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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

I have missed your solutions and if you notice I have been training young anonimnystefy and others to follow in our footsteps!

**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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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi,

Yes, I too miss math. I need to find a way which can give me plenty of time!

I have noticed it, you are doing a good job.

It's nice to get hold of computers and math early.

See you later.

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense" - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Thanks, he is a good student so it is easy.

See you later.

**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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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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bobbym wrote:

Thanks, he is a good student so it is easy.

See you later.

Ahahahahahahaha... This is so funny, my tummy hurts!

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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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmmm, why is that such a reason for extreme jocularity?

**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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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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bobbym wrote:

You got it!

New problem:

A die is rolled 20 times. What is the probability that the maximum value of the faces is 3?

A says) I still think it is:

What is you answer?

Hi bobbym

*Last edited by anonimnystefy (2012-11-25 09:52:45)*

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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bobbym wrote:

Hmmmm, why is that such a reason for extreme jocularity?

It is very funny. Me a good student!

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

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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**New Problem:**

**Baffler #222**

**The line y = x + 5 intersects the curve y = x^2 - 2x at points A and B . If we place Point C on the curve ( beneath A and B ) what is the maximum area of triangle ABC we can make? ( see the diagram )**

**A says) 20.**

**B says) That is close, the real answer is (7 +**

**C says) 20 sounds about right to me.**

**D says)C, why do always interrupt B before he can put his answer down? You know he is always wrong.**

**E says) I think he was right, I am getting that too.**

**What is the maximum area that can be attained?**

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi bobbym

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

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi

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

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Ahahahahahahahaha!

Btw, for a moment there I thought that D would actually realize the truth!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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He will catch on eventually.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Can't wait!

On the other hand, it seems that A and C will never catch on!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi

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

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi

Thanks!

I will post my solution during the weekend if I remember!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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**New problem:**

**Baffler #223**

**A circle of unknown diameter has two perpendicular chords drawn in it. They are of the sizes given in the drawing. Find the area of the circle.**

**A says)290 sqr whatever.**

**B says) Nope.**

**C says) 3.14159... sqr units**

**D says) What are we talking about.**

**E says) I got it and it only took 5 minutes!**

**Find that area!**

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi bobbym

It's okay.

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**White_Owl****Member**- Registered: 2010-03-03
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The more I think about the problem #1 in this thread, the less I believe in the answers given to it in this thread

I do not think we can talk about percentage of white marbles in the jar at all. We can talk only about probabilities.

At the beginning we have 50 blue and 50 white.

On a first step we can remove 25 blue, 25 white or any number of blues and white (up to 25). So after putting 25 blue ones back into the jar we can have either:

50b+50w, or 75b+25w, or some numbers in between.

After repeating this process the second time, numbers can become 50b+50w, or 100b+0w, or some numbers in between.

In other words, after 10 steps we can have 50% marbles in the jar are white, or 0% (possibly even after the second step) or any number between 0 and 50.

*Last edited by White_Owl (2012-12-06 10:58:57)*

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi anonimnystefy;

Hi White_Owl;

What problem are you talking about?

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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