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# Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel

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“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#56202 Jul 22, 2013
Rick Moss wrote:
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Thanks, Nancy Drew! You solved the case!
Hey, speaking of fantasy, how is comic-con?

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#56204 Jul 22, 2013
Most Americans say that the plural of the word formula is formulas when actually it should be formulae. LOL.

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#56205 Jul 22, 2013
HUGH,

Calculate the square root of 95 without using printed tables or a calculator.

You should take less than or around 20 seconds to arrive at the correct answer.

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#56206 Jul 22, 2013
Yawn. Yawn. Yawn. Aha....

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#56207 Jul 22, 2013
METHOD TO DEDUCE THE SQUARE ROOT OF A NUMBER MENTALLY:

HUGH,

Here's how the square root of any number is mentally calculated.

I'll explain the steps in long form.

Take a number, say 95.

How do we find its square root mentally?

Let's see how it is done.

Now, 95 lies between 81 (a perfect square of 9) and 100 (a perfect square of 10).

Remember, 9^2 = 81 and 10^2 = 100.

So, we have:

81......95.......100.

Now, 100 - 81 = 19

19/2 = 9.5

Thus, 81 + 9.5 = 90.5

So, the square root of 90.5 = 9.5 (half-way value between 81 whose square root is 9 and 100 whose square root is 10).

This indicates that the square root of 95 is somewhere above 9.5.

Now, 100 - 90.5 = 9.5

9.5/2 = 4.75

So, 90.5 + 4.75 = 95.25

Hence, 95.25 is the mid-value between 90.5 and 100.

So, square root of 95.25 = 9.75.

Therefore, by slight adjustment, we can say that the square root of 95 would be approximately 9.73 or 9.74 or so.

These calculation steps can be mentally done in 10 to 15 seconds flat.

Enjoy.

(wink wink wink)
Eric
#56208 Jul 22, 2013
Yawn. Yawn. Yawn.

"or so"? Some scientist you are.

The question was to calculate; not deduce or estimate. Your calculation doesn't meet scientific requirements for precision.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#56209 Jul 22, 2013
Cult of Reason wrote:
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Don't hold your breath. You know how MUQ is attracted to hyperbole.
The thing is, I think that in the intellectual environment that MUQ swims in, his missives ARE considered reasoned. I dont think he is used to being challenged, nor do I think he would survive very long out of his subculture.

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#56210 Jul 22, 2013
METHOD TO EXPAND A BINOMIAL WITHOUT USING FORMULA INVOLVING FACTORIALS (!):

Let us expand (a + b)^3

By formula we know that:

(a + b)^3 = a^3 + 3a^2b + 3ab^2 + b^3 which can further be written as:

a^3 + 3ab (a + b)+ b^3 (taking the HCF).

If we wish to know how this is done we usually resort to Pascal's triangles or to the binomial expansion formula for (a + b)^n which is:

a+b)^n = nC0 a^n.b^0 + nC1 a^(n-1).b^1 + nC2 a^(n-2).b^2 + nC3 a^(n-3).b^3 +......... nCn a^0. b^n.

Remembering that:

nC0 = 1 = nCn,

nC1 = n = nC(n-1)

nC2 = n(n-1)/2!

nC3 = n(n-1)/3! and so on....

Note: nCr = n!/(n-r)! r!= nPr/r!

Oh my! Employing the extended formula of binomial expansion is easy if you're fast with calculations and provided if you have understood the concepts but otherwise it's rather tedious.

So, I'll demonstrate an extremely simple method that does not use the cumbersome binomial expansion forumla and you may thank me for it, later. LOL.

This is how the binomial expansion is done mentally:

I'll demonstrate it in long form:

(a + b)^3 =?

1 x a^3 b^0 +......a^2b^1 (begin with the highest power for a and keep reducing that by 1 for each succeeding term of a and begin with b^0 and keep adding 1 for each successive term of b).

Now, what about the numerical co-efficient of the 2nd term a^2b^1?

.......a^2b^1 =?

Go to the previous term which is: 1 x a^3 b^0

Now, multiply the numerical coefficient of a which is 1 with the power of a which is 3.

So, 1 x 3 = 3.

Next, consider the succeeding term which is a^2b^1.

Take the power of b which happens to be 1 and divide the previous result 1 x 3 = 3 by 1.

So, 3/1 = 3.

This, then, is the numerical coefficient of the second term a^2b^1 which would be written as 3a^2b^1.

Now, multiply, as shown above, the numerical co-efficient of a which is 3 with the index of a which is 2 to get 3 x 2 = 6.

Divide this with the power of b in the succeeding term which is ......a^1b^2.

So, 6/2 = 3.

Thus, the numerical coefficient of the third term a^1b^2 is 3a^1b^2.

Finally, take the 4th term which is:....a^0b^3.

Now, the third term is: 3a^1b^2.

So, multiply the numerical coefficient of a which is 3 with the power of a which is 1 to get 3 x 1 = 3.

Divide 3 by the power of b in the 4th term which happens to be 3.

So, 3/3 = 1.

So, the 4th term can be written as: 1 x a^0b^3.

Now, add all the results together:

1 x a^3 b^0 + 3a^2b^1 + 3a^1b^2 + 1 x a^0b^3

Rewriting:

a^3 + 3a^2b + 3ab^2 + b^3.

(Note = n^0 = 1).

These steps can be worked out mentally in a matter of seconds.

(smiles)

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#56211 Jul 22, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
Most Americans say that the plural of the word formula is formulas when actually it should be formulae. LOL.
According to Merriam-Webster, either formulas OR formulae is acceptable English

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for...

Dont be so quick to expectorate without performing due diligence first

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#56212 Jul 22, 2013
HUGH,

A-Level Dunce,

Learn Math from a nerd in math like me.

I can teach you many things in elementary and advanced math.

Ooooo, Hugh is in bed with his boyfriend.

I'm not getting into the shower with you, Hugh.

If I do, I'll keep my boxers on...maybe you'll get to see the silhouette of my beautiful pink dick through the wet fabric.

(wink wink wink)

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#56214 Jul 22, 2013
Good night. I have some studying to do for an hour or so before I relax. Thereafter, I may sit in the 24/7 Italian restaurant of the Taj Vivanta. Bye.

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#56215 Jul 22, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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The thing is, I think that in the intellectual environment that MUQ swims in, his missives ARE considered reasoned. I dont think he is used to being challenged, nor do I think he would survive very long out of his subculture.
In MUQ's defense, we have no shortage of anti-intellectuals here as well (think Tea Party, Christian Right, etc...). Only difference is the topic of conversation.
Voluntarist

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#56216 Jul 22, 2013
Eric wrote:
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putting Martin in reasonable fear of a battery by a person who was capable of carrying it out is an assault.
Assault is a threat by word or act to do violence against someone else.
Following someone is not a threat of violence, dont be foolish you are grasping at straws.

And if burglar tools were discovered like the poster above stated, case closed.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#56217 Jul 22, 2013
Cult of Reason wrote:
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In MUQ's defense, we have no shortage of anti-intellectuals here as well (think Tea Party, Christian Right, etc...). Only difference is the topic of conversation.
Very true. Maybe it is unfair to beat up on him too severely. Our Christian Taliban are probably worse than his Muslim Taliban anyhow.

That said,(ignoring his illogic) his ignorance of our society is stunning.
Eric
#56218 Jul 22, 2013
Voluntarist wrote:
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Assault is a threat by word or act to do violence against someone else.
Following someone is not a threat of violence, dont be foolish you are grasping at straws.
If you are following someone close enough that you can get hit in the face, you are way too close not to be a threat of violent act.
Eric
#56219 Jul 22, 2013
Voluntarist wrote:
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And if burglar tools were discovered like the poster above stated, case closed.
Voluntarist

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#56220 Jul 22, 2013
Eric wrote:
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If you are following someone close enough that you can get hit in the face, you are way too close not to be a threat of violent act.
Grasping at straws again.
Anwar
#56221 Jul 22, 2013
jewish people are aggressive and jewish community are worse in the world.jews killed jesus so christain people are frightening from jewish
HughBe

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#56222 Jul 22, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
HUGH,
Calculate the square root of 95 without using printed tables or a calculator.
You should take less than or around 20 seconds to arrive at the correct answer.
You do this first, Joel. Measure your little dick in cm. Start from 1cm and see how close you come to 10 cm. Share the results.

sweet, Hugh.
HughBe

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#56223 Jul 22, 2013
Anwar wrote:
jewish people are aggressive and jewish community are worse in the world.jews killed jesus so christain people are frightening from jewish
Did Peter, James, John etc kill Jesus? They and many more were ALL Jews.

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