User:Oxguy3/My Name is Tenerence Love math
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While many have tried to solve the math problem presented during the R&B break in Rap Song, there is no widely agreed upon solution. I'd like to put an end to the confusion. (note: for sake of sanity, let x = My Name is Tenerence Love). Before we can solve this problem, we first must decide upon a written form to use. There is a more logical equation, and an order of operations-based equation.
[edit] Using the logical equation
One of the most obvious and feasible forms of the equation is . However, to actually solve this equation, we must put the remainder in a mathematical representation. A remainder actually means . Therefore, we can change the equation to .
Now, let's do math! I'll just simplify this equation step by step (yes I know I didn't do this very efficiently):
Equation | Notes |
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Starting equation | |
Simplified x + x to 2x | |
Canceled out xs in the fraction on the left | |
Subtracted x | |
Inversed equation (put everything to the power of − 1) | |
Cross-multiplied the fractions | |
3 = 2x − x^{2} | Multiplied both sides out |
0 = − x^{2} + 2x − 3 | Arranged into standard form |
Plugged into quadratic formula | |
Began to simplify | |
Further simplification | |
Maximum simplification |
[edit] Using the order of operations-based equation
While Tenerence Love's lyrics suggest that the equation should be solved left to right rather than by order of operations, this is not confirmed; the possibility of an order of operations-based answer must be explored. This alternate equation would be written . As explained in the previous section, the remainder can be changed to . Let's do math again!
Equation | Notes |
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Starting point | |
Subtracted x | |
x = 3 | Multiplied by x |
By this logic, we come to a real solution: My Name is Tenerence Love = 3. However, due to the bizarre implementation of the remainder in this version of the equation, it is hard to consider this a credible solution.