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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Is this you?

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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Hmmm

It also has a sharpened head.

*Last edited by Agnishom (2014-05-04 01:39:48)*

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is not me.

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

**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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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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4. Use Lagrange Multipliers to find the minimum value of

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Agnishom wrote:

What does the notation E ∘ O mean?

The composition of f(x) and g(x) is f(g(x)). In other words, compositions are evaluated by plugging the second function listed into the first function listed. Note as well that order is important here. Interchanging the order will usually result in a different answer.

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

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

**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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Hi ShivamS

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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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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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."

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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bobbym wrote:

Hi;

anonimnystefy wrote:

Hi ShivamS

gAr wrote:

Hi,

All are correct!

This was a nice problem when I first solved it a couple of years/months ago, but I remember that when I drew the picture I had the wrong answer.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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5. Let the curve C be given by

between . Calculate*Last edited by ShivamS (2014-05-23 11:33:31)*

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi ShivamS

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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**zetafunc****Member**- Registered: 2014-05-21
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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Hi zetafunc;

That is correct!

Hi Stefy;

I think you perhaps didn't understand the problem, because we are getting different answers and mine agrees with zetafunc's.

I'm searching for a good problem from my database, but I am mostly finding routine ones (I forgot to sort routine and difficult problems on the set of problems I am looking at).

Here is a problem with OK difficulty:

6. A right circular cone is inscribed inside a larger right circular cone with a volume of 180 cm^3. The axes of the cones coincide and the vertex of the inner cone touches the center of the base of the outer cone. Find the ratio of the heights of the cones that maximizes the inner cone volume.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Reposting question 6 from last post with new problem.

6. A right circular cone is inscribed inside a larger right circular cone with a volume of 180 cm^3. The axes of the cones coincide and the vertex of the inner cone touches the center of the base of the outer cone. Find the ratio of the heights of the cones that maximizes the inner cone volume.

7. Prove or disprove the following statement

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi Shivam

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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anonimnystefy wrote:

Hi Shivam

Great!

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**Olinguito****Member**- Registered: 2014-08-12
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ShivamS wrote:

7. Prove or disprove the following statement

*Last edited by Olinguito (2014-08-25 23:09:13)*

*Bassaricyon neblina*

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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8.

*Last edited by ShivamS (2014-08-26 03:03:48)*

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