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### #1 ent474

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 05:22 PM

How do you make 100 with one line. (there may be more than one answer. i don't know)

i will post the answer later.

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### #2 zoris

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 05:38 PM

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### #3 statman

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 06:41 PM

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### #4 PolishNorbi

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 07:30 PM

I do not agree with these answers as a line must be straight, by definition. Also by definition, my simple answer is as simple:

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### #5 Lost in space

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 09:01 PM

I do not agree with these answers as a line must be straight

So what is the difference detween straight and curved;

STRAIGHT LINE
CURVED LINE-
____________
LINE =

they are both lines
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### #6 PolishNorbi

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 09:42 PM

So what is the difference detween straight and curved;

STRAIGHT LINE
CURVED LINE-
____________
LINE =

they are both lines

Again, I'll re-word what I stated above.

Wolfram Mathematics defines a line as:
A line is a straight one-dimensional figure having no thickness and extending infinitely in both directions.

It can also be described by two points, or y = mx+b in 2d space. NO CURVE can be simply define by either two points, y = mx+b. No CURVE is perfectly straight.

Its that simple.

By simple definiton, a line can not be curved, thus CURVED LINES does not exist.

edit::spelling

Edited by PolishNorbi, 12 March 2008 - 09:47 PM.

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### #7 Lost in space

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 10:03 PM

Again, I'll re-word what I stated above.

Wolfram Mathematics defines a line as:
A line is a straight one-dimensional figure having no thickness and extending infinitely in both directions.

It can also be described by two points, or y = mx+b in 2d space. NO CURVE can be simply define by either two points, y = mx+b. No CURVE is perfectly straight.

Its that simple.

By simple definiton, a line can not be curved, thus CURVED LINES does not exist.

edit::spelling

Maybe you can use other references PN. Here is one that you may consider that has an interesting point (No.2)
http://dictionary.re...com/browse/line

What would you call a line that is wiggly - a wiggly line or a non straight line - is that not still a line?
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### #8 zoris

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 10:11 PM

Again, I'll re-word what I stated above.

Wolfram Mathematics defines a line as:
A line is a straight one-dimensional figure having no thickness and extending infinitely in both directions.

It can also be described by two points, or y = mx+b in 2d space. NO CURVE can be simply define by either two points, y = mx+b. No CURVE is perfectly straight.

Its that simple.

By simple definiton, a line can not be curved, thus CURVED LINES does not exist.

edit::spelling

Webster Collegiate Dictionary defines "line" a straight or curved geometric element that is generated by a moving point; and defines "curve" a line defined by an equation. Moreover ent474 hinted: Not a difference what line is it.
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### #9 Jason313

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 10:25 PM

How do you make 100 with one line. (there may be more than one answer. i don't know)

i will post the answer later.

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you can cut a single line into 100 pieces, giving you 100 lines.

or-

in a linear equation, the points (50,0) (0,50) (or any points equaling 100) would be a line totaling 100. One single point ( x=100) or (y=100) would only give you a point on a graph
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### #10 jesusfreak1024

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 10:48 PM

you can cut a single line into 100 pieces, giving you 100 lines.

or-

in a linear equation, the points (50,0) (0,50) (or any points equaling 100) would be a line totaling 100. One single point ( x=100) or (y=100) would only give you a point on a graph

here is a link to a graphing calculator: type in a number in the field labeled "y=f(x)=", say, 5, and see what happens.

http://www.algebrahe...ction/graphing/

this is because whenever there is an x, y=5, so when x=x, y=5, no matter what x equals.
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