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03-22-2011, 06:28 PM

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 Originally Posted by sfunk AHHH smart joke!! :O
Someone posted this as a comment on MIT's admission's blog. I was confused at first but then I noticed they were using "cabin" as a variable.

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03-22-2011, 07:14 PM

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 Originally Posted by reuben2011 Someone posted this as a comment on MIT's admission's blog. I was confused at first but then I noticed they were using "cabin" as a variable.
We just finished learning about Natural Log (which is ln() in calculator), but I still dont get that joke haha.

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 Originally Posted by Dameria We just finished learning about Natural Log (which is ln() in calculator), but I still dont get that joke haha.
well if you were to take the intergral or antiderivative of d(Cabin) over cabin it would be the natural log cabin, im guessing the d(cabin is it's own varible aswell)

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 Originally Posted by David B What does parabolic mean?
parabolic means a line that curves, a parabola is a curve that curves upward which is a function that has a power relationship, and a hyperbola is a line that curves downward which the function involves some sort of division, and when i say curve up , it means that the line starts low in the y-values and increases from there while downward i mean starts high in the y values and decreses from there.

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 Originally Posted by sfunk parabolic means a line that curves, a parabola is a curve that curves upward which is a function that has a power relationship, and a hyperbola is a line that curves downward which the function involves some sort of division, and when i say curve up , it means that the line starts low in the y-values and increases from there while downward i mean starts high in the y values and decreses from there.
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 sfunk Senior Member     Status: Offline Posts: 1,112 Join Date: Mar 2011 Location: I don't know 03-23-2011, 04:27 PM Yeah, it is pretty sweet. That is something that you could use to apply to alot of games. If you are stuck on a project, check out the tutorials I made here at this link: http://alice.org/community/showthread.php?p=36778#post36778 There are lots of tutorials on it so far, including some youtube videos, check it out Or.. Go to my youtube channel to check out my alice 2.2 tutorials I have there.. http://www.youtube.com/user/sfunk1992?feature=mhsn
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03-23-2011, 05:36 PM

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 Originally Posted by Dameria We just finished learning about Natural Log (which is ln() in calculator), but I still dont get that joke haha.
Nice, I'm guessing your taking Algebra II? That's when we learned about exponential and logarithmic equations and such. Sfunk and I are talking about a joke that doesn't make much sense unless you are in or have taken Calculus. It'll make sense when you learn how to do anti-derivatives of transcendental functions.

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 Dameria Senior Member     Status: Offline Posts: 978 Join Date: Sep 2009 Location: United States 03-23-2011, 06:12 PM I'm taking pre-calculus, I'm going to take calculus next year. We are also learning it in chemistry too to find the pH of acids and bases. Check out my best projects so far and please comment: Tic-Tac-Toe 2.0 ................... http://www.alice.org/community/showthread.php?t=3548 Alice Paint ........................... http://www.alice.org/community/showthread.php?p=23408 Real-Time Clock .................. http://www.alice.org/community/showthread.php?p=12725 Maze Game ......................... http://www.alice.org/community/showthread.php?t=4301
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 Originally Posted by Dameria I'm taking pre-calculus, I'm going to take calculus next year. We are also learning it in chemistry too to find the pH of acids and bases.
I don't know what pre-calc is like for your class but when i took it, it was pretty much just algebra 2 all over again for us, though we did learn about trig in pre-calc, and if you haven't done that yet, have fun with it haha

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