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What's the rule about using 'ones' in algebra?

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Old 09-21-2003, 08:33 PM
Donald G. Shead
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Can 'ones' be used indiscriminately in algebra? If not, why not...


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Old 09-21-2003, 09:02 PM
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Donald G. sHead wrote:



Learn algebra and find out for yourself, shitHead.

Perhaps someday, you might even graduate from eighth grade.

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Old 09-22-2003, 02:37 AM
Ronald Stepp
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"Donald G. Shead" <[Only registered users see links. ]> wrote in message
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You can DO whatever the hell you want to do... nobody here will
convince you other than what you already think, so why bother asking
anyone here? If they say No, you'll disagree.. if they say yes,
you'll disagree.. save everyone the energy and just shut the hell up.


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Old 09-22-2003, 02:48 AM
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"Mark Mallory" <[Only registered users see links. ]> wrote in message
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For a subscriber to this newsgroup, you are pretty low down and dirty! What
do you know about me and eighth grade? That was a long time ago and even
I've forgotten:

There is some simple rule pertaining to using the number 'one': If you can't
tell me, then I'd think you could do better just to let somebody else do it.

At my age you don't just take courses in algebra to learn one simple rule;
which it appears you didn't learn anyway.

Do you even know that you can't divide 1 by zero, but you can divide zero by
1?

I don't know about you(;^)


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Old 09-22-2003, 10:21 AM
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In article <jqtbb.7153$[Only registered users see links. ].prodigy.com>,
"Donald G. Shead" <[Only registered users see links. ]> wrote:

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You were given an example of the use. You were told about
dimensional analysis which uses the rule all the time.
Go buy a high school algebra book and do every problem.

/BAH

Subtract a hundred and four for e-mail.
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Old 09-22-2003, 12:36 PM
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In article <A3Cbb.6132$[Only registered users see links. ].prodigy.com> ,
"Donald G. Shead" <[Only registered users see links. ]> wrote:


That "cancelling units" is a shorthand form of multiplying
by one. ****ing idiot.

/BAH

Subtract a hundred and four for e-mail.
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Old 09-22-2003, 12:38 PM
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<[Only registered users see links. ]> wrote in message news:bkmmk5$ke1$[Only registered users see links. ].rcn.net...

Time is running out(;^) I don't want to know much more algebra than I do
now. Thought I'd seek help here. Thanks for referring me to dimensional
analysis, but I've been able to cancel units for years:

Many years ago I overheard a H.S. algebra teacher tell his class _something
to the effect_ that the number one [1] was such that it didn't change the
value (of an equation) when it was inserted in an equation. That made a
lasting impression, since I didn't understand then, and don't now:

In particular: Writing that acceleration [a] is _inversely_ proportional to
the mass [m] of a body, as [a is proportional to 1/m]. That somehow doesn't
look 'copesthetic' to me; especially if 'm' is a variable.

I thought the rule might be simple enough for me to understand; but
apparently it's not,


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Old 09-22-2003, 01:27 PM
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"Donald G. Shead" <[Only registered users see links. ]> wrote in message
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What
can't
it.
by

Ignore him. There is always one areshole in a newsgroup and
you have just found him/her .

Regards.


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Old 09-22-2003, 01:58 PM
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<[Only registered users see links. ]> wrote in message news:bkmuhk$k4$[Only registered users see links. ].rcn.net...
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You _are_ a goofus arent't ya(;^?


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Old 09-22-2003, 02:02 PM
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"Terry" <[Only registered users see links. ].uk> wrote in message
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Cut<
Thanks Terry; will do.


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