1. ## Algebra Problem: Ugh!

Here it is. I'm not quite sure how to go about solving it.

In the problem at the bottom, the number A represents the same number in both cases.
Find the number C represents. If a symbol appears more that once, it represents the same number each time.

A7
[times]
A
____
C88

That's it, word for word. Help please.

Here it is. I'm not quite sure how to go about solving it.

In the problem at the bottom, the number A represents the same number in both cases.
Find the number C represents. If a symbol appears more that once, it represents the same number each time.

A7
[times]
A
____
C88

That's it, word for word. Help please.
Unless someone else gets a blast of intuition I think we need more information. Like, what is the context of this problem? What do "A7" and "C88" mean? The only thing I can think of is that this means
A*7 x A = C*88
which is clearly ridiculous as it stands. (Not to mention impossible to solve!)

-Dan

3. Originally Posted by topsquark
Unless someone else gets a blast of intuition I think we need more information. Like, what is the context of this problem? What do "A7" and "C88" mean? The only thing I can think of is that this means
A*7 x A = C*88
which is clearly ridiculous as it stands. (Not to mention impossible to solve!)

-Dan
Exactly. I don't get what it is saying. The work packet I'm using is rather messy though, so it might be missing something.
Huh...

4. Originally Posted by topsquark
Unless someone else gets a blast of intuition I think we need more information. Like, what is the context of this problem? What do "A7" and "C88" mean? The only thing I can think of is that this means
A*7 x A = C*88
which is clearly ridiculous as it stands. (Not to mention impossible to solve!)

-Dan

No, why impossible to solve?

I don't think it is A*7 x A = C*88 but exactly as it is: A7 * A = C88.
Solution is then A = 4 and then C =1 because 47*4 = 188

5. Originally Posted by OReilly
No, why impossible to solve?

I don't think it is A*7 x A = C*88 but exactly as it is: A7 * A = C88.
Solution is then A = 4 and then C =1 because 47*4 = 188
That was that intuition thing I was referring to... Good job!

-Dan