cams874

30-11-2006 14:39:13

here it is

In RSTV, RS = 6, VT = 3, AND RX IS TWICE THE LENGTH OF XV. FIND XY.

THE ANSWER IS 4

i get extra credit if i can work it out, it is a trapizoid, rv and st are the sides and xy runs through the middle, rs and vt are the bases

first correct way of working it out gets karma

In RSTV, RS = 6, VT = 3, AND RX IS TWICE THE LENGTH OF XV. FIND XY.

THE ANSWER IS 4

i get extra credit if i can work it out, it is a trapizoid, rv and st are the sides and xy runs through the middle, rs and vt are the bases

first correct way of working it out gets karma

tylerc

30-11-2006 14:59:29

A 21 year old in geometry?

cams874

30-11-2006 15:13:09

im in college

tylerc

30-11-2006 15:21:46

Riiiiight.......

doylnea

30-11-2006 16:21:38

[quote8c7ec8f395="cams874"]im in college[/quote8c7ec8f395]

no you're not in college.

But here, use this as your diagram, label the sides, and solve for the values

http//www.gomath.com/algebra/trapezoid.php

http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trapezoid

basically, you want to take the trapezoid and divide it into 2 triangles and a square/ rectangle and solve for the unknowns.

no you're not in college.

But here, use this as your diagram, label the sides, and solve for the values

http//www.gomath.com/algebra/trapezoid.php

http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trapezoid

basically, you want to take the trapezoid and divide it into 2 triangles and a square/ rectangle and solve for the unknowns.

cams874

30-11-2006 17:03:00

that doesnt work for this problem, i though there were math people on this site

doylnea

30-11-2006 18:49:04

[quote593a0fab8e="cams874"]that doesnt work for this problem, i though there were math people on this site[/quote593a0fab8e]

What doesn't work? Did you make any effort at solving this yourself? This is about an 8th grade math question.

[i593a0fab8e]edit OK, I solved it myself. You need to draw it out. There will be two squares, and 4 triangles. Seriously, this is very easy if you draw it out. If you show me what effort you've made (by attaching the drawing you've made), I'll try to help you out, but I'm not just going to give you the answer.[/i593a0fab8e]

What doesn't work? Did you make any effort at solving this yourself? This is about an 8th grade math question.

[i593a0fab8e]edit OK, I solved it myself. You need to draw it out. There will be two squares, and 4 triangles. Seriously, this is very easy if you draw it out. If you show me what effort you've made (by attaching the drawing you've made), I'll try to help you out, but I'm not just going to give you the answer.[/i593a0fab8e]

tylerc

30-11-2006 18:50:06

Well, he IS 15....

Buster389

30-11-2006 19:03:28

Im assuming you have a picture with this problem so recreate it in paint and upload it and i bet you will get some help because you description def does not have enough detail for it to be worked out without making a lot of assumptions which are probably wrong. And if you a 21 year old in college you wouldnt be taking geometry and if you were im positive you could figure this out.

Aurelius

30-11-2006 19:06:16

[quote205807c40d="cams874"]im in college[/quote205807c40d]

What kinda college course teaches geo??? I took geometry last year as a sophomore in high school and what we did trapezoids in the second month of the year. I hope to god you're lying cause if you aren't... I'd hate to see what your other 'college' classes are like...

What kinda college course teaches geo??? I took geometry last year as a sophomore in high school and what we did trapezoids in the second month of the year. I hope to god you're lying cause if you aren't... I'd hate to see what your other 'college' classes are like...

Buster389

30-11-2006 19:07:54

yea you better be lying because i took geometry in the 8th grade

unknown uchiha

30-11-2006 20:53:32

College starts at "College Algebra/Calculus" and "Precalculus". Cams is BSing.

And he's not 15, he's like 13.

And he's not 15, he's like 13.

mwt123

30-11-2006 21:19:05

so why are you 17 years old on myspace and 21 years old here? tsk tsk..

unknown uchiha

30-11-2006 22:54:29

I like his grills in that video. Really mature and stuff. Bowling team sounds great too.

x323smostwantedx

30-11-2006 22:57:01

[quote1186308118="unknown uchiha"]College starts at "College Algebra/Calculus" and "Precalculus". Cams is BSing.

And he's not 15, he's like 13.[/quote1186308118]

Community colleges start at "Elementary Algebra" "Intermediate Algebra" etc.. shrug

And he's not 15, he's like 13.[/quote1186308118]

Community colleges start at "Elementary Algebra" "Intermediate Algebra" etc.. shrug

unknown uchiha

01-12-2006 03:57:22

[quoteabe3284f11="x323smostwantedx"][quoteabe3284f11="unknown uchiha"]College starts at "College Algebra/Calculus" and "Precalculus". Cams is BSing.

And he's not 15, he's like 13.[/quoteabe3284f11]

Community colleges start at "Elementary Algebra" "Intermediate Algebra" etc.. shrug[/quoteabe3284f11]

I wanna take Elementary Algebra... Stupid UC system.

And he's not 15, he's like 13.[/quoteabe3284f11]

Community colleges start at "Elementary Algebra" "Intermediate Algebra" etc.. shrug[/quoteabe3284f11]

I wanna take Elementary Algebra... Stupid UC system.

BobMakihara

06-12-2006 14:42:56

Community colleges suck. I would know.

Also I think I've seen math classes here at CC lower than that. Like "basic math," lol.

Also I think I've seen math classes here at CC lower than that. Like "basic math," lol.

DIABLO

06-12-2006 14:59:55

I learned that last year, that's 7th grade -.-

ILoveToys

12-12-2006 19:59:14

You'd be surprised at the ppl in colleges that don't even understand algebra.....Most 4 year universities have a general education requirement equivalent to that of about Algebra II, and as a math major I took a geometry course. We proved anything we ever did though, so I guess it's not quite the same as the high school geometry...

Daggoth

12-12-2006 20:53:09

[quote1a7c8360b3="ILoveToys"]You'd be surprised at the ppl in colleges that don't even understand algebra.....Most 4 year universities have a general education requirement equivalent to that of about Algebra II, and as a math major I took a geometry course. [b1a7c8360b3]We proved anything we ever did though, so I guess it's not quite the same as the high school geometry[/b1a7c8360b3]...[/quote1a7c8360b3]

High schools do as well.

High schools do as well.

akalic

12-12-2006 21:06:13

this guy's myspace clearly states hes 17...laaame

CollidgeGraduit

13-12-2006 03:54:10

[quote9553790d39="x323smostwantedx"][quote9553790d39="unknown uchiha"]College starts at "College Algebra/Calculus" and "Precalculus". Cams is BSing.

And he's not 15, he's like 13.[/quote9553790d39]

Community colleges start at "Elementary Algebra" "Intermediate Algebra" etc.. shrug[/quote9553790d39]

Yep, and even most universities offer a remedial math course, usually equivalent to what your last year or two of HS math should have been. I tested right into Calc 1, but I know several of my friends that sucked at math, and had to take the remedial course.

And he's not 15, he's like 13.[/quote9553790d39]

Community colleges start at "Elementary Algebra" "Intermediate Algebra" etc.. shrug[/quote9553790d39]

Yep, and even most universities offer a remedial math course, usually equivalent to what your last year or two of HS math should have been. I tested right into Calc 1, but I know several of my friends that sucked at math, and had to take the remedial course.

ILoveToys

13-12-2006 17:25:38

[quote814f231210="Daggoth"][quote814f231210="ILoveToys"]You'd be surprised at the ppl in colleges that don't even understand algebra.....Most 4 year universities have a general education requirement equivalent to that of about Algebra II, and as a math major I took a geometry course. [b814f231210]We proved anything we ever did though, so I guess it's not quite the same as the high school geometry[/b814f231210]...[/quote814f231210]

High schools do as well.[/quote814f231210]

They do 2 column proofs and they assume a lot more than the 5 axioms that Euclid originally used when he wrote [u814f231210]The Elements[/u814f231210]. NOT THE SAME THING....My geometry class was a 300 level (for juniors who are math majors) class, and we also worked w/ Non-Euclidean Geometries, Elliptical Geometry and Spherical Geometry. Those geometries assume that we can have many lines parallel to each other through the same point, or that we can have no parallel lines at all respectively. Not too many high school programs teach that. I would know, I'm a high school math teacher....

High schools do as well.[/quote814f231210]

They do 2 column proofs and they assume a lot more than the 5 axioms that Euclid originally used when he wrote [u814f231210]The Elements[/u814f231210]. NOT THE SAME THING....My geometry class was a 300 level (for juniors who are math majors) class, and we also worked w/ Non-Euclidean Geometries, Elliptical Geometry and Spherical Geometry. Those geometries assume that we can have many lines parallel to each other through the same point, or that we can have no parallel lines at all respectively. Not too many high school programs teach that. I would know, I'm a high school math teacher....

tylerc

13-12-2006 21:21:57

Precisely why I hated geometry.