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## #1176 2011-11-26 21:49:53

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Hi phrontister;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #1177 2011-11-26 22:05:43

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Hi Bobby,

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

## #1178 2011-11-26 22:07:43

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Hi;

I used the one on top of the page here at the forum. For some Firefox settings it does not print correctly.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #1179 2011-11-26 22:26:45

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Hi Bobby,

The code &#928 (with a semicolon immediately after it - I can't include it or the code disappears from my post) prints the symbol about one third larger than MIF's...but it's still the same unclear shape.

This code: Π
MIF's: π

Maybe MIF's can be enlarged to distinguish it from the letter 'n'...but I don't know how to do that.

Letter n: n
MIF's pi: π

I use Google Chrome, on which the two are very similar.

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"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

## #1180 2011-11-26 22:41:48

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Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #1181 2011-11-26 22:53:43

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Hi Bobby,

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

## #1182 2011-11-26 23:01:20

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Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #1183 2011-11-26 23:46:17

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Hi Bobby,

I guess there'd be several ways other than mine to solve that problem: the popular way, your way and gAr's way.

Would you like to post yours? If it's not too advanced, that is. Remember, I can't even spell jeometree.

PS...That "m" in "jeometree" nearly looks like an "r" followed by pi:

m vs. rπ

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"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

## #1184 2011-11-26 23:50:33

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Hi phrontister;

My solution comes from using experimental methods. I used geogebra for this and all other geometry problems. I have even been experimenting with it to do programming tasks. It is an awesome tool. I will post the whole solution in the Computer math section. Just give me a little time.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #1185 2011-12-08 08:16:15

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New Problem

The argument between A and B has intensified. They are now at the point where they want to fight a duel. Both being mathematicians of sorts they argue for a long time on the rules. A is a poor shooter. He hits his target 35% of the time. B is more accurate, he hits his target 54% of the time. They agree to these rules.

A shoots first 1 time. If B is still alive then B shoots 1 time. Then A shoots 2 times.  Next B shoots 3 times, followed by A shooting 5 times. The number of times each shoots is the next Fibonacci number. What are the chances for both duelists?

A says) Of course I am the favorite to kill that B guy.

B says) Not in the long run!

C says) I want B dead too, if A does not get him, I will.

D says)Too bad this is not a 5 way duel!

E says) I agree! Just one thing though how are you each going to carry an infinite number of bullets?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #1186 2011-12-10 01:04:16

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Hi bobbym,

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #1187 2011-12-10 03:40:27

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Hi gar;

That is correct. Very good answer, I agree I do not know if those numbers are expressible in known constants.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #1188 2011-12-10 03:50:21

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Hi bobbym,

Okay, thanks!

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #1189 2011-12-10 04:27:57

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Hi gAr;

The person who posed that got a different answer than we did.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #1190 2011-12-10 04:29:08

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Hi,

What did that person get?

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #1191 2011-12-10 04:34:01

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Hi;

I do not remember but it was not right. He got that B has a higher percentage which is clearly wrong.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #1192 2011-12-10 04:37:25

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Okay.
Yes, B would definitely have a lower percentage.

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #1193 2011-12-10 04:39:27

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Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #1194 2011-12-10 04:51:12

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It's mostly rote, dull!
I'm stuck in this system.

How's the problem which you were trying?

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #1195 2011-12-10 04:53:32

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Bad, it seems very lucky that I got the right answer. I can not generalize it.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #1196 2011-12-10 05:09:24

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Okay.

I'll take some rest.
See you later.

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #1197 2012-01-03 19:04:37

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20 random numbers are drawn from a normal distribution with mean 4 and standard deviation 2. They are labelled a1 to a20. A random number called b is drawn from a normal distribution with mean 3 and standard deviation 3.

What is the chance that b is greater than 10 of the a's?

A says) 1 / 21
C says) .03125
D says) 1/2
E says) It is a complicated expression but one of those answers is right.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #1198 2012-01-30 20:25:27

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Hi bobbym,

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #1199 2012-01-30 23:30:53

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### Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi gAr;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #1200 2012-01-30 23:36:14

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Hi bobbym,

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."