Hire The Best Computer Engineer For The Job [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago in Tech

Have a Computer Engineering job you need to fill? Need to weed out the flunkies from the geniuses? Use this solution.
There are 151 comments:
Female 209
excuse me, it is maths. not math.

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

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Male 522
i hate how europeans always say "maths" instead of "math" >:(
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Female 7
464-118-4000, I thought it was supposed to be difficult?? Theres 12 years olds that could slove this poo in 2.5
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Female 470
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.
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Male 3
this is math not realted to computers i think!!
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Male 301
This 7th grade work.
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Female 316
makes me feel smart.

01.876.8000

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Male 719
Boredx12: Three so far.
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Male 988
i think i read it wrong because it was sideways like 3 times lol
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Male 1
Dude! That`s right by my house! Timbo, Nova Scotia.
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Male 1,204
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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Female 1,436
Complete awesomeness!

01.876.8000

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Female 1,653
lawl I wonder how many people applied
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Male 2,506
old.
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Male 15
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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Male 907
I`m confused. Are the dots representing the dashes between the area code and number or are they multiplication?
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Male 586
lol @ caboose117, reverse chain rule? are we making up calculus terms now?
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Male 1,204
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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Male 1,204
-.-

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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Male 342
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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Female 393
x=24 y=30

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

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Male 323
911-9211
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Male 29
thast reallt simple basic algebra
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Male 15,832
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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Male 777
That looks pretty simple to me.
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Female 495
Yeah it does look like a British number olly. Maybe old London but it could also be Scottish?
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Male 395
repost
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Female 86
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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Female 86
I got "259-8960"......PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ME IF I`M RIGHT!!!
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Male 177
i think it`s an old london number elvislookalike
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Male 177
i think it`s an old london number
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Female 590
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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Male 364
Ahh, others got the same. So, either we`re all really intelligent or that was just a dumbass easy sum...
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Male 364
Tried to quickly do the math - is the answer 01.876.8000 ?
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Female 986
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
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Female 1,412
I`m poo at maths. :`(
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Female 2,064
I`m tempted to solve it and call it to see if I did it right.
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Female 495
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..

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Male 512
Heh, he should have used integrations!

Calculus FTW!

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Female 213
I`m math retarded and even I can figure that out. lol at low standards
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Male 41
I called the number and all i got was a company trying to sell me mandles.
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Female 1,944
Thats actually a good idea.
really creative. i like it
lol
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Male 265
Someone call and say hello for IAB
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Male 72
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?

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Male 2,591
they give u x and y so why so hard
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Female 1,231
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.
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Male 182
WHAT? all you need to know for that is the order of operations.
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Male 119
if that is their idea of difficult that job is weak
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Male 11
plug `n chug math hooray!!!
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Male 486
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.
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Male 207
its grade-school algebra... of course it isn`t hard.
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Male 207
its grade-school algebra... of course it isn`t hard.
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Female 1,401
that`s a simple algebra 2 problem. yay!
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Male 326
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 :)

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Male 619
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.

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Male 1,357
haha, i like it!
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Female 495
Ok so we have established that it is not a difficult problem. But I don`t think that`s the point!!

I like it.

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Male 1,072
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?

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Male 56
not hard to work out at all, 01.876.8000 not a complicated problem
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Male 410
What a bullpoo problem.....but a concrete wall for the uneducated.
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Male 213
That isn`t a difficult problem. If I can work it out, then they`re not setting the bar high enough.
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Female 360
wow... there`s no way in hell I am trying to figure that out. I hate math!
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Male 134
it`s amazing how smart you people pretend to be... amazingly sad.
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Male 36
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

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Male 2,125
They just wanna make sure you`re not an idiot when you call them. -.-
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Female 387
They`d get WAY too many mathematicians just pulling that off to get the answer.
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Male 1,178
computer programming doesnt involve algebra like that....
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Female 15,763
But.. but I could do that.

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

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Female 187
thats not that hard. i could get this job.
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Male 1,232
That`s not too hard as long as you got a calculator.
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Female 17
563-284-2827-292929-31027-17287382791-3838383829911010
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Female 17
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*

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Female 17
01. = 1
900-24= 876
900-100=800

1(876) x (800) =
710800

710800 x 10 = 7108000
710-8000

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Male 615
Really simple lol. I can solve this stuff and I`m in 10th grade :P
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Male 148
seriously they should have at least givn an rational indefinite integral composed of functions that can`t be integrated by means of simple substitution.
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Male 1,627
other right answer 168 192 000
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Male 420
That`s just substitution, some easy grade 9 or 10 math
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Male 1,627
is it (y2 - x) or (y2.x)?
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Male 1,627
okay i got 01 876 800 240
or
01 876 800 192000 hmm
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Female 24
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
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Male 619
Even I can figure that out, and I`m fairly math inept.
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Male 10,440
Engineers pwn.
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Male 2,148
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.
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Male 2,528
So being good at Algebra makes you are good computer engineer?
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Male 4,546
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).

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Male 24
er...
01.876.8000.240
Saw the x as a multiplication symbol... Sorry, its American. Easy problem.
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Male 24
01.876.8000
Is this not an American phone number, British maybe?
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Male 776
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

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Female 1,082
haha thats cute
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Male 564
...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.
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Female 12
lmao off max thats awesome...and yea im horrid at math and i got it quick
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Male 154
1.876.8000

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

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Male 336
how many computer engineers check for jobs on a print bulletin board?
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Male 4,793
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.
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Male 272
meow, can you sole it?
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Male 187
even me a 6th GRADER CAN SOLE IT WTF
AM I A PROGRAMER
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Male 221
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

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Male 8,302
What, they`re looking to hire some Grade 7 Math kid? Cause that`s all you need to solve that so-called challenge.
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Male 736
Oh, those are minuses! Foolishness.
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Female 1,677
That`s a totally easy equation. They`ll be getting some loser computer engineers if that`s supposed to be difficult.

...Clever idea though.

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Male 426
wow we got spammers!!! shoot em down!
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Male 1,788
Rad!
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Male 4,004
drating aloochat douchebags.
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Male 1,064
looks easy to me, but i`m too lazy to solve it. basic algebreic concepts...
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Male 736
-7918.4
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Female 432
um. what?
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Female 376
haha. smart.
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Male 180
Sorry, but I like a maths puzzle as much as anyone, but this one is at multiple solutions o`clock.

3*

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Male 488
pretty clever
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Male 163
I got 01876800240
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Male 483
They should have made people have to find the area of a shape rotating around an axis.
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Male 889
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

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Female 652
thats pretty neat, but easy if you know the basic rules of solving equations. oh well good try
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Female 5,139
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.

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Male 10,440
Heh heh... I`d actually phone them. Thats clever...
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Male 833
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
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Female 4,197
that hurts my brain looking at it D;
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Male 56
well, most people wouldn`t bother to solve that just to get a phone number, unless they`re as bored as us
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Female 541
oh come on, thats easy! still, interesting idea. like pabasa said, keeps out the math-impaired.
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Male 4,012
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.

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Male 4,745
Ahhh. I was doing X10 as *10...
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Female 587
clever idea but way too easy
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Male 56
the last x10 it is not "by ten" but an X multiplied by 10 and X equals to 24

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Male 56
01 876 800 240
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Male 1,220
01-867-8000
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Male 4,745
Not sure what to say ne028. I get:
01-546-4760
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Male 11,739
Brilliant but WAY too easy. If this is the hardest problem they have, I`ll take THAT job!
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Female 95
Eff me this is why I stopped taking math in school, I now need more vodka for my screwdriver!
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Male 1,497
It`s calc ne028? Looks like algebra to me, but what do I know, I`m still in Algebra 2 >_>
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Male 2,395
remember to use BEDMAS :D
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Male 889
i havent taken calc in 2 years, why is it 01.? shouldnt it be .01?

(01.)876 - 8000

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Female 102
lol this isn`t hard!
I can do this and I`m only in algebra 2!
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Female 2,044
buahaha.
brilliant.
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Male 262
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
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Male 493
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.

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Male 125
876-800-1076 i think.idk
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Female 9,561
Muhahahahahaha, that is so epic.

PS i think the answer is 019 1125.

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Male 889
please excuse my dear aunt sally.
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Male 493
It`s like the google billboard ad, except for retards.
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Male 245
good stuff. he added a 01. to the front to make it look worse than it is

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Female 688
FAIL.
faaaaaaaaaaaail.
phail.
fayel.

oh dear.

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Male 47
yea zero ur 2nd one is right
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Male 3,255
Wait, no, I think it`s 01.876.8000
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Male 47
its algebra 2 first semester at max...
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Male 375
FTW!
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Male 1,078
725 6544

i think.
haha.

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Male 3,255
01.552.7980?
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Female 101
this is amazing.
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Female 5,222
hahaha yep im with lunar.. they definitely found a way to weed out the underqualified haha
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Female 217
Genius!
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Male 20,829
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