tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-11288911.post2922781087122863508..comments2019-11-16T17:20:24.473-05:00Comments on HolyJuan: Math Problem is a ProblemHolyJuanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02657032956798346089noreply@blogger.comBlogger8125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-11288911.post-83151076312318765572010-04-06T05:07:04.885-04:002010-04-06T05:07:04.885-04:002 hat cats minus 4 cats. Provided that hat cats ar...2 hat cats minus 4 cats. Provided that hat cats are equivalent in mass to cats, we are left with -2 cats, or 2 anti-cats.Lord Auronhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03388435231059837475noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-11288911.post-51077388180853437862010-03-19T13:10:57.141-04:002010-03-19T13:10:57.141-04:00I believe the "there are ___ more cats" ...I believe the "there are ___ more cats" has an implied "than hats" at the end. Which means this is not actually a math problem, but a sentence diagramming exercise.The Token Liberalhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07988951095118150772noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-11288911.post-18179870575092071522010-03-18T15:04:42.169-04:002010-03-18T15:04:42.169-04:00I think it's 6 - 2 = 4. The cats inside the ha...I think it's 6 - 2 = 4. The cats inside the hats are going to disappear in some kind of sleight of hand. What I don't understand is the second part "There are ____ more cats." Around my house, the answer would be "there are no more cats because we don't like to clean the kitty litter box."<br /><br />Oh, I just noticed the heading: "subtraction stories and facts." Sounds like they'll accept any answer as long as you have a good story to back it up!Kristenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/11926081156633887115noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-11288911.post-4051341343964639022010-03-18T13:46:47.385-04:002010-03-18T13:46:47.385-04:00The second set of cats look like they are unhappy,...The second set of cats look like they are unhappy, exuding negativity, so I'm certain they are negative cats.<br /><br />I'll say the correct answer is 2 cats minus negative four cats equals six cats.Robhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05613405063469756073noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-11288911.post-34588024927312034312010-03-18T11:59:03.604-04:002010-03-18T11:59:03.604-04:00I guess the assumption is that there *were* six ca...I guess the assumption is that there *were* six cats, but then the cats in hats were "taken away" so that there are now 4 cats. Due to being vague, this could also be interpreted as the two cats in hats being kept and the other four cats walking away for a total of two remaining cats. There are other ways to interpret the question, of course, but due to the level and the included __ - __ = __ these are the two I'll go with. Awfully confusing way to present subtraction, though. No wonder so many people have difficulty with math...Quintessencehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04978859558181300701noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-11288911.post-69247585499168527532010-03-18T11:10:55.097-04:002010-03-18T11:10:55.097-04:00Assuming that the cats in hats are to be treated a...Assuming that the cats in hats are to be treated as potential cats; when does the actual quantum state of being a cat stop being a linear combination of states? Is the cat simultaneously in and out of the hat? Is there a radioactive source, a Geiger counter, and a bottle of cyanide linked together in a cruel death trap, creating a SchrÃ¶dinger paradox? <br />Clearly there are greater than four cats. <br />We need to define the half-state of a cat-in-a-hat, defined as H(c). There are equal probabilities of measuring either one or zero cats, so there are two unique instances of cats. <br /><br /><b>The correct answer is <br />4+ 2 *H (|0> |1>)/sqrt(2) + one ghost cow.</b>Carpanzahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08439699175064209969noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-11288911.post-28267902396791188182010-03-18T10:19:32.571-04:002010-03-18T10:19:32.571-04:00Duchamp said it first but I'll follow up: &quo...Duchamp said it first but I'll follow up: "ce ne sont pas des chats, ce sont des dessins de chats". Although he was talking about pipes.ochenashttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14657824847728776012noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-11288911.post-78894155961281530682010-03-18T08:46:33.706-04:002010-03-18T08:46:33.706-04:00Easy-Peasy Holy Juan. You see, you've got two...Easy-Peasy Holy Juan. You see, you've got two half-cats, then, you take away from your litter four whole cats. Wait, if you have only two half-cats... where the hell do you get the four whole cats from to remove from the litter. Wait, how long will this problem take to figure out... 'cause we've got two half-cats here and the half-cat mortality rate is not so good. Okay, so, eventually, you'll have no cats and then will have to find four somewhere without ever having them or attaining them, and get rid of them? This maths is craps. No wonder the youth of today are all nuts.Khttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14488859060245277920noreply@blogger.com