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#76 2010-04-09 02:40:00

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Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi Bobby,

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#77 2010-04-09 04:44:09

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Re: Is this cool with you?

bobbym wrote:

Hi ZHero;

Sorry, can't even copy my own problem correctly. I have fixed the...

hi Bobbym!

You need to Double Check, Triple Check or say "n times" Check ur posts. cool

Don't be Sorry... Just Admit ur Mistake and be a lil'bit More Careful from next time! lol  lol

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#78 2010-04-10 18:43:12

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Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi;

For the problem in post # 75

You are both right, A,B,C are all wrong the answer is 8.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#79 2010-04-11 00:19:03

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Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi;

If r1, r2 and r3 are the roots of

and a ≠ 0 and

find a.

A says) No solutions.

B says) There are many answers for a but only one integer answer.

C says) There is only one answer for a.

D says) There are many answers but none of them are integers.

Who is right?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#80 2010-04-21 12:42:44

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Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi;

How many solutions are there to xyz = 360 when x ≠ y ≠ z and x,y,z > 0 ?

A) says 180
B) says 360
C) says 126
D) says 168

Who is right, hide your answers and back them up.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#81 2010-04-22 02:34:58

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Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi Bobby,

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"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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#82 2010-04-22 07:06:26

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That's correct! Very good!


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#83 2010-04-23 08:07:39

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Hi;

What is the smallest integer that when cubed has it's last 4 digits the same?

A says ) 9999

B says ) There are some that are smaller than that.

C says ) There is only 2 smaller numbers.

Who is right and why?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#84 2010-04-23 12:40:25

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Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi Bobby,

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"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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#85 2010-04-23 15:00:56

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Hi phrontister;

That is correct! What does your LB code look like?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#86 2010-04-23 17:22:49

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Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi Bobby,


"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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#87 2010-04-23 18:40:10

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Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#88 2010-04-24 00:07:36

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Hi Bobby,

That's a neat trick!

Same answers as mine, and it took 18% less time. smile

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#89 2010-04-24 01:22:26

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Hi phrontister;

Usually string operations, like converting integers to strings are very slow in almost every language. When possible work with integers, they are faster.

A tough one so be careful:

What is the smallest n, that n^3 has 4444 at the end?

A says ) No cube has 4444 on the end.

B says ) Of course there is some cube with 4444 on the end.

C says ) There are an infinite number of them but they are all 30 digits or more.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#90 2010-04-24 03:31:50

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Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi Bobby,

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"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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#91 2010-04-24 07:23:47

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Hi phrontister;

That is correct, can you give an old man a little help with your explanation? I am not following it.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#92 2010-04-24 14:14:48

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Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi Bobby,

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"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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#93 2010-04-24 18:40:21

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Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi phrontister;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#94 2010-04-24 19:05:09

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#95 2010-04-24 19:21:16

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Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi ZHero;

Your solution is a real killer. It is devastating. I didn't think of that. Looks like a large happy face eating the earth.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#96 2010-04-24 23:41:34

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yeah.. that was the result when i tried to run a simple program in

Language on my


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#97 2010-04-25 00:43:36

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Hi Bobby,

I had already done something similar to yours:

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#98 2010-04-25 03:24:24

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There is a shorter proof of this that doesn't use a computer. Unfortunately I can't remember what it is or how I derived it. I will post it when I do. Good work, by the way.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#99 2010-04-25 13:51:42

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Re: Is this cool with you?

Hi Bobby,

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"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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#100 2010-04-25 15:26:59

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Hi phrontister;

Do you have some idea in mind?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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