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**soroban****Member**- Registered: 2007-03-09
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**nguyen****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-13
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this is not proof, though. can you prove it in general?

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

Welcome to the forum.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**MarvinRayBurns****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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You must be careful, but many proofs can be made by pictures alone. You must use caution because picture proofs can charm your intuition which can be easily fooled and furthermore, it is easy to ignore important conditions to your theorems!

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