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Beginning Pre-Calculus for Game Developers by Boris Meltreger, John P. Flynt

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Thinking About Equations

When you equate one thing to another, you usually proceed such that you examine two things in succession and then conclude they represent the same thing. When you look at a picture of a bird in flight and think about being free to sing, dance, or write a poem, you deal with an analogical form of equality. As Figure 5.1 illustrates, you can analogically equate an oval and a circle. The two forms are rounded, for example, or of the same shade. To the idea of analogy, you can also add that of balance. You can balance a single block on a scale with three smaller blocks if the combined weights of the three smaller blocks equal that of the larger block. With both analogy and balance, you establish equality by using a given ...

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