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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    See I am really good at coming up with abstract ideas based on reason and judgement and given facts... I cannot for the life of me deal with numbers! I haven't a mathematical brain or a super creative brain for things /too/ open to interpretation (like art). I think I have the brain of a philosopher, though not one who deals with arithmetic.
    Many of the best philosophers were mathematicians as well :yep: e.g. Rene Descartes so those kinds of minds are not mutually exclusive!
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    Nah!



    History the mystery
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    (Original post by wolfmoon88)
    Many of the best philosophers were mathematicians as well :yep: e.g. Rene Descartes so those kinds of minds are not mutually exclusive!
    I know, hence I said "one who struggles with arithmetic". My brother did philosophy at Leeds uni, and he did lots
    of maths for it. However, there are amazing philosophers and scientists who struggled when using numbers but still got things right or said some interesting and important things. I think it's those who I have a brain most like!
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    I know, hence I said "one who struggles with arithmetic". My brother did philosophy at Leeds uni, and he did lots
    of maths for it. However, there are amazing philosophers and scientists who struggled when using numbers but still got things right or said some interesting and important things. I think it's those who I have a brain most like!
    Fair thing That's true, a lot of science is chance anyways :lol:
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    (Original post by wolfmoon88)
    Fair thing That's true, a lot of science is chance anyways :lol:
    Silly deductive method joking
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    Silly deductive method joking
    meh :rofl: :hugs:
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    See I am really good at coming up with abstract ideas based on reason and judgement and given facts... I cannot for the life of me deal with numbers! I haven't a mathematical brain or a super creative brain for things /too/ open to interpretation (like art). I think I have the brain of a philosopher, though not one who deals with arithmetic.

    Everyone used to get mad at me because I couldn't do maths and my drawings were hopeless...
    That's why you and the good Dr S are such kindred spirits. Well I can't vouch for his artistic abilities but his arithmetic is certainly shocking.

    (That's a joke btw, in case he's reading.... :afraid:)

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    That's why you and the good Dr S are such kindred spirits. Well I can't vouch for his artistic abilities but his arithmetic is certainly shocking.

    (That's a joke btw, in case he's reading.... :afraid:)

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    :lol: My maths is also equally shocking. I actually loved astronomy growing up and my dream was to be an astronaut or astronomer and I could always understand complex concepts I just... couldn't do the maths. In fact the first thing I ever said/did in class was explain in great depth a supernova and a constellation

    Then I found History which satisfies my inquisitive mind and doesn't alienate us not-mathsy folk
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    :lol: My maths is also equally shocking. I actually loved astronomy growing up and my dream was to be an astronaut or astronomer and I could always understand complex concepts I just... couldn't do the maths. In fact the first thing I ever said/did in class was explain in great depth a supernova and a constellation

    Then I found History which satisfies my inquisitive mind and doesn't alienate us not-mathsy folk
    Exactly why I couldn't do astrophysics, aeronautical engineering, or related fields
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    (Original post by Steliata)
    Well I had Chinese and Mechanics 2 today and I tell you what those papers were a blessing! 😁

    Thanks be to Edexcel 👏 (for once)
    M2 nice??? I got destroyed by it... no past paper was that difficult imo
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    M2 nice??? I got destroyed by it... no past paper was that difficult imo
    One of my best friends struggled with it
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    One of my best friends struggled with it
    I've literally never seen a folded lamina in that form before... And then I just forgot how to do maths from there onwards. Just hoping I pass the module now, because I can make it up elsewhere
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    (Original post by Xphoenix)
    I've literally never seen a folded lamina in that form before... And then I just forgot how to do maths from there onwards. Just hoping I pass the module now, because I can make it up elsewhere
    Slightly off-topic but I swear someone has it out for us with some of these exams, old and new style, and just the reforms in general. Resigned myself to clearing because even though I did well last year and have done consistently for two years... it really depends on the marker and being lucky with the questions I'd get my uni place if they looked at my sixth form work over a period of months and across all my subjects!!
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    (Original post by Xphoenix)
    I've literally never seen a folded lamina in that form before... And then I just forgot how to do maths from there onwards. Just hoping I pass the module now, because I can make it up elsewhere
    I used some complicated way to do it (got the answer though) - but you could just have done the two rectangles and added the triangle twice :Z
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    I know, hence I said "one who struggles with arithmetic". My brother did philosophy at Leeds uni, and he did lots
    of maths for it. However, there are amazing philosophers and scientists who struggled when using numbers but still got things right or said some interesting and important things. I think it's those who I have a brain most like!
    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    See I am really good at coming up with abstract ideas based on reason and judgement and given facts...
    Most of maths has nothing to do with numbers -- it's dealing with abstract concepts and ideas based on actual reason and logic and given facts where the logic is truly soundproof and the given facts truly are given (axiomatically).
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    I used some complicated way to do it (got the answer though) - but you could just have done the two rectangles and added the triangle twice :Z
    Yeah, at first I was going to attempt to find the centre of mass of the two trapeziums but then I decided to just double the mass of the triangle instead.
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    Most of maths has nothing to do with numbers -- it's dealing with abstract concepts and ideas based on actual reason and logic and given facts where the logic is truly soundproof and the given facts truly are given (axiomatically).
    Lmao


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    I used some complicated way to do it (got the answer though) - but you could just have done the two rectangles and added the triangle twice :Z
    Yeah I done that too, pretty sure it'll be the standard method since CoM of a generic trapezoid isn't on spec.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Most of maths has nothing to do with numbers -- it's dealing with abstract concepts and ideas based on actual reason and logic and given facts where the logic is truly soundproof and the given facts truly are given (axiomatically).
    Well I can do some maths really well. Algebra and things like that, and I can do lots of philosophy involved in undergraduate studies which is more heavily maths based. I could always do the A* questions in a GCSE revision book, and not the easier ones. I've got a weird brain.
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    Well I can do some maths really well. Algebra and things like that, and I can do lots of philosophy involved in undergraduate studies which is more heavily maths based. I could always do the A* questions in a GCSE revision book, and not the easier ones. I've got a weird brain.
    I did better in A level maths than GCSE, go figure
 
 
 
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