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noel shelley24/08/2021 13:19:27
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Edited By noel shelley on 24/08/2021 13:20:34

Michael Gilligan24/08/2021 13:49:08
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Brilliant star

MichaelG.

Nigel Graham 224/08/2021 15:04:06
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Hee-hee! I like it!

I'm baffled by the 5 o'clock one though.

How does the square-root of 9! = 6 as I read it; or come to that the square-root of 8! = 5?

Nor does it work by the factorial of the square-root of nine.

duncan webster24/08/2021 15:12:57
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(sqrt(9))! - 9/9

3! - 1

3*2*1 - 1 =5

Does Bodmas cover factorials?

Edited By duncan webster on 24/08/2021 15:14:08

Ramon Wilson24/08/2021 15:35:43
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Ah! you'd need a calclator to turn that into real timelaugh

Nice one Noel

Tug

Nicholas Farr24/08/2021 15:39:18
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Hi Noel, very good, however I've not had course to come across the type of equations for 5, 7 or 9, the 7 one taken the longest time for me to figure out on one of my fraction capable calculators.

Regards Nick.

SillyOldDuffer24/08/2021 15:40:42
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If you got 601.3952191045344 for 5O'Clock, join my club.

Also, am I right in saying that the digits of the hours expressed in seconds always add up to 9?

e.g.:

1AM = 3600s so 3+6+0+0 = 9

4AM = 14400 so 1+4+4+0+0 = 9

9AM = 32400s so 3+2+4+0+0 = 9

11AM = 39600s so 3+9+6+0+0 = 18 & 1+8 = 9

Bound to be useful for something. Is there a prize?

sad

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Journeyman24/08/2021 15:52:00
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I agree, the 5 is a bit iffy, needs brackets as per Duncan's explanation. If you fancy the real thing for your workshop wall available at a nearby South American rain-forest for about 15quid.

John

Nigel Bennett24/08/2021 17:08:10
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I'm sure there must be a much simpler expression for the 9 o'clock position, but I can't imagine what...

Ady124/08/2021 17:32:02
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cool!

Engineers or mathematicians xmas pressie sorted too

Michael Gilligan24/08/2021 19:47:10
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Posted by Journeyman on 24/08/2021 15:52:00:

I agree, the 5 is a bit iffy, needs brackets as per Duncan's explanation.

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I suppose it’s fair … given that the ‘bang’ is outside the sqrt sign

MichaelG.

duncan webster24/08/2021 19:51:16
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pressed the wrong button

Edited By duncan webster on 24/08/2021 19:51:55

Brian G24/08/2021 20:36:59
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Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 24/08/2021 15:40:42:

If you got 601.3952191045344 for 5O'Clock, join my club.

Also, am I right in saying that the digits of the hours expressed in seconds always add up to 9?

e.g.:

1AM = 3600s so 3+6+0+0 = 9

4AM = 14400 so 1+4+4+0+0 = 9

9AM = 32400s so 3+2+4+0+0 = 9

11AM = 39600s so 3+9+6+0+0 = 18 & 1+8 = 9

Bound to be useful for something. Is there a prize?

sad

Dave

Probably been won almost as soon as we started using base 10 with arabic/indian numerals Dave, as the sum of the digits of any multiple of 9 is always a multiple of 9, and 3600 = 400 x 9.

I just checked and the same thing seems to work in other bases such as Hex, so that the digits of multiples of F add up to multiples of F. I'm beginning to understand why I was put in the applied maths stream at school as this sort of thing just confuses me.

Brian G

Edited By Brian G on 24/08/2021 20:37:57

pgk pgk24/08/2021 20:54:25
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Trachtenberg speed system multiplying by 9
Which looks clumsy in the example until the rules are second nature but the whole system was apparently able to teach kids to calculate a 15 digit number x a 15 digit number in under a minute?


Link

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trachtenberg_system#Multiplying_by_9

pgk

Nicholas Farr24/08/2021 21:36:46
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 24/08/2021 19:47:10:
Posted by Journeyman on 24/08/2021 15:52:00:

I agree, the 5 is a bit iffy, needs brackets as per Duncan's explanation.

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I suppose it’s fair … given that the ‘bang’ is outside the sqrt sign

MichaelG.

Hi, this is how I did it on my calculator.

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This is the only way I could get it on my calculator with any brackets, any other combination of brackets gave a wrong answer or a system error.

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Regards Nick.

Edited By Nicholas Farr on 24/08/2021 21:37:38

Nigel Graham 224/08/2021 21:54:34
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Thank you Duncan.

I'm glad I was not the only one who'd not spotted the invisible brackets that make it work. 

I've never seen a clock like that previously.

Anti-clockwise clocks yes.

A clock with its otherwise plain dial given coloured segments to show pub opening times, yes.

A clock with fancy single-digit sums though.... No. I like it!

Edited By Nigel Graham 2 on 24/08/2021 21:55:11

noel shelley24/08/2021 22:22:42
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Gentlemen I'm glad it has generated some thought and comment, BUT I can claim no credit for it ! It was sent to me by an old school friend who paid less attention in maths than me, he also sent the WHAT IS IT I posted some weeks ago. I felt it was worth sharing. Ah well, Time Flies. Noel.

duncan webster24/08/2021 23:45:05
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The 7 would be better as 9 - sqrt(9) + 9^0, which would be 9 - 3 + 1 = 7

The symbol for 0.99999......... in my young date was a dot above the 9, not a line

Anyone know where I can get one, apart from Journeyman's South American Rainforest, which I must admit I didn't get

Grindstone Cowboy25/08/2021 00:16:42
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Duncan - it's also a big river. I'm assuming we aren't allowed to mention the actual website?

Rob

Peter Greene25/08/2021 01:50:58
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Posted by duncan webster on 24/08/2021 23:45:05:

The 7 would be better as 9 - sqrt(9) + 9^0, which would be 9 - 3 + 1 = 7

But unfortunately introduces the numeral " 0 " ....

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