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#51 2014-06-20 15:20:57

cooljackiec
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Re: bases

Hmm 32/127 is what i found too

Also, anonimistefy, I got the 1st question. It was 30, not 32.

I see you have graph paper.
You must be plotting something

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#52 2014-06-20 15:25:19

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Re: bases

Hm, how did you do it? Because I sure am getting 32 (the number is g0g0).

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#53 2014-06-20 15:25:28

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Re: bases

Given a rational number, write it as a fraction in lowest terms and calculate the product of the resulting numerator and denominator. For how many rational numbers between 0 and 1 will 20! be the resulting product?

We have fraction m/n. I wrote the prime factorization of 20!, but I can't seem to find the largest possible value of m. Once I get the largest value of m, then I can just count the number of divisiors of m, but what do I do to get m.

Also:
Find the sum of all positive rational numbers that are less than 10 and that have denominator 30 when written in lowest terms.

I see you have graph paper.
You must be plotting something

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#54 2014-06-20 15:30:25

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Re: bases

Hi

I'm getting 128 for the first one.

Also, look at post #52.

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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#55 2014-06-20 19:54:38

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Re: bases

That code seems to be slightly incomplete,

I will have you know that I am one of those rare people that can take anything apart and reassemble it using fewer parts. Minimalistic code is the hallmark of genius.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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#56 2014-06-20 23:47:53

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That is all okay, but if things were a bit different, it could have missed a solution.

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2014-06-21 00:31:40)

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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#57 2014-06-21 03:50:02

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Re: bases

Why do you think that? The FindInstance command often looks like that. Small but powerful.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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#58 2014-06-21 03:50:59

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Because it would miss the ones that do not begin with 0.251...

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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#59 2014-06-21 03:53:20

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Re: bases

Hmmm, is that not the point?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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#60 2014-06-21 04:36:16

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No, because you want stuff like 0.07251, 0.0251 and such.

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2014-06-21 04:36:35)

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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#61 2014-06-21 04:46:48

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Re: bases

Hi;

Yes I see that now. I did not take that into consideration. If I got the right answer then today must be my lucky day.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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#62 2014-06-21 04:57:28

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Re: bases

I think you did get the right answer. Good work!

What do you think about the first question from post #53.

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2014-06-21 04:57:53)

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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#63 2014-06-21 05:05:21

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Re: bases

I think it is rather easy to get the answer.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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#64 2014-06-21 05:41:56

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Re: bases

Are you getting what I got?

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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#65 2014-06-21 05:55:39

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Re: bases

What are you getting (PM me)?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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#66 2014-06-21 06:02:43

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Re: bases

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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#67 2014-06-21 06:08:13

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Re: bases

Oh, I am sorry. That is the answer given.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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#68 2014-06-21 06:11:28

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Re: bases

Hm?

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2014-06-21 06:12:02)

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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#69 2014-06-21 06:13:35

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Re: bases

So, I would presume that the probability that we are both wrong is less than 1%. Significantly less.

Why the Hm?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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#70 2014-06-21 06:14:41

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Re: bases

I did not understand what you meant. You got the same answer?

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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#71 2014-06-21 06:22:19

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Re: bases

Yes I did.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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#72 2014-06-21 06:29:43

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Re: bases

Ah, okay. Post #67 is confusing.

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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#73 2014-06-21 06:57:44

bobbym
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Re: bases

Hmmm, do you see why the problem is easy?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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#74 2014-06-21 07:12:47

anonimnystefy
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Re: bases

Well, I do not see why it is easy. I just know it was easy for me.

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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#75 2014-06-21 07:14:24

bobbym
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Re: bases

I just know it was easy for me.

Hmmm.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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