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## #376 2006-01-11 20:58:32

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Probelm # k + 85

If u and v are the roots of the equation x² + ax + b = 0, what are roots of the equation x² -ax + b = 0?

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## #377 2006-01-12 02:02:37

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That's an interesting one. I think it's something like this:

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

## #378 2006-01-12 03:16:41

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I'm not sure, this is what I get:

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"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

## #379 2006-01-12 04:09:16

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I think our answers are the same, and I've just taken a long way round.

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

## #380 2006-01-12 07:34:24

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Yea, I guess they are.  They looked completely different at first glance.

"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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## #385 2006-01-15 11:15:28

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darn that k+42, I just cant figure it.  Please someone, put me out of my misery.  I think that you have to incorporate a geometric series somehow, but everything that I try turns to nonsense.

## #386 2006-01-15 11:47:28

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Yes, k+42 is an incredibly difficult one. I think it could probably be solved brutally by getting excel to do all the calculations for you, but it's still tough.

Also, I think your answer to k+40 is wrong. I remember it being much smaller.

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

## #387 2006-01-15 15:12:47

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I didn't check if this one has already been solved, but since irspow asked about it, I gave it a go.

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El que pega primero pega dos veces.

## #388 2006-01-15 16:13:17

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Four   days Pongal  break, and so  many solutions posted! I  shall reply to all of them after I return from Holiday on  Jan 16. mathsyperson is right, irspow's solution to problem # k + 40 isn't correct. It is much smaller. . Same about ryos' solution to problem # k + 42.

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## #389 2006-01-16 16:02:39

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irspow's solution to Problem # k + 59 is correct. I shall wait for some more time before posting the solutions to unanswered problems.

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## #390 2006-01-16 16:11:31

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Problem # k + 86

Out of the total 390 students studying in a college of Arts and Science, boys and girls are in the ratio of 7 : 6 respectively and the number of students studying Arts and Science are in the ratio of 3 : 7 respectively. The boys and girls studying Arts are in the ratio of 4 : 5 respectively. How many boys are studying Science?

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## #391 2006-01-16 16:42:03

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Excellent, irspow's solution to problem # k + 48 is correct too!

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## #393 2006-01-17 18:36:28

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Well done, irspow

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## #394 2006-02-15 01:08:05

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Problem # k + 87

Prove that there exists atleast one multiple of 5 between 10^k and 10^k+1 where k is a Natural number.

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## #395 2006-02-15 01:42:22

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"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

## #396 2006-02-15 18:18:31

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I made a mistake while posting problem # k + 87.
The problem should have read 'Prove that there exists atleast one power of 5 between 10^k and 10^k+1 where k is a Natural number.

Problem # k + 88

Show that the sum of any number of terms of the series
1/1*2, 1/2*3, 1/3*4, 1/4*5, 1/5*6,................ is less than 1.

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## #397 2006-02-16 02:11:01

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Problem # k + 89

In a bolt factory, machines A, B, and C manufacture respectively 25%, 35% and 40% of the total bolts. Of their output, 5, 4 and 2 percent are respectively defective bolts. A bolt is drawn at random. If the bolt drawn is found to be defective, what is the probability that it is manufactured by machine B?

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## #398 2006-02-16 05:12:39

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Imagine for a moment that even an earthworm may possess a love of self and a love of others.

## #399 2006-02-16 08:10:32

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#### ganesh wrote:

I made a mistake while posting problem # k + 87.
The problem should have read 'Prove that there exists atleast one power of 5 between 10^k and 10^k+1 where k is a Natural number.

Ah. That makes more sense. I thought there was a mistake somewhere because as it was, the proof was really obvious, so it didn't seem sensible.

I've got a vague idea for k+88, but I'll wait for it to mature a bit more before posting it.

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

## #400 2006-02-16 10:45:49

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