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

01.876.8000

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

01.876.8000

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.

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.

1(900-24) - (900-100)X10

(876) - (8000)

876-8000?

Cute idea though.

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

Calculus FTW!

really creative. i like it

lol

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?

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

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.

I like it.

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?

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

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

* 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*

900-24= 876

900-100=800

1(876) x (800) =

710800

710800 x 10 = 7108000

710-8000

or

01 876 800 192000 hmm

"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).

01.876.8000.240

Saw the x as a multiplication symbol... Sorry, its American. Easy problem.

Is this not an American phone number, British maybe?

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

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

AM I A PROGRAMER

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

...Clever idea though.

3*

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

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

(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

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

01-546-4760

(01.)876 - 8000

I can do this and I`m only in algebra 2!

brilliant.

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.

PS i think the answer is 019 1125.

faaaaaaaaaaaail.

phail.

fayel.

oh dear.

i think.

haha.

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