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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi gAr;

I feel 6 and 8 are the easier ones, relatively.

Completed 6, but it was not easy for me. Will post it as soon as I latex it up.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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hi gAr

the answer would be much prettier if you put 9999 instead of 999.

*Last edited by anonimnystefy (2011-08-04 23:59:32)*

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi bobbym,

Okay, let us see.

Hi anonimnystefy,

That answer is pretty enough! The prettiest is only when the upper limit is 'n'. Anyway, good job!

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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thanks! keep up the good problems.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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You're welcome.

There are still some for you to try.

"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?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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i saw them but they look too hard for me.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Some questions just require some transformation, then they easily telescope.

"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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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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hi gAr

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

**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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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi anonimnystefy,

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

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi gAr;

Did you see mine, I nearly ran out of cyber ink. But at least I got a refresher course on the discrete calculus.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi bobbym,

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

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi gAr;

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi,

No problem, counts as another solution. I haven't done a problem on discrete calculus, though!

But it must have cost you much time to type the solution, isn't it?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi gAr;

About twice as long as it took to do the problem. Then when I was almost done there was a sign error that almost went undiscovered.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi,

Okay.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi gAr;

Thanks for the problems.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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You're welcome!

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**9)**

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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**10) **

Prove that

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**reconsideryouranswer****Member**- Registered: 2011-05-11
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9)

Signature line:

I wish a had a more interesting signature line.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi,

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

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi bobbym,

Did you? Answer looks awesome!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Not yet gAr, it was the suggestion I was applauding. People taught math today have been so conditioned that trying numbers or even guessing at a solution is somewhat evil. They keep mentioning a few offhand problems where some guy tried a thousand numbers and they worked but failed for the 10 millionth number. What they forget is all the problems ( a far larger number by the way ) where getting a solution to fit 1000 numbers worked!

Experimental play can at least provide insight into what a solution might be. With todays computing power this process is easy.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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