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## #401 2006-02-16 11:53:51

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I think my and irspow's methods are pretty much the same, just worded differently. We get the same answer, anyway.

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## #402 2006-02-16 12:04:42

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Sorry, I didn't mean to jump in your spot.  The wording of this problem is what had me scratching though.  I wasn't sure if ganesh wanted the over-all probability of drawing a defective bolt from B or the probability that I (or should I say we?) calculated.

## #403 2006-02-16 12:54:23

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Don't worry, you're in your own spot. Our spots just happen to look similar.
Anyway, I think we're right. Ganesh told us that the bolt was defective, and wanted to know tha probability of it being from B.

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

## #404 2006-02-16 23:21:55

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Both mathsyperson and irspow are correct. Well done.

Problem # k + 90

Find the formula for sum of n terms of
(1*2*3), (2*3*4), (3*4*5), (4*5*6),................. Prove that the formula is correct by Mathematical Induction.

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## #405 2006-02-17 04:03:04

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k+90's formula is:

Anybody want to try their hand at an induction proof, or should I?

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## #406 2006-02-17 15:32:01

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Ricky is correct. I shall wait for someone to post a proof.

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## #407 2006-02-17 15:51:11

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Problem # k + 91

Find three consecutive terms in Geometric Progression such that their sum is 21 and the sum of their squares is 189.

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## #408 2006-02-17 23:11:28

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

## #409 2006-02-17 23:36:45

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mathsyperson's solution to problem # k + 91 is correct. I shall post the method if none of the others are able to give a proper solution with the steps.

Problem # k + 92

If x=9 + 4√5, find the value of √x - 1/√x.

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## #410 2006-02-18 07:21:57

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I have the induction proof written up on paper, but I'm a bit too lazy to type it all up now.  Maybe later tonight.

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## #412 2006-02-18 19:47:57

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Ricky and irspow are correct!

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## #413 2006-02-18 20:35:43

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Problem # k + 93

A right ciruclar cone is cut by two planes parallel to the base, trisecting the altitude. What is the ratio of the volumes of the three parts, the top, middle and the bottom respectively?

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## #414 2006-02-19 00:48:50

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

## #415 2006-02-19 01:33:13

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Well done, mathsyperson!

Problem # k + 94

If 1/a + 1/b + 1/c = 1/(a+b+c); a+b+c≠0 and abc≠0, what is the value of (a+b)(b+c)(c+a)?

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## #416 2006-02-19 02:06:10

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Nice job, Mathsyperson!  I spent like twenty minutes to come up with the same answer using the disk method of integration.

## #417 2006-02-19 04:00:24

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This is not my type of problem, but here goes nothing.

*edit

Duh!  I forgot to subtract abc from both sides of the equation.

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## #418 2006-02-19 18:13:54

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irspow, please check the solution you posted again

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## #419 2006-02-19 18:36:18

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Problem # k + 95

1 man or 2 women or three boys can do a work in 55 days. In how many days can 1 man, 1 woman and 1 boy do the same work?

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## #420 2006-02-19 21:07:26

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So a=-c or a=-b and

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## #421 2006-02-19 21:31:02

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k+95:
1m-1/55 per day
1w-1/110 per day
1b-1/165 per day
t-the numbers of days:
t(1/55+1/110+1/165) = 1;
t(1/30)=1;
t=30 days.

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## #423 2006-02-20 01:24:03

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Yeah

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## #424 2006-02-20 01:25:03

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## #425 2006-02-20 02:48:19

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Problem # k + 96

Can a majority of the numbers from 1 to a million be represented as the sum of a square and a (non-negative) cube?

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