Originally Posted by

**ChuckB** If I were to ask you to multiply 99 x 3.

Would you do the calculation in your head? 99 x 3 = 97

Most everybody I asked would do the (head math) 300 – 3 = 97.

I have no knowledge of algebra and asked a friend one night over many

adult beverages if he could help me figure out the thought process used

above in an algebraic equation. Since we couldn’t find a symbol to represent

the “next higher multiple of 10 we settled for Ҁ.

As you can see below we are woefully incapable of such a task.

This has probably been thought out hundreds of years ago but I’ve not been

able to find a solution to my question.

Please be kind to a 64 year old guy who flunked algebra twice in high school.

ps. When I looked at the equation below the next day I could only laugh.

It's all Greek to me!

Ҁ = Next higher multiple of 10

[A Ҁ – (A Ҁ –A) ] ˟ B = C

So what would the equation look like?

Thanks,

Chuck