On May 27, 2021 at 1:58PM EST chilludio wrote:

This puzzle is a prime example of some good math

On January 31, 2021 at 3:04PM EST Gneen wrote:

Using * for multiplication rather than x worked fine for me - I assumed left to right math without parentheses rather than standard math precedence order although with only multiplication and division it didn't matter. Several different solutions with the same numbers will work, although I didn't try them all on the website.

On January 31, 2021 at 11:28AM EST PotassiumIsImportant wrote:

I definitely misunderstood the challenge. I wrote one long equation that equaled 667/1271. Instead of two equations that equal each other and both equal the desired number. Didn't realize my mistake until I tried to type a square root symbol into the solution.

On June 22, 2020 at 1:02AM EST Gorgo responded to EMC2:

Okay, I figured out my 'mistake'; I was using the actual multiplication symbol (×), instead of the required lower case x. In my view, either should be acceptable, but that's for M to decide.

On June 21, 2020 at 2:44PM EST EMC2 responded to Gorgo:

What's the equation you're trying to type in? Seems to work for me when I type [warning: full spoiler] (29/41)x(46/62)=(58/82)x(69/93). But I've tried a few different formats and equations and they all seem to work.

On June 21, 2020 at 12:28PM EST Gorgo wrote:

I came up with a correct solution which I confirmed with the answer in the back of the book. However, I've tried several formats of my equasion in the answer space on this site (including the ones in the explanation and the illustration), but nothing is accepted as correct. What's the proper format?

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On June 21, 2020 at 2:44PM EST EMC2 responded to Gorgo:

What's the equation you're trying to type in? Seems to work for me when I type [warning: full spoiler] (29/41)x(46/62)=(58/82)x(69/93). But I've tried a few different formats and equations and they all seem to work.

On June 21, 2020 at 12:28PM EST Gorgo wrote:

I came up with a correct solution which I confirmed with the answer in the back of the book. However, I've tried several formats of my equasion in the answer space on this site (including the ones in the explanation and the illustration), but nothing is accepted as correct. What's the proper format?

On June 21, 2020 at 12:28PM EST Gorgo wrote:

I came up with a correct solution which I confirmed with the answer in the back of the book. However, I've tried several formats of my equasion in the answer space on this site (including the ones in the explanation and the illustration), but nothing is accepted as correct. What's the proper format?