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I have noticed is that when a problem is thorny using classical methods

True but Niharika's question was not that thorny

Interesting

I like the OP's discrete optimization problems better.

How are you getting the worksheets generated?

How're the worksheets being generated?

Can we write a script?

I introduced a b in the numerator, as in log(bx)

I got the first integral in post #1

I tried differentiating under the integral

**Agnishom**- Replies: 7

Why do I get different results from M for these two integrals? How do I solve the second one?

There is no cute proof? Not even one using a gf?

Do not worry about IE

I already knew this proof. I am looking for something else

This is a Taylor Series.

What you are doing is a proof. You can only do this when you know the answer.

What if I am not given the answer to begin with?

Okay, how do I do it?

I searched the internet but did not undrstand it.

Is there a generating function way?

The answer as M suggests is Log(2)

**Agnishom**- Replies: 14

How do I find a closed form for the following:

1/1 - 1/2 + 1/3 - 1/4 + ...

Works on iPad Safari

Hi;

What is your favorite color?

To present a problem in precise terms is a very very important skill.

Why can't we see examples with much smaller numbers?

Why do I find this page too messy to read through...

Is he legally an Indian?

I think I am not of his age or from America