Corrections and Clarifications

Erratum

Science  09 Jan 1959:
Vol. 129, Issue 3341, pp. 89
DOI: 10.1126/science.129.3341.89

Abstract

In the 26 December issue [Science 128, 1614 (1958)], the solutions to the problem "A door opening was 3 feet 9 inches higher than it was wide. Which one of the following best expresses the area of the door opening, in square inches, after the opening has been heightened 2 inches and narrowed 3 inches?" were erroneously given as

A) lc + (x/w)

B) l + (w/cx)

C) l + (cw/x)

D) (l + cw)/x

E) (l + cx)/w

The possible solutions should have been

A) x2 + 44x - 141

B) x2 + 47x + 141

C) x(x + 45 ) + 66

D) x2 + 45 + 72

E) (x + 45) (x – 3)

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