[Numeracy 621] Re: Help with explanation of a problem
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Here's what I come up with:
X when two more than this number and its square is 44. (Same answer,
although -7 also works.)
That would be quite a typo. As written, however, it's something like x +
y = 44 where y >= 2. In this case, x <= 42, and 6 is a possible answer
(if y = 38) but not a necessary one.
Another possibility:
X when two more than seven times this number is 44.
Chip
On 12/1/2010 10:40 AM, Istas, Brooke wrote:
>
> Hello All!
>
> An adult education instructor came to me with a question she couldn't
> figure out. She was playing a math game in the class similar to
> Jeopardy so the answers need to be in the form of questions. I find
> myself perplexed and I think there might be a typo or something.
> Therefore, we need some help from the field. Below is the problem:
>
> Problem: X when two or more than this number is 44.
>
> Answer: What is the number 6?
>
> Any thoughts?
>
> Brooke Istas
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