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## #2251 2013-02-17 01:33:01

bobbym
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### Re: What do you think?

I have been looking at the sequence of answers for a pattern there.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #2252 2013-02-28 04:59:32

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### Re: What do you think?

New Problem:

Find the smallest natural number for which, if you move its last digit to the beginning, you get a number that is 6 times the original. Or prove that no such number can exist.

A says) Finally some real mathematics, I have a proof using Banach spaces that no such number can exist!

B says)I have the number. It is

C says) Hold on B, how can you have the number after A proved it can not exist? You should not go off making spurious claims. A has done it again.

D says) A has confused me again.

E says) I have the number too but it is larger than B's.

Who is right? Can there be at least 2 solutions or no solutions?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #2253 2013-02-28 07:23:22

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### Re: What do you think?

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
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #2254 2013-02-28 07:30:44

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### Re: What do you think?

Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #2255 2013-02-28 07:45:37

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### Re: What do you think?

Hi bobbym

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2013-02-28 07:47:09)

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
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #2256 2013-02-28 07:49:40

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### Re: What do you think?

Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #2257 2013-02-28 07:52:40

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### Re: What do you think?

Did you see both?

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
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #2258 2013-02-28 07:55:59

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### Re: What do you think?

Yes, the question is, is E right?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #2259 2013-02-28 07:58:18

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### Re: What do you think?

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
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #2260 2013-02-28 08:03:53

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### Re: What do you think?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #2261 2013-02-28 08:07:12

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### Re: What do you think?

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
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #2262 2013-02-28 08:13:18

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### Re: What do you think?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #2263 2013-02-28 08:17:52

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### Re: What do you think?

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
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #2264 2013-02-28 08:20:50

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### Re: What do you think?

Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #2265 2013-02-28 08:26:53

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### Re: What do you think?

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
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #2266 2013-02-28 08:28:47

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### Re: What do you think?

Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #2267 2013-02-28 08:33:16

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### Re: What do you think?

Hi

You're welcome!

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
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #2268 2013-03-01 04:35:14

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### Re: What do you think?

How do you solve that?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #2269 2013-03-01 06:03:49

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### Re: What do you think?

Hi Agnishom;

There are at least two ways, computer and a little algebra. Actually this makes a good Euler project and you should try it by programming first.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #2270 2013-03-01 22:58:27

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### Re: What do you think?

It would take too much time for my computer to calculate 50 digits of numbers.

How do I start eliminating possibilities?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #2271 2013-03-02 07:11:26

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### Re: What do you think?

Hi;

There is a famous article written by an unknown genius called "Commonsense Brute Force and the Computer," that covers this concept.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #2272 2013-03-02 16:09:01

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### Re: What do you think?

Why does the genius still wish to remain anonymous???

However, will you please explain the pseudocode to the problem?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #2273 2013-03-02 16:19:23

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### Re: What do you think?

Hi;

I will see what I can come up with.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #2274 2013-03-02 16:22:50

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### Re: What do you think?

You have already solved the problem

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #2275 2013-03-02 16:27:16

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### Re: What do you think?

Hi;

Yes, but believe it or not Mathematica makes those problems very easy. I hardly had to do any coding at all!

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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