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## #101 2011-06-30 20:41:05

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Hi;

I got - ∞ for the one with the z in there. Thanks much for providing your solution.

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.

## #102 2011-06-30 20:48:25

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Okay.
You could've figured it out that there could be a mistake.
Thanks for telling!

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## #103 2011-06-30 22:48:53

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hi gAr

could you explain how you got the second line in your solution.i don't get it.

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## #104 2011-06-30 23:01:08

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Hi anonimnystefy,

I used L'Hospital's rule.

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"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #105 2011-06-30 23:04:03

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aah.ok think i get it.

could you also make a topic on integrals?it would be nice to practice working on them.

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The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #106 2011-06-30 23:12:57

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Hi;

You can find a lot of them here.

http://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic.php?id=4208

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.

## #107 2011-06-30 23:21:29

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Hi bobbym,

I was searching for that url. Thanks!

"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."

## #108 2011-06-30 23:25:59

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Hi gAr;

I can not come up with anything better for #9 then using L'Hospitals rule.

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.

## #109 2011-06-30 23:45:27

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Okay, no problem.
Thanks for looking into the problem.

"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."

## #110 2011-06-30 23:48:51

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Hi;

This works. Taylorize the numerator:

Now divide through by x and now it is easy to see what the limit is.

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.

## #111 2011-06-30 23:56:26

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Hi bobbym,

Yes, I tried expanding like that.
But deriving that would require us to find limits anyway!

"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."

## #112 2011-06-30 23:59:47

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Hi;

Do you mean the derivatives, because the limits are done term by term?

Yes, you would have to find and prove the general term of that series ( done by induction ). Once you have the general term it is easy to see all terms after the constant term have an x in them and therefore zero out.

Oh wait, I see what you are saying! Good point. Even the f(0) could be a problem.

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.

## #113 2011-07-01 00:10:25

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Hi,

Yes!
That's why I avoided giving that in my solution.

I thought maybe we can use binomial theorem, but that too fails. (or is it me?)

"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."

## #114 2011-07-01 00:13:47

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Hi gAr;

That is one way, maybe.

Also this is like a piece of experimental math. You use a package to get the answer and then you prove the answer is correct by induction. Sort of like the more classical use of guessing at the solution of a sum or a recurrence.

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.

## #115 2011-07-01 00:20:46

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Hi bobbym,

Yes, I agree.

"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."

## #116 2011-07-01 00:32:51

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Hi;

In this case since proving the answer you get is going to be difficult at least from what I see, I think it is easier to use your 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.

## #117 2011-07-01 00:40:56

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Hi bobbym,

I think so. From what I know, no other tricks I can think of.

"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."

## #118 2011-07-02 02:43:37

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hi gAr

how about a hint on the 10?

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #119 2011-07-02 02:52:07

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Hi anonimnystefy,

"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."

## #120 2011-07-02 03:13:10

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I hope my steps are correct.

## #121 2011-07-02 03:19:14

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hi 123ronnie123

how did you get the next to last line?

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #122 2011-07-02 03:23:14

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Hi anonimnystefy,
I am unsure about the ending of my solution and I am waiting for either gAr's or Bobbym's help.

## #123 2011-07-02 03:43:54

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Hi 123ronnie321,

"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."

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## #125 2011-07-02 13:01:09

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Hi,

You're welcome!

"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."