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**PatternMan****Member**- Registered: 2014-03-08
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I have been looking at sequences an series at the moment and their patterns don't always match mine. I'll describe the pattern in English and not know how to describe it mathematically. They will sometimes write a mathematical expression for the sequence and I wont know if it matches my word description. For example you could use

(x+1)^2 or x^2 +2x +1 as a formula for something. It's obvious to us that they will give the same result even though they look different. Also some methods may seem the same until you input values like 0 or -1/2 into the function so my word description may not work. Anyway does anyone know any resources where I can learn to write word descriptions of patterns in maths notation?

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**MD Muzibur Rahman****Member**- Registered: 2014-05-21
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yaah, it's very difficult,

i also faced this kind of problem.

There are no common method to express all kinds of patterns. It varies on what type of pattern it is.

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