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#1 2010-06-18 10:45:43

lakeheadca
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Registered: 2010-01-31
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Function Question

What is f(27)

http://i47.tinypic.com/16t8as.gif


Answer:
f(0)
f(1)
f(2)
f(3)

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Last edited by lakeheadca (2010-06-18 10:48:53)

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#2 2010-06-18 11:31:16

bobbym
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Re: Function Question

Hi lakeheadca;

I believe it is f(3)


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#3 2010-06-18 14:15:12

lakeheadca
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Re: Function Question

Thank you Bobby,
Please can you show me how to solve it.

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#4 2010-06-18 16:46:59

bobbym
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Re: Function Question

Hi lakeheadca;

In the simplest way without using any math at all is the pattern cycles like this:

Draw a few more cycles of the curve yourself. You will see that 4 is the same as 0. 5 is the same as 1. 10 is the same as 2. After that you just have to line them up to see that 27 is in the same column as 3.

How did you do with the area and perimeter problem? Were you able to finish where I left you off?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#5 2010-06-19 03:40:35

lakeheadca
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Re: Function Question

you are a great help. very nice way to solve ... you made this problem amazingly simple.
Thank you,

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#6 2010-06-19 05:16:30

bobbym
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Re: Function Question

Your welcome. I didn't make it simple, it is simple. The only reason it is, is because I have seen it before. I still get them wrong now and then but I am not surprised by the problem. Now that you have seen it you will do much better next time. I guarantee it.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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