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Old 07-15-2009, 08:41 AM   #21
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Not to be dumb, but WHY are you taking algebra?
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Not to be dumb, but WHY are you taking algebra?
Presumably a general education requirement for a degree program, but I could be wrong...
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:49 AM   #23
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Yes, as part of the requirements for using my hard-won CFP marks, I must have a bachelor's degree within five years of completing the other requirements. As the proud owner of some 59 random credit hours taken over the last 20 years, I thought that this was just the push I needed to get it done.

I will have the associates in business by the end of this year, and should be able to complete all of my remaining credits for the bachelor's in business administration by December 2010, nicely coinciding with my 40th birthday.

My very generous boss is covering the whole tab, as he did with the CFP work.
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Yes, as part of the requirements for using my hard-won CFP marks, I must have a bachelor's degree within five years of completing the other requirements. As the proud owner of some 59 random credit hours taken over the last 20 years, I thought that this was just the push I needed to get it done.

I will have the associates in business by the end of this year, and should be able to complete all of my remaining credits for the bachelor's in business administration by December 2010, nicely coinciding with my 40th birthday.

My very generous boss is covering the whole tab, as he did with the CFP work.
Ok, I understand. None of the firms I have worked for would hire anyone without a college degree so that's cool your firm did........
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Presumably a general education requirement for a degree program, but I could be wrong...
Hey, maybe she just had a hankering for algebra. I had the very foolish notion I wanted a minor in math, but 3rd year calculus did me in.........
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Hey, maybe she just had a hankering for algebra. I had the very foolish notion I wanted a minor in math, but 3rd year calculus did me in.........
When I transferred from a Computer Engineering major (hardware emphasis) to Computer Science (programming/software emphasis), it saved me from needing to take differential equations after I finished my third semester of calc...
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Ask a math question and geeks come crawling out of the woodwork!

Nobody has posted a graph yet, so I guess I have to.
quadratic.jpg
The blue curve is y = x^2 + 5x/2.
The red line is y = 5
The green little circles are the intersection: (-5 + sqrt(105))/4 and (-5 - sqrt(105))/4

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Ok, I understand. None of the firms I have worked for would hire anyone without a college degree so that's cool your firm did........
Wowed by my big hooters, I'm sure.

And I love love love the graph, Independently Poor!

You guys are brilliant!
Little parabolas will be dancing across my dreams now.
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Wowed by my big hooters, I'm sure.
POST OF THE YEAR!!!

Didn't know there were pole dancing "establishments" in Charleston, you were holding out on me........
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Wowed by my big hooters, I'm sure.
You have pet owls?
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Obviosuly, they are great horned owls..........
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I would just like to state that I got a 723 on my math SATS in 1967 (jr. year of HS) and I do not know my X from my Y.
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