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    basic equation for movement

    In The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell, there is an episode during the calculus class:

    “Carrie,” Mr. Douglas says. “Can you give me the basicequation for movement?”
    Thank God we learned that equation last year. I rattle itoff like a robot: “X to the fifth degree times Y to the tenthdegree minus a random integer usually known as N.”

    Could you please help me write down this equation in math form (I need it to be able to correctly translate the book into Ukrainian). I could not find anything on the net. I would be grateful for any explanation. Thanks in advance.
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    Well, it looks like one of these would be correct:

    x^{5}y^{10}-N or (it's a little hard to tell without commas)

    x^{5}y^{10-N}.

    I have no idea what the left-hand side would be. It says "motion". But that's extremely vague.

    Hope this helps.
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    Ackbeet, thank you very much. Does it look at least familiar?
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    Nope. I've never seen an equation of motion like that before. I suppose it could be an implicitly defined function. The thing is, motion always happens in time, and I don't see any variable for time. It is likely an implicitly-defined equation that merely describes the trajectory, but doesn't give you any velocity or acceleration information.
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    Ackbeet, thank you very much.
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    You're welcome. Have a good one!
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