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## Math trivia! +50 rep for the first right answer!!!Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:46 am

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Hey guys, I'm in that pitiful state where I should be sleeping but I can't sleep so I'm thinking about anything and everything. Here's a little math question for you, how can you take a 2 number equation (like 4+8 or 16-2 or something), and divide one of the numbers to double the answer?

For example, 16-4=12. If I divide 16 by 2, that won't make the answer 24, and if I divide 4 by two that also won't make the answer 24. How can I divide a number in an equation by 2 to end up doubling the answer? There is a way to do it, who can figure it out? P.S. 16 and 4 is just an example that I showed doesn't work (or does it?).

I'm going to try to go to bed now so I'll look in the morning lol.

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nope not at all!?
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Wut?..

I couldn't tell you if it was 1 or 15... rip #6. Posted:
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Come on guys, it's super easy!
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Divide it by .25 (1/4)

ex. 4 + 8 = 12

here is how it goes:

(4/ .25) = 16

16 + 8 = 24

24 is two times the original answer.
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TheNewWorld wroteDivide it by .25 (1/4)

ex. 4 + 8 = 12

here is how it goes:

(4/ .25) = 16

16 + 8 = 24

24 is two times the original answer.

I actually don't even know if i did get it right because the proof was so weird
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TheNewWorld wroteDivide it by .25 (1/4)

ex. 4 + 8 = 12

here is how it goes:

(4/ .25) = 16

16 + 8 = 24

24 is two times the original answer.

That's the way! With division you can also divide the bigger number by two. For example 1/32=0.03125, divide 32 by 2 to get 1/16=0.0625.