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Countdown - Competitor plays with big numbers

Countdown - Competitor plays with big numbers

James Martin's extraordinary calculation

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Guest: (4900 days ago)
No no no 'me', its just as Nez put it. Its very simple that way, its just that its only simple when put as 318*(75.25)-(50/25). It was only complicated when he had to deal with only having one 25, but that's really just a rearrangement. The hardest part would have been reaching 318, after that it was by 3, that was why he didn't have a ready answer when he asked for 318 to be multiplied by 75. If he'd done it that way originally he would have already known what that was.
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No no no 'me', its just as Nez put it. Its very simple that way, its just that its only simple when put as 318*(75.25)-(50/25). It was only complicated when he had to deal with only having one 25, but that's really just a rearrangement. The hardest part would have been reaching 318, after that it was by 3, that was why he didn't have a ready answer when he asked for 318 to be multiplied by 75. If he'd done it that way originally he would have already known what that was.
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Guest: AdultDating (4077 days ago)
This is the kind of thing I try to teach people. Can I count on a sequel? Sxhavi Adult Dating Aeirma Nynontjtd Gzzkou
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This is the kind of thing I try to teach people. Can I count on a sequel? Sxhavi Adult Dating Aeirma Nynontjtd Gzzkou
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Guest: Alvin B (3650 days ago)
Latest comment: 75*6=450 450/50=9 100+3=103 103*9=927 927+25=952
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Latest comment: 75*6=450 450/50=9 100+3=103 103*9=927 927+25=952
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Guest: CrapAtMaths (4786 days ago)
Oh definitely 'mmm Suzie Dent'. She is cheeky.
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Oh definitely 'mmm Suzie Dent'. She is cheeky.
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Guest: nubnub (4894 days ago)
all your comments have made me like mathematics again. numbers are beautiful. :-) thanks
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all your comments have made me like mathematics again. numbers are beautiful. :-) thanks
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Guest: Guest (4904 days ago)
Nez, it might have seemed simple to your mind and your method would certainly work IF there were TWO 25's.
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Nez, it might have seemed simple to your mind and your method would certainly work IF there were TWO 25's.
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Guest: (4904 days ago)
Fuppin show off!
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Fuppin show off!
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Guest: Spintronic (4319 days ago)
James Martins Notepad looks like this; (3*3*(100+6))-2 = 952 is equal to (75*3*(100*6))-50)/25
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James Martins Notepad looks like this; (3*3*(100+6))-2 = 952 is equal to (75*3*(100*6))-50)/25
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Guest: tom (4904 days ago)
i got 950 in 2 secs
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i got 950 in 2 secs
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Guest: (4877 days ago)
or a geordie
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or a geordie
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Guest: ChristmasGiftIdeas (4076 days ago)
I really am grateful what you're doing here! fsumpgaws, christmas gift ideas prLOllylhcfyjy
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I really am grateful what you're doing here! fsumpgaws, christmas gift ideas prLOllylhcfyjy
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Guest: Alvin B (3650 days ago)
75*6=450 450/50=9 100+3=103 103*9=927 927+25=952
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75*6=450 450/50=9 100+3=103 103*9=927 927+25=952
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Guest: Justice Jones (4559 days ago)
They should have made the other guy do his 953 after him whilst the audience spat on him.
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They should have made the other guy do his 953 after him whilst the audience spat on him.
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Guest: hecticschedule (4789 days ago)
I can throw you a geordie
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I can throw you a geordie
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Guest: I hate the guest below (4786 days ago)
Yeah we can all get 950 you twat! 950= Wrong you muppet
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Yeah we can all get 950 you twat! 950= Wrong you muppet
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Guest: Nez (4903 days ago)
Guest, there doesn't need to be two 25's, he simply calculates the following: (318*75 +50)/25.... this simplifies to what i mentioned, and should have been of no surprise to carol especially that this works out!
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Guest, there doesn't need to be two 25's, he simply calculates the following: (318*75 +50)/25.... this simplifies to what i mentioned, and should have been of no surprise to carol especially that this works out!
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Cypeq Cypeq (4904 days ago)
ZOMG i had mouth open for 2 minutes @_@ WOW!
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ZOMG i had mouth open for 2 minutes @_@ WOW!
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Guest: me (4903 days ago)
its still impressive to be done like that in 30 secs. 318x75 is tricky and isnt simple arithmetic and he had to have had the idea it would work. it is amazing he got there in 30 secs
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its still impressive to be done like that in 30 secs. 318x75 is tricky and isnt simple arithmetic and he had to have had the idea it would work. it is amazing he got there in 30 secs
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Guest: Princess Dianna (4887 days ago)
You'd never see a black man doing that.
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You'd never see a black man doing that.
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Guest: Madthinker (4897 days ago)
The point is that a good mathematician would not have to bother working out 318*75. It should be obvious that multiplying by 75, subtracting 50 and dividing by 25 will give you an answer 2 less that if you had just multiplied by 3.
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The point is that a good mathematician would not have to bother working out 318*75. It should be obvious that multiplying by 75, subtracting 50 and dividing by 25 will give you an answer 2 less that if you had just multiplied by 3.
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Guest: Nez (4903 days ago)
Sorry that should have been (318*75 -50)/25.... which simplifies easily to 318*(75/25) -(50/25)
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Sorry that should have been (318*75 -50)/25.... which simplifies easily to 318*(75/25) -(50/25)
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Guest: Nez (4904 days ago)
That really isn't that amazing, all he did was divide 50 by 25 to get 2. 318 * 3 = 954.... 954 -2 = 952. Fairly straightforward really. The only thing that made it seem complicated was that he had to get the 3 by doing 75/25 and the 2 by doing 50/25. People shouldn't be that impressed by basic mental arithmatic..... especially not carol with her engineering degree!
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That really isn't that amazing, all he did was divide 50 by 25 to get 2. 318 * 3 = 954.... 954 -2 = 952. Fairly straightforward really. The only thing that made it seem complicated was that he had to get the 3 by doing 75/25 and the 2 by doing 50/25. People shouldn't be that impressed by basic mental arithmatic..... especially not carol with her engineering degree!
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Guest: tuan (4871 days ago)
someone throw me an abacus
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someone throw me an abacus
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Guest: lawranceio (4788 days ago)
100x6=600 600x3=900 900+50=950 just 2 out
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100x6=600 600x3=900 900+50=950 just 2 out
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Guest: Your name (4107 days ago)
Lol since when!
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Lol since when!
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Guest: (4372 days ago)
600x3=900 eh? Stupid American
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600x3=900 eh? Stupid American
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Guest: lawranceio = a bellend (4784 days ago)
@ lawranceio. In what universe does 600x3=900? Bellend
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@ lawranceio. In what universe does 600x3=900? Bellend
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Guest: Dobbo (4904 days ago)
He did it the same way I did.
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He did it the same way I did.
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Guest: Pete Star (4893 days ago)
He didn't really work it out in 30 seconds - he was still thinking about it when Whitely was waffling.
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He didn't really work it out in 30 seconds - he was still thinking about it when Whitely was waffling.
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Guest: (4904 days ago)
MMMmmmmm Suzie Dent!
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MMMmmmmm Suzie Dent!
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Guest: (4904 days ago)
It just impressess me that he decided to solve it that when he knew he only had 30seconds to do it. Never mind all this maths talk though. Isn't carol hot in a school teacher kind of way? I'd like to solve her puzzle! ( that doesn't make sense)
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It just impressess me that he decided to solve it that when he knew he only had 30seconds to do it. Never mind all this maths talk though. Isn't carol hot in a school teacher kind of way? I'd like to solve her puzzle! ( that doesn't make sense)
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