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#451 2012-05-11 04:47:30

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Re: Bafflers?

Hi gAr;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#452 2012-05-11 05:41:59

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Re: Bafflers?

Hi,

Thanks!
But why did you close that topic?


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#453 2012-05-11 05:56:56

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Re: Bafflers?

He probably forgot to open it again.He usually closes the topic he posts a problem in.The same is for his threads in Computer Math.


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#454 2012-05-11 06:45:02

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Re: Bafflers?

Topic is open for business.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#455 2012-05-15 01:27:27

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Re: Bafflers?

New Question:

Find the general term of the sequence and the 100th term.

2,4,5,7,8,9,11,12,13,14,16,17,18,19,20,...


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#456 2012-05-17 00:47:34

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Re: Bafflers?

New Question:

A person has a fair die, a fair coin and a 4 color spinner. The spinner has sections marked 1,2,4 and 8. Each with a probability of 1 / 4.

He throws the die and whatever number comes up he flips the coin that many times. He spins the spinner as many times as heads comes up from all the coin flips.What is the probability that the sum of the spinners spins is less than 5?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#457 2012-05-17 00:52:05

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Re: Bafflers?

Whoa! That is hardcore.

Did you see my answer for the one before?


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#458 2012-05-17 04:30:37

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Re: Bafflers?

Hi;

What answer? Where is it, I do not see it up there?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#459 2012-05-17 05:22:25

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Re: Bafflers?


“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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#460 2012-05-17 05:33:16

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Re: Bafflers?

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#461 2012-05-17 06:05:49

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Re: Bafflers?

Hi bobbym


“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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#462 2012-05-17 06:11:11

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Re: Bafflers?

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#463 2012-05-17 06:24:59

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Re: Bafflers?

Hi bobbym


“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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#464 2012-05-17 06:42:53

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Re: Bafflers?

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#465 2012-05-17 07:21:57

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Re: Bafflers?

Just need to find a way to get the answer myself.


“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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#466 2012-05-17 07:30:45

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Re: Bafflers?

You are joking right?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#467 2012-05-17 07:45:44

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Re: Bafflers?

No,I would really like to.


“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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#468 2012-05-17 07:55:31

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Re: Bafflers?

1) R.I.P.O.S.T.P.

2) I did not get that one.

3) The guys who did had inside information.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#469 2012-05-17 08:14:28

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Re: Bafflers?

What kind of inside information?


“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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#470 2012-05-17 09:28:13

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Re: Bafflers?

The were physically grounded to the problem. Meaning they knew where those numbers come from. This can provide insight into the general term.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#471 2012-05-17 09:31:01

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Re: Bafflers?

And where do these numbers come from?

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2012-05-17 09:31:37)


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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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#472 2012-05-17 09:31:35

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Re: Bafflers?

I had no idea until 3 days ago.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#473 2012-05-17 09:32:07

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Re: Bafflers?

Then tell me.


“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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#474 2012-05-17 09:33:28

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Re: Bafflers?

They popped up in a little app I was working on. Unfortunately, that did not give any clue how to generalize them, so I looked em up!


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#475 2012-05-17 09:37:58

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Re: Bafflers?

What kind of app was it?


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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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