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Find parallel line value

I've an homework problem that i'm unable to find the right answer. The problem is: The line $tx + sy = 2$ goes through point $(2,1)$ and is parallel to line $y = 8 -3x$, find the value of $t^2 + ...
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How do you calculate the change in thickness of a cylinder, if you shave off a flat section?

I have a piece of steel, cylindrical (hollow), 200mm outside diameter with 160mm inside diameter (...
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How do you find the maximum value of $|z^2 - 2iz+1|$ given that $|z|=3$, using triangle inequality?

Problem: How do you find the maximum value of $|z^2 - 2iz+1|$ given that $|z|=3$, using triangle inequality? My attempt: $$|z^2 - 2iz+1|\le|z|^2+2|i||z|+1$$ $$\implies |z^2 - 2iz+1|\le16$$ ...
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What order do I write algebraic math problems?

My math teacher is a little bit picky on the order we write our simplified algebraic math problems, and I forgot to take notes on this. Let's say you have the problem $2(y + 3) - 4x$. Would I write ...
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How to solve a quadric inequality that acts like a quadratic inequality?

This will be largely a trivial question. But how do I solve an inequality like this: $3x^4 - 4x^2 + 1>0$ ? Of course, I can treat it like a quadratic inequality by saying $t=x^2$ So I can solve ...
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If the equation $|x^2+4x+3|-mx+2m=0$ has exactly three solutions then the value of m is equal to to?

If the equation $|x^2+4x+3|-mx+2m=0$ has exactly three solutions then the value of m is equal to to ? I drew the graph of $|x^2+4x+3|$.I found that that for the given condition $mx-2m$ must be ...
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Squaring both sides when units are different?

Given $((9) \text{inches})^{1/2} = ((0.25) \text{yards})^{1/2}$, then which of the following statements is true? $((3) \text{inches}) = ((0.5) \text{yards})$ $((9) \text{inches}) = ((1.5) ...
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If $\alpha,\beta$ are roots of $x^2+px+q=0$ and also of $x^{2n}+p^nx^n+q^n=0$

If $\alpha,\beta$ are roots of $x^2+px+q=0$ and also of $x^{2n}+p^nx^n+q^n=0$ and $\frac{\alpha}{\beta}$,$\frac{\beta}{\alpha}$ are the roots of $x^n+1+(x+1)^n=0$, then $n$ is Odd Even ...
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Is $ \lfloor {\log(n)} \rfloor!$ or $ \lfloor {\log(\log(n))} \rfloor!$ polynomially bounded? [on hold]

Which of these is is polynomially bounded: $ \lfloor {\log(n)} \rfloor!$ $ \lfloor {\log(\log(n))} \rfloor!$ I think both are but I can't prove it.
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Is it possible to work out each one of these variables if it is the only unknown? $d=c_1c_2\ln(\cosh(t/c_2))$

I have an equation that defines $d$: $$d=c_1c_2\ln(\cosh(t/c_2))$$ It is very simple to work out $c_1$ if it is the only unknown: $$c_1={d\over c_2\ln(\cosh(t/c_2))}$$ Each variable is a real ...
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How to express this expression in terms of N?

I am trying to express this formula in terms of N: $$ A=\frac{a^2N} {a\cdot \tan{\frac{180}{N}}} $$ I really don't know how to do this. I tried and got this: $$ A \cdot a \cdot \tan{\frac{180}{N}} ...
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Show that the equation $x^2+y^2+z^2= (x-y)(y-z)(z-x)$ has infinitely many solutions in integers $x, y, z$.

Show that the equation $x^2+y^2+z^2= (x-y)(y-z)(z-x)$ has in finitely many solutions in integers $x, y, z$. It seems like if I find a set of $x,y,z$ that satisfy this for any values that will ...
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Triangle with a square in it, with the side of $2\sqrt{3}$, what's the altitude of the triangle? [on hold]

We have a triangle and within is a square with the side of $2\sqrt{3}$. What's the altitude of the triangle ABC? All 3 angles in the triangle are same (60). Pic: http://imgur.com/gallery/SAmhU7z/new ...
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If $z_0$ is a root of the equation $z^n\cos\theta_0+z^{n-1}\cos\theta_1+\cdots+\cos\theta_n=2$

If $z_0$ is a root of the equation $z^n\cos\theta_0+z^{n-1}\cos\theta_1+\cdots+\cos\theta_n=2$, then $|z_0|<1/2$ $|z_0|>1/2$ $|z_0|=1/2$ Using triangle ...
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How to find radius of hemisphere in applied problem

If the stem of a mushroom is modeled as a right circular cylinder with diameter $1$, height $2$, its cap modeled as a hemisphere of radius $a$ the mushroom has axial symmetry, is of uniform ...
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Proof of divisibility: $17 \mid 3 \cdot 5^{2015} + 2^{2017} \cdot 5^{670}$ [on hold]

As the title says, prove that $3 \cdot 5^{2015} + 2^{2017} \cdot 5^{670}$ is divisible by $17$.
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Calculate $\sqrt{x^2+y^2+2x-4y+5} + \sqrt{x^2+y^2-6x+8y+25}$, if $3x+2y-1=0$

As the title says, given $x,y \in \mathbb{R}$ where $3x+2y-1=0$ and $x \in [-1, 3]$, calculate $A = \sqrt{x^2+y^2+2x-4y+5} + \sqrt{x^2+y^2-6x+8y+25}$. I tried using the given condition to reduce the ...
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Divisibility: $60 \mid (2x-y)(2y-z)(3z+2x)$, if $8x-10y+27z=0$

As the title says, given $x,y,z \in \mathbb{Z}$, where $8x-10y+27z=0$, prove that $(2x-y)(2y-z)(3z+2x)$ is divisible by $60$. I tried to bring the formula in a format of $(\cdots)(8x-10y+27z) + ...
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Find all functions $F(x)$ for which $F (x) + F ((x − 1)/x) = 1 + x$

Let $F (x)$ be the real-valued function defined for all real $x$ except for $x = 0$ and $x = 1$ and satisfying the functional equation $F (x) + F ((x − 1)/x) = 1 + x$. Find $F (x)$. This ...
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Basic algebra problem: $ \frac{\frac{1}{x}+\frac{1}{y}}{\frac{1}{x^2}-\frac{1}{y^2}} $

Basic algebra problem I can't seem to figure out: $$ \frac{\frac{1}{x}+\frac{1}{y}}{\frac{1}{x^2}-\frac{1}{y^2}} $$ $x,y \in \mathbb{R}, x^2 \neq y^2, xy\neq0$. Now I know the result is: ...
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Probably very basic Euclidean geometry; Why is the following expression valid for a point along a straight line?

I am looking at constructible points in abstract algebra, particularly in $\mathbb{C}$. Alongside a proof of a theorem, I came across this expression which I cannot work out how it's been derived. It ...
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How to simplify this equation to solve for m?

It has been way too many years since high school. How can I simplify this equation to solve for m: $\frac{x}{c+pm}=m$ I got to $x = cm + pm^2$ and I don't know how to get any further. I wish this ...
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Squaring the square root of $x$ vs the square root of $x^2$ [duplicate]

While reviewing this algebra concept yesterday I realized I could not justify why this $\sqrt{x^2}=|x|$ is different from this $(\sqrt{x})^2=x$. My confusion stems from the fact that radicals can be ...
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Catherine is now twice as old as Jason but 6 years ago she was 5 times as old as he was. How old is Catherine now? [on hold]

This is an IQ question. "Catherine is now twice as old as Jason but 6 years ago she was 5 times as old as he was. How old is Catherine now?" How to solve such questions? I think their combined age ...
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Factorise Algebraic Expression

Background: I came across the following problem in class and my teacher was unable to help. The problem was factorise $x^6 - 1$, if you used the difference of 2 squares then used the sum and ...
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Graph transformations (g in terms of f)

I am wondering how to describe the graph g in terms of the graph of f for these cases: $g(x)=f(1/x)$ $g(x)=|f(x)|$ $g(x)= f(|x|)$ $g(x)=\max(f,0)$ $g(x)=\min(f,0)$ $g(x)=\max(f,1)$
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How to prove a solution of equation is rational if another one is rational number?

The question is : $r$ is the solution of equation $x^2+bx+c=0$ and $r$ is a rational number, so there is another solution $s$, how to prove s is a rational number as well? I have no idea about it and ...
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Logarithmic function transformations

The standard log function form is $a \log[k(x-d)] + c$ Where $a$ vertically stretches or compresses $k$ horizontally stretches or compresses $d$ translates left or right $c$ translates up or ...
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Is a factorable polynomial invertible?

The reason there exists no quintic formula that finds the roots of a quintic polynomial is simply because some quintic polynomials are irreducible. But reducible quintic polynomials may be invertible ...
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Basic: $1$ unit costs $\$10.00 $. Increases by $\$50 $ every unit. Total cost for $1000$ units? [on hold]

The cost for $1$ car is $\$10.00$. Every time you buy $1$, the cost increases by $\$50$. What is the cost for $1000$ units. If you have $10$ million dollars, how many units can you buy. Thanks Peter
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Prove that: $n^2+3n^3 + 6^{lgn} is $ $\theta(n^3)$

I'm asked to prove that: $n^2+3n^3 + 6^{lgn} is $ $\theta(n^3)$ I know that for Big O, I need to show: $f(n) <= c*g(n)$ But I'm not sure how to show this, since it involves theta. Any help would ...
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How to know the existence of solution of algebra equation?

For example we want to find a and b such that av+bw=0 (bold text means vector, otherwise scalar) Usually we would just solve the equation. But before solving that equation we need one assumption: ...
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Basic optimization question

A teacher put this problem up the other day and I'm confused about how he got to the answer. Can you explain it to me? Job $X$ provides $20$ vacation days and $143,000$ euro annual salary. Job $Y$ ...
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Solve nonlinear system of equations

Solve the system of equations $$\begin{cases}163-400z\sin{x}&=0\\-135z+85\cos{x}+61&=0\end{cases}$$ What is the best way of going about this? I rearranged the second equation for $z$ and ...
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how to prove this inequality $(ab+bc+ac)^2 ≥ 3abc(a+b+c)$

Prove that if $a,b,c$ are non-negative real numbers, then $(ab + bc + ca)^2 \geq 3abc(a+b+c)$. I tried to compute from $(a-b)^2 + (b-c)^2 + (c-a)^2 \geq 0$.
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Simplify Expression if possible [on hold]

Good day all. Please help me to simplify the following expression if possible: $$x^n + x^m$$
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Find the inverse of a matrix with variable a ≠ 0

I have this matrix below and I'm trying to find it's inverse, I know I augment it with I2 but I don't know where to go from that. \begin{bmatrix} 2&1\\ a&a \end{bmatrix}
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Solve and equation for 2 variables

A bit of background: I'm writing a report in a piece of software and have to use XSLT1.0 (no extensions supported). What this means is that I only have basic arithmetic functions and a few simple ...
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Is this function bounded above?

Consider nonconstant functions $f(x), g(x) \neq x$. Suppose there exist positive constants $k_1$ and $k_2$ such that $k_{1} x \leq f(x) \leq k_{2} x$ and $\frac{1}{2}k_{1} x \leq g(x) \leq k_{2} x$. ...
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Find the condition such that one of the lines defined by $ax^2+2hxy+by^2=0$ has slope $k$ times that of the other

Find the condition that the lines represented by $$ax^2+2hxy+by^2=0$$ are such that the slope of one line is $k$ times that of the other. I calculated the two represented by $ax^2+2hxy+by^2=0$ ...
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how **(1)** $(2n-1)\pi/2 + (-1)^n\pi/3$ and **(2)** $2n\pi±\pi/6$ indicates the same angle?

I'm learning Trigonometry right now with myself and at current about General solution. I have a question in my book which I don't understand how to proof. The question is Show that the two angles are ...
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Inquiry on big $O$ notation

As a deeply enthusiastic prospective undergraduate student, there are is a fact that i'm still to completely understand about the big $O$ notation, namely: Let $f(x), g(x) \neq x$ be nonconstant ...
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Simultaneous equation with 6 equations, 6 unknows and a degre of 5

How do I solve this simultaneous $$a + b + c = 2\to (1)$$ $$ax + by + cz = 0\to (2)$$ $$ax^2 + by^2 + cz^2 = \frac{2}{3}\to (3)$$ $$ax^3 + by^3 + cz^3 = 0\to (4)$$ $$ax^4 + by^4 + cz^4 = ...
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How many blue rectangles there are?

Blue and red rectangles are drawn on a blackboard. Exactly 7 of the rectangles are squares. There are 3 red rectangles more than blue squares. There are 2 red squares more than blue rectangles. How ...
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Does $\sin^{-1}x$ has a vertical tangent

I read that the function $f(x)$ has a vertical tangent at $x=a$ in the domain of $f$ if $$f'(a^-) \to +\infty$$ and $$f'(a^+) \to +\infty$$ Or both approach to $-\infty$. But for $f(x)=\sin^{-1}x$ ...
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Find $a$ and $b$ such that $\sqrt{9+6\sqrt{2}}=a+b$

I am trying to find $a$ and $b$ such that $\sqrt{9+6\sqrt{2}}=a+b$, obviously this can just be evaluated by a computer to find $\sqrt{3}$ and $\sqrt{6}$ but I'm wondering if there's a relatively ...
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Prove that the equation of the tangent at P is $ \frac {xx_1}{a^2} - \frac {yy_1}{b^2} = 1 $ (Hyperbolas)

Question: Point P ($x_1 , y_1$) is on the hyperbola $\frac {x^2}{a^2}$ - $\frac {y^2}{b^2}$ = 1 Prove that the equation of the tangent at P is $$ \frac {xx_1}{a^2} - \frac ...
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About Factorization

I have some issues understanding factorization. If I have the expression $x^{2}-x-7$ then (I was told like this) I can put this expression equal to zero and then find the solutions with the quadratic ...
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What is the maximum distance between the top of the door and the top of the window?

Problem: A rectangular window is to be cut into a door 6.5 ft tall so that the window is 6 inches less than twice the distance above the window. The window must be 18 inches wide and have an area of ...
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What function gives this inequality?

Let $i<j<k<l$ be positive integers. I want to find a "nice" function $f(x, y)$ such that $f(i, k)+f(j, l)>\max(f(i, j)+f(k, l), f(i, l)+f(j, k))$. This seems a bit tricky because the ...