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Algebraic Problem regarding Cubes.

If $a^3 + b^3 + c^3 = 3abc$ where $a \ne b \ne c$, find the value of: $(a + b + c)$
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Algebra 2 help! [on hold]

Write the equation of a circle with the given center and radius. Center (-2,3); Radius 8
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How to show that this interesting difference of products is $O \left( \frac{1}{n^2} \right) $

Let $k \leq n$. Consider the following difference of products: $$ \prod_{i=1}^{k-1} \left( 1 - \frac{i}{n+1} \right) - \prod_{i=1}^{k-1} \left( 1 - \frac{i}{n} \right)$$ For $n=1,2,3$, this is ...
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Is $\left(45+29\sqrt{2}\right)^{1/3} + \left(45-29\sqrt{2}\right)^{1/3}$ an integer?

The problem is the following: Prove that this number $$x = \left(45+29\sqrt{2}\right)^{1/3} + \left(45-29\sqrt{2}\right)^{1/3}$$ is an integer. Show which integer it is. I thought that it ...
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Can you verify the combinatoric recurrence?

There are $2^{10} = 1024$ possible 10-letter strings in which each letter is either an A or a B. Find the number of such strings that do not have more than 3 adjacent letters that are identical. ...
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How to prove that $(a-b) \mod N = a \mod N + ((-b) \mod N)$?

I've gone through the similar post Modulo of a negative number . But that post is not about proof and I'm asking for the proof in general. This question is another follow up question of my previous ...
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Question about the polynomial remainder theorem

Given that $f(x) = x^3 - x^2 - ax - b$ has a factor $x - 3$ but leaves a remainder of $13x - 11$ when divided by $x + 4$, find $a$ and $b$. I get that in order for $x-3$ to be a factor then according ...
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AMT - Three whole numbers add up to 149 and multiply to give 987. What is the largest of the three number

So about this question I'm not too sure... Can't find out what I should start off with. If anyone can help me I'll be very greatly appreciated. The question is: Three whole numbers add up to 149 ...
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Help me understand probability..I don't get it!! Exam tomorrow

Postcodes can be made from 4 digits --> 1234 How many different postcodes beginning with 2 are possible? How do I truly understand probability questions? Nothing beyond the level of ordered / ...
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how can i prove this trigonometry equation

I need help on proving the following: $$\frac{\cos 7x - \cos x + \sin 3x}{ \sin 7x + \sin x - \cos 3x }= -\tan 3x$$ So far I've only gotten to this step: $$\frac{-2 \sin 4x \sin 3x + \sin x}{ 2 \sin ...
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Solve for $x$ - Logarithm Equation $\ln x+\ln(x+1)=\ln 2$

My attempt: $\ln x(x+1)=\ln 2$ $e^{\ln x(x+1)}=e^{\ln 2}$ $x(x+1)=2$ $x^2+x-2=0$ $(x-1)(x+2)=0$ therefore $x=1, -2$
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Find all ordered triplets $(p,q,r)$

Let $A,G^2,H$ be the roots of the cubic equation $x^3+px^2+qx+r=0$ which are in G.P., where $p,q$ are integers and $A,G,H$ are respectively AM,GM,HM of two positive numbers. If $p,q \in (-100,100)$, ...
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Why in order to have the greatest term in the expansion of$ (1 + x)^n$, $x$ can't be greater than unity?

I was reading Binomial theorem of any index of Higher Algebra by Hall & Knight; there a section was attributed to find the greatest term in the expansion of $(1+x)^n$ for any rational value of ...
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For which $x, y\in\mathbb{R ^+}$ do we have $|xy-\frac{1}{xy}|\le|x-\frac{1}{x}|+|y-\frac{1}{y}|$?

I need to find all $x, y\in\mathbb{R^+}$ such that the following inequality holds. $$\Big| xy-\dfrac{1}{xy}\Big|\le\Big|x-\dfrac{1}{x}\Big|+\Big|y-\dfrac{1}{y}\Big|$$ If I substitute $x=2$ and $y=3$ ...
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Why does $|x_1| = |x_2| \implies x_1 = \pm x_2$

I was doing a 'prove this is not surjective' practice problem and the step leading from my hypothesis, as listed, to the conclusion was not defined. I don't recall being exposed to a situation where ...
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Monotonicity of a discrete fucntion

I am trying to show that the following function is increasing in $m$: $$ f(m)=\sum_{i=0}^{m-1}(1-x)x^{i}\frac{1-x_{1}^{m-i}}{1-x^{m+1}}, $$ where $m$ is a positive integer, and $x$ and $x_{1}$ are ...
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How would you divide a polynomial by another polynomial whose power is greater than its nominator? [on hold]

I have a polynomial which is: $$\frac{(x^3-4x)}{(4x^2-4x+1)} = -10$$ Is there a way to do this? I have thought about doing long division which was not helpful...
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Definite integral with limits from zero to infinity

Let $ I=\int\limits_{0}^{\infty}e^{-(x^2+\frac{1}{x^2})}dx$ and $J=\int\limits_{0}^{\infty}x^2e^{-(x^2+\frac{1}{x^2})}dx$. If $J=\dfrac{pI}{q}$, then find the value of $p+q$ where $p$ and $q$ are ...
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Finding the correct slope.

To determine the slope of the graph of this relation do I take the two points as (4,20), (0,0) and then proceed to take 20-0=20 and 4-0=4, to divide 20 by 4 to get the slope of 5m? For the ...
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Harder-Than-Seems Inverse of $f(x)=x^3-x-12$?

This may seem simple but I have had long days of frustration with finding the inverse of this: $$f(x)=x^3-x-12.$$ I got this on some homework and it did not ask for the inverse. However I wanted to ...
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How do I interpret this question: Do I multiply, divide, subtract first?

Which of the following expresses $6p+2py-4p$ in its simplest form? (A) $2p+2py$ (B) $4py$ (C) $4p^3y$ (D) $10p+2py$ Im not really sure how to go about it...
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Calculate the limit $\lim_{x\to 0} \left(\dfrac 1{x^2}-\cot^2x\right)$ [on hold]

The answer of the given limit is $2/3$, but I cannot reach it. I have tried to use the L'Hospital rule, but I couldn't drive it to the end. Please give a detailed solution! $$\lim_{x\to 0} ...
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Lawn mowing problem solving

Kate can mow the lawn in 45 minutes. Kate's sister takes twice as long to mow the same lawn. If they both have a mower and mow the lawn together, how many minutes will it take them? I know the answer ...
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Express as a single logarithm [on hold]

Hi I need to express the following and have no clue how to do so. $$\ln(x+3)-3\ln(x-7)-\ln(x+8)$$ Can someone please help
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How to simplify $(x+1) / (x^3-x)$ [on hold]

For all $x$ in the domain of the function $\frac{x+1}{x^3-x}$, this function is equivalent to which of the following? (A) $\dfrac{1}{x^2}-\dfrac{1}{x^3}$ (B) ...
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Sum of cosines of complementary/suplementary angles

Why are $(\cos(2^{\circ})+\cos(178^{\circ})), (\cos(4^{\circ})+\cos(176^{\circ})),.., (\cos(44^{\circ})+\cos(46^{\circ}))$ all equal zero? Could you prove it by some identity?
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Why do remainders show cyclic pattern?

Let us find the remainders of $\dfrac{6^n}{7}$, Remainder of $6^0/7 = 1$ Remainder of $6/7 = 6$ Remainder of $36/7 = 1$ Remainder of $216/7 = 6$ Remainder of $1296/7 = 1$ This pattern of ...
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Evaluating the indefinite integral $\int\sqrt{16-9x^2}\,dx$

I need to solve the integral below, but I just can't figure how. $$\int \sqrt{16-9x^2}\,dx$$ I have tried to replace $9x^2$ with $16\sin^2\theta$. I get to a point where I have the function ...
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Find the solution to the following LPP by solving its dual. [on hold]

Minimize : $ Z = 300X_1 + 110X_2$ Subject to : \begin{align*} 30X_1 + 5X_2 &\geq 6 \\ 20X_1 + 10X_2 &\geq 8 \\ X_1, X_2 &\geq 0 \end{align*}
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matrix multiplication manipulation

a,b $\in \mathbb{R^n}$ and C $\in \mathbb{R^{nxn}}$. I have $ab^TCab^TC$. I try to manipulate this multiplication into: $b^TCaab^TC$. I need help.
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Why is reminder of $8^{30} / 7$ same as that of $1^{30} / 7$

I am not able to figure out why the reminder of $8^{30} / 7$ is same as that of $1^{30} / 7$. I know Euclid division $a=bq+r$ but I don't know modular arithmetic, so please explain without referring ...
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How to solve problems on alligation and mixture when three types are given?

Suppose there are three qualities of rice, A(1 dollar per Kg), b(2 dollar per Kg) and C(3 dollar per Kg). The salesmen want to mix these in a certain ratio a:b:c so as to make the price 2.5 dollar per ...
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Sine/cosine series

$$\frac{\sin²(1°) + \sin²(2°) + \sin²(3°) + .. + \sin²(90°)}{\cos²(1°) + \cos²(2°) + \cos²(3°) + .. + \cos²(90°)} = ?$$ I tried to use multiple identities but I couldn't simplify the expression. ...
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Proper way to solve function notations?

I'm just starting to use function notation and I'm wondering if I'm solving correctly. If $f(x) = 4x - 11$, determine a. $f (1/4)$ $f(x) = 4x - 11$ $f(1/4) = 4 (1/4) - 11$ $f(1/4) = 1 - 11 $ ...
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How to find perpendicular vectors in 3D

Find all values of a such that the vector $q = \langle 2, a, –2\rangle$ is perpendicular to the vector $p = \langle –3, a, 5 \rangle$.
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Find the maximum value of the fraction

Let $a$ and $b$ be positive integers satisfying $\frac{ab+1}{a+b}<\frac{3}{2}$. The maximum possible value of $\frac{a^3b^3+1}{a^3+b^3}$ is $\frac{p}{q}$, where $p$ and $q$ are relatively prime ...
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Property of an almost additive sequence of functions

We say that a sequene of functions $\Phi=(\phi_n)_n$ is almost additive if there exists a constant $C > 0$ such that for every $n,m \in \mathbb{N}$ and $x\in \Lambda$ we have \begin{equation*} -C + ...
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A question about Idempotent functions [on hold]

some functions are such that $f\circ f(x)=f(x)$ like these 1) $$f(x)=x \implies f\circ f(x)=x=f(x)\\$$ 2)$$f(x)=\lvert x\rvert \implies f\circ f(x)=\lVert x\rVert=\lvert x\rvert=f(x)\\$$ 3) ...
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Finding function inverse

Hi, This question is actually from KhanAcademy - Algebra 2. I managed to solve it using the rote method by swapping the x and y. But I would like to find out the reason for swapping x and y for ...
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Find a recursion (combinatorial)

Consider sequences that consist entirely of $ A$'s and $ B$'s and that have the property that every run of consecutive $ A$'s has even length, and every run of consecutive $ B$'s has odd length. ...
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Help to manipulate and rearrange this inequality

I am working through a proof and I am trying to understand all of the steps. It uses one inequality to show another: Let $a_1, \ldots, a_k$ be given real numbers and $p_1, \ldots, p_k$ where $p_i \geq ...
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Difficult nonlinear system based on max value

Let $ (a,b,c)$ be the real solution of the system of equations $ x^3 - xyz = 2$, $ y^3 - xyz = 6$, $ z^3 - xyz = 20$. The greatest possible value of $ a^3 + b^3 + c^3$ can be written in the form $ ...
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find x in $\sqrt[3]{6+\sqrt x} + \sqrt[3]{6-\sqrt x} = \sqrt[3] {3}$

Which one satisfies the equation $\sqrt[3]{6+\sqrt x} + \sqrt[3]{6-\sqrt x} = \sqrt[3] {3}$ (A)$27$ (B)$32$ (C)$45$ (D)$52$ (E)$63$ let $a = 6+\sqrt x , b=6-\sqrt x$ cube each side ...
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When I was teaching absolute function properties, I suddenly made this question …

I was teaching absolute function properties in a K-12 class. I made this question in my mind. Suppose $f(x)$ is a one-to-one function, and its definition is $f(x)=max\left \{ x,3x\right ...
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Can someone confirm if the solutions are correct?

For the first one, I did 163 / 1200.. For the second one, I got 24% I think both of mine are correct, but solutions say otherwise.
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Commutative Monoid - matrix set

Let $M$={$\begin{bmatrix} a & b & c \\ c & a & b \\ b & c & a \end{bmatrix}|a,b,c\in \mathbb{R}, a+b+c=0$}. The matrices in $M$ are a special kind of Toeplitz matrices ...
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Is it possible to solve for $m$ in a linear equation without knowing $b$?

Suppose you know certain points on a line say $(5,2)$ up to $(8,10)$ but you don't know exactly where the $y$ intercept would be being somewhere down there at like $-25$ area. How would you solve for ...
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General Question about number of functions

I am wondering if there is any sort of algorithm , or if not, at least some general approach to the following; Lets say we have two finite sets $$A=\{a_1,a_2,…a_n\}$$ and $$B=\{b_1,b_2,…,b_m\}$$ ...
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In the doubling time formula, what does the a stand for?

$A(t) = P(2)^{t/a}$ what does the lower case a stand for?
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Differentials where the variable undergoes a percentage increase. Where am I wrong?

Let $R = \frac{k}{r^4}$, where $k$ is some constant. Find the change in $R$ as $r$ is increased by 10%. $R$ is the resistance of blood flow, $r$ is the radius of a vein. This problem seems easy ...