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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hey, you have a new signature!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is very observant of you. The fact that it has been there for over a month...

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I am talking about the second sentence. The one about lazy peopls getting rewards and stuff.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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So am I.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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It wasn't there a month ago.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmm. You have proof?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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No. But neither do you that it was there then.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I do not need proof. It tells me something about the way your mind works.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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By now my mind is an open book to you. If you didn't find out anything about how my mind works, you certainly ain't gonna.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Nowadays, I have no time for such things.

I do have a solution to gAr's problem. It is a dilly!

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Which one?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Post 1490 in the other thread.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi bobbym

I think that is what we got for your problem. We did a different problem from what you expected.

My GF for that was:

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Why the derivative?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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So I can sum the probability of getting a result multiplied by that result. That gives me what the result will be on average when I put x=1.

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

Did you use that on say a small power?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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It yields a good answer for 123456787654321.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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How did you compute the answer for 123456787654321?

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Anyway,

Has anyone read the book "The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Mid-night"?

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

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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bobbym wrote:

How did you compute the answer for 123456787654321?

I just plugged in 1 for x in my GF above.

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But how do you know that x = 1

and

What is the full form of "GF"?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi Agnishom

I put x=1 becauase it gets me the desired answer.

Gf means generating function.

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

Okay then maybe you can answer gAR's question?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I get 123456787654321*35/18

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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What do you get for 5 throws?

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