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General Calculus Question

  1. Apr 22, 2013 #1
    1. So the question for one of the problems(My teacher made up the problem which is divided into parts but I just had a question in one of them) So the problem is let h = 3+(the last digit of the year in which you were born). Use the conventional Western (Gregorian) calender to determine the year.


    3. I tried looking it up and it seemed the year doesn't change for the gregorian calender. In my case my birthday is in 1994. So would it just be h = 3+4 = 7. So h = 7?
     
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  3. Apr 22, 2013 #2

    Dick

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    I can't see anything wrong with that. But why is this a calculus question?
     
  4. Apr 22, 2013 #3
    Well it's because that value h will be used along with value k and z to calculate the sphere of an equation and using to state whether the spheres intersect each plane. So my h value has to be right. I just wanted to verify if I was doing it correctly. It's vector calculus.
     
  5. Apr 22, 2013 #4

    Dick

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    Oh, so it's just a trick to make sure not all of the students get exactly the same question?
     
  6. Apr 22, 2013 #5
    Yep that's basically it!
     
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