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Finding the domain of this trigonometric function

How can I find the domain of this function? $$f(x)=\frac{x\sin(x)+\cos(x)}{1-\cos(x)} + \frac{|x|-2}{x^2-4}$$ I assume we don't want the denominator to be zero, but do we have to combine the ...
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Finding the equation of vertical and horizontal asymptotes

I am having some trouble understanding these two questions. Any help is appreciated. Scanned questions are included at the end. 6) We are given the function $ f(x) =\frac{1 - 2x} {2x^2 - 3x - 2} $ ...
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Square root and principal square root confusion

A few months ago I asked a question about the $\pm$ symbol because I was confused about it... I still carry the same confusion (which really bugs me) but I think the real confusion has to do with the ...
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How to evaluate this $1/n$ infinite sum?

How to evaluate$$\sum ^{\infty}_{n=1} {e}^{-n}$$ without using the easy-formula. We easily notice a pattern. $$\begin{align} S_1 &= e^{-1} \\ S_2 &= e^{-2} + e^{-1} = \frac{1 + e}{e^2} \\ ...
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Maths Problem based on trains

If A train runs at $70$km/h, it reaches its destination late by $12$ minutes. But if it runs at $80$km/h it is late by $3$ minutes. What is the correct time to cover the journey?
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quadratics equation tricky problem

I am confused with this question- if $ax^2+bx+c$ have no real roots then- $1+c/a+b/a$ is-- a. Positive b. Negative c. Zero d. Can.t say I tried attempting it as follows $b^2-4ac<0$ so ...
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How to show that $at^2+bt+c$ can be written as $\displaystyle \begin{equation} a \left( t+\frac{b}{2a}\right) ^2-\frac{1}{4a}(b^2-4ac)\end{equation}$?

I've just expanded $$\displaystyle \begin{equation} a \left( t+\frac{b}{2a}\right) ^2-\frac{1}{4a}(b^2-4ac)\end{equation}\tag{1}$$ to $$at^2+bt+c\tag{2}$$ but I guess that perhaps showing it ...
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Solving $(x-2)^2=\sqrt{x}+2$

How to solve $(x-2)^2=\sqrt{x}+2$ answer is $0.9$ and $4$ But no idea with steps
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Find the number of natural numbers less than 2014 which are neither squares nor cubes [on hold]

Find the number of positive integers less than 2014 that are neither squares nor cubes.
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$\cos ^2(x)=\frac{1}{2} \cos (2 x)+\frac{1}{2}$

I am wondering how this is rewritten? $$\cos ^2(x)=\frac{1}{2} \cos (2 x)+\frac{1}{2}$$, I think it has something to do with double-angle/half angle? but I am not sure and I do not see the ...
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Newton's way of getting a Taylor expansion

I don't understand how Newton find the Taylor expansion of $\frac{a^2}{b+x}$ by the following method : **This screenshot is from : The method of fluxions and infinite series Any idea ?
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For which values of $m$, $f(x)=mx$ intersect the function $g(x)=\log x$?

For which values of $m$, the function, $f(x)=mx$ intersect the function, $g(x)=\log x$ I suppose that this problems reduce to the next form. Find for which values of m, exist solution for the ...
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Simultaneous function with three variables using subsititution method

Use any substitution method and solve the following equations: $$2x+5y+7z=86$$ $$3x+y+5z=60$$ $$x+4y+3z=54 $$ I used $x+4y+3z=54$ to make $x$ the subject $x=54-4y-3z$.
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Nursing Home Question [on hold]

A 1-year old 120-bed for-profit facility with a \$2,500,000 mortgage at 7.4% reports a net operating margin before depreciation of \$25,000. The answer is that in today's financial market the owners ...
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Find the range of function $f(x) =\cos(\sin(\ln(\frac{x^2+e}{x^2+1})))+\sin(\cos(\ln(\frac{x^2+e}{x^2+1})))$…

Problem : Find the range of function $f(x) =\cos(\sin(\ln(\frac{x^2+e}{x^2+1})))+\sin(\cos(\ln(\frac{x^2+e}{x^2+1})))$ My approach : maximum value of the function is when denominator term is ...
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Beautiful evaluation inequality

a,b,c>0 are such that $a^2+b^2+c^2=4$ and $4(a^2+2)=(a^2+b+c)^2$. What is the biggest possible value for a+b+c? I tried a lot of stuff like $a^2=4-b^2-c^2$. And i think it's somehow connected to ...
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Real world situation/model using (factored) higher degree polynomial function?

(Form A) $$y=3x^5+23x^4-7x^3+x^2-4x+9$$ (Form B) something in factored form $$y=(x-1)^2(x+2)^5(x-5)^4(x+7)$$ 2 part question: 1) Anyone know of examples where these types of functions arise? 2) Is ...
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simple SAT practice question

I tried to solve this and I am getting 11n/6. Am I seriously doing something really wrong or is this question wrong?
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Is 1^2^3 = $1^{2^3}$ or $(1^2)^3$ [duplicate]

Caret ^ signs can be used to describe the power of numbers. Is $1$^$2$^$3 = 1^{(2^3)}$ or $(1^2)^3$ How do you calculate it? Do you start with $2^3$ and then do $1^8$ or do you start with $1^2$ ...
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Trigonometry: How to determine the Period

I'm still kinda confused with solving the period on the diagram above. Amplitude= $3$ Max = $3$ Min = $-3$ Period = ? $y=a\cos(bx+c)$ Value of $a$ = $3$ Value of $b$ = ? Value of $c$ = ?
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To show $(x+y)^p\leq x^p+y^p$, where $0\leq p\leq1, x>0,y>0$? [duplicate]

How to show that, $(x+y)^p\leq x^p+y^p$, where for $0\leq p\leq 1,x\geq 0, y\geq0?$ Any suggestion how to prove it? Thanks in advance.
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Remainder of $3^7/8$

I read here that the remainder of $\frac{ab}{c}$ is equal to the remainder of $\frac{a}{c}\frac{b}{c}$ implying that the remainder of $\frac{a^b}{c}$ is equal to the remainder of $[\frac{a}{c}]^b$. ...
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quadratic equation: $5x^2 + 9x - 170 = 0$

I have a problem, my textbook says the solution of $5x^2 + 9x - 170 = 0$ is $5$ but the book didn't describe how it solved the equation. How can I solve this?
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Find the sum of an infinite series of Fibonacci numbers divided by doubling numbers. [duplicate]

How would I find the sum of an infinite number of fractions, where there are Fibonacci numbers as the numerators (increasing by one term each time) and numbers (starting at one) which double each time ...
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Is there a way to get the closed form of $x$ considering $x^2 + 3x = \sqrt{x + 2}$, not using calculator/computer?

How would one go about finding the exact answer to $$x^2 + 3x = \sqrt{x + 2}$$ Solving for $x$? Using paper and pencil to plot a graph, I've found the solution lies at $\approx 0.453$, but I am ...
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Solving $x^2-6=\sqrt{x+6}$ [on hold]

Solving $x^2-6=\sqrt{x+6}$ Thanks for any help
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Solving equations, Math olympiad, using vieta relation?

So the question asks to solve for real valued $a$ such that $b,c,d\in\mathbb{R}$ $$abcd=-1$$ $$(a+c)(b+d)=-1$$ $$ac+bd+a+b+c+d=-1$$ $$ab+cd=ac+a+c$$ So assuming the four numbers are roots of a quartic ...
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Find one set of solutions for the following system:

Find one set of solutions for the following system: \begin{cases} 1+a^2+d^2=3+b^2+e^2=3+c^2+f^2 \\ 1+ab+de=0 \\ ac+df=0 \\ bc+ef=0 \\ \end{cases}
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Probability of 8 or 9 digit sequence colliding in the same place in two 65 digit numbers

I have two numbers: 3032643431333337636238613038343231383364303731376566303037663231 3861663464383131656131653461343961343364303737663565356561653361 36430373 ...
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How do I find a constant for a polynomial so its roots are reflective around a linear function?

How can I find all complex numbers $w$ so that the roots of the following polynomial are reflected around a linear function $f(x)$ $$p(q) = q^2-4q+w = 0$$ If I want to find all the complex numbers ...
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Explain why every natural number (other than one) is divisible by at least one prime number? [on hold]

Explain why every natural number (other than one) is divisible by at least one prime number? This is through Euclid's idea. A prime number is a natural number with exactly two distinct positive ...
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Solve $\frac{x^2+2xy+y^2}{x^2-y^2} >x+y$

Find the set of integer solutions $(x,y)$ to $$\frac{x^2+2xy+y^2}{x^2-y^2} >x+y$$ I can't seem to multiply both sides by the expression in the denominator. Nor can I simplify and cancel any ...
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Trapezoids and Bases [on hold]

A trapezoid has bases of length $x$ and $4$. Let $P$ and $H$ be points on opposite legs of the trapezoid. $PH$ is parallel to the bases and divides the trapezoid into two quadrilaterals of the same ...
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Finding relationship between two numbers directly that were changed cumulatively

Bear with me. I'm not sure how to express this question let alone answer it. Here goes... I have a program that can calculate change from a single rate, we'll call 'A'. Known: $$C = A + 400$$ ...
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Third degree polynomial with unknown coefficients $q^3-3aq^2+b^2q+c = 0$

For an equation $q^3-3aq^2+b^2q+c = 0$ we know the roots $c, (a+b), (a-b)$. What is a good place to start with such equations? I've tried setting up a system of equations, but this is supposed to be ...
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Mathematically prove that a bench which 2 chidlren fit in can't fit 3. [on hold]

You have a bench( Only 2 children can sit on it), 3 children and you have to prove logically that 3 children don't fit on the bench.
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How do I solve for $\delta$ in this question

$316.45 = 100e^{\delta(10)} + 100e^{\delta(5)}$ I don't know why I can't do this. I thought of using $\ln$ but I don't think $\ln(A+B) = \ln(A) + \ln(B)$ or does it?
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How do I solve this one? It's irritating me!

How do I solve this question? I can't think of anything to do! As $(x,y)$ ranges over all pairs of real values, what is the smallest value of: $(2x-3y-4)^{ 2 }+(2x-3y+10)^{ 2 }$
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Expand $-(x-2y)^2$

I'm having a hard time solving this. this is a part of a bigger "count sequence" and I need to expand: $$-(x-2y)^2$$ Bigger "part": $$(x+2y)^2-(x-2y)^2-4x(2y-1)$$ Doesn't matter how much I twist ...
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Silly technical question about polynomials in Lagrange's “résolution algébrique”

I decided that I'd go through Lagrange's "Sur la Résolution Algébrique des Équations" (see, if you have the time, a previous, unanswered question of mine: Value in retracing mathematicians' steps ...
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Interchanging Powers

Let $f(x)=(x^b)^{1/a}$ and $g(x)=(x^{1/a})^b$, where $a,b$ are even numbers. The domains are clearly different. $\operatorname{dom}\{ f\}=\mathbb{R}$, while $\operatorname{dom}\{ g\}=\mathbb{R}^+_0$. ...
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Calculating Covariance missing understanding for one step

I am following this once I get to this point I don't understand the transition/calculation to get -0.01 I mean to me that equals ...
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How do I get an Archimedean spiral that decreases from an initial radius?

So, where the equation of an archimedean spiral is: $$r = a + b\theta$$ I want to be able to use the equation in this form to then have a function where r decreases in exactly the same way by an ...
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Solving $y^2 - yx - y + x = 0$ for $y$?

I solved this equation for $y$ by inspection and confirmed it with Wolfram Alpha - $y^2 - yx - y + x = 0$ I got the values $y = 1$ and $y = x$ However I was wondering is there a formal method for ...
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Work out percentages and commisions

I have a price 265.69 top price. Of this 265.69, 180.83 is cost. 45 is profit 13.29 is a commission at 5% of price and 26.57 is another commission at 10% of the price 180.83 + 45 + 13.29 + 26.57 = ...
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Trigonometry graphs sinusoidal waves

i need help on this questions. I couldn't figure how to determine for both question A and B. But i have the answers for them, i just don't understand how the amplitude is 3 and so on.
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If $\omega + 1 = \omega$, find $\omega$ ($\omega \not= - \infty$ or $\infty$)

If $\omega + 1 = \omega$, find $\omega$ ($\omega \not= - \infty$ or $\infty$). It does not have to be a real number. My teacher gave us this question just to play around with, and my first ...
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Pipe A is a inlet pipe filling the tank at 8000 litre/hour .Pipe B is the outlet pipe which empties the tank in 3 hours. [on hold]

Pipe A is a inlet pipe filling the tank at 8000 litre/hour . Pipe B is the outlet pipe which empties the tank in 3 hours.The capacity of the tank is?
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Interesting Functional Equations Problem?

Find all functions $f:\mathbb R \to \mathbb R$ that satisfy $f(x) + 3 f\left( \frac {x-1}{x} \right) = 7x$. How would we solve this? I noticed that if you plug in $\frac{x-1}{x}$ in for $x$, and ...
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Finding the sum of $\sin(0^\circ) + \sin(1^\circ) + \sin(2^\circ) + \cdots +\sin(180^\circ)$

I need help understanding the sum of $\sin(0^\circ) + \sin(1^\circ) + \sin(2^\circ) + \cdots +\sin(180^\circ)$ or $\displaystyle \sum_{i=0}^{180} \sin(i)$ This might be related to a formula to find ...