Warning: reading the following post is the intellectual equivalent of watching the TeleTubbies. At the end of this "article", I explain what has me preoccupied. So unless you are bored, there is no need to comment on how horrible this is or how your brain is on fire or that this is the worst drivel you have ever read since you learned how to read, because I know it's bad. Anyway, I apologize and will try to be back on track shortly.
You know how much I love my NordicTrak, right? I quiver in anticipation when I climb onto the ski machine, step onto the tracks, and begin my 25 minute trek to nowhere. I pine for those L-O-N-G minutes of gazing out the bedroom window and watching the squirrels burying their new-found treasure. What should I do? NordicTrak or shovel snow? Tough decision, I know. Yeah, real tough...throwing my clothes over the NordicTrak, I...
When I decided to shovel our driveway, it was still snowing, the temperature was 25 degrees, and there was a light breeze. Perfect weather for a good workout. Yes, that's the way I see this, as a workout. I try to not only shovel the snow, but to scrape the ice granules as well. This gives me a more intense exercise experience. I look upon it as killing two birds with one stone; I get a great workout and do something constructive at the same time.
Our house is located on the corner, so we have a driveway that curves, thus making it larger then the normal straight driveway. So, staring at the garage door, I slowly work my way across the driveway depositing the snow on the lawn. I continue down the driveway and then start on the sidewalk. I not only do our sidewalk, but I also like to do our neighbor's as well. Again, I'm being nice, but also prolonging the entire exercise experience.
All-in-all, it took a good 45 minutes to complete my task. Sweating and exhausted, I stood by the street and gazed back at my hard work; I noticed that there was a nice, white coating of fresh snow.
Okay, as you can tell after reading this "article", my mind is not on writing. I am currently trying to figure out some math problems. I need to learn some Factoring patterns:
x2 + bx = c, with c being negative and ax2 + bx + c .
Example with real numbers: 2x2 + 7x - 9 This one I have figured out, I just need to set aside some time and practice doing the different problems. The one I am really having problems with is 10 + 11x -6x2
The first thing I need to do is rearrange the problem by decreasing degree
-6x2 + 11x +10 the next step is taking the -6x2 and turning it into a positive...
(-1)(6x2 - 11x -10) I am then supposed to be able to factor it as usual. This is just the tip of the iceberg, as there are 5 more lessons (with 5 additional things to learn) after this. I need to learn this; practice this; teach this, before the end of next week. So, I may not be posting for a few days or if I do, it will be to try and figure this mess out by explaining it here. It's your call.