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Topic: come to pass
Posted: Monday, June 1, 2020 5:43:06 PM
Reiko07 wrote:
Thanks, thar. 😊

Topic: come to pass
Posted: Monday, June 1, 2020 7:28:55 AM
Thanks, Drag0n. 😊

Topic: come to pass
Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2020 6:45:01 PM
FounDit wrote:

I've never heard it used in this way..."come to such a pass". It sounds odd to me.

Thanks. Does the following sentence sound natural to you?

Things have come to a pretty pass when a referee can no longer be trusted.
Cambridge Dictionary

Topic: come to pass
Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2020 5:13:27 PM
tautophile wrote:
"All flesh is grass."

Thanks. 😊 How would you interpret that?


FounDit wrote:
come to pass

My attempt to explain would include the idea that time "passes". As it passes, events come and go, they "pass" by in the flow of time. Therefore, things "come to pass". That is, they come into existence, or happen, then they pass, or become completed, which leads to another saying, "this, too, shall pass", meaning all of this goes away. It's usually used with bad, or negative, experiences.

Thanks. 😊

The following sentences motivated me to start this thread:

Things have come to such a pass that a qualified student can still get into some boarding schools in time for the September term.
FRAZE·IT

I never thought things would come to such a pass as this.
The Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Topic: come to pass
Posted: Friday, May 29, 2020 8:42:45 PM
come to pass
​★ (old use) to happen
How did such a disaster come to pass?

The Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Question: What does the "pass" in the idiom "come to pass" mean?

Topic: Find the last nonzero digit of 35!.
Posted: Friday, May 29, 2020 1:30:17 AM
tautophile wrote:
I checked that goggling a table of factorials that goes well beyond 35! and yes, that's the right number. (I'm glad I didn't have to calculate it myself.)

It's a "No Calculator Allowed" quiz. I used WolframAlpha to check my answer.

WolframAlpha – 35!

Here's my calculation:

35!
=
2³²×3¹⁵×5⁸×7⁵×11³×13²×17²×19×23×29×31
=
(2²⁴×3¹⁵×7⁵×11³×13²×17²×19×23×29×31)×100000000

In modulo 10,

2²⁴×3¹⁵×7⁵×11³×13²×17²×19×23×29×31

6×7×7×1×9×9×9×3×9×1

2×3×1×7

2

Topic: Find the last nonzero digit of 35!.
Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:08:39 PM
taurine wrote:
The first sentence can be OK if you add anything else between the factor symbol and a question mark. I think that, for the avoidance of a doubt, it may be helpful to include anything else for the person who understands what mathematical factor is if the same person also knows some supplemental mathematical operators. I had seen, perhaps once, the sign > or, < included below the question mark.

Thanks, taurine. How about the following version?

(3) What is the last nonzero digit of 35! (= 35 factorial)?

Topic: Find the last nonzero digit of 35!.
Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:07:41 AM
tautophile wrote:
Yes, #2 is also natural. I'm not sure I understand the question, though. On the face of it, the last nonzero (or non-zero) digit of 35 is the 5 at the end of it. There aren't any zeros (which is what I assume is meant by "zero digit") in 35. There's a three and a five and that's all.

Thanks, tautophile.

35! = 35 factorial = 1×2×3×···×33×34×35

The answer is 2.

35! = 10333147966386144929666651337523200000000

Topic: Find the last nonzero digit of 35!.
Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 11:36:29 PM
(1) What is the last nonzero digit of 35!?

(2) Find the last nonzero digit of 35!.

[A math quiz for Japanese high school students. (translation mine)]

I assume #1 is natural. Is #2 natural?

Topic: Paul and Robert had been good friends
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:05:25 PM
Boris66 wrote:

but their paths diverged after their graduated.


Hi, Boris.

I think you meant to write "after they graduated" or "after their graduation."