 Woo: This answer can‘t be right.
 Sandra: Since when are you a math expert?
 Woo: Frankly, my dear, I have no idea what “(3)³ – x = (4.6)²” is, but I’m pretty sure it’s not “Sandy x Cloudy”.

 Woo: This answer can‘t be right.
 Sandra: Since when are you a math expert?
 Woo: Frankly, my dear, I have no idea what “(3)³ – x = (4.6)²” is, but I’m pretty sure it’s not “Sandy x Cloudy”.

Here I got your Sandra and Woo equations:
Sandy + Woo + Color = negative response
Sandy + Woo – Color = OVER 9000!
jupreindeer wrote:
And, now that I think about it, being Halloween, Woo should be dressed up. With a line like that, Clark Gable’s Rhett Butler would be absolutely adorable as he recites ‘The Raven’.
Does the math problem really matter? Geez go read another webcomic and stop trying to solve a problem that was just put there to prove a point..
That’s right. But if cloudy<3s and s<y, then s(and y)<3cloudy.
Now that I think about it, I stole that from Foxtrot(in case you're wondering, a comic strip that may or may not appear in your paper).
Good to see we have our thumbs buttons back!
@ Esk:
you forgot that 27 turns into +27 when swapping it to the other side
flame thrower
By my calculations he is correct!
I’m amazed there is so much debate about if it is 48.16 or +48.16. the final step as it was taught to me back in school was plug in x and make sure it works.
(27)(48.16)=21.16
what are the odds you will see this type of equation, unlikely because tests usually focus on simply testing one form of knowledge at once, or 2 for the harder questions, this covers 4 subject matters, squares and cubes, negatives, double digit decimal multiplication, and solve for X. all are simple but hardly ever tested at the same time.
In Australia I get that kind of thing (in the AUSTRALIAN education system lolz :p
Why do Sandra’s eyes go from black to brown here?
She could have cheated, but Woo should know LOVE is the right answer to any problem 😛
@ Bucci:
Dont be to harsh mate, i used to think the colorless version was better to, but now that i look at it i like the change
jupreindeer wrote:
Good to know I’m not the only one…
Lord Detrius wrote:
^This^… or 73. It’s a wondrous prime number.
All you are wrong. Answer is 43.
BTW, one of your best strips. 8^D
@ Momar:
Er… I mean “Answer is 42.” I forgot (3)^3 is negative. 8^P
@Trudd: Unfortunately, Distiance is affecting it.
Having had longdistance relationships and relationships that are within the same city, I can assure you that the distance does affect it…
(9 dudes in the comments above me) wrote:
/wikiquote: “The middle dot is standard in the United States, the United Kingdom, and other countries where the period is used as a decimal point. In other countries that use a comma as a decimal point, either the period or a middle dot is used for multiplication.”
S&W is from Germany, so “a multiplied by b” is THE correct way indeed.
About Woo. Really what is he? Is he a genetic experiment? A human under a magic spell and has no memory of his previous life? Or just gifted (Special)
Either way he is awesome!
Pffft, I did this in my head in the first 3 seconds, and I’m only 13 :P.
Pedo.
@ Esk:
No, it would be 21,16+27.
I forgot to divide by 25 (my math teacher would kill me now)
OMG I DIDN’T KNEW WOO COULD READ
@ kammu:
I got X = 48.16, too. Of course, I forgot about how important it was to show my work for Teacher to examine later. (head bonk)
kammu wrote:
Behold, the exemplary student. (grin)
@ spicybleachedhead: You’re mistaken. A*B = A multiplied by B.
A.B = A*10^0+B*10^ 1
@ Eternis:
Edit: Note the asterisk, and the fact that it’s used as a multiplication symbol in Python.
@ Wolfzoon:
You may be correct, but the author is fluent in english, and he probably would’ve made it the more universal “middle dot” if it were multiplication. It’s more likely to be a decimal point.
(3)^3 – x = (4.6)^2
27 – x = 21.16
x = 5.84
x = 5.84
I could be wrong, I was just using what I was taught last year. ^2 or ^3 a negative #, you get a possitive answer, and always get rid of te – sign if it is infront of the x.
Yeah, Woo really should learn math. He’d not only be a talking raccoon, he’d ba a GENIUS racoon!
@ spicybleachedhead:
No it dose not. It would have if the dot was bigger, but that is a decimal. Like 3.14.
gamerjoel135 wrote:
Maybe we should make it so that you need to solve a math problem to comment. Maybe a problem based on the day’s comic.
@ Chrisleech:
Yeah, let’s do that!
@ Argondr (guest):
Not even close. See below for correct answer.
@ Greg:
How do I decimal?
@ LilyC:
Yay! I’m not completely hopeless after all 😛 Although I did initially get 5.8something (don’t tell anyone)
@ Bulbasaur:
Congrats on actually getting the right answer. For proof, just plug in x. What would you subtract from 27 to get 21.16?
x=48.16
Bulbasaur wrote:
Wrong. When squaring, the result is always positive, but when cubing the result has the same sign as the input. Two negatives multiplied give a positive, but multiplying by a third negative will make the result negative again.
X=48,16
@ Esk:
You were on the right track, but the answer was 48.16.
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=%283%29%C2%B3+%E2%80%93+x+%3D+%284.6%29%C2%B2
(•_•) ( •_•)>⌐■■  (⌐■_■)
Actually with the parenthesis the figure in the parenthesis is doubled
(4.6)^2 is (4.6) * (4.6)
While (3)^3 is (3) * (3) * (3).
It’s basic algebra…well ok high school algebra.
x=48.16
@ NDividedByZero:
From Fable or from somewhere else?
Classic!