Hello everyone. I recently asked a question here and earned 7 upvotes but my rep point is 36. I can't figure out how it was calculated. It is not for rep points that I come to this site ; however, I want to reach the rep level where many privileges are enjoyed.

Thank you.

  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, I just knew that it is different here.(from MO) $\endgroup$
    – Chulumba
    Commented Jan 15, 2011 at 14:47
  • $\begingroup$ Why the downvote to this question? $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 15, 2011 at 14:49
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    $\begingroup$ @Akhil: I didn't downvote, but perhaps because there was no indication that there was any prior research done? Like maybe reading the FAQ? $\endgroup$
    – Aryabhata
    Commented Jan 15, 2011 at 18:30

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Oh my gosh a math question I can actually answer! Let me try my hand at this:

(5 × 7) + 1 = 36

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    $\begingroup$ Jeff, you can't honestly expect mathematicians to be able and calculate simple multiplications!! :-D $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Commented Jan 15, 2011 at 22:54
  • $\begingroup$ You remembered me Poincare who usually missed simple additions. $\endgroup$
    – Chulumba
    Commented Jan 18, 2011 at 17:21

All's explained in the FAQ. 7 upvotes to your questions at 5 rep each gives +35. Everyone starts with 1. So you have a total of 36.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. I thought it was the same as MO. $\endgroup$
    – Chulumba
    Commented Jan 15, 2011 at 14:44

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