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http://splasho.com/upgoer5/ Can you simplify?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by grumpydogwoman, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    It is a force. It makes things fall down. A big thing has a force field. A very big and heavy thing sort of pulls other things towards it. A man saw something you can eat that dropped from a tree. He had a think about why it fell. People say little things work like this too but you have to be good at knowing about numbers to explain it.


    OK, try to explain the difference between a scalene and a right-angled triangle using the text editor.
  2. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    ooohh I am going to like that app - when I can get it to work. Will try another browser later.
  3. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    Well, I've found out it won't allow 'shape', 'square', or 'angle' so far!

    It's going to be a challenge!
  4. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    Thre's a bug perhaps - it was behaving very badly when I tried it.
  5. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    One of these things has three lines, that join together at their ends, to make a three sided form. Each of these sides is different because each is longer or shorter than the other two.

    One of these things is also a three sided form and has two of its lines that join together at one place to make a corner which is a real corner because it is....I give up.
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  6. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

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  7. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    You would have to have a diagram in order for the image to represent what is the crux of the problem - namely that it is about a definition of something's representation. "scalene" is a representation and so is its diagram. The representation cannot be missing, but must be explicit.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2016
  8. irs1054

    irs1054 Star commenter

    Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words:
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  9. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    Interesting how (diagram,description) could be homomorphic to (word,definition).
  10. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter


    You can't have diagrams. It has to be done using the text editor. That's the point of the thread.
  11. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Some people are to language as chocolate is to fire-guard.
  12. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter


    You're so close. Go on. You can do it.

    How about describing ..... the difference between a liquid and a solid?
  13. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    One three sided thing has all sides different the other has the same but also two sides that join like a door corner.
  14. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    One is hard like a table or your head. It won't change how it looks when it gets hot or cold. It won't change on its own.

    The other thing will change and look different if you put it in a tall glass or a short but wide glass. It might change if it gets hot or cold. Water is like this. It can move a lot more easily than the hard stuff. You can knock it over and it will get things wet.
  15. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter


    It allows corner. But not pour, shape or spill!
  16. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    I know! But thinking about representation has given me a clue as to how to progress. Would one need to be able to use "type" or "sort" or similar? Then one could say "Type 1 three sided thing has <description> ". "Type 2 three sided thing has <description>".

    @grumpydogwoman Is that "explaining the difference" though, or are you happy with 2 descriptions? If not, what does "explain the difference" actually mean?"
  17. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    I have a feeling the 1000 word vocab is best used for explanations rather than definitions...
  18. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Walk, turn, walk, turn so that you can walk to where you started from, walk. If you walked different distances each from the others between each turn you have walked along a scalene.
    It might even be right-angled.
    3,4,5 for the numerate geometers.
  19. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    You're using banned words there Rac...
  20. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

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