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05-30-2000, 10:29 AM
 Jois Guest Join Date: Oct 1999
Firemen use algebra in calculating water pressure and volume.
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05-30-2000, 11:20 AM
 douglips Guest Join Date: Mar 1999
I'm using the Force.

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05-30-2000, 01:05 PM
 psycat90 Guest Join Date: Aug 1999
The Force is strong in this one.

I'm assuming this is relating to this thread.
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05-30-2000, 06:08 PM
 PunditLisa Member Join Date: Mar 1999 Location: 'burbs of Cincinnati, OH Posts: 12,279
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
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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.
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05-30-2000, 06:15 PM
 manhattan Charter Member Charter Member Join Date: Aug 1999 Posts: 9,127
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.
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#6
05-31-2000, 12:59 AM
 Jois Guest Join Date: Oct 1999
Dear General Question Moderator,

I'm sorry! (Slips very small bill under doormat)

I should have written "Who Uses Algebra in Everyday Life?"

Jois
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#7
05-31-2000, 10:20 AM
 manhattan Charter Member Charter Member Join Date: Aug 1999 Posts: 9,127
::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
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"We hope that next time the rockets will be more accurate and effective in getting rid of this virus." Walid Jumblatt on Paul Wolfowitz, October 2003

"This process of change has started because of the American invasion of Iraq... The Syrian people, the Egyptian people, all say that something is changing." Walid Jumblatt, February 2005
#8
05-31-2000, 10:35 AM
 manhattan Charter Member Charter Member Join Date: Aug 1999 Posts: 9,127
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.
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05-31-2000, 11:13 AM
 UncleBeer Guest Join Date: May 1999
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.
#10
05-31-2000, 02:15 PM
 Jois Guest Join Date: Oct 1999
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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