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 Subject: Help with math problem Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:02 pm  
 Can yuo guys help me with this math problem? I got stumped on this one. :/
The product of x and x increased by 5 is equal to 6. What is the product of the possible values of x?
Somehow I got x^2 = 1. Now if you get x^2, it must be positive. This equation doesn't work.. Can you show me a way how it would work and solve this problem or is this problem undoable?
 

 
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 Subject: Re: Help with math problem Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:06 pm  
 x equals x ?? if so... 11 i tried.  

 
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 Subject: Re: Help with math problem Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:04 am  
 So wait, the question confused me. The problem is x^5 =6?  

 
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 Subject: Re: Help with math problem Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:57 pm  
 is a product adding them both up or multiplyimg them ?
 

 
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 Subject: Re: Help with math problem Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:45 pm  
 well one thing is obv. the product of x and x = 11 cuz 11 + 5 = 6 :D  

 
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 Subject: Re: Help with math problem Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:30 pm  
  shadowfluxx wrote:
 is a product adding them both up or multiplyimg them ?
The product is the result of multiplying them... but the question itself confuses me. Needs moar rewording. Edit: I think the question is x*x^5=6 If so... the answer is x = Â±6√(6) or ≈ Â±1.35 But I doubt I got the question right... Edit2: By "increase" do you mean add? Because in my school we use increase for powers. If it's for adding, the answer is x = Â±√(11) or x^2 = 11 (same thing, written differently). Edit3: I just read it over again. If it's only one x, not two, then the answer is 11.  

 
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 Subject: Re: Help with math problem Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:33 am  
 meta got it right its x = Â±√(11) if learned how to break that ^^ down into two ansers but i forgot how to do that,..
 

 
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 Subject: Re: Help with math problem Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:19 am  
  shadowfluxx wrote:
 meta got it right its x = Â±√(11)
if learned how to break that ^^ down into two ansers but i forgot how to do that,..
You can't. It is a prime number.  

 
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 Subject: Re: Help with math problem Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:04 pm  
 what the heck are you guys doing? 0.o'' That's how its worded in the math question problem. An shsat prep question.
The formula should be this: x*x+5 = 11
AGRH I GIVE UP. I'm goanna get my homework back today and check if it is correct. ._.'' It would have been so much easier if it had been a multiple choice (because all questions on the shsat is multiple choice)  

 
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 Subject: Re: Help with math problem Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:45 pm  
  Before wrote:
 what the heck are you guys doing? 0.o''
That's how its worded in the math question problem. An shsat prep question.
The formula should be this: x*x+5 = 11
AGRH I GIVE UP. I'm goanna get my homework back today and check if it is correct. ._.'' It would have been so much easier if it had been a multiple choice (because all questions on the shsat is multiple choice) Then the answer is... x^2 = 16; or Â±√(16); or Â±4i  

 
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 Subject: Re: Help with math problem Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:54 pm  
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Then the answer is... x^2 = 16; or Â±√(16); or Â±4i Yeah.. my friends said it was probably an imaginary number.. but im going to check it (in 1 hr I have math class. In 30 minutes, I have reading). Going to school now.  

 
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 Subject: Re: Help with math problem Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:41 pm  
  Before wrote:
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Then the answer is... x^2 = 16; or Â±√(16); or Â±4i Yeah.. my friends said it was probably an imaginary number.. but im going to check it (in 1 hr I have math class. In 30 minutes, I have reading). Going to school now. A square root of any negative number, is imaginary. Edit:... no that's poorly worded. The result of a square root consisting of only one negative number, is always an imaginary number... Now that's better.  

 
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 Subject: Re: Help with math problem Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:53 pm  
 metawe what kind of math is this oo i dont think ive learned it before lol  

 
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 Subject: Re: Help with math problem Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:41 pm  
  myfantasy wrote:
 metawe what kind of math is this oo
i dont think ive learned it before lol I'm sure you will.  

 
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 Subject: Re: Help with math problem Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:29 pm  
 well its vacation why are we even doing this,... you want me to go suecidal or what ?
 

 
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 Subject: Re: Help with math problem Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:55 pm  
  shadowfluxx wrote:
 well its vacation why are we even doing this,...
you want me to go suecidal or what ?
I gotta practice math! It took me a while to remember all those things.  

 
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 Subject: Re: Help with math problem Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:22 pm  
 PSSSSSSSH answer is 6.
x(x+5) = 6 Factor:: x^2 +5x +6= 0
x = 2 or 3 2 * 3 = 6  

 
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 Subject: Re: Help with math problem Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:35 pm  
 dude first you gave us x*x+5 = 11 and than you give us this x(x+5) = 6 and those arent the same,... you added 5 on the right side of the = while you didnt do that on the left side,... your math is wrong
 

 
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 Subject: Re: Help with math problem Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:43 pm  
  Before wrote:
 PSSSSSSSH answer is 6.
x(x+5) = 6 Factor:: x^2 +5x +6= 0
x = 2 or 3 2 * 3 = 6 First, parenthesis make a big difference, you didn't put those on the question... Also, you said increase means addition (increase means powering to me), but in the problem it is multiplication. Second, that is wrong. Here is the whole process: x(x+5)=6 x^(2)+5x=6 x^(2)+5x+6=0 (x+3)(x+2)=0 x+3=0 x+2=0 x=3 x=2 Answer: x=3,2 You don't randomly multiply the answer.  

 
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 Subject: Re: Help with math problem Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:05 pm  
 what meta said, i learned that to,... either way you still gave us two different math questions. so,... LOL math teacher fail ?
 

 
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 Subject: Re: Help with math problem Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:10 pm  
  shadowfluxx wrote:
 what meta said, i learned that to,...
either way you still gave us two different math questions. so,... LOL math teacher fail ?
I don't know if the teacher wrote that question, but anyway, it is written poorly. Before's answers were technically correct, except you don't randomly multiply the answers.  

 
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 Subject: Re: Help with math problem Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:32 pm  
 well maybe he skipp cetain steps because hes good at math ? wich i doubt since he asked us to solve it xD i always skip steps,... well accualy i do it all my in my head so fast writing down is to slow so i just write down the anser and than teacher tell me how i got im like explaining it and he's like : wtf you didnt copy someone ansers 0.o idiots xD  

 
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 Subject: Re: Help with math problem Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:39 pm  
  Metawe wrote:
 shadowfluxx wrote:
 what meta said, i learned that to,...
either way you still gave us two different math questions. so,... LOL math teacher fail ?
I don't know if the teacher wrote that question, but anyway, it is written poorly. Before's answers were technically correct, except you don't randomly multiply the answers. ehh yeah.. I did it wrong, but thats how its worded. Hey, I didn't know the formula. F4. I read the question wrong.  

 
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 Subject: Re: Help with math problem Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:44 pm  
  shadowfluxx wrote:
 well maybe he skipp cetain steps because hes good at math ?
wich i doubt since he asked us to solve it xD i always skip steps,... well accualy i do it all my in my head so fast writing down is to slow so i just write down the anser and than teacher tell me how i got im like explaining it and he's like : wtf you didnt copy someone ansers 0.o idiots xD I agree that it is annoying to write all those steps down, but there is really no other way to make sure that the person is the one who wrote it. @Before: ...  

 
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 Subject: Re: Help with math problem Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:01 pm  
 45 45 90 triange.
^ = easy. Shsats = timed test. Don't need work.  

 
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