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

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Re: Bafflers?

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


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

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

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Re: Bafflers?

Who?


“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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#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.
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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#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?


“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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#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.
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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#784 2012-08-21 01:13:32

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Re: Bafflers?

A[deleted]S?


“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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#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.
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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#786 2012-08-21 01:18:02

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Re: Bafflers?

Delete what?


“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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#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.
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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#788 2012-08-21 01:30:24

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Re: Bafflers?

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


“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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#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.
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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#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.


“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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#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.
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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#792 2012-08-21 06:20:54

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Re: Bafflers?

Intersting people. Interesting people, indeed.


“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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#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.
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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#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.
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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#796 2012-09-06 01:51:10

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Re: Bafflers?

Are you sure?


“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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#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.
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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#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.
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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#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.
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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