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anonymous
 5 years ago
Find 3 consecutive even integers such that the square of the largest exceeds the sum of the quarters of the squares of the other two by 12
anonymous
 5 years ago
Find 3 consecutive even integers such that the square of the largest exceeds the sum of the quarters of the squares of the other two by 12

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mathteacher1729
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Wow, this is a complex statement. How do you feel with simpler problems of this nature? "The sum of three consecutive integers is 12" for example. or "The sum of two consecutive odd numbers is 16" There is quite a bit to break apart in this prob, that's why I ask.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I am lost on integers

mathteacher1729
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh, ok. Then any explanation of this problem will probably seem way too confusing. Let's start with the ones I wrote instead. Those are a bit simpler, and will help build up to this problem.

mathteacher1729
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0An integer is a kind of number. It's a whole number which can be positive or negative. Also, zero is an integer. ... 3 , 2, 1, 0, 1, 2, 3, ... are all integers.

mathteacher1729
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Do you know what "consecutive" means?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes in a row ie 12 13 14

myininaya
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1x is the first even integer x+2 is the next even integer x+4 is the third even integer (x+4)^2=1/4*(x^2+(x+2)^2)+12

myininaya
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1x^2+8x+16=1/4*(x^2+x^2+4x+4)+12 x^2+8x+16=1/4*(2x^2+4x+4)+12 x^2+8x+16=x^2/2+x+1+12 x^2+8x+16=x^2/2+x+13 x^2/2+7x+3=0 x^214x6=0 this does not give us integer so maybe i misread the question

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0To me it seems many of these questions are not well written which doesn't help

myininaya
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1the question seems really confusing lol

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0lol tell me about it. They are ALL that way

mathteacher1729
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Myininaya  what if we start with x = 1 :p You need to do 2n , 2n+2 , 2n+4. Also, this is a complex problem. Is this a test or HW question?

mathteacher1729
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It drives me mad when profs put questions on the test which are WAY MORE DIFFICULT and NOTHING LIKE the HW problems they assign or the problems they go over in class.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah, thanks for help. Is homework

myininaya
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1it doesn't matter what kindof question this is this is an algebra class lol this is ridiculous for an algebra class

myininaya
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1unless it is a bonus question

mathteacher1729
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well in the proper context, it's not a ridiculous question. If this was a question at the end of the chapter on how to interpret word problems for an advanced algebra class, yeah it makes sense. Is this a TYPICAL hw problem? Like, are all the others similar in complexity to it?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0This is PRE algebra. They are all this way

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0and not a bonus question regular one

myininaya
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1i haven't gave up yet you wrote the question exactly as it appears in the book right?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I cant wait for this class to be over

myininaya
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1i don't see how it isn't (x+4)^2=1/4*x^2+1/4*(x+2)^2+12 x^2+8x+16=1/4*x^2+1/4*(x^2+4x+4)+12 x^2+8x+16=1/4*x^2+1/4*x^2+x+1+12 x^2+8x+16=1/2*x^2+x+13 1/2*x^2+7x+3=0 x^2+14x+6=0 but like i said before this does not give an integer for x so i just don't get the question i guess mathteacher will you please tell me what is wrong with this

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I appreciate your help

myininaya
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1i tried lol i can't see this problem any other way what i have above is what it means to me maybe i'm making a mistake in the translation, but i don't see where or how so sorry

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No need to be sorry, I appreciate it.

mathteacher1729
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok, got something, but I think there might be an issue with the wording here. Lemmie know what you think.

myininaya
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1that is exactly how i set my up exept we introduced are variables differently

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0makes more sense than what I got

myininaya
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1hey that is 12 right not 15?

myininaya
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1ok i have discussed this problem with others and they also agree there are no such integers i'm just shocked they would have given you a problem that you cannot find the solution to so just say there are no such integers
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