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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi;

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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Can I have that guy's Biodata?

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

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Biodata? I am not following you.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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B's biodata

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

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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I think the question needs to give a bit more detail.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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B's biodata

B is a fictitious character, as are the rest.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**ElainaVW****Member**- Registered: 2013-04-29
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Hello

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Now that I have 2 combinatoricists confirm, I am sure I am correct.

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Can I have a fictitious biodata, then?

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

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I have not fleshed any of them out to avoid someone thinking that some letter corresponded to him/her. When I first used that format I thought it would be an amusing way to get some interest in the problems.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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It is.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I will drop that format. I have had people who believe that the letters stand for them. I have joking said the characters are based on real live people and was misunderstood.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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This is why I thought you were becoming too serious. You are getting worried over trivial things and think that we are so sensitive that we will get upset over such small things.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Think so, she is still steamed.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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But E was right?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Hi bobbym

The problem is ill-defined.

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Me, Elaina and bobbym are interpreting the tests as indistinguishable with the days being distinguishable and the ways to arrange that is 70. Then, the possibilities where there is only one test is 5. Therefore, we got 65/70, which is different from Stefy's answer?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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It's not different. Look at the two more carefully.

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

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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Hi anonimnystefy.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Do you guys really not realize the I just cancelled the factor 5 in 65/70 to get 13/14?

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

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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Why did you do that?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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It looks nicer for my eyes.

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 wrote:

I will drop that format. I have had people who believe that the letters stand for them. I have joking said the characters are based on real live people and was misunderstood.

You can name the characters Alpha, Beta, Gama, Pi and Omega

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes and I can always call them a herd of cows.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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There should be a Psi in there. It is the symbol for psychology.

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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