Corpus Delectable  20110606 The entire audience and AOL could have payed better attention in math class, too.
Oh, well. 00 is like half of 00000, so he didn't do too badly.

oddeye  20110606 Even though I know the answer, for that amount of money and because of the way that question is worded I would have taken a short whie to make absolutely sure.
Still would have got it right though.

uekibachi  20110606 we'll be right back with college week

Xenocide  20110606 GO DEMON DEACONS WHOOOOOOOO

pastorofmuppets  20110606 you dummy, 16 is the sum of two triangle numbers

Scrotum H. Vainglorious  20110606 Does tacking on an s at the end of math make a person smarter?

Cube  20110606 What the hell is a "square number"?

theSnake  20110606 yeah what the shit



Dib  20110606 It's any number that is shaped similar to a square like the top of a five, the bottom of a 4, or 11.

Xiphias  20110607 a square number is the product of an integer times that integer again.
4 is 2*2
9 is 3*3
16 is 4*4
etc.

Cube  20110614 I studied math for years and years, but I've never heard of a square number.
Then again, I didn't study it in English.

craptacular  20110606 set your calculator to "maths"

Redford  20110606 This is a trick question. A very clever one.
The trick answer is A, because 16 is a square of four times four. Four is a square number of two times two by itself. The logic trail then, is that "Sixteen is a square number. Four times Four equals sixteen, and four and four are both square numbers, so this is the correct answer."
This is of course, not true. The wording of the question attempts to make you ignore the fact that the two numbers are in reality, totally different ones and not the sum of the square components of the actual number.
As you can see, the person who worded this question clearly did a fantastic job!



TheQuakeSoldier  20110606 I understood you Redford. The instant reaction is to use the roots to add up to one of the answers. However, the only numbers you are working with are 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, and 49.
9 + 16 = 25. No other combination works.
There's no time limit on this shit, people just need to calm down and block out that bitch's nagging.

chumbucket  20110606 WAKE FOREST

Bort  20110606 Neat, there's a formula for this, if you want to find right triangles where b+1=c (like in the 3/4/5 or the 5/12/13) or b+2=c (like the 8/15/17 or the 12/35/37). Simple algebra for a simple man.

Zarathustra00  20110606 I was familiar with the formula for right triangles where the hypotenuse and longest leg were consecutive numbers, but I'd never thought about the case where they are consecutive odd integers.
For the right triangle a, b, c where b+2=c, a=[4*(c1)]^.5
Now that that's out of my system I can go back to watching cat videos and stammering stupidly at the screen.
or a=[4*(b+1)]^.5 Dammit couldn't help it

Senator_Unger  20110606 If he's from Wake Forest, the answer is: Major in business and hire some accountant to do math for you. You've got golf to play!

Rodents of Unusual Size  20110611 :(

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