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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Why? Can you show me an example or a proof?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The fact is you have already seen a couple of examples. You just have not yet understood what you saw.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Can you show me one again?

Is it about numerical stability?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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When you are ready to accept it we will continue with that one. After all, it is the best example of itself. Bafflers is where the answers are.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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If I accept it you will explain it to me? Okay.Sure.3**2-2**2<>(3-2)(3+2). Everybody knows that.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Sure.3**2-2**2<>(3-2)(3+2). Everybody knows that

They do!? 5 = 5, does it not?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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But,by what you propose,it is not. That's confusing me.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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What is an identity?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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But why do you say that

a**2-b**2<>(a-b)(a+b)

if it is contradictory to the identity you just wrote above.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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What is an identity?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Something that always holds?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is correct. In computational mathematics that is not an identity, in ordinary algebra it is.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Why is it not an identity in comp. math? Numerical stability?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Sometimes it has to do with numerical stability and sometimes it does not.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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And when does it not?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That was first investigated by John Von Neumann. He could not answer it fully and neither can I. Numerical analysis is the study of algorithms like that so called identity.

Incidentally, that integral, Wolfram does not know how to do it either.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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WA didn't calculate the antiderivative. It evaluated it.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Nope, the last time I used mathematica on it the darn package did not get more than a few digits right!

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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How do you know what the digits are?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That too is done differently in numerical work than in ordinary math. We verify precision not with mathematical proof but by the double digit method or digit agreement between 2 different methods.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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But then to solve a problem like that one you would need ti find 2 methods. That's even harder.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Who said it was easy and who says it has to be easy. That is another fallacy drummed into students and teachers. They mistakenly believe all problems are solvable in a couple of minutes and a couple of theorems. Just because all the textbook problems are like that. The truth is real world problem are usually not solvable.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The truth they are hiding is that they are solvable in one command!

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Nice work. Just,hide it please.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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**#7)Find the generating function and general term (if they exist) of the sequence:**

**013467.........With the obvious increasin pattern +1,+2,+1,+2...**

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