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#1 2014-06-14 13:07:50

bobbym
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Bitter Bafflers

Hi;

You will need a sharpened head for this one.

The following problem came up elsewhere, you are given the 2 functions:

There is a parabola with a minima of - 3. You are given the image below and asked to determine the area in red.

Important: The answer must be given in this form:

and only that form. That means no other terms. You will have to determine the a,b,c and t in a rational way.

PoFJZwM.gif


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#2 2014-06-14 14:41:00

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Re: Bitter Bafflers

Hi bobbym


“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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#3 2014-06-14 19:30:33

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Re: Bitter Bafflers

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4 2014-06-15 00:24:43

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Re: Bitter Bafflers

Hi bobbym


“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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#5 2014-06-15 00:28:20

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Re: Bitter Bafflers

I thought that would be tough.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#6 2014-06-15 00:58:15

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Re: Bitter Bafflers

Hi bobbym


“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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#7 2014-06-15 01:04:01

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Re: Bitter Bafflers


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#8 2014-06-15 01:08:44

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Re: Bitter Bafflers


“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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#9 2014-06-15 01:12:05

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Re: Bitter Bafflers


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#10 2014-06-15 01:15:04

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Re: Bitter Bafflers


“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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#11 2014-06-15 01:20:00

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Re: Bitter Bafflers


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#12 2014-06-15 01:21:19

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Re: Bitter Bafflers


“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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#13 2014-06-15 01:25:28

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Re: Bitter Bafflers


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#14 2014-06-15 01:30:27

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Re: Bitter Bafflers


“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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#15 2014-06-15 01:32:59

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Re: Bitter Bafflers


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#16 2014-06-15 01:37:04

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Re: Bitter Bafflers


“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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#17 2014-06-15 01:39:56

bobbym
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Re: Bitter Bafflers


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#18 2014-06-15 01:42:51

anonimnystefy
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Re: Bitter Bafflers


“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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#19 2014-06-15 01:46:29

bobbym
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Re: Bitter Bafflers


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#20 2014-06-15 01:59:23

anonimnystefy
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Re: Bitter Bafflers


“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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#21 2014-06-15 02:01:39

bobbym
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Re: Bitter Bafflers


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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