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

What does the above factorization combinatorically tell us?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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That factorization isn't quite correct.

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

Yes, I am missing the square. I have fixed it.

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**Olinguito****Member**- Registered: 2014-08-12
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Well, can be, for example, the number of passwords of at least 1 character and at most 6 characters that can be made from *x* characters, allowing repetitions.

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

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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My money is on the one on the right being the gf of two dice being thrown.

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

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

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

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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I have forgotten that too.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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But what is it needed for?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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To look underneath a hidden tag, especially one for another person.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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A hidden tag?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Ah, okay. I thought you meant a tag like on SE.

Where did you get this problem?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I was looking at proving combinatoric identities using gf's, it was a while back so...

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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The only thing coming to my mind is that multiplying by 1/(1-x) gives the gf of the partial sums of the sequence given by the rest of the gf.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, that is correct. So obviously, I had seen or derived something about the throwing of two die.

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**Olinguito****Member**- Registered: 2014-08-12
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bobbym wrote:

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

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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**What is a unit triangle?**

**A says) An equilateral triangle with sides 1.**

**B says) Obviously it is a triangle with the longest side being equal to 1.**

**C says) What is a unit?**

**D says) It is a triangle with an area that equals 1.**

**E says) I have never heard of it.**

**What do you say?**

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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This will be the toughest baffler ever posed here.

Disclaimer: Do not try this problem and then drive or operate heavy machinery.

Okay, you see that side PQ is the square root of 3 and the equation of the ellipse is given below it.

The rules are rather extreme:

You may not use any CAS, that means Mathematica, Maxima, Wolfram Alpha, Maple, Matlab, Mupad, Octave, Pari, Yacas, Fricas, Magma.

You may not use any programming language, that means C, C++, Wolfram, Haskell, Basic, Pascal, Cobol, Fortran, Python or any other.

You may not use any mathematics that means calculus, group theory, algebra, trigonometry, geometry (Euclidean or any other), probability, any math theorem.

You can only use the tools of EM or you can try the force.

Okay, now for the question:

If we move P and Q along the circumference of that ellipse what is the sum of the largest area and the smallest area for triangle POQ? Of course the length of PQ must always remain constant at

A says) 2.

B says) That is not correct.

C says) 6.022 x 10^23

D says) 0

E says) I know the answer.

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

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'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It is very desirable to get an analytic form. Can you do that, with the same rules still applying?

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