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#776 2012-08-21 00:41:58

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Re: Bafflers?

Good! This problem was interesting, but it didn't feel like when I solve one of your probability questions.


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#777 2012-08-21 00:50:42

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Re: Bafflers?

Probability questions are much harder. Just imagine all those schleps over at the [deleted by admin] stumbling over problems everyday. Having no way to check their answers.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#778 2012-08-21 00:52:25

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Re: Bafflers?

Argggh. Didn't look at the post early enough.


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#779 2012-08-21 00:53:10

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Re: Bafflers?

No why they have no way to check their work?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#780 2012-08-21 00:54:43

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Re: Bafflers?

Who?


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#781 2012-08-21 00:58:34

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Re: Bafflers?

All those schleps over at the [deleted by admin] stumbling over problems everyday.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#782 2012-08-21 01:04:01

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Re: Bafflers?

You should really tell me what the [deleted by admin] is replacing. Email?


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#783 2012-08-21 01:12:13

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Re: Bafflers?

A phoney forum.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#784 2012-08-21 01:13:32

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Re: Bafflers?

A[deleted]S?


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#785 2012-08-21 01:14:33

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Re: Bafflers?

Now why the heck would the admin delete it if he wanted everyone to see it?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#786 2012-08-21 01:18:02

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Re: Bafflers?

Delete what?


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#787 2012-08-21 01:22:22

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Re: Bafflers?

[deleted by admin]


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#788 2012-08-21 01:30:24

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Re: Bafflers?

Well, I really don't know. Maybe the admin can explain.


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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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#789 2012-08-21 01:32:11

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Re: Bafflers?

I think he meant some other forum. But that was not the point of the question.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#790 2012-08-21 01:36:53

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Re: Bafflers?

Well, by what you told me earlier, they don't like using CASs there.


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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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#791 2012-08-21 01:39:22

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Re: Bafflers?

That is one problem. They are unable to check their results because they are unable to program.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#792 2012-08-21 06:20:54

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Re: Bafflers?

Intersting people. Interesting people, indeed.


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#793 2012-09-05 22:16:34

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Re: Bafflers?

New problem:

An ion cannon can shatter meteors that weigh 2000 kg or more into 4 pieces each of equal weight. It can shatter meteors that are smaller than 2000 kg into 5 pieces of equal weight. Meteors that are equal to or smaller than 10 kg are vaporized. How many shots are required to vaporize a 20000 kg meteor?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#794 2012-09-06 01:25:19

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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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#795 2012-09-06 01:47:38

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Re: Bafflers?

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#796 2012-09-06 01:51:10

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Re: Bafflers?

Are you sure?


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#797 2012-09-06 02:22:39

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Re: Bafflers?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#798 2012-09-18 07:17:10

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Re: Bafflers?

New Problem:

C has this problem, he has the curve x^2-x+1 and a point A on it . He also has two other points on C at (0,0) and B at (0,6). He would like to maximize the ratio of the distance of AC and AB. In other words he is trying to maximize b/a , see the diagram. Where should A and what is the maximum? Of course A must remain on the curve and be in the first quadrant.

A says) 2
B says) How did you get that? I got something entirely different.
C says) Thanks A.
D says) What does it take to do this problem.
E says) I got it.



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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#799 2012-09-18 08:46:09

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Re: Bafflers?

Hi bobbym

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2012-09-18 08:48:24)


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#800 2012-09-18 08:50:16

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Re: Bafflers?

Hi anonimnystefy;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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