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 Post subject: Gemology math
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:57 pm 
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Who can explain this equation? I'm not very good at algebra, so I'll just describe the equation.


7 minus 4 = 3
3 = 7

This is sometimes true and sometimes not. What is 7?


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Probably a Liberal Arts major :lol: !


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No, but a graphic artist will probably know. :wink:


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Probably a Liberal Arts major


:? *ahem* as a fully certified "Liberal Arts major", I can most assuredly tell you what that forumla is. After all, any self-respecting student of literature knows formula fiction when he or she sees it. :wink:

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JB wrote:
Who can explain this equation? I'm not very good at algebra, so I'll just describe the equation.


7 minus 4 = 3
3 = 7

This is sometimes true and sometimes not. What am I?


Hmmm....is this one of the crystal systems that GIA doesn't acknowledge?


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Nah Snizzy,

You know I wade close to shore. :wink:

But, this may be out to sea a bit with what we usually think.

(and no, there's no clues in this post or subsequent posts. The first one is all you get :!: ) :)


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I modified the original question to make it less "generic?"


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In the first case 7 = 7. In the scond 7 = 11.


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I think I may have gotten a little too abstract on this quiz. :?

Does this help?

ROYGBIV = W


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Yes, that helps...I'll let someone else go for it.
Think of the spectral colors.
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I was thinking of spectral colors, but none of them are seven letters long :? .


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I guess this quiz was more difficult than I thought it would be, or just lack of interest. Regardless, if you read this page link, you'll have the answer to the quiz.
http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/GBSSCI/P ... 12l2d.html

Notice the color coding in the last clue.


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It's just too early for me, JB :P


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