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Cometflash
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11/19/2012 10:15:40 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Which is more important?

I saw this question just now, saw some interesting replies. So I though I ask here and see what replies you guys would have... since I didn't really felt like creating an account in that website, just to reply to such of discussion.

P.S I saw all the other boards, I thought a math board would also exist. I guess not enough people like to talk about math?!
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11/19/2012 10:22:02 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 11/19/2012 10:19:18 PM, badger wrote:
division. share the wealth! then multiplication of that wealth comes second.

I like the way you use the question. :)

Pretty creative. My favorite answer by far.
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11/19/2012 10:25:38 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 11/19/2012 10:22:02 PM, Cometflash wrote:
At 11/19/2012 10:19:18 PM, badger wrote:
division. share the wealth! then multiplication of that wealth comes second.

I like the way you use the question. :)

Pretty creative. My favorite answer by far.

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11/19/2012 10:28:17 PM
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Same thing, really. Multiply by .5, you get half of the original number. Divide by .5, you get twice the original number.
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11/19/2012 10:36:01 PM
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I like multiplication because you have a far less chance of dealing with decimals then you do when you deal with division.
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11/19/2012 10:55:52 PM
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At 11/19/2012 10:30:55 PM, Ahmed.M wrote:
multiplication because division is really multiplication by the reciprocal.

But that's just it, multiplication is just division by the reciprocal.
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11/19/2012 11:48:50 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 11/19/2012 10:36:01 PM, imabench wrote:
I like multiplication because you have a far less chance of dealing with decimals then you do when you deal with division.

it also makes it more difficult to type the function into a calculator with excel or a calculator when you have 7 variables divided by 6 other variables raised to the 3 variables divided by 5 variables multipled by 6 variables divided by 4 variables, and so forth.

Finding where you forgot to put the parenthesis or added an extra parenthesis can be a real b1tch
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11/19/2012 11:52:15 PM
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I like division, because I know the point of having sex is multiplication, but dividing the legs is fun.
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11/20/2012 8:19:20 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 11/19/2012 10:28:17 PM, Andromeda_Z wrote:
Same thing, really. Multiply by .5, you get half of the original number. Divide by .5, you get twice the original number.

This, except multiplication is easier.
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11/20/2012 10:54:50 PM
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At 11/19/2012 10:28:17 PM, Andromeda_Z wrote:
Same thing, really. Multiply by .5, you get half of the original number. Divide by .5, you get twice the original number.

What if the number is above 1.0?
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11/21/2012 4:19:22 AM
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At 11/20/2012 10:54:50 PM, vmpire321 wrote:
At 11/19/2012 10:28:17 PM, Andromeda_Z wrote:
Same thing, really. Multiply by .5, you get half of the original number. Divide by .5, you get twice the original number.

What if the number is above 1.0?

Slap a negative on that bitch.
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11/21/2012 4:50:38 AM
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At 11/20/2012 10:55:28 PM, vmpire321 wrote:
You can't divide by zero, but you can multiply by zero.

Number that approaches 0 = 0

1/->0 = ->Infinity. Tadaa.
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11/21/2012 8:03:47 AM
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Multiplication and division are both very important. I wouldn't say that any of them is more important than the other. In my opinion, multiplication and division are equally important, because both of them need each other. For example, you would have to have multiplication in order to solve problems in division, and vice versa.
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11/21/2012 10:43:46 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 11/21/2012 4:19:22 AM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 11/20/2012 10:54:50 PM, vmpire321 wrote:
At 11/19/2012 10:28:17 PM, Andromeda_Z wrote:
Same thing, really. Multiply by .5, you get half of the original number. Divide by .5, you get twice the original number.

What if the number is above 1.0?

Slap a negative on that bitch.

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11/21/2012 10:54:59 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 11/21/2012 4:50:38 AM, Smithereens wrote:
At 11/20/2012 10:55:28 PM, vmpire321 wrote:
You can't divide by zero, but you can multiply by zero.

Number that approaches 0 = 0

1/->0 = ->Infinity. Tadaa.
Division by zero is undefined. Infinity is not a number nor is it a solution to division by zero.

Multiplication is superior as it can do everything division can, but not the other way around.
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11/21/2012 11:01:06 AM
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At 11/19/2012 11:52:15 PM, emospongebob527 wrote:
I like division, because I know the point of having sex is multiplication, but dividing the legs is fun.

+1
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11/21/2012 4:02:38 PM
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At 11/21/2012 8:03:47 AM, Clash wrote:
Multiplication and division are both very important. I wouldn't say that any of them is more important than the other. In my opinion, multiplication and division are equally important, because both of them need each other. For example, you would have to have multiplication in order to solve problems in division, and vice versa.

Yay, I was awaiting for such of response.

"you would have to have multiplication in order to solve problems in division, and vice versa."
This statement is false.
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11/21/2012 8:46:34 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 11/19/2012 10:15:40 PM, Cometflash wrote:
Which is more important?

They're the same.


I saw this question just now, saw some interesting replies. So I though I ask here and see what replies you guys would have... since I didn't really felt like creating an account in that website, just to reply to such of discussion.

P.S I saw all the other boards, I thought a math board would also exist. I guess not enough people like to talk about math?!