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?