# Twisted Math: From XXL to M at inspirations

by on July 18, 2007

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Here’s a tough math equation. Got this one from an inspirations™ (a slimming and beauty clinic for men and women) advertisement.

XXL to M

We’ll help you trim down to size. Just for Rs.2999/- 5 Kgs Weight Loss + 5 Tummy Trims + 5 Inch Loss Sessions. For details SMS SLIM to 6767.

If,

x = Cost per kg lost
y = Cost per tummy trim and
z = Cost per inch loss session

then,

5x + 5y + 5z = 2999 or

x + y + z = 599.80

We’ve just hit a roadblock – 3 unknowns and just 1 equation. Drop a comment if you can crack this one.

Goutham July 19, 2007 at 6:46 PM

It is an ugly trend that all blog entries are getting commented by M, R, S. And Mr. Vinaya, you started it all. It does not make a good reading … say after a year somebody revisits a classic entry. For me names add a special sentimental value. Aren’t you guys fed up of working out Algebraic equations with x, y and z in school. Grow up.

Manish July 22, 2007 at 11:39 PM

hi,
if you wish to understand the x, y, and z of this equation, then you need to visit one of these centres. They are good councellors.

manish

Vinaya HS July 23, 2007 at 9:07 PM

What can I do Goutham? Swami R chose the nomenclature himself. At least you know who Swami R is. :-)