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Date: 03/06/09 06:20 PM

152 Responses to Hire The Best Computer Engineer For The Job [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    March 6, 2009 at 5:51 pm
    Link: Hire The Best Computer Engineer For The Job - Have a Computer Engineering job you need to fill? Need to weed out the flunkies from the geniuses? Use this solution.
  2. Profile photo of LunarMoon
    LunarMoon Female 13-17
    217 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 6:22 pm
    Genius!
  3. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 6:26 pm
    hahaha yep im with lunar.. they definitely found a way to weed out the underqualified haha
  4. Profile photo of sculptress
    sculptress Female 18-29
    101 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 6:27 pm
    this is amazing.
  5. Profile photo of Zerocyde
    Zerocyde Male 18-29
    3256 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 6:29 pm
    01.552.7980?
  6. Profile photo of 643197
    643197 Male 18-29
    1078 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 6:30 pm
    725 6544

    i think.
    haha.

  7. Profile photo of gozirra
    gozirra Male 40-49
    375 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 6:32 pm
    FTW!
  8. Profile photo of Senocno
    Senocno Male 13-17
    47 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 6:32 pm
    its algebra 2 first semester at max...
  9. Profile photo of Zerocyde
    Zerocyde Male 18-29
    3256 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 6:32 pm
    Wait, no, I think it`s 01.876.8000
  10. Profile photo of Senocno
    Senocno Male 13-17
    47 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 6:34 pm
    yea zero ur 2nd one is right
  11. Profile photo of megann_exoh
    megann_exoh Female 13-17
    688 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 6:34 pm
    FAIL.
    faaaaaaaaaaaail.
    phail.
    fayel.

    oh dear.

  12. Profile photo of awesomo
    awesomo Male 13-17
    245 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 6:37 pm
    good stuff. he added a 01. to the front to make it look worse than it is

  13. Profile photo of DiePSPolice
    DiePSPolice Male 30-39
    493 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 6:41 pm
    It`s like the google billboard ad, except for retards.
  14. Profile photo of ne028
    ne028 Male 18-29
    889 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 6:41 pm
    please excuse my dear aunt sally.
  15. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9240 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 6:42 pm
    Muhahahahahaha, that is so epic.

    PS i think the answer is 019 1125.

  16. Profile photo of injeckshun
    injeckshun Male 18-29
    125 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 6:42 pm
    876-800-1076 i think.idk
  17. Profile photo of DiePSPolice
    DiePSPolice Male 30-39
    493 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 6:47 pm
    Wow.

    1) It`s just straight substitution, and it`s really, really easy.

    2) The fact that you are all getting different (and wrong) answers means that it`s working at flunking out all the idiots.

    3) You are all idiots.

    4) Except for the 1 person who has posted before me with the correct answer.

  18. Profile photo of adam432823
    adam432823 Male 30-39
    262 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 6:47 pm
    Does the X in the last part mean times or is it 24? One way it reads (y^2-10^2)*10 the other it reads (y^2-10^2)*24*10
  19. Profile photo of xRedheadx3
    xRedheadx3 Female 13-17
    2045 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 6:47 pm
    buahaha.
    brilliant.
  20. Profile photo of Aleighsuh
    Aleighsuh Female 13-17
    102 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 6:48 pm
    lol this isn`t hard!
    I can do this and I`m only in algebra 2!
  21. Profile photo of ne028
    ne028 Male 18-29
    889 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 6:50 pm
    i havent taken calc in 2 years, why is it 01.? shouldnt it be .01?

    (01.)876 - 8000

  22. Profile photo of luckyse7en
    luckyse7en Male 13-17
    2397 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    remember to use BEDMAS :D
  23. Profile photo of TheGrag
    TheGrag Male 13-17
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    March 6, 2009 at 7:05 pm
    It`s calc ne028? Looks like algebra to me, but what do I know, I`m still in Algebra 2 >_>
  24. Profile photo of lashaspice
    lashaspice Female 30-39
    95 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 7:06 pm
    Eff me this is why I stopped taking math in school, I now need more vodka for my screwdriver!
  25. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 7:12 pm
    Brilliant but WAY too easy. If this is the hardest problem they have, I`ll take THAT job!
  26. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 7:16 pm
    Not sure what to say ne028. I get:
    01-546-4760
  27. Profile photo of FlameOfUdun
    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
    1222 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 7:16 pm
    01-867-8000
  28. Profile photo of KenshinTW
    KenshinTW Male 18-29
    56 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 7:17 pm
    01 876 800 240
  29. Profile photo of KenshinTW
    KenshinTW Male 18-29
    56 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 7:18 pm
    the last x10 it is not "by ten" but an X multiplied by 10 and X equals to 24

  30. Profile photo of tiggerwitch1
    tiggerwitch1 Female 18-29
    587 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 7:20 pm
    clever idea but way too easy
  31. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 7:21 pm
    Ahhh. I was doing X10 as *10...
  32. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2009 at 7:27 pm
    01-876-800-240

    It doesn`t filter out the good engineers from the bad ones, but it definitely stops all the math-impaired potential spammers.

  33. Profile photo of theHUSHSOUND
    theHUSHSOUND Female 13-17
    541 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 7:29 pm
    oh come on, thats easy! still, interesting idea. like pabasa said, keeps out the math-impaired.
  34. Profile photo of KenshinTW
    KenshinTW Male 18-29
    56 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 7:33 pm
    well, most people wouldn`t bother to solve that just to get a phone number, unless they`re as bored as us
  35. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
    4197 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 7:35 pm
    that hurts my brain looking at it D;
  36. Profile photo of ultimakewl
    ultimakewl Male 18-29
    833 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 7:39 pm
    if it was really X10 and not *10 then itd be 01-876-192-000
    (theres no period separating the (y^2-10^2) and the x10 like there is for the other parts of the number)
    otherwise it would be 01-876-8000
  37. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 7:49 pm
    Heh heh... I`d actually phone them. Thats clever...
  38. Profile photo of alice_x
    alice_x Female 18-29
    5140 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 8:00 pm
    I love how the people who are saying its easy, aren`t putting their result of the problem down ;)

    i wouldn`t even try, i fail at maths, completly.

  39. Profile photo of FxyRoxy777
    FxyRoxy777 Female 18-29
    652 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 8:06 pm
    thats pretty neat, but easy if you know the basic rules of solving equations. oh well good try
  40. Profile photo of ne028
    ne028 Male 18-29
    889 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 8:10 pm
    eh? here the variable always comes after the constant (10x) not (x10)

    and is that a minus in the middle or a .? this equation is fail

  41. Profile photo of Dextrine
    Dextrine Male 18-29
    483 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 8:11 pm
    They should have made people have to find the area of a shape rotating around an axis.
  42. Profile photo of JJRed88
    JJRed88 Male 18-29
    163 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 8:16 pm
    I got 01876800240
  43. Profile photo of tannerb924
    tannerb924 Male 18-29
    488 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 8:22 pm
    pretty clever
  44. Profile photo of WeeToddDid
    WeeToddDid Male 18-29
    180 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 8:25 pm
    Sorry, but I like a maths puzzle as much as anyone, but this one is at multiple solutions o`clock.

    3*

  45. Profile photo of polkafromny
    polkafromny Female 18-29
    376 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 8:32 pm
    haha. smart.
  46. Profile photo of norwish
    norwish Female 18-29
    432 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 8:38 pm
    um. what?
  47. Profile photo of hi2pi
    hi2pi Male 30-39
    736 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 8:39 pm
    -7918.4
  48. Profile photo of PacoP42
    PacoP42 Male 13-17
    1064 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 8:44 pm
    looks easy to me, but i`m too lazy to solve it. basic algebreic concepts...
  49. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 8:52 pm
    drating aloochat douchebags.
  50. Profile photo of _Perfection_
    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
    1788 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 8:52 pm
    Rad!
  51. Profile photo of skillz3333
    skillz3333 Male 18-29
    428 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 8:54 pm
    wow we got spammers!!! shoot em down!
  52. Profile photo of Boadicea
    Boadicea Female 18-29
    1677 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 9:02 pm
    That`s a totally easy equation. They`ll be getting some loser computer engineers if that`s supposed to be difficult.

    ...Clever idea though.

  53. Profile photo of hi2pi
    hi2pi Male 30-39
    736 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 9:11 pm
    Oh, those are minuses! Foolishness.
  54. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 9:19 pm
    What, they`re looking to hire some Grade 7 Math kid? Cause that`s all you need to solve that so-called challenge.
  55. Profile photo of lilhawk2892
    lilhawk2892 Male 13-17
    221 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 9:24 pm
    ahhh bedmas... call me young. but im just getting into quadratic equations and linear relations now.

    but to be honest.. the bulk of people dont know how to do simple bedmas. the whole double minus or double plus stuff doesnt click. i blame the schools

  56. Profile photo of meowmeowmeow
    meowmeowmeow Male 13-17
    187 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 9:36 pm
    even me a 6th GRADER CAN SOLE IT WTF
    AM I A PROGRAMER
  57. Profile photo of max5121
    max5121 Male 18-29
    272 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 9:41 pm
    meow, can you sole it?
  58. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2009 at 9:43 pm
    now at the end there, is it "times 10" or "times x times 10" cause if its the latter, it really shoulda been "...10^2)10x" to avoid any confusion.
  59. Profile photo of Glendower
    Glendower Male 18-29
    336 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 9:46 pm
    how many computer engineers check for jobs on a print bulletin board?
  60. Profile photo of Xutar
    Xutar Male 13-17
    154 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 9:49 pm
    1.876.8000

    I did that in less than a minute in my head. whoop-dee-friggin-do.

  61. Profile photo of substancekil
    substancekil Female 18-29
    12 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 9:53 pm
    lmao off max thats awesome...and yea im horrid at math and i got it quick
  62. Profile photo of trashcan7
    trashcan7 Male 13-17
    564 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 10:02 pm
    ...This is just basic algebra, stuff you take in middle school. What`s the big deal? I would definitely not trust this company if they`re willing to hire people who can only solve this level of difficulty.
  63. Profile photo of dystopia04
    dystopia04 Female 18-29
    1082 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 10:02 pm
    haha thats cute
  64. Profile photo of addler
    addler Male 13-17
    777 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 10:03 pm
    i like how everyone says its easy and doesnt state the answer, wheras people who actually know what they are talking about point out that the last part of the equation doesnt make sense because it can be interpreted multiple ways

    although it should be either 10x or *10 to make it more proper

  65. Profile photo of Solovus
    Solovus Male 13-17
    24 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 10:16 pm
    01.876.8000
    Is this not an American phone number, British maybe?
  66. Profile photo of Solovus
    Solovus Male 13-17
    24 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 10:17 pm
    er...
    01.876.8000.240
    Saw the x as a multiplication symbol... Sorry, its American. Easy problem.
  67. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 10:23 pm
    It`s a joke.

    "I wouldn`t join a company where that is the only requirement"

    It`s a joke.

    "That`s really easy"

    It`s a joke.

    "That last bit can be interpreted in several ways"

    It`s a joke.

    PS: The answer is 01-876-8000. Yes it can be interpreted in several ways, but the other options make no sense.

    01-876-192000 is too long.
    01-681-92000 swaps between multiplier symbols mid equation.
    700-8000 Inserts a pointless start 0 as a multiplier.

    (And adding a 240 at the end breaks the pattern of dividers).

  68. Profile photo of RobSwindol
    RobSwindol Male 30-39
    2514 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 10:31 pm
    So being good at Algebra makes you are good computer engineer?
  69. Profile photo of ElDavo
    ElDavo Male 18-29
    2149 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 10:31 pm
    Of course... how did I know that somehow this would spark argument over maath jargon, with one side being the side that can think and do math and the other side being one that just acts like they know what they`re doing.
  70. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 10:46 pm
    Engineers pwn.
  71. Profile photo of SamVimes
    SamVimes Male 30-39
    619 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 10:56 pm
    Even I can figure that out, and I`m fairly math inept.
  72. Profile photo of mMmSheko
    mMmSheko Female 18-29
    24 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 11:08 pm
    Engineering.... stressful as drat... take it from me as a biomedical engineer.... uuuuugh... i dont want to study for thermodynamics... any one want to take the exam for me? please :D
  73. Profile photo of Kaagan
    Kaagan Male 18-29
    1599 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 11:11 pm
    okay i got 01 876 800 240
    or
    01 876 800 192000 hmm
  74. Profile photo of Kaagan
    Kaagan Male 18-29
    1599 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 11:15 pm
    is it (y2 - x) or (y2.x)?
  75. Profile photo of Gn0m3
    Gn0m3 Male 18-29
    421 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 11:16 pm
    That`s just substitution, some easy grade 9 or 10 math
  76. Profile photo of Kaagan
    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2009 at 11:18 pm
    other right answer 168 192 000
  77. Profile photo of Dolegay
    Dolegay Male 18-29
    148 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 11:22 pm
    seriously they should have at least givn an rational indefinite integral composed of functions that can`t be integrated by means of simple substitution.
  78. Profile photo of Phydeaux13
    Phydeaux13 Male 13-17
    616 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 11:29 pm
    Really simple lol. I can solve this stuff and I`m in 10th grade :P
  79. Profile photo of Neigeux
    Neigeux Female 18-29
    17 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 11:30 pm
    01. = 1
    900-24= 876
    900-100=800

    1(876) x (800) =
    710800

    710800 x 10 = 7108000
    710-8000

  80. Profile photo of Neigeux
    Neigeux Female 18-29
    17 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 11:32 pm
    p.s. because when people call for work in the north america... they are calling from united kingdom/europe/someplace where you dial 01 first

    * walk into drug store*
    *oh look there is a poster for engineers, sweet i am one i want a job*
    *fly home to london*
    *good thing i took a number off that ad for engineers!*
    *figure out problem and dial number*

  81. Profile photo of Neigeux
    Neigeux Female 18-29
    17 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 11:33 pm
    563-284-2827-292929-31027-17287382791-3838383829911010
  82. Profile photo of BoomBox
    BoomBox Male 13-17
    1232 posts
    March 6, 2009 at 11:37 pm
    That`s not too hard as long as you got a calculator.
  83. Profile photo of sarah-face89
    sarah-face89 Female 18-29
    187 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 12:12 am
    thats not that hard. i could get this job.
  84. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 12:42 am
    But.. but I could do that.

    And I don`t know the first thing about computer programming.

  85. Profile photo of bataleon27
    bataleon27 Male 18-29
    1178 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 12:49 am
    computer programming doesnt involve algebra like that....
  86. Profile photo of Mantolwen
    Mantolwen Female 18-29
    387 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 1:19 am
    They`d get WAY too many mathematicians just pulling that off to get the answer.
  87. Profile photo of ShadowRyder
    ShadowRyder Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2009 at 1:26 am
    They just wanna make sure you`re not an idiot when you call them. -.-
  88. Profile photo of schwabos
    schwabos Male 18-29
    36 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 1:36 am
    So many people are saying "Its so easy", but I`ve seen one person get it right, then correct themselves and make it wrong.

    Its a Swiss phone number. The periods are intentional. They are to break up the phone number, because any number put in front of a bracketed equation becomes part of the equation and the author of the problem didnt want it to become a single figure.

    The answer therefore is 01.876.8000 (Local Number)

    Or/

    Mail address Zurich
    McKinsey & Company
    P.O. Box
    8060 Zurich Airport
    Switzerland

    Phone: +41 44 876 8000
    Fax: +41 44 876 9000

  89. Profile photo of ESQUEIRO
    ESQUEIRO Male 30-39
    134 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 1:38 am
    it`s amazing how smart you people pretend to be... amazingly sad.
  90. Profile photo of Codmily
    Codmily Female 18-29
    360 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 1:50 am
    wow... there`s no way in hell I am trying to figure that out. I hate math!
  91. Profile photo of rebetikas
    rebetikas Male 30-39
    213 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 3:30 am
    That isn`t a difficult problem. If I can work it out, then they`re not setting the bar high enough.
  92. Profile photo of Hungwell
    Hungwell Male 18-29
    410 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 3:50 am
    What a bullpoo problem.....but a concrete wall for the uneducated.
  93. Profile photo of Diablo-Gio
    Diablo-Gio Male 18-29
    56 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 4:51 am
    not hard to work out at all, 01.876.8000 not a complicated problem
  94. Profile photo of Shanir
    Shanir Male 30-39
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    March 7, 2009 at 5:07 am
    Saturday, March 7, 2009 4:51:30 AM
    not hard to work out at all, 01.876.8000 not a complicated problem.

    Wow is your head the size of the earth? I mean with your ego?

  95. Profile photo of SarahJ86
    SarahJ86 Female 18-29
    495 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 5:46 am
    Ok so we have established that it is not a difficult problem. But I don`t think that`s the point!!

    I like it.

  96. Profile photo of littlepete50
    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2009 at 5:48 am
    haha, i like it!
  97. Profile photo of SamVimes
    SamVimes Male 30-39
    619 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 6:01 am
    mMmSheko - "Engineering.... stressful as drat... take it from me as a biomedical engineer.... uuuuugh... i dont want to study for thermodynamics... any one want to take the exam for me? please :D"

    I`d be willing to take your test for you, but I must bring up 2 issues :

    A. I know very little about thermodynamics.
    B. If I could pass for you (in terms of looks), then you have some serious problems.

  98. Profile photo of Mrsparks795
    Mrsparks795 Male 13-17
    326 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 6:24 am
    if you have taken the firts year of high school math, ou can solve this.

    not too tough if you knwo what all the symbols mean :)

  99. Profile photo of bananajojo
    bananajojo Female 18-29
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    March 7, 2009 at 6:27 am
    that`s a simple algebra 2 problem. yay!
  100. Profile photo of bingo5765
    bingo5765 Male 18-29
    207 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 6:36 am
    its grade-school algebra... of course it isn`t hard.
  101. Profile photo of bingo5765
    bingo5765 Male 18-29
    207 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 6:44 am
    its grade-school algebra... of course it isn`t hard.
  102. Profile photo of Norts
    Norts Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2009 at 6:56 am
    It may not be that hard to solve, but it will certainly sort out all of the lazy people who won`t even do a math problem to find a phone number.
  103. Profile photo of shoe02
    shoe02 Male 13-17
    11 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 7:17 am
    plug `n chug math hooray!!!
  104. Profile photo of someguy83
    someguy83 Male 18-29
    119 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 7:21 am
    if that is their idea of difficult that job is weak
  105. Profile photo of Falcore
    Falcore Male 18-29
    182 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 8:14 am
    WHAT? all you need to know for that is the order of operations.
  106. Profile photo of firefliet
    firefliet Female 18-29
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    March 7, 2009 at 8:23 am
    The idea isn`t that it`s hard, it`s just to sort out the lazy people and the people who get intimidated at the littlest bit of math.
  107. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
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    March 7, 2009 at 8:41 am
    they give u x and y so why so hard
  108. Profile photo of sTuFFt
    sTuFFt Male 13-17
    72 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 9:34 am
    x = 24
    y = 30

    01.(y^2-x).(y^2-10^2)x10
    01.(30^2-24).(30^2-10^2)x10
    01.(900-24).(900-100)x10
    01.(876).(800)x10
    01.876.8000


    ja?

  109. Profile photo of habbazoot
    habbazoot
    2116 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 10:03 am
    ohhhhhhhh thoguht that the minuses were multiplication dots, my bad
  110. Profile photo of Adoras
    Adoras Male 18-29
    265 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 10:05 am
    Someone call and say hello for IAB
  111. Profile photo of misscutieroo
    misscutieroo Female 18-29
    1944 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 10:25 am
    Thats actually a good idea.
    really creative. i like it
    lol
  112. Profile photo of jnseattle
    jnseattle Male 18-29
    41 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 10:40 am
    I called the number and all i got was a company trying to sell me mandles.
  113. Profile photo of undeadonion
    undeadonion Female 18-29
    213 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 10:54 am
    I`m math retarded and even I can figure that out. lol at low standards
  114. Profile photo of ZIMAAgent7
    ZIMAAgent7 Male 18-29
    512 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 11:10 am
    Heh, he should have used integrations!

    Calculus FTW!

  115. Profile photo of SarahJ86
    SarahJ86 Female 18-29
    495 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 11:13 am
    Loving the number of people here who really don`t get the point of what they are looking at!! That is not a job advertisement posted by a company which thought that was actually a difficult problem... that at least is obvious!

    Who know`s if its even a real ad? Could just be a joke..

  116. Profile photo of yoimmylene
    yoimmylene Female 13-17
    2065 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 11:27 am
    I`m tempted to solve it and call it to see if I did it right.
  117. Profile photo of GummyWurmz
    GummyWurmz Female 13-17
    1412 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 11:57 am
    I`m poo at maths. :`(
  118. Profile photo of Chibi_Ichigo
    Chibi_Ichigo Female 18-29
    986 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 12:11 pm
    I got 01-876-8000 but isn`t an area code three digits? what country is that for... lol I`m daft and I don`t mind it
  119. Profile photo of MykeUK
    MykeUK Male 18-29
    364 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 12:12 pm
    Tried to quickly do the math - is the answer 01.876.8000 ?
  120. Profile photo of MykeUK
    MykeUK Male 18-29
    364 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 12:13 pm
    Ahh, others got the same. So, either we`re all really intelligent or that was just a dumbass easy sum...
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    ballaerina Female 18-29
    590 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 12:31 pm
    That actually wasn`t that difficult; my answer matched the other posters`, and I`m terrible with numbers.
    Cute idea though.
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    ollylimpfish Male 30-39
    177 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 12:36 pm
    i think it`s an old london number
  123. Profile photo of ollylimpfish
    ollylimpfish Male 30-39
    177 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 12:36 pm
    i think it`s an old london number elvislookalike
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    jtandtauna Female 18-29
    86 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 1:10 pm
    I got "259-8960"......PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ME IF I`M RIGHT!!!
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    jtandtauna Female 18-29
    86 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 1:18 pm
    I did it all wrong. I went back and looked at the problem again and instead of y to the second power I did x. Oops. I tried it the right way and got 876-8000. Does anyone know the right answer?
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    FlamedNight Male 18-29
    395 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 1:34 pm
    repost
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    SarahJ86 Female 18-29
    495 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 1:36 pm
    Yeah it does look like a British number olly. Maybe old London but it could also be Scottish?
  128. Profile photo of Kaizer250
    Kaizer250 Male 18-29
    777 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 1:41 pm
    That looks pretty simple to me.
  129. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 1:44 pm
    I hate it when people use dots in phone numbers instead of hyphens because they think it makes them look "high-tech."
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    vidiogameboy Male 13-17
    29 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 2:16 pm
    thast reallt simple basic algebra
  131. Profile photo of papasmurfe
    papasmurfe Male 18-29
    323 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 3:08 pm
    911-9211
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    catsrule313 Female 13-17
    393 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 3:19 pm
    x=24 y=30

    1(900-24) - (900-100)X10
    (876) - (8000)
    876-8000?

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    Realbman Male 13-17
    342 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 3:33 pm
    LOL separate the people who know like freshman algebra from homeless. It is 1-876-8000 btw if your really really really bad with math
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    caboose117 Male 13-17
    1204 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 6:26 pm
    -.-

    i think they shohuld have used integrals instead, that may have gone better. at least integrals can separate the 13 year old asians from the 16 year old asians.

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    caboose117 Male 13-17
    1204 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 6:28 pm
    dangit zimaagent7 beat me to it.

    maybe he should have used a reverse chain rule within that integral as well. perhaps add a few natural logs just to piss people off.

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    raikun12 Male 18-29
    586 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 7:38 pm
    lol @ caboose117, reverse chain rule? are we making up calculus terms now?
  137. Profile photo of idontknow951
    idontknow951 Male 18-29
    908 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 10:12 pm
    I`m confused. Are the dots representing the dashes between the area code and number or are they multiplication?
  138. Profile photo of Judd2007
    Judd2007 Male 18-29
    15 posts
    March 7, 2009 at 11:38 pm
    Ya not that hard they already did most the work for you be telling you what X and Y represent from there it`s all simple Multiplication and subtraction btw 876-8000 is the number... if only i had an area code i could get a job =P
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    Boredered Male 18-29
    2506 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 12:30 am
    old.
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    Boredx12 Female 13-17
    1654 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 12:40 am
    lawl I wonder how many people applied
  141. Profile photo of USFEmoGirl
    USFEmoGirl Female 18-29
    1437 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 5:24 am
    Complete awesomeness!

    01.876.8000

  142. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
    1204 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 3:46 pm
    raikun, that`s just what i call it. i know it`s really the "substitution rule" for integrals, but i liek calling the reverse chain rule, cause that`s wat u do :P

    or well, that`s what i like to do D:

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    cc666 Male 13-17
    1 post
    March 8, 2009 at 4:09 pm
    Dude! That`s right by my house! Timbo, Nova Scotia.
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    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 5:07 pm
    i think i read it wrong because it was sideways like 3 times lol
  145. Profile photo of skine
    skine Male 18-29
    719 posts
    March 8, 2009 at 8:18 pm
    Boredx12: Three so far.
  146. Profile photo of NYAAN
    NYAAN Female 13-17
    316 posts
    March 9, 2009 at 3:41 pm
    makes me feel smart.

    01.876.8000

  147. Profile photo of Marcko98
    Marcko98 Male 18-29
    301 posts
    March 10, 2009 at 11:23 am
    This 7th grade work.
  148. Profile photo of 5yc0tik
    5yc0tik Male 13-17
    3 posts
    March 11, 2009 at 7:11 am
    this is math not realted to computers i think!!
  149. Profile photo of jennifer6716
    jennifer6716 Female 13-17
    471 posts
    March 11, 2009 at 2:58 pm
    aha! This is a trick question! Average humans will either say it`s a joke, or figure that it`s just 7th grade work and do it themselves. But one who is truly wise in the ways of the computer and the internet knows that there is a website somewhere that could solve this problem for you.
  150. Profile photo of angel81jyca
    angel81jyca Female 13-17
    7 posts
    March 13, 2009 at 7:56 pm
    464-118-4000, I thought it was supposed to be difficult?? Theres 12 years olds that could slove this poo in 2.5
  151. Profile photo of bomb_tom
    bomb_tom Male 18-29
    522 posts
    March 20, 2009 at 8:37 pm
    i hate how europeans always say "maths" instead of "math" >:(
  152. Profile photo of beehappy
    beehappy Female 13-17
    209 posts
    March 24, 2009 at 3:40 am
    excuse me, it is maths. not math.

    nothing burns my eyes more than seeing "math" where "maths" should be written.

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