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Topic: Action-Reaction: Answering Questions, Solving Problems. PART 2
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 jdawe Posts: 318 Registered: 11/8/09
Action-Reaction: Answering Questions, Solving Problems. PART 2
Posted: May 20, 2013 10:21 PM
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When creating mathematic equations we always use Action-Reaction
logic.

Answer - Question

Solution - Problem

Left - Right

So, the solution that answers problems is always written on the 'left'
hand side of the equation.

(Solution = Problem + Problem + Problem)

Singular - Plural

There is always only one answer that solves multiple problems.

Equal - Unequal

Same - Different

The left side is where we place the equal sign '='. To the right of
the equal sign will be the differing problems.

Constant - Variable

The answer on the left hand side must always equal a fixed constant,
the right hand side therefore is were we put the variables.

For example:

(Constant A = Variables XYZ)

Let's take a look at this picture:

https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=613c2d19007c3515&id=613C2D19007C3515!2705&sff=1&authkey=!AHlp2dQyYDTYiII

It has a constant fixed vertical centre line with variables curving
relatively around it.

The centreline represents the answer and the curvature around it is
the problem to solve.

Therefore, to represent it in equation form we say:

(Linear Constant A = Curving Variables XYZ)

Dependent - Independent

The answer is always dependent on the variables involved.

(Dependent Linear A = Independent Curving Variables XYZ)

Let's look at another example:

Gravitation - Levitation

Okay, so the vertical line down the centre represents gravitation, the
curving disks levitate and float independently around that gravitation
line.

The levitating disks therefore are the problem to solve and
gravitation is the answer.

Therefore,

(Gravitation Constant G = Levitating Variables XYZ)

Gravitation is dependent on the degree of levitation involved.

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