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so my kid came home with math work that completely stumped me..

2nw(4p^6+2p)/3nw(p^8+p)

basically i was like dear Lord that was over 30 years ago and i have yet to run into needing to know that when i go grocery shopping or calculating will my SUV fit in a costco parking lot.. maybe calculating Justin Trudeau's budgeting maybe i will need to learn it..

but i found a great website ... mathpapa.com works amazingly.
 

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So the carat is "to the power of"? They're asking to simplify?
correct.. but that is the "fancy" online official symbol for it..
 

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I am a product of the "old school math", as in gazinters, summer witches and eagles

Two gazinter four twice, five gavinter ten twice, and so forth.

Six plus three the summer witch is nine.

Three plus four eagles seven.

Keep in mind that I was located in the last seat of the second row in a class of 42 children. God bless the Delaney system of seating kids in alphabetical order. Still, in my defense this is what we heard back there ............... and many of us had a great debate as to what a marsupial might be since that is all we could hear during that science lesson. :D

Luckily, I am still able to do mental math in my head.
 

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