# MATH HELP!!!

Solve for X

360
----------- = 18
(X)/200

#### z0mb13

##### Lifer
wtf are u serious??

me dumb at maths

#### sash1

##### Diamond Member
are you sh!tting me?

here's one for ya: a/b = c/d > ad = bc

#### randay

##### Lifer
Ahhh...

I haven't had a math class in 19 years. I can't believe I still remember how to do this stuff. Cool.

#### ballmode

##### Lifer
so the answer is 42? can somebody explain step by step how to do this?

#### JohnCU

##### Banned
you are an idiot.

#### thesurge

##### Golden Member
Originally posted by: JohnCU
you are an idiot.
Idiot is relative... I've seen people (including myself) ask simple calculus or number theory problems on this board.

360=18/200x

360/(18/200)=x

4000=x

Not 42.

#### ballmode

##### Lifer
This is why I didn't ask my teacher for help, I would get responces like this...

Fine Ill just fail finance since nobody can help me with this

#### her209

##### No Lifer
Let's make some substitutions to make it clearer:

a=360
b=x
c=200
d=18
e=b/c
f=e
g=a/e
h=a/f

That gives us:
h=df/e
a/f=df/e
a/e=de/e
a/(b/c)=d
a(c/b)=d
ac/b=d
ac=db
ac/d=b
ac/dc=b/c

#### JohnCU

##### Banned
Originally posted by: thesurge
Originally posted by: JohnCU
you are an idiot.
Idiot is relative... I've seen people (including myself) ask simple calculus or number theory problems on this board.
this isn't simple calculus, this is basic, basic, BASIC algebra.

maybe i'm being harsh, but the mathematical capacity of some people in this country is just... shocking.

#### goodoptics

##### Platinum Member
Originally posted by: ballmode
Solve for X

360
----------- = 18
(X)/200

Is this even high school math?

#### Molondo

##### Platinum Member
my e-peeenis is this big.

#### randay

##### Lifer
Originally posted by: ballmode
This is why I didn't ask my teacher for help, I would get responces like this...

Fine Ill just fail finance since nobody can help me with this
You deserve to fail. The reason why you can't understand the problem and solve it is probably because someone told you the answer to what 2+2 is.

#### ballmode

##### Lifer
When youve been out of school for a bit, and you try to actually better yourself by going back to school and people insult your intelligence shows that half you people are in your underwear chuckling away typing here.

That or you hate me because I post I hate cats all the time here.

#### JohnCU

##### Banned
Originally posted by: ballmode
When youve been out of school for a bit, and you try to actually better yourself by going back to school and people insult your intelligence shows that half you people are in your underwear chuckling away typing here.

That or you hate me because I post I hate cats all the time here.
i apologize, i don't want to be an elitist college prick.

#### frank84

##### Golden Member

how old are you?
what kind of math are you taking?
have you been paying attention at class?

#### z0mb13

##### Lifer
a/b = c
b = a/c
I suggest you reopen your algebra books

4000.

#### her209

##### No Lifer
I update my post.

#### ballmode

##### Lifer
I will copy and paste that for future reference thank you Her