Originally Posted by sirex
I dont need to know you, or your level of education - not that it even matters because people now adays walk around with BA's in everything and some how think that their BA in basket weaving makes them think they are the smartest person on the planet.
If you were given a problem, like the one you mentioned above, there would be 1 correct answer with 2 values - as Big D stated, because they both satisfy the problem.
Personally, in all my life, in which I've done math, questions as the one you posted were only solved with 2 values and not 1, because 1 value would only be 1/2 the marks allotted for the test, and not full marks. Therefore you are wrong and the concept/idea that you bring forth to prove your point with that post is also wrong and irrelevant and does not apply to this thread. Furthermore, the entire concept of doing a problem like that, is to find both values OR in some cases no second value exists, and therefore that too must be stated.
I am sure that you can use your attained level of education to varify this claim.
Also, what was childish by my comment? That it was freaking hilarious and made me LOL, and the fact that it takes away from any of the mathematic credibility/know how that you have and pretend to have in this thread? Because thats exactly what it does. Sorry dude, but dont make stupid remarks that make you look dumb.
How many times do I have to say that on an test or exam is some one said solve the quadratic it has 2 answers. I agree with that so I don't understand why this is being brought up.
BUT forget about a quadratic in that case.
Here is the question to answer.
Give one value of x
that satisfies the following equation:
l x l = 6
If I asked 10 people....who knew what l x l meant...perhaps half would say -6 and the other half would say 6.
Give one value of x that satisfies the following:
4x > 12
...and answer of x being greater than 3.....that means 4, 5, 6, 7 etc...or even (3.0000000000001) would be correct.
but I'm done with this thread anyway (last post). /thread x2