View Full Version : Who uses algebra in Every Day Life?
Firemen use algebra in calculating water pressure and volume.
05-30-2000, 11:20 AM
I'm using the Force.
That was your question, right?
05-30-2000, 01:05 PM
The Force is strong in this one.
I'm assuming this is relating to this (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?threadid=25706) thread.
05-30-2000, 06:08 PM
I'm having a party Saturday night. Say a barrel of Bitch Beer (aka Bud Lite) equals 400 oz. (I'm making that up.) If each guest will drink approximately 40 oz. of beer and I have 75 guests, then how many barrels of beer should I order?
If x = 40 oz., then 75x = 3000 oz.
400 oz. = 1 barrel
3000 oz = x barrels
3000 times 1 divided by 400 = 7.5 barrels of beer.
7.5 barrels * $75 barrel = $562.50
Hmmm. Better make it Top Hat.
05-30-2000, 06:15 PM
Is there a question here, or did perhaps Jois mistakenly open a thread instead of posting a response to the "Why Algebra" thread currently in this forum (but probably going to IMHO or Great Debates or the Pit) tomorrow)?
If a question doesn't develop, I'm going to go ahead and close it.
Dear General Question Moderator,
I'm sorry! (Slips very small bill under doormat)
I should have written "Who Uses Algebra in Everyday Life?"
05-31-2000, 10:20 AM
::looks at bill. sniffs haughtily::
Well, I can change the title for this, but for supervisory purposes, I'm forced to send this to In My Humble Opinion
05-31-2000, 10:35 AM
OK, I have no idea why this copy stayed here, but I hope the trend continues. At any rate, there is another copy safely in IMHO, so I'll lock this one.
05-31-2000, 11:13 AM
Manny, I think your powers are waning. You probably need to talk to your Santeŕa priest about sacrificing another chicken to Chang̣. It may not help, but it sure won't hurt.
Gee, I don't know if that small bill will cover a chicken... Could we sell off some of that beer Pundit Lisa is buying or just send Manhattan an invitation in Pundit Lisa's name?
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