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    Default Find the error, its impossible:

    Find the error, its impossible:

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    Did you know that 80% of UCDS students could not find the error above?


    Should have put this under another Forum. Sorry.
    Last edited by BoTBees; 05-04-2011 at 09:12 AM. Reason: wrong forum.
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    Default Re: Find the error, its impossible:

    1718?

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    Default Re: Find the error, its impossible:

    Nope.
    There is no INTELLIGENT life on any other planet, they're probably like us!!!!

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    Default Re: Find the error, its impossible:

    Yup, that's the Error. Wrong Forum.
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    Default Re: Find the error, its impossible:

    There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who can read binary and those who can't.
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    Default Re: Find the error, its impossible:

    Sqkcrk that's an error alright, but that's not the error.
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    Default Re: Find the error, its impossible:

    All numbers in the sequence if divided by the number that precedes it produce a result greater than 1. Except the first number, if 1 is divided by the number that logically procedes it the result is undefined. Or all numbers in the sequence if divided by the number the precedes it produces a result greater then or equal to 1 but less then 2 except 1 and 2 2 divided by 1 equals 2. 1 divided by zero is undefined

    Sorry that's the best I have. saw this problem in entrance exams 30 years ago but!

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    Default Re: Find the error, its impossible:

    Quote Originally Posted by BoTBees View Post
    Find the error, its impossible:

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    Did you know that 80% of UCDS students could not find the error above?


    Should have put this under another Forum. Sorry.
    Not a math problem. It's a Grammer problem.

    Find the error, it's impossible. "it's" as in "it is", not "its" as in the possesive or plural.
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    Default Re: Find the error, its impossible:

    Pretty sure the error is within the sentence... "Its impossible", it should be "it's impossible".

    Its is to be used possessively. It's is a combination of "it is".

    Edit: Darn, beaten to the answer

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    Default Re: Find the error, its impossible:

    Considering that 1718 is dismissed as a typing mistake we all have to assume its and it's is also a typographical mistake.

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    Default Re: Find the error, its impossible:

    There are multiple errors in your request. Find the error. It's impossible.

    Someone has already pointed out that 1718 is also an error, though probably a typographical one.

    As you realized, this is also the wrong forum.

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    Default Re: Find the error, its impossible:

    Quote Originally Posted by alblancher View Post
    Considering that 1718 is dismissed as a typing mistake we all have to assume its and it's is also a typographical mistake.
    Mistake? Error? What's the differunce?
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    Default Re: Find the error, its impossible:

    Find the error

    THE "0" IS MISSING


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    Default Re: Find the error, its impossible:

    No comma usage.
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    Default Re: Find the error, its impossible:

    Quote Originally Posted by alblancher View Post
    Considering that 1718 is dismissed as a typing mistake we all have to assume its and it's is also a typographical mistake.
    Exactly what I was think.

    While we are talking math, try finding the error in the following proof that 2 = 1:

    a = b

    a^2 = b^2

    a^2 = ab

    a^2-b^2 = ab-b^2

    (a+b) (a-b) = ab-b^2


    (a+b) (a-b) = b(a-b)

    a + b = b

    b + b = b

    2b=b

    2 = 1
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    Default Re: Find the error, its impossible:

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    Not a math problem. It's a Grammer problem.

    Find the error, it's impossible.
    Other problems: There's no "e" in grammar. And "find the error, its impossible." is a run-on sentence.

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    Default Re: Find the error, its impossible:

    So, it's not the word "its"? Kelsey Grammer spells it that way. Spelling isn't my strong soot. And I would have thought that a run on sentence would have to be longer than that one. My Mom was the Grammarian, but I can't get ahold of Her anymore. So, I defer, or is that defur?, to others more knowledgable than I.

    Consensus is that it isn't an error in the sequence of numbers, right?
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    Default Re: Find the error, its impossible:

    Nabber86

    first thing I would like to point out that squaring a number always makes it positive when you start throwing minus signs in all bets are off. I could try to prove it mathematically but

    a squared = b squared
    is not the same as a x b = a x b a or b could be a negative number

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    Default Re: Find the error, its impossible:

    Yep what he said

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    Default Re: Find the error, its impossible:

    Quote Originally Posted by JRH View Post
    And "find the error, its impossible." is a run-on sentence.
    That would have been correct had a semicolon been used to connect the two independent clauses rather than a comma and the possesive pronoun "its" replaced with the contraction "it's."

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