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posted on Jul, 15 2013 @ 04:06 PM
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Okay, so I need some help with this :

JDN1 - 2,155,526 ( d2 )

JDN2 - 2,452,164 ( d1 )

Z - 2,456,860

z = ((64*d2)-d1)/63

With the above formula do I obtain Z - 2, 456, 860? Or do I possibly obtain 2,456,850 ?

THANK YOU




posted on Jul, 15 2013 @ 04:12 PM
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Not sure if you're noting this correctly. Upper case Z does not appear to be in the problem, yet it is given as a known variable. Also, it would seem you are tasked just with solving lower case z.....correct?



posted on Jul, 15 2013 @ 04:12 PM
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Originally posted by Zagari
Okay, so I need some help with this :

JDN1 - 2,155,526 ( d2 )

JDN2 - 2,452,164 ( d1 )

Z - 2,456,860

z = ((64*d2)-d1)/63

With the above formula do I obtain Z - 2, 456, 860? Or do I possibly obtain 2,456,850 ?

THANK YOU


64 * d2 then take away d1 and then finally divide by 63

BODMAS is your friend - start at the inner most brackets and work outwards



posted on Jul, 15 2013 @ 04:17 PM
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reply to post by Maxatoria
 


I'm doing this for a friend...I am sorry if this sounds stupid, but what 64* indicates? What do I have to do with 64*?



posted on Jul, 15 2013 @ 04:18 PM
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reply to post by Gazrok
 


Yes, it is a variable, I have to know , with d1 and d2 as written above, and the formula, exactly what JDN I obtain.



posted on Jul, 15 2013 @ 04:18 PM
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reply to post by Zagari
 


* means multiplication in math notation. 2*3=6 for example (2 times 3)

Solving for z (lower case z) in the formula given would mean z = 2,456,872.54
I don't see where Z (upper case z fits into it).



edit on 15-7-2013 by Gazrok because: had to double check the variable, oops, hehe.



posted on Jul, 15 2013 @ 04:21 PM
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64 times (multiplication)

but looking at it simply its going to be 64 times a number(A) then take away another number(b) and finally divide it by 63 which will give you roughly the number you times by 64 at the start



posted on Jul, 15 2013 @ 04:22 PM
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I just need to know what JDN I obtain with the above formula...Please ( thank you Gazrok/ Maxatoria
) can someone do the calculation for me? I am kinda lost ...
edit on 15-7-2013 by Zagari because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 15 2013 @ 04:24 PM
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open google and just punch in ((64*2452164)- 2155526)/63 and job done



posted on Jul, 15 2013 @ 04:27 PM
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Well I'm no numbers person so lets all try and learn something.

This I understand
Z - 2,456,860
z = ((64*d2)-d1)/63

This I have a problem with
JDN1 - 2,155,526 ( d2 )
JDN2 - 2,452,164 ( d1 )

Shouldnt there be something..
JDN1 - 2,155,526 HERE ( d2 )

When I was at school we weren't taught anything like that
(45 years ago now)



posted on Jul, 15 2013 @ 04:29 PM
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Is this the entire problem from the assignment? Is there any word context, or any capitalization or other punctuation differences?



posted on Jul, 15 2013 @ 04:31 PM
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I'd give the answer as i see it but sometimes its too easy to do peoples homework for them so at least make them work for their grades to a point



posted on Jul, 15 2013 @ 04:37 PM
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Thanks I solved it thanks to you !


I obtain 2, 456, 873 - Z

JDN1 was July 12 1191, the Siege of Acre

JDN2 was September 11 2001

Z obtained is August 3 2014

I was in need for this for a Timewave zero related thing, no school homework
Very very useful you saved me!!!
edit on 15-7-2013 by Zagari because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 15 2013 @ 04:38 PM
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Looks like implicit differentiation of partial derivatives but it's impossible to tell as the correct notation isn't being used.

If it is ID the above methods wont work as you have to let the eq = 0 and solve for JDN1, N2



posted on Jul, 15 2013 @ 05:36 PM
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Math is so dumb. Like you never use any of it in the real world except grade 6 math. Maybe unless your some theoretical physisist. Even they just use calculators and software. Seems like the only thing that can help you in the real world is reading and writing.



posted on Jul, 15 2013 @ 07:15 PM
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Originally posted by spartacus699
Math is so dumb. Like you never use any of it in the real world except grade 6 math. Maybe unless your some theoretical physisist. Even they just use calculators and software. Seems like the only thing that can help you in the real world is reading and writing.


Everything is number. All your post demonstrates is you don't know what maths is and the potential it yields.

It's by far the most useful subject there is and can be applied to absolutely anything you can imagine. Learning and reading mathematics are the only way to gain a true understanding of the world and becoming able to deny ignorance.



posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 09:51 AM
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I have to disagree. I'm constantly finding the need to do math on the spot, and in my head. Sure, I could whip out my cell phone and crunch the numbers, but by doing it accurately, in my head, and faster (for fairly simply calculations like percentages, discounts, etc.), it is FAR more impressive to clients and customers, and buys a LOT of consumer confidence that doing on a calculator just wouldn't offer.

Even just figuring out a tip. Let's say the bill comes up to $86.43. I got ok service, not great, and some mistakes were made, so I want to give a 15% tip instead of my usual 20%. Do I try and figure 15% of 86.43? No. I take 10% of it because it is an easy calculation to do....8.64, then I cut it in half, to 4.32, add the two together, and get 12.96 or a $13 tip for 15%. Of course, this all takes place in about a second or two in my head, so much faster than taking out my phone and doing a tip calculator, and much more impressive and practical.
edit on 16-7-2013 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)




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