Thread: Find the error, its impossible:

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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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Re: Find the error, its impossible:

1718?

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Nope.

4. Re: Find the error, its impossible:

Yup, that's the Error. Wrong Forum.

5. 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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Re: Find the error, its impossible:

Sqkcrk that's an error alright, but that's not the error.

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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!

8. Re: Find the error, its impossible:

Originally Posted by BoTBees
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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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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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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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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Originally Posted by alblancher
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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Re: Find the error, its impossible:

Find the error

THE "0" IS MISSING

Tommyt
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Re: Find the error, its impossible:

No comma usage.

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Re: Find the error, its impossible:

Originally Posted by alblancher
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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Re: Find the error, its impossible:

Originally Posted by sqkcrk
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.

17. 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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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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Re: Find the error, its impossible:

Yep what he said

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Re: Find the error, its impossible:

Originally Posted by JRH
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."

Wayne

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