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You are not logged in. #201 20110203 13:35:23
Re: Is this cool with you?Hi bobbym, "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  Buddha? "Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay." #202 20110203 18:11:03
Re: Is this cool with you?No problem at all, the old guy made yet another typo. Soon under the new regime they will be putting him to sleep, permanently. Or maybe in the coming food riots they will eat him. Either way, then he can go to the big forum in the sky. The computers are faster there and he can live out eternity computing zillions of digits in the decimal expansion of 7 / 9. 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. #203 20110203 18:48:24
Re: Is this cool with you?Nah, we learn more if there are typos... "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  Buddha? "Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay." #204 20110203 19:29:10
Re: Is this cool with you?You have a point there. 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. #205 20110204 14:39:49
Re: Is this cool with you?S = { 1,2,3,4,5,6,7, ... 1000 }. C adds 1 to every 2nd element, 1 to every 3rd element all the way up to every nth element. If n is 250 then what is 2nd largest element in the set now. 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. #206 20110204 16:42:33
Re: Is this cool with you?Hi, Last edited by gAr (20110204 18:06:30) "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  Buddha? "Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay." #207 20110204 20:52:30
Re: Is this cool with you?Hi bobbym, I come from a civilization which has given the world the number 0.. #208 20110204 21:00:41
Re: Is this cool with you?Hi all; 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. #209 20110204 21:20:11
Re: Is this cool with you?Hi bobbym, "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  Buddha? "Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay." #210 20110204 21:27:31
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. #211 20110204 21:33:46
Re: Is this cool with you?But the question says "C adds 1 to every 2nd element", so why are we adding 1 to all?! "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  Buddha? "Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay." #212 20110204 21:40:11
Re: Is this cool with you?Hi;
Darn you would say that. Why must they always read the questions, I do not? Because of that now we have parity. All 3 of us have wrong answers. 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. #213 20110204 21:43:09
Re: Is this cool with you?Hi, Last edited by gAr (20110204 21:45:54) "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  Buddha? "Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay." #214 20110204 21:46:02
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. #215 20110204 21:51:20
Re: Is this cool with you?Hi, "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  Buddha? "Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay." #216 20110204 21:55:19
Re: Is this cool with you?That is close but it is clear that you were on the right track with your sequence in post #210. That sequence is correct and leads to the correct answer. 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. #217 20110204 21:57:05
Re: Is this cool with you?Hi bobbym, Last edited by Howardroark (20110204 21:58:51) I come from a civilization which has given the world the number 0.. #218 20110204 21:59:12
Re: Is this cool with you?Hi Howardroark;
That has been refuted in post #212 and #213. Simply by reading the problem correctly as you both did. 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. #219 20110204 22:02:17
Re: Is this cool with you?Hi bobbym, I come from a civilization which has given the world the number 0.. #220 20110204 22:09:28
Re: Is this cool with you?Hi all, "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  Buddha? "Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay." #221 20110204 22:11:03
Re: Is this cool with you?Hi all, I come from a civilization which has given the world the number 0.. #222 20110204 22:14:56
Re: Is this cool with you?Hi, I come from a civilization which has given the world the number 0.. #223 20110204 22:15:01
Re: Is this cool with you?Alright let me show what I have and let us see if we can agree. Divisors of 1000 are: So 1000 gets incremented 13 times = 1013 = maximum. Divisors of 990: So 990 gets incrememnted 20 times = 1010 = 2nd largest. 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. #224 20110204 22:15:42
Re: Is this cool with you?Hi Howardroark, "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  Buddha? "Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay." #225 20110204 22:17:20
Re: Is this cool with you?Hi bobbym, I come from a civilization which has given the world the number 0.. 