# Basic but my calculator is broken

• Oct 19th 2006, 11:52 AM
Natasha1
Basic but my calculator is broken
Could anyone work these out for me and tell me what each one is on a calculator, I got no1, 4 and 9 but my batteries then died. Thanks

Natasha

1. 83 x 85 + 50 Lots of this in the garden (soil)

2. 19 x 20 x 14 – 2.66 If he is not standing up

3. 0.01443 x 7 x 4 Father Christmas says this!

4. 9 x 9 x 9 x 9 – 8 x 71 Nice with bacon (eggs)

5. 904 x 904 + 89,621,818 Animal with prickles (

6. 11384.5 x 40 – 1.991 Say this after sneezing

7. 5,308,418 - 2 + 1929 unhappy ending

8. (9999 + 319) + (8.47 + 2.53) what people do if they need money

9. 1962 – 627 + 29 Religious book (bible)

10. 7420 x 7422 + 1182 – 30 The person in charge
• Oct 19th 2006, 12:06 PM
JakeD
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Originally Posted by Natasha1
Could anyone work these out for me and tell me what each one is on a calculator, I got no1, 4 and 9 but my batteries then died. Thanks

Natasha

1. 83 x 85 + 50 Lots of this in the garden (soil)

2. 19 x 20 x 14 – 2.66 If he is not standing up

3. 0.01443 x 7 x 4 Father Christmas says this!

4. 9 x 9 x 9 x 9 – 8 x 71 Nice with bacon (eggs)

5. 904 x 904 + 89,621,818 Animal with prickles (

6. 11384.5 x 40 – 1.991 Say this after sneezing

7. 5,308,418 - 2 + 1929 unhappy ending

8. (9999 + 319) + (8.47 + 2.53) what people do if they need money

9. 1962 – 627 + 29 Religious book (bible)

10. 7420 x 7422 + 1182 – 30 The person in charge

• Oct 19th 2006, 12:11 PM
Jameson
Natasha, I hate to say so, but you really could do a lot of these by hand. Calculators are used for convenience, but if you can't do arithmatic by hand you are probably missing out on understanding the concepts behind basic math.

Anyway,

1. 7105 Soil
2. 5317.34 He lies
3. 0.40404 HoHoHo
4. 5993 eggs
5. 90439034 Hedge Hog
• Oct 19th 2006, 12:48 PM
OReilly
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Originally Posted by Jameson
Natasha, I hate to say so, but you really could do a lot of these by hand. Calculators are used for convenience, but if you can't do arithmatic by hand you are probably missing out on understanding the concepts behind basic math.

I agree with Jameson. Really it can be done manually without help of calculators. :eek:
• Oct 19th 2006, 12:57 PM
Soroban
Hello, Natasha1!

There must be some typos . . . a few of them don't spell anything.

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2) .19 x 20 x 14 – 2.66 . . If he is not standing up

5317.34 . = ."he lies"
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3) .0.01443 x 7 x 4 . . Father Christmas says this!

0.40404 . = . "hohoho"
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• Oct 19th 2006, 01:21 PM
AfterShock
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Originally Posted by Natasha1
Could anyone work these out for me and tell me what each one is on a calculator, I got no1, 4 and 9 but my batteries then died. Thanks

Natasha

6. 11384.5 x 40 – 1.991 Say this after sneezing

7. 5,308,418 - 2 + 1929 unhappy ending

8. (9999 + 319) + (8.47 + 2.53) what people do if they need money

9. 1962 – 627 + 29 Religious book (bible)

10. 7420 x 7422 + 1182 – 30 The person in charge

I can't see what a lot of them "say". You can figure that non-math part out ;) .

6.) 455,378

7.) 5,310,345

8.) 10,329

9.) 1,364

10.) 55,072,392

You'll see in time that it is actually faster to do these in your head (or by hand), that it is to use a calculator. Try do them without a calculator, at first, and then check your results with a calculator.
• Oct 19th 2006, 01:30 PM
AfterShock
6.) 455,378 (blessh)

7.) 5,310,345 (sheoies)

8.) 10,329 (gzeoi)

9.) 1,364 (hgei)

10.) 55,072,392 (zgezloee)

That's how *I* see the wording (in parentheses), although obviously something is wrong :o .
• Oct 20th 2006, 07:27 AM
Soroban
Hello again, Natasha!

If you are reading any of our responses, please give us the corrected problems.

I have issues with a number of concepts used here . . .

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$4)\;9 \times 9 \times 9 \times 9 - 8 \times 71$ . Nice with bacon (eggs)
$5993\;=\;\text{eggs}$
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They seem to think that an inverted "9" looks like "G".

Why don't they use an inverted 6, which looks like "g"?
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$6)\;\;11384.5 \times 40 - 1.991$ . Say this after sneezing
$455378.009\;=\;\text{what?}$
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They use "0" (zero) to represent both "O" and "D" . . . annoying!
And what about that final "h"?

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$7)\;\;5,308,418 - 2 + 1929$ . unhappy ending
$5310345 = \text{she dies}$
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$8(\;\;(9999 + 319) + (8.47 + 2.53)$ .what people do if they need money
$10329 =\:???$

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$9)\;\;1962 - 627 + 29$ . Religious book (bible)

But BIBLE would come from $37818$ . . . not $1364.$

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$10)\;\;7420 \times 7422 + 1182 - 30$ . The person in charge
$55073032 = ???$
• Oct 20th 2006, 07:49 AM
AfterShock
I suppose, then, that they use 6 and 9 to both mean g (G), too, just as they use 0 to mean o (O) and D.