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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Still getting ahead of yourself but that is correct. The recurrence is the meat of this problem and the

thing you go to first. This will all hopefully be clearer when the bafflers thread is not so baffling.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Why am I getting ahead of myself?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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A better question is what is over there at the bafflers thread.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Let me see.

Do you mean the discussion about your programming and Base 3 or about the problem you posed?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The discussion we are just having there.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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What does your programming have to do with this problem?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Oy.

Yoda wrote:

He must learn control. Will he finish what he starts?

We are only 1 / 3 of the way throught the point of the whole question over there.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Are you trying to lure me into solving the problem experimentally?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Is there any other way to do any type of mathematics other than cardboard problems that lace textbooks?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Of course there is. But you cannot make me do it experimenrally. I would have to agree with that.

But what do you have in mind? How is the discussion in the other thread related to this?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It is not done over there.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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What do you expect to happen when it gets done?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You will have the answer to a question you asked gAr and I.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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How in the world do you plan on doing that if I just keep on asking random questions?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Because we are getting closer to the point of my story.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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So,you will keep talking about your story even if I ask random questions?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, just because your patience is wavering that does not mean that mine is. I do remember saying that you did not like stories because you are on the impatient side.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I ask random questions because they just pop into my mind. If I do not ask them right away,I will forget them.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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So, minutiae fills your mind?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Yes,but not completely.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Then move that to the side and post the other stuff. The stuff that is not random minutiae.

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I post both. Mostly the non-minutiae stuff.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Very good! Then do more of that.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I do.

How is a^2-b^2<>(a+b)(a-b) ?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Those are not the same, true.

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