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by 1stlvlthinker
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 2031

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Getting crushed right now, 1-3. I'm answering questions correctly at the rate I expect (2-3 each day), but I'm playing terrible defense, including a day where I had a DE of 0. Certainly didn't figure my opponent would get the Tim Rice question right at 2/8 in Theater, and get Abby/Ann Landers wrong ...
by 1stlvlthinker
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 1890
Views: 102449

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

"Magnet school" and "solar wind" seemed incredibly tough for the top box. Can we poll the former? You’d have better luck polling the latter, if you’ve heard the phrase before “attraction” was your TOM. I’ve heard of “magnet schools”, but that’s it. Have no idea what they are but if I was forced to ...
by 1stlvlthinker
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 2031

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Bayou D again, this time in Div 2. LL74, started out with 3 wins in a row, but a 6 game non-winning streak puts a quick damper on that.
by 1stlvlthinker
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 20752

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Yeah, I just looked on the LL site and couldn't find a link to join a Private Rundle. It's near the top. Should still be there? The Private Rundles tab is there, but the page it takes me to has no place to register for a new one. Just to sanity check, you're a premier member? Yup. FWIW, it shows me...
by 1stlvlthinker
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 20752

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Registration deadline for the upcoming season was last night so you may be a bit late to the party. By that I mean if anyone wants to join you better do it ASAP if he hasn't cut it off yet. Yeah, I just looked on the LL site and couldn't find a link to join a Private Rundle. It's near the top. Shou...
by 1stlvlthinker
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 20752

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Registration deadline for the upcoming season was last night so you may be a bit late to the party. By that I mean if anyone wants to join you better do it ASAP if he hasn't cut it off yet. Yeah, I just looked on the LL site and couldn't find a link to join a Private Rundle. It's near the top. Shou...
by 1stlvlthinker
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 1890
Views: 102449

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

You still haven't answered this one: Which of these problems are easier? 14.00 - 6.00 15.23 - 6.49 15.00 - 7.00 1.00 - 0.80 1.21 - 0.83 None of them. Hey TPH, what's 500 - 399? Can you do that in your head? No. I'm going to annoy you some more. Please continue to bear with me. How about adding from...
by 1stlvlthinker
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 1890
Views: 102449

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Because we're trying to do the simplest math we can. Because splitting one problem into ten smaller ones, and then adding all THEM up, is "simpler". Answer that question, please. What is the next multiple of 10 that is larger than 472. Answer ME why we're going to multiples of 10. You still haven't...
by 1stlvlthinker
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 1890
Views: 102449

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Just stop and move on to a different problem. You have to be able to do 2nd grade level math to grasp the concepts here.
by 1stlvlthinker
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 1890
Views: 102449

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:43 pm
CailinGaoilge wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:36 pm
I'm dyscalculic and useless at maths, but even I know that you would go to 500, and therefore add 28. So 1700-472 = 1228.
HOW?!?!
Because it's the easiest number to go to! Multiples of 100 are easy to work with, and 500 is the nearest one.

You seriously can't be this dense, can you?
by 1stlvlthinker
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 1890
Views: 102449

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

But if you don't know math, you don't KNOW if counting up to some random number first is "useful". Yes, and that's the point. You clearly don't understand the math, so asking us how we got our shortcut is (and has been) completely over your head. Seriously, learn the math and how to do it. This is ...
by 1stlvlthinker
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 20752

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

I sent the first invite to RandyG. If we need another person to even it out, I'll send it to you as well.
by 1stlvlthinker
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 358 - Random Trivia - Final Scores
Replies: 36
Views: 1182

Re: TD 358 - Random Trivia - Scores through Q2

Dammit. Always on the wrong level.
by 1stlvlthinker
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 1890
Views: 102449

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

You need 3 pennies to get to 5.95, then a nickel to 6.00. From there it's 4 $1 bills to $10. So 3 pennies plus a nickel plus 4 ones. That's $4.08. More correctly, you don't care how much it is, you just know the change is right. You added up to get to the amount tendered. The buyer gave up a $10 bi...
by 1stlvlthinker
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 1890
Views: 102449

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

600 is close to 592. Do the least amount of work to make things easier. All this rounding just sounds like you're adding 20 times as much work. 1400-592 Okay, you're adding 8 which gives you... 592 + 8 2 and 8 is 10, carry the one, which is... oh crap. Well, if you can't do 592+8, there's not much ...
by 1stlvlthinker
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 20752

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Anyone else interested in joining a private rundle? I'm the odd one out right now in one.
by 1stlvlthinker
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 1890
Views: 102449

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Seriously, which of these problems are easier?

1400 - 600

1523 - 649

1500 - 700

100 - 80

121 - 83
by 1stlvlthinker
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 1890
Views: 102449

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Okay, what if it were 1400-578? Doesn't that totally change the "shortcut" entirely since one number is different? Or 1400-568? Or 1400-592? You'd still count up to 600 but of course, the final answer is different. The whole point is 1400-600 is easier to calculate than 1400-592. So you just split ...
by 1stlvlthinker
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 1890
Views: 102449

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Okay, what if it were 1400-578? Doesn't that totally change the "shortcut" entirely since one number is different? Or 1400-568? Or 1400-592? You'd still count up to 600 but of course, the final answer is different. The whole point is 1400-600 is easier to calculate than 1400-592. So you just split ...
by 1stlvlthinker
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 1890
Views: 102449

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Okay, you gave me $11.00. The item cost $5.22. So I have to keep giving you money back from $5.22 until it equals what you put in, or $11.00. To make things easy, I'm going to give you coins first to get to an even $6.00, that's 78 cents to make the rest of the counting easier. From $6 to $11, it's...