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i saw this posted & would like to

Know if it can be worked or it's

just a fake problem ??

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- Apr 6th 2013, 02:33 AMmayflyLong equation , is this a legitimate equation or a joke?
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i saw this posted & would like to

Know if it can be worked or it's

just a fake problem ?? - Apr 6th 2013, 03:19 AMShakarriRe: Long equation , is this a legitimate equation or a joke?
If you can figure out what (512.0, 5)

^{2}and (6.0, 5)^{8}mean then yes you can work it out. I suspect that (x, y)^{n}means x^{n}+ y^{n}. - Apr 7th 2013, 05:33 AMmayflyRe: Long equation , is this a legitimate equation or a joke?
thanks.

I'm not at all mathematically inclined.

That's why I posted this to the forum

because my friends aren't either & assumed

this was a joke because it was attached to

a silly web graphic.

Do you know the correct answer to this?

I'd like to rub it in their face. Ha ha

Thanks for replying even thus far :) - Apr 8th 2013, 11:44 PMearthboyRe: Long equation , is this a legitimate equation or a joke?
The 10 th power blows up the the whole answer...it becomes immensely large...

But still, assuming the commas to be typos and a little help from a casio scientific calculator gives an approximate answer of(Also assuming I read the whole question correctly(Bandit)):

$\displaystyle (14.45 \times 10 ^{10} )-(7.9 \times 10^{5})$

Which is HUGE!!!(Muscle) - Apr 9th 2013, 06:23 AMHendersonRe: Long equation , is this a legitimate equation or a joke?
In other parts of the world, commas are often used as decimal points. Every time you see a 0,5 think of it as 0.5.

If there's a joke to it (other than being a lot of computation), I don't see it. The expression simplifies down to 87051515887. - Apr 9th 2013, 07:28 AMShakarriRe: Long equation , is this a legitimate equation or a joke?
I figured that it wasn't a decimal point because the square root of a square would get simplified, but that simplification isn't possible with the way I interpreted the comma.