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By Wjk323 (Wjk323) on Monday, October 06, 2003 - 01:29 am: Edit

i guess everybody studying for the SAT's this weekend...

ok if you have time..care to do the prac probs...

1) Not only was the science of Hildegard of Bingen ______her theology, but her religious visions helped her give her scientific works ______by winning her the supoprt of medieval church authorities.

A. inseparable...legitimacy
unconcerned with...prestige
derived from...profundity
related to...accuracy
diminished by...detachment

2) Points A, B, C, do not lie on the same line.
A. the length of segment AB plus the length of segment BC
B. the length of segemnt AC

By Arthur (Arthur) on Monday, October 06, 2003 - 01:47 am: Edit

i'd say...

1. C
2. ummm D?

By Pookdogg (Pookdogg) on Monday, October 06, 2003 - 01:50 am: Edit

No. 2 is A

Since the three segments AB, BC, and AC make up a triangle, any two sides will be greater than the third.

By Y17k (Y17k) on Monday, October 06, 2003 - 01:52 am: Edit

1. C
2. A

By Quarky (Quarky) on Monday, October 06, 2003 - 02:46 am: Edit

WHAT THE HELL????????????? HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!! I WAS JUST READING ABOUT Hildegard of Bingen today, cuz I need to write a report for one of my college classes. It's supposed to be a report on some out-of-class enrichment thing, so I am writing it on the peroformance of Anonymous 4, which is a group of four ladies who sing in Latin about Hildegard's visions. What a coincidence!

By Quarky (Quarky) on Monday, October 06, 2003 - 02:48 am: Edit

2 is definitely D.

By Becks777 (Becks777) on Monday, October 06, 2003 - 11:22 am: Edit

no........theres no way 2 is d....its supposed to be a

By Vadad (Vadad) on Monday, October 06, 2003 - 12:08 pm: Edit

1. Definitely A.
2. No idea; can't do math.

By Fairyofwind (Fairyofwind) on Monday, October 06, 2003 - 02:58 pm: Edit

#2 is D!

Case 1:
A....C
.......B

Case 2:
A....B
.......C

By Perry2006 (Perry2006) on Monday, October 06, 2003 - 04:08 pm: Edit

WAIT!
It should be A....

Two lines are longer than one line.
Fairyofwind, both case 1 and 2 prove that AC is smaller than AB + BC
It might be true that AC^2 > AB^2 + BC^2 (as it is in case 2 when the triangle is obtuse)
but AC is definitely < AB + BC.

Fairy, please enlighten me if you find a way to dispute one of the most fundamental postulates I learned in geometry. You might be right since you know much more math than I do. :-)

By Fairyofwind (Fairyofwind) on Monday, October 06, 2003 - 04:50 pm: Edit

OMG!! I don't know what I'm thinking today. Forget the diagram forget everything. TRIANGLE INEQUALITY. a+b>c.... god....

By Pookdogg (Pookdogg) on Monday, October 06, 2003 - 10:26 pm: Edit

Fairy, perhaps you're getting too old for this...have you considered retirement?

By Jason817 (Jason817) on Monday, October 06, 2003 - 10:44 pm: Edit

I second the retirement idea.

By Quarky (Quarky) on Tuesday, October 07, 2003 - 03:21 am: Edit

GDamn, i read the question incorrectly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thought it said that the points lie on the same line, so I was like why the hell are u guys talking about triangles? LOL, silly me. Gotta learn how to pay attention :)

By Y17k (Y17k) on Tuesday, October 07, 2003 - 04:15 am: Edit

lol fairy... thats ur first mistake like... what.. EVER??

consider suicide ^^

By Folk_Hero (Folk_Hero) on Tuesday, October 07, 2003 - 04:44 pm: Edit

1. A
2. no clue, not my thing

By Xiggi (Xiggi) on Tuesday, October 07, 2003 - 05:47 pm: Edit

Making mistakes is cool ... you learn a lot more from mistakes than from correct answers. I remember my mistakes for a looooooooong time.

And then what do say about donkeys never falling twice on the same stone!

However, in the case of Fairy, there are times that he has too much sex on his mind! It has a negative impact on the correct flow of blood and oxygen to the grey matter. :)

By Neo (Neo) on Tuesday, October 07, 2003 - 06:01 pm: Edit

That's what masturbation's for. Gets the blood circulating proper.

:^)

By Quarky (Quarky) on Tuesday, October 07, 2003 - 09:54 pm: Edit

Wait. Is there blood in my alcohol? I mean...


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