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Subtract from 50

  1. Dec 2, 2008 #1
    How many times can you subtract 2 from a 50?
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2008
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  3. Dec 2, 2008 #2

    neu

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    An inifite number of times.
     
  4. Dec 2, 2008 #3
    not quite... keep trying
     
  5. Dec 2, 2008 #4

    Mentallic

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    1 or 25? The answer to these is always an "oh how silly" response from me :tongue2:
     
  6. Dec 2, 2008 #5

    neu

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    No? So your saying 2 cannot be subtracted from 50 an infinite/arbitrary number of times?

    "What am I thinking" might be a more suitable title
     
  7. Dec 2, 2008 #6
    no it can't be subtracted from a 50, infinite number of times.
     
  8. Dec 2, 2008 #7

    neu

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    Your bad grammer appears forced, in which case the answer is clearly not worth guessing.

    Please enlighten us
     
  9. Dec 2, 2008 #8
    50 - 2 = 48
    50 - 2 = 48
    50 - 2 = 48
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    Infinitely many times.
     
  10. Dec 2, 2008 #9
    well ok here's the answer,

    Only once. Because after you subtract 2 from a 50, it becomes 48. So the next subtraction is from 48 and not from 50.
     
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