But of course, they can all be x because they all relate, in proportion!
Clever cookie @GM01!
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20-08-2014 16:17 #14
Nice work. All the answers online said 42.
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20-08-2014 16:24 #16
y = 3x (3 legs for each head per horse rider combo), &
y = 2x + 84
y = y
3x = 2x + 84
3x - 2x = (2x - 2x) + 84
x = 84
As x was heads and not horses in this example equation, then the number of horses is 1/2 x, 42.
Yes, insert giant nerd symbol here!!! I'm very good at maths
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20-08-2014 16:32 #17
That's ringing bells from high school maths *cough* 25 years ago!
I was doing
L = 2H + 84 and had realised I could do 1H/3L per unit but didn't think to combine them like that.
Dammit I can see what you're doing but I can't quite *understand* it !!!
20-08-2014 16:38 #18
When I was in high school and I'd get a question like that I'd write an essay on why horse riding was cruel to the horses and why I felt I couldn't answer the question as I needed evidence they were fairly treated.
Yes, that is why I became a lawyer and not a mathematician.
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20-08-2014 17:04 #20
Nah it was just my way of hiding the fact when it came to maths I had NFI.
Maths actually comes in very handy with law. You should ace it
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