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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Thanks!

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

Your welcome, we have a problem on the other question.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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bobbym wrote:

New Problem:

We start with the sequence a0, a1, a2, a3,... with a0 being a positive integer and the recurrence

What do you exactly mean by a finite sequence?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Does the a_n's ever run out of digits? That would be a finite sequence.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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So a sequence of the form:

is finite, right?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That would be an infinite sequence. A finite one would be one that ran out of digits. Remember a digit is sometimes just dropped! If I show you one it gives the answer away.

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

**How many solutions are there to,**

A says)21 solutions.

B says) Nope! That is too high.

C says) I counted them, there are 8.

D says) I like 21 too.

E says) I agree with B.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi bobbym,

*Last edited by gAr (2012-07-03 16:06:58)*

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Nice GF gAr.

And congrats on being a star member!

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Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi anonimnystefy,

Thanks!

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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You're welcome.

I have a question for you. Is there a closed form for:

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi,

I found that it's a theta function, maybe it doesn't have a closed form.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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A theta function?

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi bobbym,

Thanks!

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

How are you and how are your studies going?

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi,

My studies are going fine, how are you?

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

The same, just hotter! It is summer here.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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That's nice, is it too hot?

It's supposed to be rainy season here, but no sign of rain!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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No rain here and about 110F. Was hoping to be in Florida by now which is more humid and more tropical.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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We start with the sequence a0, a1, a2, a3,... with a0 being a positive integer and the recurrenceIf the last digit of

is 5 or less then that digit is dropped. The process stops when has no more digits. 1) Can you find an a0 that will produce an infinite sequence?

2) An a0 that will produce a finite sequence?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Hi gAr

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Hi bobbym

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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