Sunday, 19 May 2013

S5.154 - Uncommon Denominators

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Back in the gamma recording studio, Slope interjects with an important dialogue about DIVIDING FRACTIONS.


"Alternatively, 1/3 divided by 1/2... you're giving to a "whole", and
 doing it in "halves". 1/3 + 1/3 = 2/3, which is the answer.
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Slope: Click to read, come back to comment!


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2 comments:

  1. I suspect that this is related to how I simplify addition and multiplication, where I take advantage of (a+b)x = ax + bx. Though... it got complex, er, complicated (i don't want to add extra work here i) ).

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  2. Ah yes, the distributive property. Works well with mixed numbers, not so much exponents.
    From what little I've heard, I ran off the rails in terms of people following my thinking. Maybe should've given the post more than 24 hours before putting it up. Admit I was partly motivated by the fact that I'm aware of when my buffer is currently set to end, which is not at a good time, so inserts are helpful.

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