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**reconsideryouranswer****Member**- Registered: 2011-05-11
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Did you observe anything by plugging in some large values for n?

I don't see (as in I am not seeing it at this moment) what your hint will do.

When k catches up to n, then I see the 'last' term as

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Oh, okay!

The teachers usually teach the way they were taught. And if they never used computers before, it is likely that they wouldn't use it in the future!

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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reconsideryouranswer wrote:

I don't see (as in I am not seeing it at this moment) what your hint will do.

When k catches up to n, then I see the 'last' term as

You only saw what the last term was, but didn't see what happens on summation.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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**11)**

Find

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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**12)**

Show that

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

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

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Hi gAr;

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

No problem. It's just a minor, aesthetic thing!

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

Thanks for problem, I enjoyed it.

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

You're welcome.

I too enjoyed that problem!

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**13)**

Evaluate

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Hi,

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Hi gAr;

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*Last edited by gAr (2011-08-10 04:42:10)*

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

Did you know this? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generating … a_sequence

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

Yes, I have been there. I have never been able to get one of those to work. Do you have an idea?

I trust you mean the asymptotic forms?

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Yes, asymptotics.

Okay, I just saw it now.

I don't have much idea either. Even if I manage to get an asymptotic form, I don't know how to verify.

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

I think the ratio of the f(n) and its asymptotic form g(n) is

You can try this with Stirlings formula.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Okay, thanks.

I'll try for the g.f's which we had done earlier.

I'm taking a break to sleep. See you "tomorrow".

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Okay, see you later.

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

First success with that formula!

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

How did you derive that?

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

I have derived the g.f in #113

I'll take a short break.

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

You used that page?

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