||[Dec. 8th, 2012|09:57 pm]
The sum of three numbers is 14. The sum of twice the first number, 4 times the second number, and 5 times the third number is 46. The difference between 7 times the first number and the second number is 46. What are the three numbers? |
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X = H2SeO4
Y = Dadaism
Z = The Second Partition of Poland
Edited at 2012-12-09 03:07 am (UTC)
Substituting, we get:
and we can now solve for x, and from there easily figure out what y and z are. Unfortunately, at this point I need to pull out my calculator, and I am a lazy fuck. Soooooooo this is as far as I go.
Edited at 2012-12-09 03:09 am (UTC)
7, 3, 4
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7, 3, 4.
Easily done with straight substitution.
No infinite solutions, no calculator needed, I'm disappointed!
Yeah, it is a simple equation just overwhelming if you read and expect to solve it immediately in your head. I am sure some people can do that but I suspect most would just get annoyed and give up immediately.