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by Peter the accountant
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 514391

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

First things first. I hope you had an enjoyable day of taping!! Looks like 8. Where are you going with this? Two places. 1. You CAN do math in your head. You just did. Several times. So remain confident that you can improve. 2. Can you see that each time you have done these, you've done the first st...
by Peter the accountant
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 514391

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

Those all appear to be 8. That's right. I'm going to annoy you some more. Please continue to bear with me. How about adding from 102 to get to 110? Or 122 to get to 130? Or 142 to get to 150? PS - My sincere best wishes for you today on Wheel! Go there safe in the knowledge that the only math on th...
by Peter the accountant
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 514391

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

Excellent! Please trust me for a couple more.

What do you add to 32 to get to 40?
What do you add to 42 to get to 50?
What do you add to 72 to get to 80?
by Peter the accountant
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 514391

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

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:31 am
Where are 12 and 20 coming from?
Doesn’t matter. You’ll figure that out once it all clicks. Remember, just trust me for a bit.

So what do you add to 12 to get to 20?
by Peter the accountant
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 514391

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

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:55 am
I'm so dumb I almost put a 6, even though I know the answer is 8.
But you are smart enough to catch your error and fix it.

Next question. What do you add to 12 to get to 20? Hint: keep the previous question and answer in mind.
by Peter the accountant
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 514391

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

Whatever. I'm never gonna freaking get this. 480. YOU can do anything you put your mind to. But getting out of very old ruts in thinking takes time. And it gets frustrating. Stick with it. Next question: what do you add to 472 to get to 480? Wait. Don't answer that. Don't think about that. Let me a...
by Peter the accountant
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 514391

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. Because I'm tryin...
by Peter the accountant
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 514391

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

You're going to the next multiple of 10 (then 100, then 1000) that's larger than your starting number. Why? Can we just answer THAT? Because we're trying to do the simplest math we can. What. Do. I. Add. To. 472. And. Why. That. Number. Specifically. 8. Because 8 gets you to the next multiple of 10...
by Peter the accountant
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 10570

Re: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

BKavett wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:52 pm
I wonder if they all thought the way I did, I knew it was Maple but the clue said "two words" and I had no idea what the rest of it was.
That was my response. I was thinking "Maple what" instead of "what Maple". Not going to get in the limited time when you start off the wrong way around.
by Peter the accountant
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 10570

Re: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Today was the day I started tracking my answers. Of course, I picked the TOC week to start. Keeps me humble. May as well put the brutal reality out there for the record. 19 right, 4 wrong. Sit and stare at 3 whole categories (Swipe Write, Movie & TV Deaths, Overlaps), and should have stared at Dr. J...
by Peter the accountant
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 514391

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

I've played with it on a few other problems and never know which number to go to. Like say 1700-472. What do I add to the 472? Hell if I know. What's the next multiple of 10 larger than 472? 480. So you add 8 to 472 to get to 480. Then you go to the next multiple of 100 larger than 480. 500. You ad...
by Peter the accountant
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 514391

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" It's not random. It's the next multiple of 10. Then 100. Then 1000. (Forget about the money example - that's a very specific application of the more general principle.) Maybe the thing to do is not str...
by Peter the accountant
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 6, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 73
Views: 13285

Re: Monday, November 6, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

On FJ, I immediately went to what was the right answer. But then I had to pause and do the math. I've been tripped up multiple times because I didn't take the time to do that bit of cipherin'. When the math worked out, I stuck with the answer even though it seemed way too easy. Plus I didn't have an...
by Peter the accountant
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 514391

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

But how do I know to the numbers? How do I know to go to 5.95 and then 6? It's so random It's not random. You're going up to the next higher "useful" number. With pure math, you'd go to the next multiple of 10. Then from there, you go up to the next multiple of 100, then the next 1000 and so on. Yo...
by Peter the accountant
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 514391

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

1400-592 Okay, you're adding 8 which gives you... 592 + 8 Let's go back to the money analogy and move the decimal point. And so it will make more sense, let's tweak it to $10.00 tendered for a $5.92 purchase. What's the change? You need 3 pennies to get to 5.95, then a nickel to 6.00. From there it...