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On 2014-02-06 23:06, Bob1Dog wrote:
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On 2014-02-06 22:03, landmark wrote:
The pizza question is actually a classic problem that high school teachers love to give to their math students. Simply, if instead of making a 6-inch circular pizza, you make a 12-inch circular pizza, how much more pizza are you making?

Using the pies are squared method?

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"He works from home and companies send him adds by fax etcetera."

Does he work in the 1980's as well? Smile

Can you even buy a fax machine anymore?
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I bet he even has an AOL email address.
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People still fax. I'm standing right beside a fax machine. Well, it's a copier, scanner, fax machine, tooth-brush and goodness knows what else. I think we had a fax this year. Maybe even two.
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On 2014-02-07 15:01, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:

People still fax. I'm standing right beside a fax machine. Well, it's a copier, scanner, fax machine, tooth-brush and goodness knows what else. I think we had a fax this year. Maybe even two.

We get faxes sent to our photocopier every day. Usually spam faxes about printer cartridge deals and things like that.
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All modern printers have Print. Copy. Scan. Fax.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/LEXMARKS815-Lexm......04JSKVC6
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I guess I am the only one confused by the use of the word "pie" to denote pizza!

I remember the first time I ran into that was in college. My roomie and I were there the first day freshman year. He was from the East Coast and wanted to know if I wanted to split a "pie". Couple of problems. First I don't like pie, as in dessert pastry filled with fruit, and I had no idea "pie" could mean pizza! I was thinking wow this dude must really like pie.
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On 2014-02-07 14:59, LobowolfXXX wrote:
I bet he even has an AOL email address.


And a cell phone the size of a shoe box.
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On 2014-02-07 20:56, Dannydoyle wrote:
I guess I am the only one confused by the use of the word "pie" to denote pizza!

I remember the first time I ran into that was in college. My roomie and I were there the first day freshman year. He was from the East Coast and wanted to know if I wanted to split a "pie". Couple of problems. First I don't like pie, as in dessert pastry filled with fruit, and I had no idea "pie" could mean pizza! I was thinking wow this dude must really like pie.

Is that a Chicago thing or a Danny thing?
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The point of using fax is a matter of security and law it seems:

Some services offer secure faxing to comply with stringent HIPAA and Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act requirements to keep medical information and financial information private and secure. Utilizing a fax service provider does not require paper, a dedicated fax line, or consumable resources.
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On 2014-02-06 15:11, S2000magician wrote:
Unlike your original question, there is nothing ambiguous about twelve inches.


No, but there IS something to be desired. Smile
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On 2014-02-06 15:11, S2000magician wrote:
Unlike your original question, there is nothing ambiguous about twelve inches.

No, but there IS something to be desired. Smile

That's a topic for another thread.
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On 2014-02-07 20:56, Dannydoyle wrote:
I guess I am the only one confused by the use of the word "pie" to denote pizza!

I remember the first time I ran into that was in college. My roomie and I were there the first day freshman year. He was from the East Coast and wanted to know if I wanted to split a "pie". Couple of problems. First I don't like pie, as in dessert pastry filled with fruit, and I had no idea "pie" could mean pizza! I was thinking wow this dude must really like pie.


It may be an East Coast thing. We always called them "pizza pies" in New Jersey.
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I was weaned on pizza pies in Queens, NYC.
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On 2014-02-06 10:18, Jack Straw wrote:
I'm directing this towards Landmark simply because I know that he teaches or taught mathematics at good schools in NYC, and was also a private math tutor.

But anyone who really knows math can chime in here.

There is no room in math for speculation and guesses and I believes, so please do not answer with those kind of statements.

I'm having a little disagreement in another actual magic thread concerning the size of a Jumbo Deck of cards.

It has been claimed that a Jumbo Deck is "Four times the size of a regular deck".

I insist that "Four times the size" of a normal, 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" deck is 14" x 10", but all others claim that 7" x 5" is four times the size.

7" x 5" is 4 times the AREA, but NOT 4 times the SIZE.

Size and area are two entirely different things.

14" x 10" is four times the SIZE, correct?

Thanks, Jack


The answer, if you recall your ancient history, involves the cube root of two.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doubling_the_cube

so, neither of the answers in the OP are correct.

being thick Smile,

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On 2014-02-07 23:38, Bob1Dog wrote:
I was weaned on pizza pies in Queens, NYC.


Northeast Jersey, Queens, Long Island, etc. Same basic language.
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...or if you want "four times the size" - multiply each dimension by the cube root of four.
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It may be an East Coast thing. We always called them "pizza pies" in New Jersey.
Could it be a Deano thang? That's amore!
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In my view it is an unfair trade practice to simply use the term jumbo, large, small or whatever without also putting the size in terms of empirical measurement ie Jumbo cards : length x width.
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To a graphics artist, "size" and "sizing" comes up all the time. You "re-size" a photo or a drawing. When you do a function like this, it is almost always an increase in width and height and if you re-size something to 4 times its original size, you get results like the OP. It is what is familiar. To a mathematician, it would be different.
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