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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Tell me one of the easier approaches.

Impossible, I did not find any easy way except the logarithmic law.

That guy? Do they teach nothing today? Just dry mathematics and none of the flavor of the subject? Is this why humans are so bad at math? You are not pulling my leg are you?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Oooh,Goldbach Theorem Goldbach. Didn't know his first name was Christian.

And look at the last post on the last page,jst in case you miss it.

Looks like I was too late.

Logarithmic law? Let me search it up.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It will do you no good with the problem but it is interesting.

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**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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There are so many things named Logarithmic Law on the net,so I cannot know which one you are reffering to. Could you tell me?

And what about Goldbach? What does he have to do with anything?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Look up Bensfords law or rule.

Christian Goldbach was an amateur mathematician. Not very good. Yet he was able to come up with a problem that stumped Euler and every mathematician since. It is easy to invent problems that you or no one else will be able to solve.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I will look it up.

You are talking about his conjecture,right? Who came up with those two problems you posted?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Another brainless fool!

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I actually know about the Benfords law,but I didn't remember it. Can you somehow calculate the number of digts of that number?

Who is that brainless fool?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I do not know the answer to that. Used up a lot of brain cells working on it though.

Who is that brainless fool?

You really want to know?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Is there a way to calculate the number of digits?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Not that I was able to discover. That is why it is a lifelong problem.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Ok. Who is the brainless fool?

And,any other problems?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Ok. Who is the brainless fool?

I can not answer that without a story. You do not like stories. You seem rather on the impatient side.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I love stories. You do not know me at all.

*Last edited by anonimnystefy (2012-04-20 12:02:01)*

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Col Erich Von Hitler: Do you all know the reason why yous will never succeed bahhhhbbbbyemm?

bobbym: No why?

Col Erich Von Hitler: Becowse ya ahlwaays is working on a praahhhblem, you all can't solve.

Thaaats the difference betweens yous and mee. Eyes know whaaats to work on, problems Eyes can saahlve. That is whys Eyes is the head of this heeere installation and yours boss.

bobbym: I always thought it was because of all those guys with guns that you command.

Col Erich Von Hitler: Yous is dang funny baaaahbbyemm.

bobbym's gf; Oh, Erich you are so wonderful. I bet there is lots of things you can teach me.

bobbym: Colonel would you mind very much stepping outside and standing in front of my car?

Col Erich Von Hitler: Eyes just loves you all yankee sense of humor!

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Ok... Is he the brainless fool?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Facepalm as misheeru would say!

I am that brainless fool that is why I can come up with these problems. The Colonel was and is right. Knowing what to work on and what not to is the secret of success!

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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You are not a brainless fool!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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One of the problems solution was so complicated that even after it was explained to me by Robert Israel and someone else I still could not understand it.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Which problem was it?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Shuffle a deck and lay it out on a table face up in a line. What is the chance that 3 adjacent cards are the same suit?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Wow,it seems so easy at first glance,but I know that these card problems can get pretty tough.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It was worse than tough. That is why I told the story of old Christian. A simply worded problem can be the hardest to solve.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Here is a problem with an even simpler statement:

"Double a cube."

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That one is known to be unsolvable with straightedge and compass.

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