## A Conversation for Diophantine Equations

### Logic

clzoomer- a bit woobly Started conversation Mar 11, 2003

"A bag of sugar weighs 5 pounds. A sack of oranges weighs 17 pounds. A box contains some sacks of oranges and some bags of sugar. The total weight of the box's contents is 103 pounds. What's in the box?"

Well for all we know it could have one bag of sugar, a sack of oranges, and some lead weights!

### Logic

clzoomer- a bit woobly Posted Mar 11, 2003

My point was that the question was ambiguous by not using exclusivity.

### Logic

Spelugx the Beige, Wizard, Perl, Thaumatologically Challenged Posted Mar 11, 2003

One reason to write things in mathematical language then, rather than in English. Got you're point though, I was just rephrasing.

spelugx -- my first edited article as subeditor!

### Logic

clzoomer- a bit woobly Posted Mar 11, 2003

Just a little smiley party.

Always good for a congratulations.

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- 1: clzoomer- a bit woobly (Mar 11, 2003)
- 2: Spelugx the Beige, Wizard, Perl, Thaumatologically Challenged (Mar 11, 2003)
- 3: clzoomer- a bit woobly (Mar 11, 2003)
- 4: Spelugx the Beige, Wizard, Perl, Thaumatologically Challenged (Mar 11, 2003)
- 5: clzoomer- a bit woobly (Mar 11, 2003)
- 6: Tyrian (Mar 11, 2003)
- 7: clzoomer- a bit woobly (Mar 11, 2003)

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