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# Impossible?

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3x=60

Solve x...

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

Hint: It is on a certain youtube video

Jun 7, 2014

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i know that CPhill , i was too just having a lil fun !ha ha !that was just to remind that " the correct answer was discovered a century ago " ! lol !

Jun 8, 2014

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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 !

Jun 7, 2014
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x = (-(-20))

Boom!

Jun 7, 2014
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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)!

Jun 7, 2014
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Who dares to question rosala??  .... How about  a little "fire," Alan (and reinout)...???

Jun 7, 2014
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Challenge accepted;

$$3x = 60\\ x = \lim_{n->\infty} \begin{pmatrix} \frac{27n^3+27n^2-27n+27}{\frac{27}{5}n^3+\frac{27}{4}n^2+\frac{27}{3}n+\frac{27}{2}} \\ 27^{\frac{1}{n}}+((\frac{1}{n})!) \end{pmatrix} \sqrt{((cos(\frac{1}{4}\pi)+isin(\frac{1}{4} \pi))(cos(\frac{1}{4}\pi)-isin(\frac{1}{4} \pi))-e^{i\pi}-2(cos(\frac{3}{4}\pi)+isin(\frac{3}{4} \pi))^4)}\\ \mbox{ where }\begin{pmatrix} m \\ r \end{pmatrix} \mbox{ is the combination of m taken r}$$

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Jun 7, 2014
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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)

Jun 7, 2014
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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!

Jun 8, 2014
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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 !

Jun 8, 2014
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Hmm.  I make reinout's expression to be 5C2√( 1 - (-1) - 2*(-1) ) = 10*√4 = 10*2 = 20.

20 is 20 however heavily disguised!

Jun 8, 2014
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Haha, I knew you'd see through it within a second Alan.

'thumbs up' for actually solving it.

Jun 8, 2014
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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 !

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