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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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What the heck has that got to do with a taylor series?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Nothing.Just found it.

What is wrong with a Taylor for sqrt(3+x) around 0?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It will not allow us to calculate it easily.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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We then apply RRA.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I will post a workable solution in the computer math section. In the meantime good work because you did solve the problem satisfactorily.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Okay! Thanks for the problem.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Now, what is the answer you are getting for problem 15, post #1701?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I think it is the same as yours.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Thanks. The reason I have posted it is because it seemed to me no one posted an algebraic method.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You did well.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Have you found any problems for Bafflers?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, billions of them.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Why don't you post one?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am posting one.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Okay. I am looking forward to it.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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**New Problem**

**A machine is to visit the following 7 points on a grid every day. See the first picture.**

**The points are located at (0,1),(1,0),(2,0),(3,1),(4,2),(5,2),(6,3).**

**Plot a curve as close as you can that allows the machine to travel the least distance per day. To prevent wear and tear on the giant machine just gentle turns are possible.**

**A says) Ridiculously simple! Just fit straight lines between each point like this, see the second picture.**

**E says) Look at those sharp turns at the end of each point. Turns like that will tear the machine apart.**

**C says) I got it! I fit a 6th degree interpolating polynomial that is the shortest distance and look how smooth my path is. See the third picture.**

**D says) Well done C!**

**B says) That is a fit but it is not the shortest path through those points.**

**Is B right? Can you find the path he is thinking of?**

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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**New problem:**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi bobbym

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