tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15868947.post1032203974796507537..comments2017-03-31T19:49:26.201-07:00Comments on Halfway There: Solution by coincidenceZenohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09058127284297728552noreply@blogger.comBlogger6125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15868947.post-58849723439586676092010-07-24T09:14:04.882-07:002010-07-24T09:14:04.882-07:00http://xkcd.com/759/http://xkcd.com/759/Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15868947.post-1672181812389595702010-07-15T19:15:59.992-07:002010-07-15T19:15:59.992-07:00This comment has been removed by the author.DMhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11389651479904502758noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15868947.post-62101266492009076452010-07-15T15:12:40.373-07:002010-07-15T15:12:40.373-07:00As they say, even a broken clock is right twice a ...As they say, even a broken clock is right twice a day!Nick Barrowmanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11224940659269649220noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15868947.post-4636246536578820312010-07-15T00:17:15.953-07:002010-07-15T00:17:15.953-07:00Of course, it probably doesn't help that this ...Of course, it probably doesn't help that this method "almost" works on any x^d + k.x^e = 0 expression - throw an appropriate power of x on and you get a quadratic. Clearly you might add or remove solutions at 0, but in this case that's concealed.Jonathan Leehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11885821997762415505noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15868947.post-65815848198667566402010-07-14T19:51:48.795-07:002010-07-14T19:51:48.795-07:00There's a joke version of this in which a much...There's a joke version of this in which a much lower level (ie: elementary) student is asked to simplify a fraction and uses the same type of cracked-out logic.<br /><br />"Simplify 16/64? Cancel the sixes, equals one fourth."<br /><br />Correct answer. Comically incorrect way of reaching it.themadengineerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07833576109973350556noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-15868947.post-22081611817899247722010-07-14T19:31:30.665-07:002010-07-14T19:31:30.665-07:00I can't believe how interesting I found that w...I can't believe how interesting I found that whole thing to be. I need to get out more.<br /><br />Then again, I'm a big proponent of getting credit for being "wrong for the right reason" so I guess I'm behind getting only partial credit for "right for the wrong reason."Improbable Joehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00388199130147075176noreply@blogger.com