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conditor
06 May 18 15:45
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How much did the ball cost ?

Easy for many of you I know but for them that go around with their heads up their ar$es not so.

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Report Percy Filth May 6, 2018 4:51 PM BST
was it a baseball bat or a cricket bat?
Report JOMO May 6, 2018 4:52 PM BST
Fruit bat?
Report Percy Filth May 6, 2018 4:56 PM BST
anyway the answer is £1.05p
Report JOMO May 6, 2018 4:57 PM BST
Percy you got it wrong. Tongue Out
Report Percy Filth May 6, 2018 5:02 PM BST
I did indeed, should read things properly!

5p
Report Percy Filth May 6, 2018 5:02 PM BST
You'll be old one day!
Report JOMO May 6, 2018 5:03 PM BST
Laugh
Report dunlaying May 6, 2018 6:37 PM BST
x+y =1.10
y+100 =x
therefore
2x +1.00 = 1.10
2x=0.10
x==0.05
y=1.05
Report Foinavon May 6, 2018 6:41 PM BST
That's rather formal, Dunlaying, for me it was 10p/2 (£1 remainder 10p)
Report paulypaul May 6, 2018 6:41 PM BST
What's all this x and y nonsense? I did it in my head.Laugh
Report STUDYFORM May 6, 2018 6:50 PM BST
£1.04 & 4p & a 2p tip.
Report dunlaying May 6, 2018 7:09 PM BST
I didn't see it Foinavon . LaughLaughLaugh
Report Foinavon May 6, 2018 7:24 PM BST
As long as you get to the right answer, that's all that matters. What are you reading now?
Report i_agree_with_nick May 6, 2018 7:37 PM BST
What is 32 x 32?

If you ask 10 people, I'd wager only three or four would get the correct answer (without a calculator).
Report Foinavon May 6, 2018 7:38 PM BST
960 +64 would be my mental route to it.
Report i_agree_with_nick May 6, 2018 7:41 PM BST
Same for me, Foi.

Except I did 10 x 32 x 3 to get to 960.
Report SlippyBlue May 6, 2018 7:45 PM BST
"960 +64 would be my mental route to it."

Exactly the same method as you Foinavon.
Report moisok May 6, 2018 7:45 PM BST
but if he had gone into poundland !!!!

sorry sorry sorryWhoops
Report Foinavon May 6, 2018 7:45 PM BST
Yes, 3x32 add a zero for me. The same thing. I tackle mental arithmetic the opposite way round to how it was taught at school for some unknown reason, but it works.
Report moisok May 6, 2018 7:46 PM BST
I HAVEN'T GOT ENOUGH FINGERS!!!

sorry again
Report Foinavon May 6, 2018 7:48 PM BST
Good to see people can still do without a calculator, perhaps having been punters helps.
Report moisok May 6, 2018 7:48 PM BST
17.5 percent vat in my poor old head  was a doddle

10

half of the result

half of that again  - add together - I know  I know

sorry
Report Foinavon May 6, 2018 7:50 PM BST
I knew you were kidding us on about the fingers Mo Grin
Report i_agree_with_nick May 6, 2018 7:50 PM BST
I think under pressure, many people would think 30 x 30 = 900 and then struggle.
Report boxingthefox May 6, 2018 7:51 PM BST
There's an easier way than thatShocked
Report moisok May 6, 2018 7:51 PM BST
I use them for other pursuitsCool
Report boxingthefox May 6, 2018 7:52 PM BST
@ mosisok
Report moisok May 6, 2018 7:55 PM BST
how come use back on here after being put in the Tower?

have you got electricity back on now?

suarez scored already

better than money in the bank
Report boxingthefox May 6, 2018 7:56 PM BST
I happened upon a simple way to tell the difference between squared numbers, 'whats the diff between 25 squared and 35 squared for example'. 25x25=625 35x35=1225...difference 600.   add 25+35=60 x by the difference 10  and you have 600. Amaxzing the rubbish we can process when not sleeping.Cry
Report boxingthefox May 6, 2018 7:58 PM BST
I have been pardoned and taken down from the naughty step as it gave me vertigo. ShockedLaugh
Report Foinavon May 6, 2018 8:02 PM BST
Just checked that in my mind with 9 and 12, it works, well done Mo. Is there a general proof of it out there?
Report moisok May 6, 2018 8:02 PM BST
so we can't have you hanged coz you would get dizzy  bugg£r
Report Foinavon May 6, 2018 8:02 PM BST
Sorry, meant Boxing.
Report boxingthefox May 6, 2018 8:04 PM BST
LaughLaughLaugh you've got some neck!
Report moisok May 6, 2018 8:04 PM BST
foinavon  it was in the old days obviously before the increase. I am generally rather slow but hang on like a terrier when I get my teeth into it!!  Sadly I am still hanging there wondering where everyone has gone!!!Cry
Report moisok May 6, 2018 8:06 PM BST
right - must go and have a fiddle with my fingers - see what the trub will do!!??
If you hear a loud bang it may be an iron being deployed!!Sad
Report boxingthefox May 6, 2018 8:06 PM BST
I also found a way of adding consecutive numbers easily, I know how sad am I.
Report boxingthefox May 6, 2018 8:10 PM BST
"see what the trub will do" you' avin a giraff you dratsabA, ....................a Paddy using backslang Shocked
Report moisok May 6, 2018 8:14 PM BST
I will get Ms May to send you back

all the best
Report Foinavon May 6, 2018 8:15 PM BST
x^2-y^2 = (x+y)(x-y)

Is that true?
Report boxingthefox May 6, 2018 8:16 PM BST
Laugh
Report Foinavon May 6, 2018 8:17 PM BST
Yes it is.
Report Foinavon May 6, 2018 8:17 PM BST
Foxy by name...Laugh
Report boxingthefox May 6, 2018 8:18 PM BST
I had 2 mates who worked at Smithfields they spoke nothing else (unless up before the beak) Laugh
Report boxingthefox May 6, 2018 8:20 PM BST
Foinavon I will be honest I have missed these exchanges so no more politics from me, Wink
Report Foinavon May 6, 2018 8:22 PM BST
I'm still digging away at them but more cautiously than you have done. Same side of the coin though Wink
Report boxingthefox May 6, 2018 8:26 PM BST
I used to be an 'all or nothing kind of guy' (that's what my ex missus used to say in the bedroom Laugh) but now i'm chilled.Wink
Report Foinavon May 6, 2018 8:30 PM BST
It's good to see you back.
Take care.
Report boxingthefox May 6, 2018 8:32 PM BST
Cheers Foinavon. WinkHappy
Report TheBetterBettor May 6, 2018 9:51 PM BST
Have you factored in the 5p bag??? You don't think for one moment our friend is gonna rome around town like a common thug?
Report northanlite May 6, 2018 10:05 PM BST
what is the correct answer? is this an X2 or X x X = bull**** type question?
if the total cost was £1:10 & the bat coast £1 then subtracting £1 from £1.10 = £0.10
but if the costs of the bat & ball are added then it is £0.05.
sh!t that is weird. I always hated maths
Report mega88 May 7, 2018 7:31 AM BST
Lol see what you did there! easy for me.. the ball cost £0:15p the bat was £1:00 5p extra for the bag these days
Report sofiakenny May 7, 2018 10:47 AM BST
32x32...minus 2=30..plus 2=34...3x34=102 add a xero=1020 add the 2x2=4..total 1024.
Report dave1357 May 7, 2018 11:39 AM BST
a guinea for the bat and a shilling for the ball.
Report cooperman May 7, 2018 12:46 PM BST
If you lose the ball, don't keep the bat in your car. Plod don't like it. Wink
Report northanlite May 7, 2018 1:09 PM BST
Kevin Bridges had a gag about the sports shop in Glasgow that sold hundreds of baseball bats but
has never sold a baseballHappy
Report Just Checking May 7, 2018 2:32 PM BST
The add squares thing described above isn't correct. Why would adding two numbers always equal the difference? Makes no sense.
Random example:
60^2 = 3600
30^2 = 900
Difference is 2700
60 + 30 = 90, x10 = 900
or
10^2 = 100
5^2 = 25
differnce  = 75
(10+5) *10 = 150!
Report boxingthefox May 7, 2018 2:41 PM BST
60+30=90  60-30= 30 ....30x90=2700    Back of class and detention for you. AngryLaugh

The total of the two multiplied by the difference between them
Report Just Checking May 7, 2018 3:03 PM BST
Oh I thought you said just to multiply x10. Well yes that's probably correct..
(X * X) - (Y * Y) = (X + Y) * (X - Y) .. yes that's correct as the +-Y cancels out the dodgy XY.
Woops foinavon said that :P

I should learn my lesson, I missed out on a school prize by answering a question perfectly well .. I'd misread the question so it was perfect for what I thought I'd read but wrong for what it actually said, which was ***ing annoying as I should have got it right, and won that prize, and all the girl groupies that went with it ;)

Does it still hurt? Does it? Huge wasp sting like pain, eating away at my heart? YES! :)
Report boxingthefox May 7, 2018 3:09 PM BST
Laugh JC perhaps I could have explained it better in the earlier example and given anoyher example to demonstrate it.Happy
Report Just Checking May 7, 2018 8:18 PM BST
In my defence I read this late last night when lurking with a severe hangover and couldn't be ar*ed logging on.
I should have re-read it today when my brain was working.

But I'm going to be a good boy tonight, there is a chilled bottle of white wine just begging me to drink it and pretend I'm on a foreign holiday but I won't!

Or will I. No! (JC * Alcohol) = (Ars*hole ^ 2) Wink
Report boxingthefox May 7, 2018 8:20 PM BST
Laugh Go for it Wink
Report crystalhunt May 7, 2018 10:09 PM BST
How humiliating - I'd have to have the drink LaughLaugh
Report Early Morning Riser May 12, 2018 2:31 PM BST
How much did the ball cost £1.10
Report Lady Faye Verrit May 12, 2018 4:21 PM BST
5p is the answer...(unless someone knows better)!
Report dunlaying May 12, 2018 4:54 PM BST
He must have been taking notice when English was being taught .
Report Just Checking May 12, 2018 7:19 PM BST
I hope that wasn't directed at me!
I'll have you know I know ALL the numbers. 1. 2. 3. 4 I think. I could go on, but I think I proved my point.
Report dunlaying May 12, 2018 7:31 PM BST
If you meant me , no it wasn't .
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