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## #451 2012-05-12 02:47:30

bobbym

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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi gAr;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #452 2012-05-12 03:41:59

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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi,

Thanks!
But why did you close that topic?

"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."

## #453 2012-05-12 03:56:56

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Bafflers?

He probably forgot to open it again.He usually closes the topic he posts a problem in.The same is for his threads in Computer Math.

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #454 2012-05-12 04:45:02

bobbym

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### Re: Bafflers?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #455 2012-05-15 23:27:27

bobbym

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### Re: Bafflers?

New Question:

Find the general term of the sequence and the 100th term.

2,4,5,7,8,9,11,12,13,14,16,17,18,19,20,...

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #456 2012-05-17 22:47:34

bobbym

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### Re: Bafflers?

New Question:

A person has a fair die, a fair coin and a 4 color spinner. The spinner has sections marked 1,2,4 and 8. Each with a probability of 1 / 4.

He throws the die and whatever number comes up he flips the coin that many times. He spins the spinner as many times as heads comes up from all the coin flips.What is the probability that the sum of the spinners spins is less than 5?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #457 2012-05-17 22:52:05

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Bafflers?

Whoa! That is hardcore.

Did you see my answer for the one before?

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #458 2012-05-18 02:30:37

bobbym

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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi;

What answer? Where is it, I do not see it up there?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #459 2012-05-18 03:22:25

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Bafflers?

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #460 2012-05-18 03:33:16

bobbym

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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #461 2012-05-18 04:05:49

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi bobbym

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #462 2012-05-18 04:11:11

bobbym

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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #463 2012-05-18 04:24:59

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi bobbym

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #464 2012-05-18 04:42:53

bobbym

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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #465 2012-05-18 05:21:57

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Bafflers?

Just need to find a way to get the answer myself.

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #466 2012-05-18 05:30:45

bobbym

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### Re: Bafflers?

You are joking right?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #467 2012-05-18 05:45:44

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Bafflers?

No,I would really like to.

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #468 2012-05-18 05:55:31

bobbym

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### Re: Bafflers?

1) R.I.P.O.S.T.P.

2) I did not get that one.

3) The guys who did had inside information.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #469 2012-05-18 06:14:28

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Bafflers?

What kind of inside information?

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #470 2012-05-18 07:28:13

bobbym

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### Re: Bafflers?

The were physically grounded to the problem. Meaning they knew where those numbers come from. This can provide insight into the general term.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #471 2012-05-18 07:31:01

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Bafflers?

And where do these numbers come from?

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2012-05-18 07:31:37)

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #472 2012-05-18 07:31:35

bobbym

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### Re: Bafflers?

I had no idea until 3 days ago.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #473 2012-05-18 07:32:07

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Bafflers?

Then tell me.

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #474 2012-05-18 07:33:28

bobbym

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### Re: Bafflers?

They popped up in a little app I was working on. Unfortunately, that did not give any clue how to generalize them, so I looked em up!

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #475 2012-05-18 07:37:58

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Bafflers?

What kind of app was it?

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón