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by bigeasy
Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Multiplication and Perfect Squares
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Re: Multiplication and Perfect Squares

Oh dear Lord. Please ignore me while I hide in shame. I can't believe I forgot something that simple. My current Calc teacher would not be happy.
by bigeasy
Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Multiplication and Perfect Squares
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Multiplication and Perfect Squares

While I was doing mental math to pass the time, I noticed something. Take an arbitrary number n and square it n^2 As you diverge from that number in equal measures (n-x)(n+x) the product diverges from the original square by x^2 Is there a specific name for this? Or am I just crazy an...
by bigeasy
Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: What is the mass of a feather?
Replies: 229
Views: 318192

Re: What is the mass of a feather?

Citizen K wrote: In ancient Egypt... One soul, more or less. And I remember some reading about some scientist or another who once tried to weigh souls as they escaped dying people (don't remember all the details offhand). So find those numbers and use them. Or go collect your own data. Although the...

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