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#26 2013-04-04 01:51:36

bobbym
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Re: Expected number of questions to win a game

Hi gAr;

They came out of some work I was doing, which I do not even remember! They are not very difficult and I was pleased when they accepted them.


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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#27 2013-04-04 02:04:56

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Re: Expected number of questions to win a game

There are some sequences which do not comment about the problems worked on!


"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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#28 2013-04-04 02:08:33

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Re: Expected number of questions to win a game

That site is very useful and it has saved me tons of work.


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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#29 2013-04-04 02:14:21

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Re: Expected number of questions to win a game

Yes, saved me too!


"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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#30 2013-04-04 02:28:39

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Re: Expected number of questions to win a game

Have you been working on anything?


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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#31 2013-04-04 02:32:49

gAr
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Re: Expected number of questions to win a game

Nothing mathematical ..
Felt like relaxing for a day.


"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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#32 2013-04-04 02:36:03

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Re: Expected number of questions to win a game

I have been pretty dull in my problem solving for the last 2 or 3 days. Maybe, I need some rest too.


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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#33 2013-04-04 03:30:46

gAr
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Re: Expected number of questions to win a game

Hi,

By "relaxing", I meant I'm doing math after much time!
I don't think you have been dull, you are doing pretty well.


"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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#34 2013-04-04 03:32:52

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Re: Expected number of questions to win a game

Lots of false steps and a bunch of errors. anonimnystefy has been sharp though!


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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#35 2013-04-04 03:36:43

gAr
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Re: Expected number of questions to win a game

That's okay, accidents happen.
Yes, I observed his work, he's been doing great!


"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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#36 2013-04-04 03:45:21

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Re: Expected number of questions to win a game

Hi;

Did you solve anything, and I read you did a little Knuthing!


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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#37 2013-04-04 04:09:00

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Re: Expected number of questions to win a game

Trying out that rat run problem now.
Yes, I wish he lives long enough to complete all his taocp volumes. Just reading a couple of random pages will have something new to know about!


"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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#38 2013-04-04 04:13:54

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Re: Expected number of questions to win a game

Yes, that was a fun problem and took a couple of people to do. There still maybe some errors in there.


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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#39 2013-04-04 04:28:02

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Re: Expected number of questions to win a game

I got 2/13 for part a as well.
Will continue with it 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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#40 2013-04-04 04:38:45

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Re: Expected number of questions to win a game

Okay, thanks for the confirmation.


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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