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## #126 2012-04-26 10:50:17

anonimnystefy
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### Re: Find the general term!!!

Why? Can you show me an example or a proof?

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## #127 2012-04-26 10:51:42

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

The fact is you have already seen a couple of examples. You just have not yet understood what you saw.

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## #128 2012-04-26 10:53:51

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

Can you show me one again?

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
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #129 2012-04-26 10:56:32

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

When you are ready to accept it we will continue with that one. After all, it is the best example of itself. Bafflers is where the answers are.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #130 2012-04-26 10:58:21

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

If I accept it you will explain it to me? Okay.Sure.3**2-2**2<>(3-2)(3+2). Everybody knows that.

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
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #131 2012-04-26 11:01:39

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

Sure.3**2-2**2<>(3-2)(3+2). Everybody knows that

They do!? 5 = 5, does it not?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #132 2012-04-26 11:03:31

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

But,by what you propose,it is not. That's confusing me.

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## #133 2012-04-26 11:08:38

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

What is an identity?

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If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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## #134 2012-04-26 11:13:01

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

But why do you say that

a**2-b**2<>(a-b)(a+b)

if it is contradictory to the identity you just wrote above.

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## #135 2012-04-26 11:14:22

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

What is an identity?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #136 2012-04-26 11:16:27

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

Something that always holds?

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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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## #137 2012-04-26 11:21:32

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

That is correct. In computational mathematics that is not an identity, in ordinary algebra it is.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #138 2012-04-26 11:22:52

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

Why is it not an identity in comp. math? Numerical stability?

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## #139 2012-04-26 11:24:50

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

Sometimes it has to do with numerical stability and sometimes it does not.

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If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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## #140 2012-04-26 11:26:35

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

And when does it not?

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Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #141 2012-04-26 11:31:36

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

That was first investigated by John Von Neumann. He could not answer it fully and neither can I. Numerical analysis is the study of algorithms like that so called identity.

Incidentally, that integral, Wolfram does not know how to do it either.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #142 2012-04-26 11:33:59

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

WA didn't calculate the antiderivative. It evaluated it.

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
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #143 2012-04-26 11:35:38

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

Nope, the last time I used mathematica on it the darn package did not get more than a few digits right!

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #144 2012-04-26 11:37:46

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

How do you know what the digits are?

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## #145 2012-04-26 11:43:03

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

That too is done differently in numerical work than in ordinary math. We verify precision not with mathematical proof but by the double digit method or digit agreement between 2 different methods.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #146 2012-04-26 11:47:22

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

But then to solve a problem like that one you would need ti find 2 methods. That's even harder.

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
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #147 2012-04-26 11:50:46

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

Who said it was easy and who says it has to be easy. That is another fallacy drummed into students and teachers. They mistakenly believe all problems are solvable in a couple of minutes and a couple of theorems. Just because all the textbook problems are like that. The truth is real world problem are usually not solvable.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #148 2012-04-26 12:52:23

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

The truth they are hiding is that they are solvable in one command!

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #149 2012-04-26 12:57:24

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

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
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #150 2012-04-28 09:24:11

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### Re: Find the general term!!!

#7)Find the generating function and general term (if they exist) of the sequence:

0
1
3
4
6
7
...
...
...
With the obvious increasin pattern +1,+2,+1,+2...

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
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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