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#2476 2014-05-17 00:52:01

bobbym
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Re: What do you think?

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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#2477 2014-05-17 00:53:59

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Re: What do you think?

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'
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#2478 2014-05-17 00:54:40

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Re: What do you think?

Biodata? I am not following you.


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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#2479 2014-05-17 01:35:09

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Re: What do you think?

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'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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#2480 2014-05-17 01:39:51

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Re: What do you think?

I think the question needs to give a bit more detail.

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#2481 2014-05-17 01:44:12

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Re: What do you think?

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.

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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#2482 2014-05-17 01:56:05

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Re: What do you think?

Hello smile

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#2483 2014-05-17 01:59:31

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Re: What do you think?

Now that I have 2 combinatoricists confirm, I am sure I am correct. tongue

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#2484 2014-05-17 02:36:15

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Re: What do you think?

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'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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#2485 2014-05-17 02:39:37

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Re: What do you think?

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.

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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#2486 2014-05-17 02:51:56

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Re: What do you think?

It is.

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#2487 2014-05-17 03:06:02

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Re: What do you think?

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.

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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#2488 2014-05-17 04:01:19

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Re: What do you think?

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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#2489 2014-05-17 06:19:25

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Re: What do you think?

Think so, she is still steamed.


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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#2490 2014-05-17 10:32:56

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Re: What do you think?

But E was right?

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#2491 2014-05-17 11:13:48

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Re: What do you think?

Hi bobbym

The problem is ill-defined.


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#2492 2014-05-17 11:49:05

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Re: What do you think?

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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#2493 2014-05-17 22:31:13

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Re: What do you think?

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

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#2494 2014-05-17 22:41:21

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Re: What do you think?

Hi anonimnystefy.


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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#2495 2014-05-17 22:43:32

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Re: What do you think?

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

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#2496 2014-05-17 22:44:50

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Re: What do you think?

Why did you do that?


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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#2497 2014-05-17 22:56:42

anonimnystefy
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Re: What do you think?

It looks nicer for my eyes.


“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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#2498 2014-05-17 22:58:42

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Re: What do you think?

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


'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'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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#2499 2014-05-17 23:00:13

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Re: What do you think?

Yes and I can always call them a herd of cows.


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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#2500 2014-05-17 23:00:45

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Re: What do you think?

There should be a Psi in there. It is the symbol for psychology.


“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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