# Thread: Need math problem solved to score a date!

1. ## Need math problem solved to score a date!

Hello.... Can anyone help me? I am not in school anymore and would like a date from a girl that has an online profile question. Please allow me to quote... "if you can't figure out this equation, please do not read on... 1/3x=5...".

Can anyone help me with my love life? lol

The question is...

1/3x=5

I guess, solve for x.... right? (Been a while since my school days).

-Patrick

2. ## Strange

What a strange request. But I digress

$\displaystyle \frac{1}{3x}=5$

Simply multiply both sides by $\displaystyle 3x$ and you'll get

$\displaystyle 1=15x$

So then $\displaystyle x=\frac{1}{15}$

3. Originally Posted by I-Think
What a strange request.
lol.... maybe THAT'S why I am still looking at the age of 33.... I'm too strange!

Anyway, Thank-You I-Think. Who knows.... maybe I'll tell the grand kids someday about how "if it wasn't for a user by the name of I-Think, you kids never would have been born"....

Anyway, thanks again!

-Patrick

4. unless she meant $\displaystyle \frac{1}{3} x = 5$ ...

5. Originally Posted by skeeter
unless she meant $\displaystyle \frac{1}{3} x = 5$ ...
Uh-oh.... I already sent the email so hopefully I was correct in my answer!

When I quoted her, I used a copy and paste so that is exactly how it was typed out.
Well, if she doesn't reply, I can always use that as the reason... and not my looks!