Foo - 1 Free Titanium Upgrade: Contest

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Tom Stormcrowe
04-15-11, 03:41 PM
You have a perfect square, 25 square inches in area, and you need to calculate the sides of a square exactly 1/2 the area. First person to give me the answer gets a free Titanium Upgrade.

You do not have to decimalize the answer, it can be in radical form.

bigbenaugust
04-15-11, 04:47 PM
25 sq in / 2 = 12.5 sq in

sqrt 12.5 = 3.5355339 in

bigbenaugust
04-15-11, 04:48 PM
to check:

(3.5355339)^2 = 12.5

skijor
04-15-11, 04:58 PM
25 sq in / 2 = 12.5 sq in

sqrt 12.5 = 3.5355339 in

Incorrect. The answer is always pi.

bigbenaugust
04-15-11, 05:00 PM
Incorrect. The answer is always pi.

It's clearly either 2 or 288 ;)

ModoVincere
04-15-11, 05:01 PM
42 Quail eating beef jerkey pie.

Tom Stormcrowe
04-15-11, 05:23 PM
25 sq in / 2 = 12.5 sq in

sqrt 12.5 = 3.5355339 in

Correct, you win.

bigbenaugust
04-15-11, 05:34 PM
holy crap, there's a yellow jersey there. I was waiting for all of my magazine subs to expire before paying up here.

Thank you... *sniff*

04-15-11, 05:41 PM
Weren't the one millionth poster as well?

bigbenaugust
04-15-11, 05:41 PM
Weren't the one millionth poster as well?

I think it was 10 millionth. I finally removed it from my sig a few weeks ago.

Couch
04-15-11, 06:09 PM
25 sq in / 2 = 12.5 sq in

sqrt 12.5 = 3.5355339 in

What Ben posted. Do I win too?

Couch

skijor
04-15-11, 10:47 PM
What Ben posted. Do I win too?

Couch

You win the consolation prize, a Carbon upgrade. You have been promoted to human (carbon unit). Congrats! :thumb:

AEO
04-15-11, 11:00 PM
you ought to do something more tricky.

like simplify: sin(x + pi/2) + cot ( pi/2 - x)

or figure out the length and width of a square box when the height of the box is length +5cm and volume is equal to 225cm^3.

willmw
04-16-11, 10:19 AM
Or to be more precise.... 5(√2/2) :D