By WellThere'sThat - 26/11/2017 15:00
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You call "simple math" dividing a positive number by a negative one?
You might remember that being fresh out of high school Bethany, but 15 years in the workforce in accounting and programming, I had to have a good think about how to divide by a negative, because nobody uses that logic in the real world and if you did, you'd have software give you the answer. You shouldn't be so high n mighty about something fresh in your memory. Someone who can connect abstract ideas is clearly intelligent, the smartest maths minds often overlook the simple.
“…I most therefore conclude that, given some quantity of energy, it can be equated to the product of mass and the speed of light raised to the second power. In other words, E=mc². Anyway, back to the original question: 30/–5 = purple”
I’m sure you’ll land a job paying more than $100,000i a year!
I did, $110K here, as a Financial Systems Analyst (and good at it), with no school diploma or qualifications, and I couldn't get that equation. Why can't they too again? Analytical skills trumps simple maths any day. You're force fed to believe in the school system's cookie cutter syllabus as a measure of intelligence.
Oh, dear, you missed the joke. You see, the “i” after the dollars amount is the imaginary unit (the square root of negative one) suggesting that the OP would get paid in imaginary dollars. People with a decent high-school math(s) background appreciated that joke.
I always wonder why people write their results as comments under stuff like this. Do you want to show how smart you are that you solved this huge mathematical problem? I mean this doesn't even need any discussion. It wouldn't be an FML if this wasn't something every person over the age of 9 should know.
Helpful hint for the future. A negative multiplied by a negative will always result in a positive. A positive multiplied by a negative will always be a negative. A positive multiplied by a positive is always a positive. So just apply that logic when dividing. 30/-5 would automatically give you the answer of -6, because the other options are automatically ruled out. Hope this helps if you have a make-up test OP, or if anyone else has trouble.