Think about this:

3x=60

Solve x...

Easy? How about if x doesn't equal 20? Try that.

Hint: It is on a certain youtube video

jmanf726
Jun 7, 2014

#1**+14 **

thats impossible ! x has to be equal to 20 ! proof = 3x=60 so 3*20=60! i hope u might be knowing this from before !

rosala
Jun 7, 2014

#3**+5 **

Perhaps x and 60 are angles in degrees. Then x could be 140°, which means that 3x = 420° which is the same as 60° for many purposes (certainly as far as the trig functions are concerned)!

Alan
Jun 7, 2014

#4**+3 **

Who dares to question rosala?? .... How about a little "fire," Alan (and reinout)...???

CPhill
Jun 7, 2014

#5**+8 **

Challenge accepted;

$$3x = 60\\

x = \lim_{n->\infty} \begin{pmatrix}

\frac{27n^3+27n^2-27n+27}{\frac{27}{5}n^3+\frac{27}{4}n^2+\frac{27}{3}n+\frac{27}{2}} \\

27^{\frac{1}{n}}+((\frac{1}{n})!)

\end{pmatrix}

\sqrt{((cos(\frac{1}{4}\pi)+isin(\frac{1}{4} \pi))(cos(\frac{1}{4}\pi)-isin(\frac{1}{4} \pi))-e^{i\pi}-2(cos(\frac{3}{4}\pi)+isin(\frac{3}{4} \pi))^4)}\\

\mbox{ where }\begin{pmatrix}

m \\

r

\end{pmatrix} \mbox{ is the combination of m taken r}$$

reinout-g
Jun 7, 2014

#6**+3 **

Let's suppose that it takes three hours to bake a pie. Then how many could we bake in 60 hrs??

Answer....20 pies......and everyone knows that 20 "pi's" ≈ 62.832

So....there's "x".......(more or less)

CPhill
Jun 7, 2014

#8**0 **

Reoinout-g

I am not going to work through that!

BUT I'll take your word for it.

Thumbs up from me.

Chris, it does not take 3 hours to bake a pie. I cook as much as you do and even I know that!

And besides, why can't you put several in the oven at the same time? The bake time would be in parallel not in series!

Melody
Jun 8, 2014

#9**+14 **

by the way CPhill melodys right , it doesnt take 3 hours to bake a cake so how can a pie take 3 hours !but melody phill is just supposing it ! and i liked ur pic CPhill ! thumbs up for it ! and i would like to give thumbs up to reinout too for accepting the challenge ! ha ha !

rosala
Jun 8, 2014

#10**+8 **

Hmm. I make reinout's expression to be _{5}C_{2}√( 1 - (-1) - 2*(-1) ) = 10*√4 = 10*2 = 20.

20 is 20 however heavily disguised!

Alan
Jun 8, 2014

#11**0 **

Haha, I knew you'd see through it within a second Alan.

'thumbs up' for actually solving it.

reinout-g
Jun 8, 2014

#12**+6 **

i dont understand one thing u people are continuously repeating ! if we can get the proof or the answer then why r we using such hard and unseen methods to show " yeah , heres the proof " or the answer ! or is this the thing that u just dont wanna agree on someone else !

rosala
Jun 8, 2014