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Pick any five...Take the first 10 natural numbers  that's 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. Pick any five of the numbers, and write them in a column, in increasing order. Then take the five remaining numbers  the ones you didn't pick  and write them in a second column, in decreasing order. 2 + 2 = 5, for large values of 2. #2 20050626 09:29:33
Re: Pick any five...3 10 7 "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #3 20050626 18:59:55
Re: Pick any five...1 8 = 7 School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But  nobody's perfect, so why practice? #4 20050628 02:32:02
Re: Pick any five...I have no imagination at the moment... Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #5 20050628 05:04:31
Re: Pick any five...8  10 = 2 Boy let me tell you what: I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too. And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you. #6 20050628 07:07:33
Re: Pick any five...
The first column should be in ascending order.
I agree; it looks trivial, but it's not! 2 + 2 = 5, for large values of 2. #7 20050628 07:51:41
Re: Pick any five...Gah. Misread that then. Boy let me tell you what: I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too. And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you. #8 20050628 08:54:02
Re: Pick any five...Maths: It is still amazing to me how something that starts so simply (one pebble plus another pebble makes two pebbles) can become so rich and varied so quickly. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #9 20050628 10:24:28
Re: Pick any five...
Indeed. And who could imagine that that ratio is equal to 4  4/3 + 4/5  4/7 + 4/9  4/11 + ... ? Or imagine that it is equal to sqrt(6/1^2 + 6/2^2 + 6/3^2 + ... ) ? Last edited by NIH (20050629 05:21:54) 2 + 2 = 5, for large values of 2. #10 20050628 21:21:11
Re: Pick any five...Simply inspires awe. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #11 20050629 02:11:54
Re: Pick any five...You have to go incredibly far to get it accurate though. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #12 20050629 04:44:36
Re: Pick any five...i am well confused... I come back stronger than a poweredup PacMan I bought a large popcorn @ the cinema the other day, it was pretty big...some might even say it was "large Fatboy Slim is a Legend #13 20050629 05:24:08
Re: Pick any five...
Thanks  it's fixed now! 2 + 2 = 5, for large values of 2. #14 20050629 05:48:16
Re: Pick any five...They were exchanging information about pi 'doccuments'.......... School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But  nobody's perfect, so why practice? #15 20050630 06:23:37
Re: Pick any five...exciting.. _ I come back stronger than a poweredup PacMan I bought a large popcorn @ the cinema the other day, it was pretty big...some might even say it was "large Fatboy Slim is a Legend #16 20050707 21:41:51
Re: Pick any five...Here's a hint as to why the total is always 25. 2 + 2 = 5, for large values of 2. #17 20050708 09:23:02
Re: Pick any five...Always on unique lines ... "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #19 20050719 07:53:55
Re: Pick any five...Yep! Still works! "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #20 20050719 14:30:46
Re: Pick any five...1 20 19 Last edited by ganesh (20050719 15:03:46) Character is who you are when no one is looking. #21 20050719 16:14:37
Re: Pick any five...Er.....wasn't it numbers from 1 to 10? School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But  nobody's perfect, so why practice? #22 20050719 16:30:55
Re: Pick any five...Ganesh has extended the idea. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #23 20050719 17:11:54
Re: Pick any five...1 2 1 Last edited by mathsyperson (20050720 00:17:49) Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #24 20050719 17:29:40
Re: Pick any five...1 4 3 "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #25 20050720 00:28:35
Re: Pick any five...I think so. Last edited by mathsyperson (20050720 02:04:42) Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. 