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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

And that’s my other brother Darrell

Here’s the question:

According to ENG, there are three Gilads in her gan. One’s name is Gilad; one’s name is Elad; and one’s name is Aviad. (They are referred to as “the Gilad whose name is Gilad,” “the Gilad whose name is Elad,” and “the Gilad whose name is Aviad,” respectively. A sample sentence would be: “The Gilad whose name is Aviad had a birthday party in gan today.”)

According to some of ENG’s siblings, there is only one Gilad in her gan. In addition, there is one Elad and one Aviad.

Who do you think is right?

Please show your work…

10 comments:

  1. Obviously ENG is right. If you all don't understand, that's your problem. There is obviously something that ties the three Gilad's together. You all just don't get it.

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  2. In lieu of a proof, you wrote:
    Obviously ENG is right
    and
    There is obviously something

    I'm sorry, but we're going to have to remove points for this answer. You did not show your work...

    :-)

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  3. I may lose points but ENG is still right!!!

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  4. ENG is right

    3*gilad-elad +4 sin(aviad)^2=P35[eng-correct]

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  5. ENG is still right
    Maybe yes and maybe no. But without proof, we just can't accept this...
    :-)

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  6. 3*gilad-elad +4 sin(aviad)^2=P35[eng-correct]
    You definitely get points for creativity.
    But we're not sure if meaningless equations are acceptable. We're going to have to get back to you on this one.

    :-)

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  7. trivial - i guess it is not for othersJune 26, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    3*gilad-elad +4 sin(aviad)^2=P35[eng-correct]
    You definitely get points for creativity.
    But we're not sure if meaningless equations are acceptable. We're going to have to get back to you on this one.

    creativity??
    meaningless??

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  8. creativity??
    But we mean this in the best possible way...
    :-)

    meaningless??
    Well, for example, take the very first term in your equation:
    3*gilad
    In other words, you're just ~assuming~ that there are three Gilads. But, as my father must have taught me, you can't use the thing that you're trying to prove as part of your proof.
    :-)

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  9. really is trivial, but here is the answerJune 26, 2008 at 6:42 PM

    ok . I give up. you can have it.
    the answer to 5B is 7.53

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  10. the answer to 5B is 7.53
    Thanks.
    The only problem is that it's over twenty years too late...
    :-)

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