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How to show algebraically that $x^3 +3x +1$ is injective?

How to show algebraically that $$x^3 +3x +1$$ is injective? Working with the usual method of assuming that $f(c)=f(d)$ and then seeing if $c=d$. I've tried several approaches, including factoring ...
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Maximum number of roots/zeros a polynomial $ax^4+bx+c$ can have?

I need to find the maximum number of roots the polynomial $g(x)=ax^4+bx+c$ defined on interval $[-1,1]$ can have. Intuitive and geometrical example shows that it can have no more than two. My method ...
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Why do all parabolas have an axis of symmetry?

And if that's just part of the definition of a parabola, I guess my question becomes why is the graph of any quadratic a parabola? My attempt at explaining: The way I understand it after some ...
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How to solve Recurring Series problem

How do you solve recurring series problem? $$2-x+5x^2-7x^3+...$$ My work: The scale of relation is $1+x-2x^2$ and Sum=$\frac{2+x}{1+x-2x^2}-\left(\frac{\text{some expression}}{1+x-2x^2}\right)$ ...
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Distance and speed question on minimum time

Suppose that there is a narrow bridge 4 metres wide that only 1 bus can pass on it. The bus is travelling at 10m/s and it is moving with constant speed. A man is 2m away from the bus and is crossing ...
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Complex number $\frac{z}{z+1}=2+3i$

Given that $\frac{z}{z+1}=2+3i$, find the complex number $z$, giving your answer in the form of $x+yi$. Can someone give me some hints for solving this question? Thanks
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What is the value of $a^4+b^4+c^4$?

Consider $a,b,c$ such that $a+b+c =1, a^2+b^2+c^2=2$ and $a^3+b^3+c^3=3$. Find the value of $a^4+b^4+c^4$, if possible. Trial: I observe that \begin{align} a^4+b^4+c^4 ...
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how do put 64 squares on a cube? [on hold]

I need 64 squares covering a cube. The amount of squares on each on each face must be equal to each other. The amount of squares on each must be a natural number. The root of the amount of squares on ...
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Solve for $x$: $x =\ln(x)^4$

I plotted the functions on both sides and it shows the equations has at least three solutions. Is there some non-interative (not sure if i used this term correctly - i mean the way you would solve, ...
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Difficult inverse tangent identity

Prove that: $$\arctan\left(\frac{\sqrt{1 + x} - \sqrt{1-x}}{\sqrt{1 + x} + \sqrt{1-x}} \right) = \frac{\pi}{4} - \frac{1}{2}\arccos(x), -\frac{1}{\sqrt{2}} \le x \le 1$$ I'd multiply the ...
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Why does $\frac{49}{64}\cos^2 \theta + \cos^2 \theta$ equal $\frac{113}{64}\cos^2 \theta $? [on hold]

I have an example: $$ \frac{49}{64}\cos^2 \theta + \cos^2 \theta = 1 $$ Then what happens next: $$ \frac{113}{64}\cos^2 \theta = 1 $$ Where has the other cosine disappeared to? What operation ...
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weird conversion of polar coordinates into rectangular coordinates.

Given $r=\frac{4}{1-\cos(\theta)}$, convert into rectangular (cartesian) coordinates. My solution: Square both sides: $r^2=\frac{16}{\sin^2(\theta)}$ Multiply the denominator by $r^2$ to get: ...
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Solving this finite factorial/binomial series

I am staring at the following finite series: $$ \sum_{k=1}^s A_k Y^k $$ I am trying to solve it for $Y$. $A_k$ is given by $$ A_k = {s \choose k}\nu^k (1-\nu)^{s-k}$$ I already solved that $$ ...
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Solve this equation for implicitly defined $F(x)$

For some constants/parameters $s$, $k$, $c$, $A$, $B$, I have $F(x)$ implicitly defined as $$ \sum_{k=0}^{s-1} G(s,k) (1-F(x))^k = \frac{k-c}{x-c}\frac{x}{k}A + B$$ Where $G(s,k)$ is closely ...
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Solution of polynomial equation $g(x)\cdot g(y) = g(x)+g(y)+g(xy)-2\;\forall x,y\in \mathbb{R}$

If $g(x)$ is a polynomial function satisfying $g(x)\cdot g(y) = g(x)+g(y)+g(xy)-2\;\forall x,y\in \mathbb{R}$ and $g(2)=5\;,$ Then $g(5) = $ $\bf{My\; Solution::}$ Given $$g(x)\cdot ...
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Factoring out an Exponent

I would like to know whether or not I can factor out an exponent on 2 variables like so $A^2 * B^2 = (A*B)^2$ ?
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Inverse of a function $xe^x$

How should I proceed about finding the inverse of the function $xe^x$? I have been wondering about it for a long time and can't think of anything to do.
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Multiply a Scalar by an Exponent

If I have the formula $A * B^2$ and I want to scale B by 2, what would I need to do to A to balance the formula. Would this be valid? $A * B^2 = (\frac{A}{2}) * (2*B)^2$
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A simple algebra problem ($a$ fixed) [on hold]

Given that $(1-a^2)(x+a)-2a(1-x^2)=0$, show that $2ax^2+(1-a^2)x-a(1+a^2)=0$. Also, show that the other solution is $x= -(1+a^2)/2a$. How does one go about solving these? Thanks.
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Extract sum of coefficients in a binomial expression

I have two questions: (1) Given $(1-x+x^2)^{3n}=c_0 + c_1 x + \dots +c_{6n} x^{6n}$, find $c_0+c_1+ \dots +c_n$. I manage to find $c_0+c_1+ \dots +c_{6n}$ by putting $x=1$ but I do not know how to ...
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linear relations - algebra [on hold]

A baker makes a loss of $30$ when $25$ cakes are sold but makes a profit of $100$ when $90$ cakes are sold. What is the linear relation for his profit? (Please show me the steps; I can do many other ...
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Rules for multiplying exponents by scalars [on hold]

If I have the formula $A * B^2$ where I know $B= 2*C$, can I change the original formula to $A * (2*C)^2$ ?
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Solving for a three dimensional vector.

Let $a = \begin{pmatrix} 2 \\ 5 \\ -1 \end{pmatrix}$ and $b = \begin{pmatrix} -6 \\ 4 \\ -3 \end{pmatrix}$ There exists two nonzero three-dimensional vectors ${v} = \begin{pmatrix} x \\ y \\ z ...
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Write an algebraic expression in terms of $x$ (where $x > 0$) for “$\tan(2 \tan^{-1} x)$”

Write the following as an algebraic expression in terms of $x$ (where $x > 0$): $\tan(2 \tan^{-1} x)$ This is what I got so far: Let $\tan^{-1} x = \theta$. So, $\tan(\theta) = x$. So, opposite ...
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formula in Spivak calculus, ch 2-6ii f

Without going to much into details about the question itself I would like to draw attention to the fact that Spivak assumes knowledge of a formula (I got it from the solutions in the back of the book) ...
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System of Equations & Approximations

I am trying to derive Eq. (3.6) in the following thesis: http://drum.lib.umd.edu/bitstream/1903/14898/1/Khalil_umd_0117E_14726.pdf This is the equation I am trying to show: \begin{equation} ...
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Expansion for Partial Fractions for $(3-2x)/(x^2+6x+9)$

I'm trying to expand $(3-2x)/(x^2+6x+9)$ into partial fractions to integrate. I'm doing $$(3-2x)/((x+3)^2)=A/(x+3)+B(x+3)^2$$ $$(A(x+3)+B)/((x+3)^2)=3-2x$$ for x=0:$$(3A+B)/9=3$$ for x=1: ...
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How to simplify $\frac{\sqrt{x^3}}{\sqrt[3]{x^4}}$? [on hold]

Please, could someone help simplify and show the steps on how to simplify $$\frac{\sqrt{x^3}}{\sqrt[3]{x^4}}?$$ Thank you.
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If P(4, -3) is a point on angle A, find the exact value of tan(2s) [on hold]

*I need to brush up on this. Could someone explain?
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Prove by combinatorial method that $ \frac{(2m)! \cdot (2n)!}{(m)! \cdot (n)! \cdot (m+n)!} $ is an integer [duplicate]

Prove that $$ \dfrac{(2m)! \cdot (2n)!}{(m)! \cdot (n)! \cdot (m+n)!} $$ is a positive integer, where $(m,n) \in \mathbb{Z^{+}}$ I have already solved it using Legendre's Formula ...
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Solving $7[x]+23\{x\}=191$

For every real number $x$, $[x]$ denotes the largest integer less than or equal to $x$ and $\{x\}=x-[x]$. The number of real solutions of $$7[x]+23\{x\}=191$$ is (a) 0 $\quad$ ...
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A simple way to find $\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}{\frac{1}{n^2}\sum_{k=1}^n{\sqrt{n^2-k^2}}}$

I was reading an exam paper used to identify gifted high-school students, and I encountered the following problem: $$\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}{\frac{1}{n^2}\sum_{k=1}^n{\sqrt{n^2-k^2}}}$$ Using ...
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To find, wether '1' lies in the range of f, where $f(x)=[ln(\frac{7x-x^2}{12})]^\frac{3}{2}$?

$f(x)=[ln(\frac{7x-x^2}{12})]^\frac{3}{2}$, For the given function, the question is whether, f(x) can equal 1 for some real value of x?
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Is this a correct way to use triangle inequality

If I have: $$|g_1(x) - g_2(x) - (g_1(a) - g_2(a))| \leq f(x^*)$$ Can I proceed to say: $$|g_1(x) - g_2(x) - (g_1(a) - g_2(a))| \leq |g_1(x) - g_2(x)| - |(g_1(a) - g_2(a))|$$ $$ \implies |g_1(x) - ...
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Rewriting a particular sequence in respect to inverses

I'm having a large amount of difficulty on piecing together the intermediate algebra between the following formulas. $$ \frac{n^2 + 1}{2n^2 - 3} = \cdots = \frac {1 + \frac{1}{n ^ 2}}{2 - ...
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Show that the expansion of $(1+x)^n$ by Binomial Theorem is convergent when $x<1$

To show that the expansion of $(1+x)^n$ by Binomial Theorem is convergent when $x<1$ Let $u_r, u_{r+1}$ represent the $r^{th}$ and $(r + 1)^{th}$ terms of the expansion; then ...
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If $ x=\frac{\sin^3 t}{\sqrt{\cos 2t}}$ and $y = \frac{\cos^3 t}{\sqrt{\cos 2t}}\;,$ Then $\displaystyle \frac{dy}{dx}$ in terms of $t$

If $\displaystyle x=\frac{\sin^3 t}{\sqrt{\cos 2t}}$ and $\displaystyle y = \frac{\cos^3 t}{\sqrt{\cos 2t}}\;,$ Then $\displaystyle \frac{dy}{dx}$ in terms of $t$ $\bf{My\; Try::}$ Using The Formula ...
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partial fraction decomposition braindead

decompose $\frac{x^2-2x+3}{(x-1)^2(x^2+4)}$ the way my teacher wants us to solve is by substitution values for x, I set it up like this: (after setting the variables to the common denominator and ...
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Complex vector identity

Let $f=(f_1,f_2,f_3)$ be a complex vector. Can we see that $$G:=\frac{2\Im(f_2\bar{f_3})+i2\Im(f_3\bar{f_1})}{|f|^2-2\Im(f_1\bar{f_2})}=\frac{f_3}{f_1-if_2}$$ I tried using $f_j=x_{j,u}-ix_{j,v}$ ...
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Graph of the function $y = 2 + (x + 1)^3$

I know that this function will have the behavior of $Y = X^3$ but as I will translate for this function $(Y = X^3)$? I do this: $$(x + 1)^3 = x^3 + 3x^2 + 3x + 3 \quad y = x^3 + 3x^2 + 3x + 5$$ But ...
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Function with Multiple Periods

Basically I'm trying to fit some data with seasonal effects to a periodic function, and the problem I'm running into is that the local minima usually occur around April, and the local maxima usually ...
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Find h in terms of r

A sphere and a cylinder have equal volumes. The sphere has a radius 3r. The cylinder has radius 2r and height h. Find h in terms of r. I'm only 15, someone walk me through this as simple as ...
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Simplifying Surds, or square root fractions

So I have to write $\sqrt{2\over 18}$ in its simplest form. How would I work this out?
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Finding the formulae in terms

The cost, $£C$, of building a circular pond is proportional to the square of its diameter, $d$ meters. A pond with diameter $2$ meters costs $£52$. Find the formulae for $C$ in terms of $d$. Okay ...
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Proving this two equations are same and true

If $\sqrt{a} - \frac{1}{\sqrt{a}} = 1$, then $a + \frac{1}{a} = 3$. Why this statement is true? I tried to square the first equation, but it didn't work. I can't understand why there is a 3 in the ...
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Polynomial and squares

Let f be the polynomial $f\in\mathbb{Z[x]}$ defined by $f(x)=x^4-22x^3+135x^2-154x-34$. How many times f(n) is a perfect square when $n\in\mathbb{Z}$ ? This problem I solved another way than the ...
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Proving the equation has no root. [on hold]

How to show that for $a\in \mathbb R$, the equation $x^2+12a^2+4ax-8a+8=0$ has no root?
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$3^x + 4^y = 5^z$ [duplicate]

This is an advanced high-school problem. Find all natural $x,y$, and $z$ such that $3^x + 4^y = 5^z$. The only obvious solution I can see is $x=y=z=2$. Are there any other solutions?
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Sum of Series as $1,(2),1,(2,2),1,(2,2,2),1,(2,2,2,2),1…$

The Sum of First $2015$ terms of the Series... $1,2,1,2,2,1,2,2,2,1,2,2,2,2,1,.......................$ $\bf{My\; Try::}$ We Can Write the Given Series as ...