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    Need Help With An Equation

    I need some help with an equation, but cannot figure out what board it should be posted in. I have no idea what kind of math this equation is. Will the modertor please move this topic to the correct board?

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    I'm working on a board board game that can also be converted to a video game. So it has to work both ways. I'm trying to write out it's equation properly. Tell me if this makes sense or is incorrect(most likely).

    [ ( Skill Ward = Difference ) + ( 1d100 = Fate ) = Attempt ] IF ( Attempt > 1) + ( Modifiers ) = Result

    I'm not sure if I'm writing the equation correctly. The biggest problem I have with writing this is: if Attempt < 1, the equation ends. If Attempt > 1 then the equation continues. Does that make sense?
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    Re: Need Help With An Equation

    Hmmmm....why is that "an equation" ?
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    Re: Need Help With An Equation

    Because an example equation in action would look like this:

    [ ( 75 50 = 25 ) + ( 1d100 = 25 ) = 50 ] IF ( 50 > 1) + ( 125 ) = 175
    Last edited by Xarcell; May 20th 2012 at 07:39 AM.
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    Re: Need Help With An Equation

    Quote Originally Posted by Xarcell View Post
    [( Skill Ward = Difference) + (1d100 = Fate) = Attempt] IF (Attempt > 1) + (Modifiers) = Result

    I'm not sure if I'm writing the equation correctly. The biggest problem I have with writing this is: if Attempt < 1, the equation ends. If Attempt > 1 then the equation continues. Does that make sense?
    D = S + W
    F = 1d100 (whatever the heck that is!)
    A = Attempt = D + F
    M = Modifiers
    R = Result

    IF A =< 1 then end else R = A + M
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    Re: Need Help With An Equation

    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmer View Post
    D = S + W
    F = 1d100 (whatever the heck that is!)
    A = Attempt = D + F
    M = Modifiers
    R = Result

    IF A =< 1 then end else R = A + M
    That reads like variables and a PHP statement, lol.

    1d100 means rolling a hundred sided die one time. Or in other words, a random number between 1-100.
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    Re: Need Help With An Equation

    Quote Originally Posted by Xarcell View Post
    That reads like variables and a PHP statement, lol.
    Yes...and that's what equations are made up of: variables!
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    Re: Need Help With An Equation

    I just have a homework question I've been stuck on and hoping you guys can help me out a bit.
    COnsider the number 48. If you add 1 to it, you get 49, which is a perfect square. If you add 1 to its (1/2), you get 25, which is also a perfect square. Please find the next 2 numbers with the same properties. like 48+1=49 (perfect square)
    48/2=24, 24+1=25 (perfect square)

    Thank you so much!
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    Re: Need Help With An Equation

    HEY!! You posted this 3 times!
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