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#101 2012-04-26 09:24:15

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Re: Find the general term!!!

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.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

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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#102 2012-04-26 09:26:39

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Re: Find the general term!!!

Why am I getting ahead of myself?


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#103 2012-04-26 09:36:07

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Re: Find the general term!!!

A better question is what is over there at the bafflers thread.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

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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#104 2012-04-26 09:38:30

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Re: Find the general term!!!

Let me see.

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


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#105 2012-04-26 09:41:04

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Re: Find the general term!!!

The discussion we are just having there.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

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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#106 2012-04-26 09:43:55

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Re: Find the general term!!!

What does your programming have to do with this problem?


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#107 2012-04-26 09:47:46

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Re: Find the general term!!!

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.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

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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#108 2012-04-26 09:49:21

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Re: Find the general term!!!

Are you trying to lure me into solving the problem experimentally?


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#109 2012-04-26 09:55:23

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Re: Find the general term!!!

Is there any other way to do any type of mathematics other than cardboard problems that lace textbooks?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

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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#110 2012-04-26 09:58:18

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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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#111 2012-04-26 10:05:10

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Re: Find the general term!!!

It is not done over there.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

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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#112 2012-04-26 10:08:26

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Re: Find the general term!!!

What do you expect to happen when it gets done?


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#113 2012-04-26 10:11:50

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Re: Find the general term!!!

You will have the answer to a question you asked gAr and I.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

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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#114 2012-04-26 10:15:42

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Re: Find the general term!!!

How in the world do you plan on doing that if I just keep on asking random questions?


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#115 2012-04-26 10:18:16

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Because we are getting closer to the point of my story.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

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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#116 2012-04-26 10:20:08

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So,you will keep talking about your story even if I ask random questions?


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#117 2012-04-26 10:23:12

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Re: Find the general term!!!

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.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

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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#118 2012-04-26 10:26:54

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Re: Find the general term!!!

I ask random questions because they just pop into my mind. If I do not ask them right away,I will forget them.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#119 2012-04-26 10:28:28

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Re: Find the general term!!!

So, minutiae fills your mind?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

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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#120 2012-04-26 10:30:05

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Re: Find the general term!!!

Yes,but not completely.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#121 2012-04-26 10:35:35

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Re: Find the general term!!!

Then move that to the side and post the other stuff. The stuff that is not random minutiae.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

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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#122 2012-04-26 10:37:59

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Re: Find the general term!!!

I post both. Mostly the non-minutiae stuff.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#123 2012-04-26 10:39:55

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Re: Find the general term!!!

Very good! Then do more of that.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

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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#124 2012-04-26 10:47:06

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Re: Find the general term!!!

I do.

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


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“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#125 2012-04-26 10:47:58

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Those are not the same, true.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

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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