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# I'm bored. Give me a challenging maths problem to work on. watch

1. (Original post by Jamdroid)
I hate lift questions haha

You have to round downwards because you are using the maximum values to work out X. So the number you get, such as 8.5, is the absolute maximum number of people you can have.

Since you can't have 8.5 people, the maximum, you can only have 8 people.
If you have 9 people the lift will break because it can't hold that force, it can only hold 8.5.

Assuming if 8.5 was the correct answer, of course.

+ the answer for your second question should be 1, I can't see why not.
OK thank you for the help
2. Try a STEP paper. Nothing is more challenging
3. (Original post by Emilyjmitchell)
Try a STEP paper. Nothing is more challenging
It makes a change to have a female (one of those) contribute. STEP, unfortunately, is far too hard for what a-level maths course teaches (students typically score less than 40%, meaning they cannot manage even half of the paper, and these are future maths students..)
4. (Original post by multiratiunculae)
A-levelish.
9 + 10?
5. r u crazy?!?!?!
6. (Original post by User23)
r u crazy?!?!?!
7. (Original post by User23)
r u crazy?!?!?!
no y
8. (Original post by Raees_Sharif)
no y
i looked at that paper, it looks soooo hard. dayum u lot r all genii. :////
9. (Original post by User23)
i looked at that paper, it looks soooo hard. dayum u lot r all genii. :////
when solving these problems, you're not meant to see the answer immediately. The trick is to analyse it for many minutes first.
10. (Original post by multiratiunculae)
when solving these problems, you're not meant to see the answer immediately. The trick is to analyse it for many minutes first.
Words of a genius.
11. (Original post by User23)
Words of a genius.
What do you study?

Also note that if you won't contribute, you're merely clogging up this thread.
12. (Original post by driftawaay)
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14. (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
Idk what is challenging for you

Here's one that's probably too easy, prove that n^3 - n is divisible by 6 for n a natural number
Was that on an FP2 paper somewhere? I'm sure I have done this before!
15. (Original post by JPencil)
Was that on an FP2 paper somewhere? I'm sure I have done this before!
Fp1
16. (Original post by i<3milkshake)
I am disgusted that a male would say that of a mathematics thread. Please leave.
17. (Original post by multiratiunculae)
The immature colours also speak a thousand words.
Yes , awesome repeated another 999 times baby *****

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18. (Original post by multiratiunculae)
What do you study?

Also note that if you won't contribute, you're merely clogging up this thread.
I'm in year 11 however in Sixth Form I wish to study Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths. And I'm sorry I shall contribute by giving you this question:

Oh and if you get an answer please be an angel and explain it to me.
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19. Try searching Hilbert's paradox of the Grand Hotel
20. (Original post by Student403)
Fp1
For AQA board? Surely you're mistaken

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