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The first digit of a three digit number is one quarter of the second sight. The third digit is one quarter the value of the number formed by the first two digits. The sum of the three digits is 17. What is the number?
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The first digit of a three digit number is one quarter of the second sight. The third digit is one quarter the value of the number formed by the first two digits. The sum of the three digits is 17. What is the number?
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FibonacciChick666Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
so hint: can you write 4 equations to represent this paragraph?
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oly.surfBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
umm i got some but i dont know if they are correct, lets say the number = abc a=1/4b b=? c=1/4(a+b) a+b+c = 17
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FibonacciChick666Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ok lets only use 1 variable can you alter your equations to show me that?
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FibonacciChick666Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
the equations are good though
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oly.surfBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i dont know what u mean by altering the equations to 1 variable sorry
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FibonacciChick666Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
(I just appreciate you trying) so instead of having a, b, c maybe only have b in one big eq
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oly.surfBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh okay! 1/4b + 1/4([1/4b]+b) + b = 17 like that?
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FibonacciChick666Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
exactly can you solve for b now?
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oly.surfBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i cant seem to figure it out :/
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FibonacciChick666Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ok let's do it together
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FibonacciChick666Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
so I am going to start by distributing the 1/4 in the second term. can you write this step for me?
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oly.surfBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
do u mean 1/4b + 1/4([1/4b]+b)? sorry im a big confused
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FibonacciChick666Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ok give me a min and ill explain better
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oly.surfBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
okay thankyou so much
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FibonacciChick666Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/forolysurf/7121943/?ref=link this should explain it
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FibonacciChick666Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
did that help?
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oly.surfBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thankyou yes it did, but when i figured out 25/16b=17, i got b=10.88 is that right?
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oly.surfBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
sorry i just saw the end of the video, what do u mean by plug it in for a and c?
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FibonacciChick666Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
probably I didnt calculate it and by plug it in a mean just (1/4)b=a(first digit) so thats (1/4)(10.88)= bla bla bla
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oly.surfBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i dont think its right, like my calculations, sorry i just cant get the 3 digit number dont worry if im being complicated i can ask my teacher
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FibonacciChick666Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ok h/o I'll redo the problem because you're right it doesn't make sense
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oly.surfBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
okay thankyou so much appreciate it
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FibonacciChick666Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ok I redid it and got the same answer are you sure you copied the problem correctly?
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oly.surfBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what 3 digit number did u get?
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FibonacciChick666Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You can't get one, thats the problem lol
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oly.surfBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yeah haha thought so! one sec il check if i wrote it correctly
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FibonacciChick666Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
if you only took the first digit it would be 213..
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oly.surfBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
but it dosent equal 17 thats the problem
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oly.surfBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
The first digit of a three digit number is one quarter of the second digit. The third digit is one quarter the value of the number formed by the first two digits. The sum of the three digits is 17. What is the number? This was definitely the question
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FibonacciChick666Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ok well... I think they messed up lol let me try another approach
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oly.surfBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dont worry if u cant find it thanks for the help anyway
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FibonacciChick666Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
sorry I couldn't get it... I mean that is the answer. I guarantee it but that is so odd
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oly.surfBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
no worries thanks anyway
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FibonacciChick666Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
@Hoa , can you double check this for me please?
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FibonacciChick666Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
@nincompoop can you double check this for me?
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nincompoopBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
xyz x/4=y z=x+y x+y+z = 17 sorry but I didn't use any mathematical methodologies to answer this… I came up with 287
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nincompoopBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
not x+y it is 1/4 of xy The third digit is one quarter the value of the number formed by the first two digits. we are not using algebraic operations
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nincompoopBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
1/4 of 28 is 7 our first two digits in 287 is 28
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FibonacciChick666Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
OMG! formed as in put together... I'm such a nitwit usually I read formed as add
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nincompoopBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I thought I was going to embarrass myself in front of you…. I was sweating bullets (lol's)
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FibonacciChick666Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
lol ha it's cool but i would have never thought of just making a number by putting them together. That works... although it's more of a riddle than a math problem in that case
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