my class called Andrew XD
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    April is finish...looking forward next year...

    My birthday month!

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    Some Old Horse, Caught Another Horse, Taking Oats Away

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    So three Indian (Native American) women are bragging about their children.

    First woman: "I have only one son, but he shot and skinned a buffalo and made its hide into a rug for my floor, so I never get cold feet."

    Second: "I have two sons, and they went out hunting and cornered a grizzly bear! They managed to kill it and skin it, and now its hide makes me a wonderful bear skin rug."

    Third: "I have three sons, and they went to Africa and hunted down a hippopotamus. They skinned it and sent me this really great rug. The hide is so tough it will never wear out!"

    Thus proving the old adage: The sons of the squaw of the hippopotamus are equal to the sons of the squaws of the other two hides.

    [I know, I know...politically incorrect. But hey, I learned it back in the 1950s and I sure never forgot the Pythagorean Theorem.]


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