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2007-09-15, 11:27   #12
davieddy

"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England

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Quote:
 Originally Posted by retina I am amazed how this simple algebra would bowl you over and yet you say you managed to solve Beals conjecture! &
He would struggle to derive a relationship between
the area of the base of his Pyramid and its height

Last fiddled with by davieddy on 2007-09-15 at 11:43

2007-09-15, 11:36   #13
davieddy

"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England

2·3·13·83 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by victor Haha, now I see why my answer was incorrect! I thought the image was fitting a 10 ft square screen :) Thank you David! If 10ft away from the beamer the image occupies 10ft x 10ft, 15ft away the image is 15ft x 15ft big.
Glad that observation was of help.
Your result follows from similar triangles, but refocussing alters
the angles of the triangle (slightly)

David

2007-09-15, 11:41   #14
mfgoode
Bronze Medalist

Jan 2004
Mumbai,India

1000000001002 Posts
simple algebra.

Quote:
 Originally Posted by retina I am amazed how this simple algebra would bowl you over and yet you say you managed to solve Beals conjecture! &

Well Retina amazing isn't it ? That one numerical example I gave the forum is enough. And that's without a comp, just my scientific calculator

But thats merely the tip of the iceberg, pal! It is only an offshoot of my Beth Theorem. With it I can give an infinite number of examples. You have the integers and I have the equations.

There is a saying among mathematicians that one can only reach his peak in the twenties. After that one starts going down hill. You can now add that there are exceptions to this rule.

Well it is said "genius is 1 % inspiration, 99 % persperation" True! very true!

It all depends what you do with the 1% inspiration !

Its all a matter of attitude.

Here is a saying I couldn't find on the Net.

Two men looked out of prison bars,
One saw the earth below,
The other the stars.

BTW: My inspiration is from the Holy Spirit of God.

Mally

P.S. I have just come across Xyzzy's post in "A simple question' (?)

I think thats the best answer to you

"To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge". - B. Disraeli

Last fiddled with by mfgoode on 2007-09-15 at 11:54 Reason: Adding P.S.

2007-09-15, 12:03   #15
davieddy

"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England

647410 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by davieddy Note that "10 sq.ft." <> "10 ft square"
I somehow recall other examples of ambiguity in the presentation of
this poser's problems.
The ambiguity is often the only source of interest in the problem.

David

PS I note I referred to him as "poser". Most appropriate methinks

Last fiddled with by davieddy on 2007-09-15 at 12:34

2007-09-15, 12:12   #16
davieddy

"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England

194A16 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by mfgoode Well Retina amazing isn't it ? That one numerical example I gave the forum is enough. And that's without a comp, just my scientific calculator But thats merely the tip of the iceberg, pal! It is only an offshoot of my Beth Theorem. With it I can give an infinite number of examples. You have the integers and I have the equations. There is a saying among mathematicians that one can only reach his peak in the twenties. After that one starts going down hill. You can now add that there are exceptions to this rule. Well it is said "genius is 1 % inspiration, 99 % persperation" True! very true! It all depends what you do with the 1% inspiration ! Its all a matter of attitude. Here is a saying I couldn't find on the Net. Two men looked out of prison bars, One saw the earth below, The other the stars. BTW: My inspiration is from the Holy Spirit of God. Mally P.S. I have just come across Xyzzy's post in "A simple question' (?) I think thats the best answer to you "To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge". - B. Disraeli
Malaria obviously isn't as deadly as it used to be

 2007-09-18, 13:51 #17 Uncwilly 6809 > 6502     """"""""""""""""""" Aug 2003 101×103 Posts 25×13×23 Posts It won't be a picture, cause it is out of focus. Now if you wanted to know the size of the blur....
2007-09-18, 16:50   #18
davieddy

"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England

2·3·13·83 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Uncwilly It won't be a picture, cause it is out of focus. Now if you wanted to know the size of the blur....
See post #10

 2007-09-21, 08:06 #19 mfgoode Bronze Medalist     Jan 2004 Mumbai,India 22×33×19 Posts FYI We, the sons of Malcolm Goode, wish to inform you of his untimely death. He suffered a sudden heart attack. He took ill on the evening of Tuesday, the 18th, was rushed to the hospital, but unfortunately didn't make it. The funeral is set for 1030 AM on Saturday, the 22nd, at St. John the Evangelist Church, Marol. Should you require any further information, kindly ring 9869255301 or e-mail jimgoode@blueyonder.co.uk Sincerely, Bruce & Warren

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