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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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You mean to modify fluxbb itself?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I would think so. The real administrator has access to the code itself while I do not. I could do it manually but it would take a long time.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Okay, yeah, doing it manually would be silly.

Maybe we can grep the posts having question marks, or words like 'find', 'prove' etc.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I could try adding a codeword like you suggest, then the search could find them easily. One idea is to search for "A)", that might find most of them.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Okay, that's fine.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The A) is not working for me but *New Problem* in the search has found lots of them! Make sure you set it up as phrontister advised.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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If we follow a convention, searching would be easy.

I can't see phrontister here?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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He specified how to set up the search:

Keyword search *New problem*

Author search bobbym

In Forum all forums

In Search In message text only

Sort by Subject

Sort Order Descending

Show Results as Posts

You know the name of the threads that contain problems.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Why not sort by date?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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In which field?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Sort by.

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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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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Does that do better? I think Subject is at least as good.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Certain problems are easier when solved after a problem posted a bit before it.

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

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Okay, he can search that way too. Some of the earlier ones still might not be found though.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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New Problem:

** Player A has 'm' coins more than Player B (who has 'n' coins). Assuming coins to be fair, what's the probability that A gets more number of heads than B on tossing all the coins?What is your answer for m=10 and n=55?**

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

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi bobbym,

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

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi bobbym,

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Where does the problem come from?

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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From Nick's, the question was for m=1.

I changed it to 'm coins more than' .

I checked the later edition of Epstein's book, but could not find the problem in it.

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

M can not simplify that in terms of elementary functions so I doubt there is a closed form for it. Do you need one? Why are the sums not good enough?

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Even the guessing routines in some packages failed, so there might not be one.

I did not say sums are not good enough.

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