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What is a, b and c?

 
 
Reply Mon 29 Nov, 2004 09:28 am
a * b * c = 735
a + b + c = 735

What is a, b and c?


How do you solve this?



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Bibliophile the BibleGuru
 
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Reply Mon 29 Nov, 2004 09:40 am
a * b * c = a + b + c

This is a start.
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whimsical
 
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Reply Mon 29 Nov, 2004 09:45 am
Hey that's what I have!

We're must be getting close. ;-)
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Bibliophile the BibleGuru
 
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Reply Mon 29 Nov, 2004 09:56 am
I suggest a Simultaneous Equation to resolve it.
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markr
 
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Reply Mon 29 Nov, 2004 11:31 pm
There are an infinite number of solutions. I sent you a spreadsheet that calculates B and C given A.

My favorite (not accounted for in the spreadsheet) is:
735, i, -i
where i is the imaginary unit (i = sqrt(-1))
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Bibliophile the BibleGuru
 
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Reply Tue 30 Nov, 2004 07:08 am
Markr: plug in some notional values for a, b and c and let's see what you get.
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markr
 
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Reply Tue 30 Nov, 2004 09:55 am
2000, -0.000290514, -1264.999709

500, 234.9937445, 0.006255486

732, 2.616199641, 0.383800359
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whimsical
 
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Reply Tue 30 Nov, 2004 10:09 am
And what if I say that I bought three (a,b,c ) items for a total of $7.35.

a*b*c = $7.35
a+b+c = $7.35

What were the prices of the three items?
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markr
 
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Reply Tue 30 Nov, 2004 02:04 pm
$4.90
$1.25
$1.20
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Bibliophile the BibleGuru
 
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Reply Tue 30 Nov, 2004 03:18 pm
Markr: Excellent!
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