So where do you get 30.25? How do you know to include it in the equation, and more importantly, how to include it?

Math Class? Rules? Final solution? Wow it finally is hitting me thanks to your comments.

You go to class to hopefully get a general idea of how a math area works. You learn, hopefully:

What the errors that can face you in solving a problem

Get a lot of practice solutions

But

You leave the class with the hope that in your futere life you can identify your life problems. You worked a lot of examples, but your individual real life problem may not have been one of the examples you need to solve, and by grace you seek an inspired correct solution.

The OT Law can point out the problem of sin, but it is just a schoolmasterl that points out problems and gives examples that only generally point to a solution. The real solution comes by grace as you sit there and think about the problem, and have grace hand you the solution and decide how to apply that solution. In my case someone else provided the answer I now see.

Law = Schoolmaster. As a slow thinking Mississippi person, perhaps I am finally learning something in a Classik challenge. And I think this lesson is more important than the math solution.

At times I notice the next Classik challenges seem to be based on responses in previous posts. There are going to be no telling how many threads from this one thread alone.

The Classik school of appropriate questions. Hard course at times, but if used to the fullest it is an education experience of a lifetime.

Thanks Classik, and all the rest of you.

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