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## #1 2014-06-16 00:54:29

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 102,267

### Bitter Roots:

Hi;

Show a good method to calculate

with no calculators or CAS to directly compute the answer.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #2 2014-06-16 01:13:45

Agnishom
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From: Riemann Sphere
Registered: 2011-01-29
Posts: 23,184
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### Re: Bitter Roots:

bobbym wrote:

I mean really, this is too much. Is not math hard enough without these guys insisting that only certain methods be used and others are in some way inferior? First it was no calculators, then it was no Cas', then without expanding, later no maxima or minima, now it is no gf! I am waiting for the ultimate problem, no calculus, algebra, geometry etc, no thinking and you must solve it while doing a headstand in 2 feet of water. Kaboobly doo doo! I only wished I was a young man again so that I could hand in the most abstract excruciating gf God or I have ever seen, just to vex this problem poser.

'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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## #3 2014-06-16 01:44:13

Agnishom
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### Re: Bitter Roots:

Now,

Wait... nature is calling

Last edited by Agnishom (2014-06-16 02:15:11)

'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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## #4 2014-06-16 01:47:41

anonimnystefy
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From: Harlan's World
Registered: 2011-05-23
Posts: 16,000

### Re: Bitter Roots:

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

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## #5 2014-06-16 05:15:21

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 102,267

### Re: Bitter Roots:

Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #6 2014-06-16 06:07:05

anonimnystefy
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From: Harlan's World
Registered: 2011-05-23
Posts: 16,000

### Re: Bitter Roots:

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

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## #7 2014-06-16 06:39:10

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 102,267

### Re: Bitter Roots:

Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #8 2014-06-16 06:59:13

anonimnystefy
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From: Harlan's World
Registered: 2011-05-23
Posts: 16,000

### Re: Bitter Roots:

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

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## #9 2014-06-16 06:59:52

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 102,267

### Re: Bitter Roots:

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

Online

## #10 2014-06-16 07:52:02

anonimnystefy
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From: Harlan's World
Registered: 2011-05-23
Posts: 16,000

### Re: Bitter Roots:

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

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## #11 2014-06-16 07:58:08

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 102,267

### Re: Bitter Roots:

Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

Online

## #12 2014-06-16 10:07:35

anonimnystefy
Real Member
From: Harlan's World
Registered: 2011-05-23
Posts: 16,000

### Re: Bitter Roots:

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

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## #13 2014-06-16 10:24:43

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 102,267

### Re: Bitter Roots:

Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

Online

## #14 2014-06-16 11:01:47

anonimnystefy
Real Member
From: Harlan's World
Registered: 2011-05-23
Posts: 16,000

### Re: Bitter Roots:

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

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## #15 2014-06-16 11:30:22

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 102,267

### Re: Bitter Roots:

Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

Online

## #16 2014-06-16 11:44:02

anonimnystefy
Real Member
From: Harlan's World
Registered: 2011-05-23
Posts: 16,000

### Re: Bitter Roots:

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

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## #17 2014-06-16 12:00:42

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 102,267

### Re: Bitter Roots:

Brittle math is currently on hold and must wait its turn.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

Online

## #18 2014-06-16 12:08:45

anonimnystefy
Real Member
From: Harlan's World
Registered: 2011-05-23
Posts: 16,000

### Re: Bitter Roots:

Hmm, okay then.

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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## #19 2014-06-16 19:48:42

gAr
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Registered: 2011-01-09
Posts: 3,479

### Re: Bitter Roots:

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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## #20 2014-06-16 20:01:02

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 102,267

### Re: Bitter Roots:

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.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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