urn:lsid:ibm.com:blogs:entrycomments-76ce0af7-bf94-46e5-8727-b396e8398cf5Hello, I'm Martin And I'm An Algebraic :-) (Comments)Hello, I'm Martin And I'm An Algebraic :-) (Comments)62014-07-07T18:34:45-04:00IBM Connections - Blogsurn:lsid:ibm.com:blogs:comment-11aeb68f-6332-424c-a457-e07e33d8e713Re: Hello, I'm Martin And I'm An Algebraic :-)CJS120000GEY5activeLikes2011-07-11T16:06:57-04:002011-07-11T16:06:57-04:00Good Stuff.....I like to apply the formula (a - b)^2 = a^2 -2ab + b^2 and (a + b)^2 = a^2 + 2ab + b^2....nice observation though.....all in all....your post brings back those memories we had solving algebraic equations in math class.Good Stuff.....I like to apply the formula (a - b)^2 = a^2 -2ab + b^2 and (a + b)^2 = a^2 + 2ab + b^2....nice observation though.....all in all....your post brings back those memories we had solving algebraic equations in math class.RE: Hello, I'm Martin And I'm An Algebraic :-)0urn:lsid:ibm.com:blogs:comment-50883862-012c-4264-bf1f-dd058d713e76Re: Hello, I'm Martin And I'm An Algebraic :-)MartinPacker11000094DHactiveLikes2011-07-11T15:26:22-04:002011-07-11T15:26:22-04:00Thanks, Peter (and Bob)! Will try to oblige.Thanks, Peter (and Bob)! Will try to oblige.RE: Hello, I'm Martin And I'm An Algebraic :-)0urn:lsid:ibm.com:blogs:comment-82887722-e716-43e7-9f05-5fb2aae7e006Re: Hello, I'm Martin And I'm An Algebraic :-)PeterYim270000GWTCactiveLikes2011-07-11T14:51:06-04:002011-07-11T14:51:06-04:00Agree. Very elegant math. This is fun. Please post some more of these problems. Thank you.Agree. Very elegant math. This is fun. Please post some more of these problems. Thank you.RE: Hello, I'm Martin And I'm An Algebraic :-)0urn:lsid:ibm.com:blogs:comment-2ddb653a-9639-4ae5-848f-93162e1e6573Re: Hello, I'm Martin And I'm An Algebraic :-)bobleah270000CN12activeLikes2011-07-10T18:45:55-04:002011-07-10T18:45:55-04:00I'm pointing my friend Peter to this blog post... he loves this stuff!I'm pointing my friend Peter to this blog post... he loves this stuff!RE: Hello, I'm Martin And I'm An Algebraic :-)0urn:lsid:ibm.com:blogs:comment-b6fbcad7-80f6-4b45-8a6b-0d281528f4c4Re: Hello, I'm Martin And I'm An Algebraic :-)MartinPacker11000094DHactiveLikes2011-07-09T16:58:07-04:002011-07-09T16:58:07-04:00First, you're very kind, Willie. Second, you ask a good question about where to find good algebra problems: I happen to have kept many of my High School level maths books (and beyond). And, third, you're right I probably did do this one the first time round the "wrong" way. :-) That's why I'm susceptible to the idea the method I presented could be improved on.First, you're very kind, Willie. Second, you ask a good question about where to find good algebra problems: I happen to have kept many of my High School level maths books (and beyond). And, third, you're right I probably did do this one the first time round...RE: Hello, I'm Martin And I'm An Algebraic :-)0urn:lsid:ibm.com:blogs:comment-69261ba5-c9da-4ae1-b972-88f3cb7aafd3Re: Hello, I'm Martin And I'm An Algebraic :-)Willie100000911RactiveLikes2011-07-09T16:28:00-04:002011-07-09T16:28:00-04:00Nice post; enjoyed reading it I am now even more impressed by you than I was before. You see, I am one of "those" who can't add much less do algebra. In fact, I can still hear my high school math teacher telling by parents they should send me to trade school to learn a skill like welding. Fortunately, they did not listen.. . and I went on to fail his course miserably.
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<br />I do enjoy Sudoku though and work out their puzzles quite frequently on take off and landing.. if I stay away that long. You see, I am that "unfriendly" person on the plane that talks to no one and wear headphones for as much of the flight as they will allow.
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<br />I am now also a but jealous of you. I wish I could work out math problems..
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<br />BTW, were do you find your equations to solve? It seems once you have worked out the solution, working it out a second time may not be as much fun... (smile)...
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<br />Thanks for sharing
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<br />WillieNice post; enjoyed reading it I am now even more impressed by you than I was before. You see, I am one of "those" who can't add much less do algebra. In fact, I can still hear my high school math teacher telling by parents they should send me to trade...RE: Hello, I'm Martin And I'm An Algebraic :-)0