Wed Mar 9, 2016, 04:28 PM
corbettkroehler (1,898 posts)
$12 ≠ $15
I just received an email from Bob Poe For Congress (FL10). As a Sandinista, I was disappointed to see the candidate announce his support for Secretary Clinton. From there, the message went downhill quickly, though, when the blatantly false statement appeared that Hillary supports raising the minimum wage to $15. She supports $12. I remember her criticism of Bernie for being too bold in suggesting $15. See for yourself:

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$12 ≠ $15 (Original post) 
corbettkroehler  Mar 2016  OP 
6chars  Mar 2016  #1  
corbettkroehler  Mar 2016  #2  
Baobab  Mar 2016  #3 
Response to corbettkroehler (Original post)
Wed Mar 9, 2016, 04:40 PM
6chars (3,967 posts)
1. wrong
Let a=12 and b=15. Define x as the difference between them: x = b  a Multiply both sides of the equation by (ba): b a) = (b a)(b a) or bx ax = b^2 2ab + a^2 Adding bx+aba^2 to both sides and simplifying gives: bx ax bx + ab a^2 = b^2 2ab + a^2 bx + ab a^2 this can be rewritten as: bx bx ax + ab a^2 = bx + b^2 2ab + ab + a^2 a^2 which simplifies to: ax + ab a^2 = bx + b^2 ab Both sides of this equation have a common factor: a(x + b a) = b(x + b a) Divide both sides by (x+ba): and we get a = b, and thus 12 = 15. 
Response to 6chars (Reply #1)
Wed Mar 9, 2016, 04:57 PM
corbettkroehler (1,898 posts)
2. Touchι! n/t
Response to corbettkroehler (Reply #2)
Tue Mar 22, 2016, 11:39 PM
Baobab (4,667 posts)