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criminal minds reid mathematics

i'd like to hammer this ring into a bullet. i wish I had some whisky and a gun, my dear....

Equations that contain fractions are usually solved more easily by changing them into equations that do not contain fractions.

Um.

Yeah, I caught on to that.



This is not a line from a song, but I wish it had been:

"It can't have been a nightmare for I haven't been to sleep."

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Heh. I was saying that to my GRE-prep class just this Sunday... :-)
How about "I'm not very good at song lyrics?"

Well, I'll find a use for it....
LOL!

I should know better than to deny you.
The quality of mercy is not strained. It's very goddam extra-chunky, and I am the sieve it will not pass through.

This is a lovely quote. May I add it to my quote file? And if so, how would you like to be attributed? (Default is "coffeeem, on LJ, 5/1/2007, http://matociquala.livejournal.com/1123892.html".)
If you're doing anything with units, fractions are good. Then again, most of the math I've done lately has happened to the letters first, then swapping in the right values. If you don't keep the units in at least the first time through, you end up measuring things completely wrong.
Yep - very true that. When working as a neuropharmocology tech, I spent much of my time converting things into and out of fractions based on what I was trying to make the numbers do.

Fortunately I had a truly kick-ass algebra teacher back in eight grade. Really, frighteningly kick-ass. On the NY Regent's her class average was 98.5, with the lowest score being a 95 - from a girl who was failing the class.