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 Post subject: help please
PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:01 pm 
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the latymer school 2005

/x means 1, x/xx means 8, xx/ means 12


what does ***/*** means?

answer is:21


what would stand for the number 19?

answer is: ***/x

can anyone explain the work out please?actually the x is inside the box i couldn't draw them thats why i leave like this.thankyou very much.


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 Post subject: Re: help please
PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:12 pm 
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Can you copy the question more clearly?


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 Post subject: Re: help please
PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:19 pm 
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the x is inside the rectangular shape cut in to half.for example left and right / x it means like a there is nothing on the left x on the right.thats what i mean by the flash.i can't explain any more than this and don't mis understand me anything miswrited english is my second language.thankyou very much.


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 Post subject: Re: help please
PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:27 pm 
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Ahhh - I get it now ....


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/x means 1, x/xx means 8, xx/ means 12


what does ***/*** means?


The symbol on the left means the number of 6s

/x = no sixes and one unit

x/xx = 6 + 2

xx/ = 6 + 6

So ***/*** = 3 lots of 6 plus 3 units = 18 + 3 = 21

19 = 3 lots of 6 + 1 so in symbols this is ***/x


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 Post subject: Re: help please
PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:02 pm 
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thank you.


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