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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...
Posted by: Andy Rooney
Date/Time: 05/06/15 17:10:00

Anuj, you've missed the point of the question in the same way that the tweeting students did.  It didn't ask them to solve the equation, it asked them to derive it. 

Incidentally, when I did O-level Maths in 1974, quadratic equations weren't in the syllabus for the basic exam, only in the separate Additional Maths exam.

And Vanessa, while statistics may not be essential knowledge for a plasterer, they are very helpful for understanding the modern world - as is highlighted by the ignorant misinterpretation of medical statistics that we see in the newspapers almost every day.  Have a listen to More or Less on radio 4 for evidence.


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That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 14:06:00 Anuj Gupta
   Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 14:41:00 Janet Norman
   Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 14:46:00 Andy Rooney
      Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 14:56:00 Andy Rooney
         Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 15:09:00 Barry Jacques
            Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 15:13:00 Andy Rooney
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 15:16:00 bobby osborne
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 15:20:00 Andy Rooney
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 15:28:00 Barry Jacques
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 15:21:00 Barry Jacques
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 15:41:00 Andy Rooney
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 15:57:00 Barry Jacques
   Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 14:58:00 Barry Jacques
      Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 15:51:00 Will Watson
         Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 16:04:00 Andy Rooney
            Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 16:06:00 Barry Jacques
         Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 16:04:00 Barry Jacques
            Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 17:53:00 Jim Meddings
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 18:32:00 Barry Jacques
         Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 16:09:00 David Noades
            Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 16:15:00 Will Watson
            Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 16:21:00 Barry Jacques
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 16:44:00 David Noades
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 16:48:00 Anuj Gupta
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 16:51:00 Vanessa Smith
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 17:00:00 Micki Hawkes
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...06/06/15 12:57:00 Vanessa Smith
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 18:58:00 Barry Jacques
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...06/06/15 12:10:00 Peter Evans
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...06/06/15 13:01:00 Vanessa Smith
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...06/06/15 12:26:00 Will Watson
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 17:10:00 Andy Rooney
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 17:22:00 Andy Pease
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 17:27:00 Andy Rooney
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 17:30:00 Anuj Gupta
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 17:37:00 Adrian Irving
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 18:49:00 Barry Jacques
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 19:09:00 bobby osborne
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 20:08:00 Anne England
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...05/06/15 22:57:00 Al Webber
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...06/06/15 09:46:00 David Turner
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...08/06/15 09:29:00 Anuj Gupta
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...08/06/15 09:39:00 Will Watson
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...08/06/15 12:01:00 Brian Coyle
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...08/06/15 12:05:00 Barry Jacques
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...08/06/15 14:03:00 Anne England
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...08/06/15 15:43:00 Anuj Gupta
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...08/06/15 15:52:00 Peter Evans
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:That impossible 'maths' question...08/06/15 12:14:00 Barry Jacques

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