The impossible math problem...

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  1. monicam

    monicam TPF Noob!

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    So what do you guys think?

    Solving for t.

    x = |t - 1|

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    You posted a MATH problem? I may just have to ban you now.
     
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    Unimaxium TPF Noob!

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    That is impossible. You have two variables, and only one equation, so there can be no single answer. However, we can say that:
    t=1-x and t=1+x

    Now find me the square root of -1. :p
     
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    it's either j or i depending on if you're a mathematition or an engineer. Now find me the Fourier Transform of this function: x(t)=e^(-|t-1|)
     
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    MATH NERDS! BIG GIGANTIC MATH NERDS!!!

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    monicam TPF Noob!

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    But then x would equal t + 1.
    For t = -3.

    x = |t - 1|
    x = |(-3) - 1|
    x = |(-4)|
    x = 4

    t = x - 1
    t = (-3) - 1
    t = -4

    -4 != -3
     
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    What makes you think t=x-1?

    t != x - 1.
    You have it backwards.
    t = 1 - x or 1+x

    if t=-3, then x=4.
    t=1-4 =-3
     
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    ...brain...hurts....must find energy...to reach...the ban button....
     
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    I already covered that. :p
     
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    This really is simple algebra :p
     

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