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## #1176 2013-10-02 01:44:35

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### Re: Bafflers?

There are the correct number of nines in my first two posts, but muffed it with the pdf.

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## #1177 2013-10-02 01:44:48

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### Re: Bafflers?

I thought you had too few in the title.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #1178 2013-10-02 02:01:20

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### Re: Bafflers?

When will you be posting the follow-up problem?

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
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## #1179 2013-10-02 02:06:30

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### Re: Bafflers?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #1180 2013-10-02 02:09:10

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### Re: Bafflers?

Well, usually, when you post a problem as easy as this one was, there is another similar problem right after it...

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #1181 2013-10-02 02:11:36

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### Re: Bafflers?

That is good reasoning but in this case I can not post the follow up.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #1182 2013-10-02 02:19:24

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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi Bobby,

I thought you had too few in the title.

But something weird's going on and it's got me stumped.

I remember now that after I created the pdf from Word where I'd typed in "299999999999999" (in 1-point font), the pdf doc showed one less nine (ie, 13), and without thinking I added one more nine to the Word doc and created another pdf...which then showed 14 nines. So I uploaded that into the sky and posted the link.

Now when I download the pdf file from the sky and open it in PDF-XChange Viewer, Nitro or Adobe, 14 nines show up, but when I copy/paste from those programs into my image viewer (IrfanView), 14 nines show for Adobe but 15 for the other two.

Also, copy/paste from Google Chrome's browser's pdf viewer into IrfanView gives 15 nines, but I can't check the browser's pdf because I can't magnify it enough.

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"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

## #1183 2013-10-02 02:29:01

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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi;

That is weird. Sounds like you are experiencing incompatibilitis. It is a common ailment.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #1184 2013-10-02 02:32:14

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### Re: Bafflers?

Maybe it's to do with the font I used. I won't try to sort that out.

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

## #1185 2013-10-02 02:35:30

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### Re: Bafflers?

That'll do me for tonight, Bobby. Catch you later.

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

## #1186 2013-10-02 03:56:13

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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi;

The picture below is what I am getting:

Okay and have a good night. See you later.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #1187 2013-10-03 04:29:14

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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi Bobby,

I used Inkpen2 Script as the font, which displays in my pdf viewers as per the image below. However, in Word, which is the source for the pdf creation, the 2 is in line with the nines and is spaced like the other figures.

I guess that shrinking the font upset things when saving to pdf.

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

## #1188 2013-10-03 07:32:41

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### Re: Bafflers?

Could be that Word added a control character in that string. It happens in M too.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #1189 2014-01-06 23:15:36

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### Re: Bafflers?

New problem:

A bank robbery occurs every 29 days. If the police choose a day at random and then stake out the bank for 10 successive days what is the probability they will witness the robbery?

A says) 9 / 29

B says) 10 / 29

C says) A is right for the 200th time in a row!

D says) In a row? A row of what?

E says) I have no idea.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #1190 2014-01-06 23:20:26

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Is it like: one day robbery happens, then 28 days gap, then a robbery, and so 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."

## #1191 2014-01-06 23:22:01

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### Re: Bafflers?

Yes, I would say so. Let's assume the police have not picked up on the 29 day pattern and choose 10 days in a row starting from an initial random day.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #1192 2014-01-06 23:28:11

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Okay, I'll see.

"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."

## #1193 2014-01-06 23:35:04

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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi;

Okay, I am going to take a nap, see you then.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #1194 2014-01-06 23:39:31

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Okay, see you 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."

## #1195 2014-01-07 03:20:16

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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi gAr;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #1196 2014-01-07 04:05:20

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Hi bobbym,

"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."

## #1197 2014-01-07 04:12:38

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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #1198 2014-01-07 04:23:18

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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi,

"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."

## #1199 2014-01-07 04:28:57

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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #1200 2014-01-07 04:40:43

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### Re: Bafflers?

Hi,

"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."