Thursday, March 26, 2009

four more weeks

I think I'll be ready!

:o)

NOTE: 500 "Amazing Blogger" points awarded to the first person to give correct answer for x in the comments.

12 comments:

Xavier said...

Could very well be a 5 ....

Phyllis Renée said...

Xi, so very close, but sadly I cannot accept that answer.

Xavier said...

Oh, right, 5 cm

Desmond Jones said...

Dang it, Xavier beat me to that punch! (But see how kind our Phyllis is, Xav? She gigged you on the units, but she was sad about it. . .)

Way back when I was in college, my professors gave us 3-4-5 triangles up, down, and sideways, since it meant that the calculations would be relatively simple, and they could check our knowledge of the concepts. . .

for a different kind of girl said...

I'm teary eyed because this involved math. I would never have known. Ever. I'd ask for a quarter of those 500 Amazing Blogger points just out of sympathy, but I'm not sure what a quarter of 500 is.

Oh, hahaha...I'm kidding! Of course I know!

Or do I...

:)

(125)

Sailor said...

I'm glad you're feeling that you'll be ready, that's great!

As to the answer, since I've been beaten to the punch, I'll just say "good job" Xi

Xavier said...

Hey, I'm willing to share. 100 each to Phyllis, Desmond, fadkog, and Sailor.

Summer Rose said...

Oh no not a math problem! I'm with Fadog on this one. I didn't do so well the first time around had to retake it. Check my post you will find the answer.
S.R.

Jeff said...

It's the Pythagorean Theorem. The square of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.

a2 + b2 = c2 (where c is the hypotenuse and a and b form the right angle.)

Do I get any points for that?

Phyllis Renée said...

Jeff, you don't get extra points for showing off.

:-D

Jeff said...

Where you are superior to all of us is that you actually know how to use this theorem and apply it to the work you do. Whereas, I have only needed to know this maybe twice in my whole life. And I still couldn't make it square...

Bunny said...

5 cm. I know others already said, but I did calculate it on my own. One of the few things I remember from geometry.