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strawberry mivi 14-05-2018 12:33 PM

We lived on the 'Island of Love' for over 10 years.
The novelty of eating all meals outside wore off very quickly thanks to the flies and mossies.

Il Padrino 14-05-2018 01:37 PM

Doctors’ receptionists.

swissroll 14-05-2018 02:27 PM

People who find God they day they realise He will ensure little Hector or Lucy will be able to attend the Ofsted outstanding faith school nearby. It must be entirely co-incidental that they lose the faith the day after admittance to the local faith school is confirmed

And also my local taxes go to pay for this charade

El Aguila 14-05-2018 02:38 PM

Men who don’t wash their hands after using the pissoir at the hospital. I’m on the brink of ceasing to simply tut, and calling the grotty, unhygienic bastards out.
How stupid can you get?

Reps AJ 14-05-2018 02:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Il Padrino (Post 14256783)
Doctors’ receptionists.

Ours is absolutely lovely

Polak 14-05-2018 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 14256868)
Men who don’t wash their hands after using the pissoir at the hospital. I’m on the brink of ceasing to simply tut, and calling the grotty, unhygienic bastards out.
How stupid can you get?

Not just at the hospital - anywhere is a disgrace for people to do that. Don't get me started on people who shit on the seat because they don't want their bottoms to touch the seat and hence have to hover or squat or whatever it is they do when having a dump.

davech 14-05-2018 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Polak (Post 14256906)
Not just at the hospital - anywhere is a disgrace for people to do that. Don't get me started on people who shit on the seat because they don't want their bottoms to touch the seat and hence have to hover or squat or whatever it is they do when having a dump.

I won't even mention the results of the tests they did on the bowls of peanuts on the bar at the pub :D

Isle of Wight 14-05-2018 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by swissroll (Post 14256850)
People who find God they day they realise He will ensure little Hector or Lucy will be able to attend the Ofsted outstanding faith school nearby. It must be entirely co-incidental that they lose the faith the day after admittance to the local faith school is confirmed

And also my local taxes go to pay for this charade

My son goes to one but we refused to play that game on principle, but got in under the 10% lottery admissions rule. But I have to say WHY is it this way. Why are schools like this normally better than their state run neighbors?

swissroll 14-05-2018 04:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 14256959)
My son goes to one but we refused to play that game on principle, but got in under the 10% lottery admissions rule. But I have to say WHY is it this way. Why are schools like this normally better than their state run neighbors?

Quite simply the schools will be selecting kids from families prepared to go the extra mile who cant afford the private route, and the religious qualification overrides everything including location – so someone of ‘faith’ from the other side of the borough will get into a school where low income family in housing assoc next door will be denied.

And any misbehaving pupil of faith will be shown the door to the local state school who must take them, but in reverse that oversubscribed faith school will replace that person with a vetted child on the wait list ( a tactic the local girls grammar uses to great effect to ensure their end of year results are without peer).

You are quite lucky that you have a 10% rule, my borough doesn't offer that - some locals did take the council to court a few years ago to try and force the schools to be more open but it was kicked out of court, so there's a lot of resentment by many council tax payers of funding a couple of schools their kids are blocked from attending

Norwich_Eagle 14-05-2018 04:30 PM

The distribution of flavours in multi-flavoured food.

I want more than one orange Starburst you arseclaps.

Jason 15-05-2018 09:36 AM

Estate Agents. There is the odd decent one, but but most are imho clueless arrogant assholes who seem to think they know more than the actual experts.

Wolfnipplechips 15-05-2018 09:41 AM

Grass.

Needs cutting again. Ffs.

Maidstoned Eagle 15-05-2018 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 14256868)
Men who don’t wash their hands after using the pissoir at the hospital. I’m on the brink of ceasing to simply tut, and calling the grotty, unhygienic bastards out.
How stupid can you get?

Perhaps they don't piss all over their fingers.

El Aguila 15-05-2018 06:27 PM

But they are handling a todger that could have been anywhere. Unless they’ve just nipped in for a swift line of Charlie.

Jerry Murphy's Fringe 15-05-2018 06:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 14258634)
But they are handling a todger that could have been anywhere. Unless they’ve just nipped in for a swift line of Charlie.


But, if those people follow a similar routine to me there is a high probability of their old chap being cleaner than their hands. Think about your morning routine of wash and dress. Then think about what your hands touch while the wee-man is tucked away all snug in your strides. I do agree that taking ones ease across the hand and then filing to sanitise is heinous.

Martin H 15-05-2018 06:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 14258634)
But they are handling a todger that could have been anywhere. Unless they’ve just nipped in for a swift line of Charlie.

:) are you suggesting that they might not know where it's been?

Sorry ..... - of course I am with you on your original point.

Norwich_Eagle 15-05-2018 10:22 PM

Jack Grealish's socks

Joe85 15-05-2018 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Norwich_Eagle (Post 14258921)
Jack Grealish's socks



I think they look great. Thats how i wore my socks when i played, like the legend himself:



https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...9bf4e70ef.jpeg

Little Fozzie 15-05-2018 10:45 PM

Pitch invasions when the team haven't actually achieved anything yet.

Bunch of selfie taking divs look like the kind of people who only turn up to the big games anyway.

Worksop Palace 15-05-2018 10:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 14256874)
Ours is absolutely lovely

Simply simply lovely

FORZA SELHURST 15-05-2018 10:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 14258957)
I think they look great. Thats how i wore my socks when i played, like the legend himself:



https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...9bf4e70ef.jpeg

Great player albeit for some proper wankerish clubs.

PIE "N" MASH 16-05-2018 11:17 AM

Wankers changing lane without looking.Now in Royal London with 3 broken ribs,blood on the brain and a fecked hip and arm.All they had to do was check there mirror and there I was,with me light on full beam.You would have bloody seen me:wallbash::wallbash:

Isle of Wight 16-05-2018 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PIE "N" MASH (Post 14259473)
Wankers changing lane without looking.Now in Royal London with 3 broken ribs,blood on the brain and a fecked hip and arm.All they had to do was check there mirror and there I was,with me light on full beam.You would have bloody seen me:wallbash::wallbash:

Ouch! Motor bike? Motorway?

Get well soon.

PIE "N" MASH 16-05-2018 11:45 AM

Cheers I.O.W,motorbike on A13 going into work yesterday.First time on the morphine :p
Staff are bloody great:love::love:

art malice 16-05-2018 12:23 PM

Hope the **** got arrested. Get well soon

smileysmith 16-05-2018 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PIE "N" MASH (Post 14259473)
Wankers changing lane without looking.Now in Royal London with 3 broken ribs,blood on the brain and a fecked hip and arm.All they had to do was check there mirror and there I was,with me light on full beam.You would have bloody seen me:wallbash::wallbash:

:eek:

I'm terrified of one day hitting a motor cyclist. It makes me very careful when pulling out of a lane.

Recover well fella. :)

Oldtown Eagle 16-05-2018 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PIE "N" MASH (Post 14259473)
Wankers changing lane without looking.Now in Royal London with 3 broken ribs,blood on the brain and a fecked hip and arm.All they had to do was check there mirror and there I was,with me light on full beam.You would have bloody seen me:wallbash::wallbash:

:( That's tough, hope you are on the mend soon.

Maidstoned Eagle 16-05-2018 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PIE "N" MASH (Post 14259473)
Wankers changing lane without looking.Now in Royal London with 3 broken ribs,blood on the brain and a fecked hip and arm.All they had to do was check there mirror and there I was,with me light on full beam.You would have bloody seen me:wallbash::wallbash:

Bloody hell mate, hope you heal fast and make a bloody massive claim against the twats.

Sick Bucket 16-05-2018 01:44 PM

Shit yeah get well soon!

Nigel_Scarfer 16-05-2018 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PIE "N" MASH (Post 14259525)
Cheers I.O.W,motorbike on A13 going into work yesterday.First time on the morphine :p
:

Well, that's probably why you crashed to be honest. Most inexperienced users do it in the confines of their own home or at the very least keep away from dangerous machinery :p

PS - only kidding, hope you get well soon and the twat that did this gets what he deserves

Worksop Palace 16-05-2018 02:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PIE "N" MASH (Post 14259473)
Wankers changing lane without looking.Now in Royal London with 3 broken ribs,blood on the brain and a fecked hip and arm.All they had to do was check there mirror and there I was,with me light on full beam.You would have bloody seen me:wallbash::wallbash:

Get well soon mate

Isle of Wight 16-05-2018 03:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PIE "N" MASH (Post 14259525)
Cheers I.O.W,motorbike on A13 going into work yesterday.First time on the morphine :p
Staff are bloody great:love::love:

Keep us informed on what happens and your progress. I guess your bike is written off, what was it? I've just purchased a reflective bright vest after reading your post. Sod it if I look a bit of a prat.

Enjoy the morphine while it lasts 😀❤️

Hibernator 16-05-2018 04:18 PM

Take your time to recover. You'll be able to watch all the World Cup games and don't forget , broken ribs only hurt when you breath :D

Hope you have a good recovery.

Wolfnipplechips 16-05-2018 04:22 PM

Hospital food.

CT_Palace 16-05-2018 04:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PIE "N" MASH (Post 14259525)
Cheers I.O.W,motorbike on A13 going into work yesterday.First time on the morphine :p
Staff are bloody great:love::love:

steer clear of the jokes thread, the cartoon thread. Basically any that could make you laugh.
And speedy recovery!

CK 16-05-2018 04:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14259681)
Bloody hell mate, hope you heal fast and make a bloody massive claim against the twats.

I seem to remember someone else ending up in a field:hi:

CK 16-05-2018 04:27 PM

[QUOTE=Hibernator;14259966]Take your time to recover. You'll be able to watch all the World Cup games and don't forget , broken ribs only hurt when you breath :D

Not true. Smashed mine to fk some years ago, out of work 3 months and in that time I only sneezed twice. Christ that hurt:sob:

LN1 16-05-2018 04:41 PM

Wishing you a speedy recovery. I had ten years on bikes and had some near misses before becoming a car driving softy. Had a cycling crash four years ago breaking six ribs and snapping a collar bone and learnt the art of suppressing a sneeze! Oh and the morphines nice although the Oxycontin can be quite mellow too!

Joe85 16-05-2018 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PIE "N" MASH (Post 14259473)
Wankers changing lane without looking.Now in Royal London with 3 broken ribs,blood on the brain and a fecked hip and arm.All they had to do was check there mirror and there I was,with me light on full beam.You would have bloody seen me:wallbash::wallbash:



Wanker.

All the best mate. Hope it’s not too serious.

Now the worst parts over and you can sit back and think about how you’re gonna spend your compo money :D

PIE "N" MASH 16-05-2018 10:29 PM

Thanks for all the kind words.Now of the morphine till bed time(makes me very sick)Hopefully be home Friday :p
Have to say,the staff are fantastic.From the head honcho down to the lady with the mop:p:p

matayusgiovanni 16-05-2018 10:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PIE "N" MASH (Post 14260483)
Thanks for all the kind words.Now of the morphine till bed time(makes me very sick)Hopefully be home Friday :p
Have to say,the staff are fantastic.From the head honcho down to the lady with the mop:p:p

I work at the Royal London fella if there's anything you want/ need pm me.

Leap of faith 16-05-2018 11:08 PM

Patiently waiting at around 15th in the queue at the lights to go straight on as a car on the inside sails down the left turn lane and pushes in to a space left by a dozy do gooder when the lights go green.

Leap of faith 16-05-2018 11:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by swissroll (Post 14256850)
People who find God they day they realise He will ensure little Hector or Lucy will be able to attend the Ofsted outstanding faith school nearby. It must be entirely co-incidental that they lose the faith the day after admittance to the local faith school is confirmed

And also my local taxes go to pay for this charade

This is an absolute disgrace, they should be mortified with themselves:veryangry
They probably aren't though they probable feel very smug which is even worse.

Salad_Burnet 16-05-2018 11:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PIE "N" MASH (Post 14260483)
Thanks for all the kind words.Now of the morphine till bed time(makes me very sick)Hopefully be home Friday :p
Have to say,the staff are fantastic.From the head honcho down to the lady with the mop:p:p

People being condescending towards low skilled workers.

elgin eagle 17-05-2018 12:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Salad_Burnet (Post 14260549)
People being condescending towards low skilled workers.

And their hairstyles. Hair is a privilege.

Maidstoned Eagle 17-05-2018 06:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CK (Post 14259973)
I seem to remember someone else ending up in a field:hi:

With a broken neck. :)

Maidstoned Eagle 17-05-2018 06:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Salad_Burnet (Post 14260549)
People being condescending towards low skilled workers.

:jerkit:

PIE "N" MASH 17-05-2018 07:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by matayusgiovanni (Post 14260519)
I work at the Royal London fella if there's anything you want/ need pm me.

Thanks for the kind offer but hopefully be sent home tomorrow :p

PIE "N" MASH 17-05-2018 08:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Salad_Burnet (Post 14260549)
People being condescending towards low skilled workers.

Ok,if you say so.

Stellavista 17-05-2018 09:45 AM

P n M, best wishes for a speedy recovery

Terrace Bickle 17-05-2018 07:04 PM

Lazy ******* Bromley waste collectors. I put some flattened cardboard boxes out neatly stacked behind the paper container, and the wankers left the lot. I must be getting old, but the bins are never emptied properly and I'm always having to pick up stuff they spill/drop.

Polish Pete 17-05-2018 07:49 PM

Project Managers in the Construction industry. Laziest bunch of feckers and getting paid a fortune for being a post box

Joe85 17-05-2018 09:40 PM

Maths.

It's a ****'s trick.

Hope it and every **** that sails in it dies a ******* horrific slow death.


*****.

strawberry mivi 17-05-2018 10:40 PM

None of your comments add up.

Joe85 17-05-2018 11:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by strawberry mivi (Post 14261671)
None of your comments add up.

Doesn't make a difference.

Joe85 18-05-2018 12:06 AM

a=12
d=4

480=n/2(2a+(n−1)d)

If someone could show me how to transform this ******* formula for 'n', i''ll happy to dish out sexual favors in return.

'n' apparently = 12. Fine, but i just cannot seem to transform for n.

the digger 18-05-2018 12:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 14261759)
a=12
d=4

480=n/2(2a+(n−1)d)

If someone could show me how to transform this ******* formula for 'n', i''ll happy to dish out sexual favors in return.

'n' apparently = 12. Fine, but i just cannot seem to transform for n.

Are you sure you’ve written/typed it out right?

Multiply both sides by 2(2a+(n-1)d):
960(2a+(n-1)d)=n
Expand:
1920a+960n-960d=n
Balance it up:
959n=960d-1920a
Sub in for a and d:
959n=960(4)-1920(12)
959n=-19200
n=-20.0209....

Joe85 18-05-2018 08:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the digger (Post 14261782)
Are you sure you’ve written/typed it out right?

Multiply both sides by 2(2a+(n-1)d):
960(2a+(n-1)d)=n
Expand:
1920a+960n-960d=n
Balance it up:
959n=960d-1920a
Sub in for a and d:
959n=960(4)-1920(12)
959n=-19200
n=-20.0209....

Sorry not 480. Should be 408.

It also mentions that we ahould disregard the negative root.

I’ve been substituting a & d in first, then multiplying both side by 2 then expanding the bracket with n. The closest i could get was:
980=20n-4n^2 (this may or may nit be taking liberties with the laws if Algebra)


Thank you, Math God. Your sexual favour awaits.

Isle of Wight 18-05-2018 10:03 AM

Is the answer 42?

mavmd 18-05-2018 10:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 14261759)
a=12
d=4

480=n/2(2a+(n−1)d)

If someone could show me how to transform this ******* formula for 'n', i''ll happy to dish out sexual favors in return.

'n' apparently = 12. Fine, but i just cannot seem to transform for n.

408=n/2(24+4n-4)
408=2n^2+10n
0=2n^2+10n-408
0=n^2+5n-204
0=(n+17)(n-12)

So n is 12 or -17

After line 3 you can use a standard formula to derive n

elgin eagle 18-05-2018 10:15 AM

Which is it?

elgin eagle 18-05-2018 10:17 AM

Must be 12, mathmd. Says to disregard the negative root, stupid.

Phil's Barber 18-05-2018 10:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 14261759)
a=12
d=4

480=n/2(2a+(n−1)d)

If someone could show me how to transform this ******* formula for 'n', i''ll happy to dish out sexual favors in return.

'n' apparently = 12. Fine, but i just cannot seem to transform for n.

You can do maths with letters? I must have bunked off that day.

mavmd 18-05-2018 10:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elgin eagle (Post 14261994)
Must be 12, mathmd. Says to disregard the negative root, stupid.

Thought I'd leave the satisfaction of completing it to the requester

Wolfnipplechips 18-05-2018 10:47 AM

If the answer is 12 does that mean we get a 12 point deduction from the Premier League?

elgin eagle 18-05-2018 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mavmd (Post 14262000)
Thought I'd leave the satisfaction of completing it to the requester

Very noble :p certainly easier with 408 :)

PIE "N" MASH 18-05-2018 11:46 AM

After my accident it appears the bike has been stolen:veryangry:veryangry
That is feckin annoying:veryangry:veryangry:veryangry

Isle of Wight 18-05-2018 12:01 PM

Wha!!! FFS what bike was it, where was it? What condition was it in, do you think it would have been a write off?

If I sent you pics of mine would it cheer you up or piss you off?

PIE "N" MASH 18-05-2018 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 14262107)
Wha!!! FFS what bike was it, where was it? What condition was it in, do you think it would have been a write off?

If I sent you pics of mine would it cheer you up or piss you off?

Bandit 1200 in good condition pre crash(used soley for work)would think it would be written off,wouldn't take a great deal on a T reg bike.Was left in a bus stop by the Police so in the process of calling them and parking people.
Didn't think it stood much chance in Dagenham to be honest.
On a plus note was let out of hospiatal last night with a load of pain killers:p:p

Maidstoned Eagle 18-05-2018 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PIE "N" MASH (Post 14262092)
After my accident it appears the bike has been stolen:veryangry:veryangry
That is feckin annoying:veryangry:veryangry:veryangry

Double insurance payout. :)

whereEaglesFly 18-05-2018 01:26 PM

English people who enjoy mentioning at every possible opportunity that they don't support the England football team.


Actually just English people who don't support the England football team.

Joe85 18-05-2018 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by whereEaglesFly (Post 14262200)
English people who enjoy mentioning at every possible opportunity that they don't support the England football team.


Actually just English people who don't support the England football team.


Palace>England :p

Slimbloke'H' 18-05-2018 03:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 14261971)
Is the answer 42?

:)

thefox 18-05-2018 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PIE "N" MASH (Post 14262117)
Bandit 1200 in good condition pre crash(used soley for work)would think it would be written off,wouldn't take a great deal on a T reg bike.Was left in a bus stop by the Police so in the process of calling them and parking people.
Didn't think it stood much chance in Dagenham to be honest.
On a plus note was let out of hospiatal last night with a load of pain killers:p:p

Just wait for Elgin to buy it on ebay.

PhuketEagle 18-05-2018 07:33 PM

So-called mate who told everyone he loved his uncle when he knew he was dying, then shed floods of crocodile tears so his uncle would leave him his house, pretended to find God to fool people into believing he was pure & innocent....and months later is putting his uncle's house up for sale after making a few repairs. BASTARD.

PIE "N" MASH 18-05-2018 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thefox (Post 14262518)
Just wait for Elgin to buy it on ebay.

:D:D

My son and his mate have found the bike,ignition wires cut and dumped further down the road.Now resting in my garage,it's completely fecked which is something else to be annoyed about.Bloody loved that bike:love:

Hibernator 18-05-2018 11:22 PM

Bikes can be replaced.
You can't.

elgin eagle 18-05-2018 11:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thefox (Post 14262518)
Just wait for Elgin to buy it on ebay.

No room in the garage. Still trying to sell the varnish, skirting boards, fake grass, clothes display stands, electrical equipment, paint, copper pipe, laminate flooring and room dividers. Then I'll be back in the game :)

elgin eagle 18-05-2018 11:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hibernator (Post 14262931)
Bikes can be replaced.
You can't.

The right answer.

the digger 19-05-2018 12:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 14261892)
Sorry not 480. Should be 408.

It also mentions that we ahould disregard the negative root.

I’ve been substituting a & d in first, then multiplying both side by 2 then expanding the bracket with n. The closest i could get was:
980=20n-4n^2 (this may or may nit be taking liberties with the laws if Algebra)


Thank you, Math God. Your sexual favour awaits.

408 makes a lot more sense.

And realising that I'd misunderstood your typing.

Isle of Wight 19-05-2018 07:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PIE "N" MASH (Post 14262701)
:D:D

My son and his mate have found the bike,ignition wires cut and dumped further down the road.Now resting in my garage,it's completely fecked which is something else to be annoyed about.Bloody loved that bike:love:

See things are getting better already :p

Worksop Palace 19-05-2018 08:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elgin eagle (Post 14262951)
No room in the garage. Still trying to sell the varnish, skirting boards, fake grass, clothes display stands, electrical equipment, paint, copper pipe, laminate flooring and room dividers. Then I'll be back in the game :)

I might have the fake grass off you mate. Fed up of having to cut my bastard every week

elgin eagle 19-05-2018 08:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 14263096)
I might have the fake grass off you mate. Fed up of having to cut my bastard every week

To be honest it's the worst fake grass in the world mate. It's that bad I went out and bought better fake grass to replace it :)

Worksop Palace 19-05-2018 08:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elgin eagle (Post 14263097)
To be honest it's the worst fake grass in the world mate. It's that bad I went out and bought better fake grass to replace it :)

:D

Joe85 19-05-2018 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mavmd (Post 14261989)
408=n/2(24+4n-4)
408=2n^2+10n
0=2n^2+10n-408
0=n^2+5n-204
0=(n+17)(n-12)

So n is 12 or -17

After line 3 you can use a standard formula to derive n

How on earth have you gone from step 1 to step 2? I assume that you multiplied by n, collected the terms and divided by 2?

Also, like you said, i used the Quadratic formula from step 3 to achieve the answers you have supplied. Just interested in why you decided to transform further than step 3?

Many, many thanks for your assistance.

thefox 19-05-2018 12:38 PM

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the digger 19-05-2018 01:04 PM

If you can easily factorise a quadratic equation, it saves messing around with the formula.

To get from step one to two, they have simply expanded the brackets, as you describe.

mavmd 19-05-2018 01:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 14263271)
How on earth have you gone from step 1 to step 2? I assume that you multiplied by n, collected the terms and divided by 2?

Also, like you said, i used the Quadratic formula from step 3 to achieve the answers you have supplied. Just interested in why you decided to transform further than step 3?

Many, many thanks for your assistance.

Yes, just multiplying through as you describe

Joe85 19-05-2018 01:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the digger (Post 14263343)
If you can easily factorise a quadratic equation, it saves messing around with the formula.

To get from step one to two, they have simply expanded the brackets, as you describe.



Fair point. What are the factors of 10 & 408?

Ignore. Factors of 5 & 204 are: -17 and 12. Obviously.

I use the formula for that reason. I'm not great at maths so trying to factorise on top of everything else just makes it more grief.

:D


Thanks everyone.

Joe85 19-05-2018 03:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 14263415)
Fair point. What are the factors of 10 & 408?

Ignore. Factors of 5 & 204 are: -17 and 12. Obviously.

I use the formula for that reason. I'm not great at maths so trying to factorise on top of everything else just makes it more grief.

:D


Thanks everyone.

Hang on - When i factorise the quadratic equation i'm getting -12 & 17.

n^2 + 5n - 204

17 + (-12) = 5

17 x -12 = 204


n^2 + 17n - 12n - 204

n(n+17) -12 (n +17)

(n+17) or (n-12)

Not -17 & 12. :( Where am i going wrong?



AND IGNORE ME AGAIN. 0=n-12 n=12.


Thanks .

the digger 19-05-2018 03:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 14263497)
Hang on - When i factorise the quadratic equation i'm getting -12 & 17.

n^2 + 5n - 204

17 + (-12) = 5

17 x -12 = 204


n^2 + 17n - 12n - 204

n(n+17) -12 (n +17)

(n+17) or (n-12)

Not -17 & 12. :( Where am i going wrong?



AND IGNORE ME AGAIN. 0=n-12 n=12.


Thanks .

Glad you got there in the end. As with most things, I suspect it has (almost) as much to do with practice as talent. People get put off maths because, until you get it right, you get it wrong.

TopKnot 19-05-2018 04:14 PM

Is it national phone zombie day? Just got back from CP park which was full of feckless looking nerdy types standing around in gangs staring at their phones.

Some sort of Pokemon thing going on I’m guessing

little al 19-05-2018 04:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elgin eagle (Post 14263097)
To be honest it's the worst fake grass in the world mate. It's that bad I went out and bought better fake grass to replace it :)

Can you sell it to a greengrocer to put his products on?

elgin eagle 19-05-2018 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by little al (Post 14263540)
Can you sell it to a greengrocer to put his products on?

Probably not Al. It's got little tufts sticking out which are supposed to imitate grass but fail horribly. It's really useless for everything apart from possibly killing weeds.

CT_Palace 19-05-2018 06:54 PM

The boy racer who piled his car into a local power pylon at 6am this morning cutting off electricity in our sector of the city.
The amateur workmen from the sparky company who fixed the problem at around 10:30am and who are now repairing that fix which lasted 1hr. Good effort :p :rolleyes:

Stellavista 19-05-2018 07:10 PM

Forget the maths, spark up a massive doobie and get down the pub. You know it makes sense.

Leopald Stotch 19-05-2018 10:09 PM

Cleaning glasses.
At 48 I've finally accepted that I now need glasses to read, but why are they always f*cking dirty. Every time I put them on I have to take them off to clean them. I didn't have to put up with this shit when it was just my eyes!

Ardent Eagle Forever 19-05-2018 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Leopald Stotch (Post 14263963)
Cleaning glasses.
At 48 I've finally accepted that I now need glasses to read, but why are they always f*cking dirty. Every time I put them on I have to take them off to clean them. I didn't have to put up with this shit when it was just my eyes!

I hear you there. Bloody hate it. Why don't they do self cleaning spectacles

Leopald Stotch 19-05-2018 10:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ardent Eagle Forever (Post 14263964)
I hear you there. Bloody hate it. Why don't they do self cleaning spectacles

They can be spotless when I take them off. I'll put them in the little pouch they came with (making sure not to touch the glass). And yet when I go to put them on again it's like they have been used to clean a horses log cutter!

Panther 19-05-2018 11:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leopald Stotch (Post 14263963)
Cleaning glasses.
At 48 I've finally accepted that I now need glasses to read, but why are they always f*cking dirty. Every time I put them on I have to take them off to clean them. I didn't have to put up with this shit when it was just my eyes!

Maybe if you’d cleaned your eyes more often you wouldn’t need glasses?:confused:


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