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favorite math?
addition
subtraction
multiplication
division
I use the term "maths" like some imbecile
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Pawn 17
Dec 17, 2000

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Cubone posted:

I feel like I've seen some weird poo poo where they were like
what's 5 x 8?
well, think of it this way,: 5 8's is a lot like 5 10's, which is 50, and 10 minus 8 is 2, and 2 times 5 is 10, and 50 minus 10 is 40
so 40!

and some facebook dad was like WHAT. WHAT THE gently caress? WHAT.

This kind of thing is useful for doing math in your head that goes beyond times tables. So for example you could break 15x15 down into 15x10 which is easy and then just add 15x5, which you could further break down into 10x5 plus 5x5.

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Dec 17, 2000

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Applewhite posted:

Teachers should be the highest paid profession after doctors, IMO.

i think you mean after computer janitors.

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Dec 17, 2000

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GRINDCORE MEGGIDO posted:

I was fine until it got up to multiplying matrices and such. It felt like pulling teeth. Luckily com sci math stopped at that point or I'd have flunked from migraines.

Did they not require linear algebra? We had to take it for my program and itís a must know for many CS fields, anything from machine learning, to graphics, to even something like search engines. Linear algebra takes some time to get used to, but it is really cool when you get the hang of it!

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Mulaney Power Move posted:

but seriously what is that chinese poo poo all about

Itís the same as the lattice method in the OP only you donít have to do multiply the digits because that is done by the lines intersecting.

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