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    ☆★☆★ silver trophy vgarcia's Avatar
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    Can you pass 8th grade math?

    (No offense to the 8th graders or younger here)

    Try taking this test without a calculator. How well did you score? Post in this thread! I got 8/10; two word problems tripped me up:
    http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/featur...aspx?QuizID=95

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    I got 8/10 too [img]images/smilies/smile.gif[/img] Not bad!

    Edit:

    By the way...how old are 8th graders?


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    8/10 for me too

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    10/10 But I guessed on the last one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilware.net
    I got 8/10 too [img]images/smilies/smile.gif[/img] Not bad!

    Edit:

    By the way...how old are 8th graders?


    -Sam
    13 to 14 years old.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmann
    10/10 But I guessed on the last one...
    The Pythagorean theorem buddy!

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    9/10 - I made a careless mistake... Slap!

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    10/10 baby! Whoo HOO!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    13 to 14 years old.


    The Pythagorean theorem buddy!
    I know, but that's a big square root, so I gave up!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    The Pythagorean theorem buddy!
    Isn't it called Pythagoras' Theorem?

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    Was that supposed to be difficult?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmann
    I know, but that's a big square root, so I gave up!!
    ??

    4^2 + 6^2 is difficult? Just knock off the zeros....

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    Quote Originally Posted by petesmc
    Was that supposed to be difficult?
    The wording tripped me up on two of the problems, but it wasn't meant to be that hard. It was basically some light algebra and geometry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petesmc
    ??

    4^2 + 6^2 is difficult? Just knock off the zeros....
    I don't like doing that... Take Statistics and you'll understand why, it just becomes a habit

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    Quote Originally Posted by redemption
    Isn't it called Pythagoras' Theorem?
    It's Pythagorean here in the States. The rest of the world could be different though

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    Gah, I only got 8/10. My brain seized up when I tried to remember Pythagoras
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    10/10!!!
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    I got 10/10 Vinnie - guess I read the questions more closely
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    It's called a Pythagorean Triple, Pythagoras' Theorem in Australia/Singapore/Hong Kong and England....

    I do take statistics, for the last two years.

    Btw, what is considered a pass? UK it is technically 40%.

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    8/10 i should have done better
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    I can never remember those damn formulas!
    You allowed to use math.com as a reference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by petesmc
    Btw, what is considered a pass? UK it is technically 40%.
    60-70% is a passing grade in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coo_t2
    I can never remember those damn formulas!
    You allowed to use math.com as a reference?

    --ed
    No, but here's the Pythagorean theorem:
    a^2 + b^2 = c^2

    The sum of squares of the non-hypotenuse (the long side is the hypotenuse) sides of a triangle will equal the square of the hypotenuse's length.

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    Grr, got 9/10 for being too quick when reading the "what is the value of x" - I got the right number, just forgot to subtract 5
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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia

    The sum of squares of the non-hypotenuse (the long side is the hypotenuse) sides of a triangle will equal the square of the hypotenuse's length.
    Didn't the scarecrow say something like that after he got a brain?

    --ed

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    I got 10/10... Yay?


    (Also a note, I realized afterwards I could have used pen/paper, but I did it all in my head...lol)
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