Math challenge

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  1. azoreseuropa
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    Given the expression: 5x - 7 = 2368
    What is the value of x?

    From other forum... Can you give an answer ? Curiosity
     


  2. StarTrekVoyager

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    Wow... I could solve this when I was 10.
    5x-7=2368
    5x=2368+7
    5x=2375
    x=2375/5
    x=475
    Wow, incredible :toot:
     
  3. Deboog

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    Is this a joke that went over my head?
    Or do your doubt the GBAtemp community's ability to do basic algebra.
     
  4. Minox

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    Very simple algebra
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  5. carlitos92jose

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    475?
     
  6. StarTrekVoyager

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    Given the average IQ of this community, I would even doubt its capacity to solve 2+2.
     
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    Says the person who edited their post after first having replied with a wrong answer.
     
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    LOL.
    The benefits of having the access rights to look at edited posts.
     
  9. StarTrekVoyager

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    I was too fast. My average math grade is currently still 18.9/20 (I'm in 12th grade.)
     
  10. Alkéryn

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    5x - 2375 = 0
    5x = 2375
    x = 2375 / 5
    =

    Edit 475
    my phone calc don't use pemdas
     
    Last edited by Alkéryn, Apr 23, 2017
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    I have this weird question, how does a number that ends in 5, that is a multiple of 5, give a non integer result when divided by 5?
    Hmmmmm.... science!
     
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  12. Alkéryn

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    Albategnius, Moon
    I was too fast and realized just afterwards my phone calc don't use pemdas and so made an error
    that's why the edit
     
  13. Deboog

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    I take it back. Now I am doubting the GBAtemp community's ability to do basic algebra.
     
  14. RaMon90

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    Wait i'm the only one that can't solve it? Ok i'm going to hide myself.
     
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    nope. welcome to 'I can't do math' club.
     
  16. Alkéryn

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    Well i used my phone wich i never do and it don't use correct order of multiplication / addition
    that's why i corrected it but took a while to edit on the phone

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    another guy and I solved it to but there isn't very much merit for basic algebra
     
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  18. Deboog

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    To all you guys that can't do this, that's fine. There's nothing wrong with that. But I hope you don't want to be a programmer, or do any game development in the future. I will tell you right now you will need to know linear algebra (not this, linear algebra is a college course that comes after calculus) at the bare minimum.
     
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    A programmer, or an engineer, or an accountant, or...
    Better get into a non-math heavy field.
     
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