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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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For me it always was one of the best.

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**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Is there a pattern in these?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Up - down or left - right?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Both.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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How about the first column, can you supply more?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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11, 12, 13, 14, 15...

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

Yes, the more the merrier!

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Well, the first column is obvious. Those are the natural numbers...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yikes! That is a good one. The second column.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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You can generate all the numbers you need:

```
f[bins_, k_] := Sum[i*(i - k)!/(bins^(i - 1))*Binomial[i - 1, k - 1]*Coefficient[(Sum[x^j/j!, {j, 0, k - 1}])^(bins - 1), x, i - k], {i,k, bins*(k - 1) + 1}]
MatrixForm[Table[Table[f[i, j], {i, 1, 10}], {j, 1, 10}]]
```

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmm, that looks like M code to me.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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It is M code.

And the function f is the function which calculates the expected value for k balls to appear in a bin, where the number of bins is represented bt the number "bins".

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Are you aware of its awesome firepower?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Like what?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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FindSequenceFunction for one thing...

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I got this for 2 bins:

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You mean:

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Well, it spit out the above for me...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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If it spits at you then you have to beat it into submission until it gives that answer.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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How did you get that answer?

I entered:

`FindSequenceFunction[Table[f[2, j], {j, 1, 100}]]`

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Underneath any answer should be the command bar.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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There is. I have plot, evaluate at a point, differentiate and integrate...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You have more there than I do. But it changes, trying to figure what you want.

After you compute your answer, type in a new cell

FullSimplify[%]

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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It's still the same...

What did you enter, exactly?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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First take the MatrixForm wrapper off the original code and change it to this:

ans=Table[Table[f[i,j],{i,2,2}],{j,1,15}]

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