Questions on basic arithmetic, e.g. addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, powers, radicals, etc.

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Parabolas in sequences of digits from the Fibonacci sequence

In preperation for an exam, I was studying Haskell. Therefore I was solving an old assignment where you had to define the fibonacci series. After solving the task (see 1] for source code) and ...
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Calculate simple expression: $\sqrt[3]{2 + \sqrt{5}} + \sqrt[3]{2 - \sqrt{5}}$

Tell me please, how calculate this expression: $$ \sqrt[3]{2 + \sqrt{5}} + \sqrt[3]{2 - \sqrt{5}} $$ The result should be a number. I try this: $$ \frac{\left(\sqrt[3]{2 + \sqrt{5}} + \sqrt[3]{2 - ...
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Converting a negative decimal with fractions to binary and hex

I am asking the question even though it has been answered before because I am looking at 3 different pages with 3 different answers right now. I am wondering how to convert a negative decimal with a ...
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Is there a name for this property of multiplication (and other functions)?

Suppose $x,y \in \mathbb{R_+}, x<y$, and $ 0 < \varepsilon \leq (y-x)/2$. It seems to me that $xy < (x+\varepsilon)(y-\varepsilon)$ and equivalently that $(x+\varepsilon)(y-\varepsilon)$ is ...
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If you have only 3 coins and 1 is a penny is it possible for you to have a Dollar? [on hold]

If you have only 3 coins and 1 is a penny is it possible for you to have a Dollar?
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Calculate the number of spheres [on hold]

Calculate the number of spheres in two cases inside a cube having volume of 1m3 in the most dense packing possible. The diameter of each sphere is 1 micrometer and 1mm for both the cases respectively. ...
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null empty set has 2 subsets?

The question in the book was: How many subsets does $\{\emptyset\}$ have? a) 0, b) 1, c) 2, d) 3. The answer was c. How can an empty set have 2 subsets?
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The Sum of the first five terms of an arithmetic sequence is 65/2… [on hold]

The sum of the first five terms of an arithmetic sequence is 65/2. Also, five times the seventh terms is the same as six times the second term. Find the first term and the common difference of the ...
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The result of subtracting the integer part of $x$ from $x$

I want to know what does this formula do with the integer $x$ $$\text{frac}(x) = x - \lfloor {x}\rfloor ,\ x >= 0$$ I've searched and found that this is called finding the fraction part of $x$ ...
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Solutions for the dependency problem

Currently I read about the dependency problem of interval arithmetic. Mainly it's the problem that in the equation $X-X$ for $X$ being an interval the following is calculated: $$X-X=\{x-y:x\in X, y\in ...
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Guess the rule of transformation of a natural number

I came across a playful problem. On a sheet of paper it is written the number $\overline{1234xy}$, where \begin{equation}\overline{1234xy}=1*10^5+2*10^4+3*10^3+4*10^2+x*10^1+y\end{equation} Five ...
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What formula can I use to calculate how much protein per 100 calories a given food has?

I have an Excel spreadsheet of 529 items all with calories, carbs, fats, and protein listed. I'd like to add a grams of protein per 100 calories column but my math ability is embarrassingly ...
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Which is more simplified: $a\sqrt{b}$ or $\sqrt{c}$?

Which is considered more simplified (if it matters)? $a \sqrt{b}$ or $\sqrt{c}$ For example: $2 \sqrt{3}$ or $\sqrt{12}$
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Distribute coins fairly

$10$ coins weigh $10$ grams each, and another $10$ coins weigh $11$ grams each. So the average weight is: $$\frac{10 \cdot 10 + 10 \cdot 11}{20} = 10.5\text{ grams}.$$ Now I need to distribute coins ...
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What is this method of calculating int number times int number called?

I saw this video on Facebook and I'm curious about this. I have very basic questions on this because I can use it but I can't understand the technique. Link to the video explaining this method on ...
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Consecutive sets of consecutive numbers which add to the same total

I'm looking at examples of numbers that can be written as the sum of integers from $j$ to $k$ and from $k+1$ to $l$. For example $15$ which can be written as $4+5+6$ or $7+8$. Or $27 = 2+3+4+5+6+7 = ...
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How many unique numbers can be obtained by adding two numbers from two different sequences?

Let the two integer sequences $\{a_m\}$ and $\{b_m\}$, be defined as: $a_n+D_n=a_{n+1}$ and $b_n=a_n-k$, where $D_n$ may be any natural number (and $D_i$ may or may not be equal to $D_j$), $k$ is an ...
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“there exists” and “for some” are the same, right?

I think "there exists" and "for some" are the same, but still want to make sure. Ex: $x > ky$ for some k or there exists a k such that $x > ky$
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Arithmetic and geometric sequence

Which two numbers should be placed between -5 and 49 so that the first three numbers form an arithmetic sequence, whereas the last three numbers form a geometric sequence?
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Highest Yielding Array [closed]

If I have 2 arrays of simple numbers and I add all the numbers for each one so I have 2 sums such as 250 and 400. Is the highest number equal the highest yielding over a period of time dispite ...
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Check algebraic transformation with trial numbers?

I did some algebraic transformations on equations with multiple real variables $x_i$, and I'd like to check whether the transformed equation is still valid. The equations are basically only rational ...
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Order of parsing + and -

This seems like an absurdly simply question, and is possibly below the level of this forum, but it seems the most sensible place. I'm building an arithmetic equation parser, and currently working on ...
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When is $\sqrt{a^2}=\pm a$ and when is $\sqrt{a^2}=a$?

When we derive some formula and have to do huge algebraic expansions that deal with raising powers we use exponent rules mindlessly and we never write down the $\pm$ symbol. Why is this right? My ...
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2+2=square root of 16. What's the appropriate answer? [closed]

4? Positive and negative 4? I just got into an argument with a buddy about this. He argues if it's not an i, it's not included as a imaginary number, but only the real positive number.
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Exponential Function, Help Appreciated :-)

my text book asks me to 'Simplify, and express in terms of positive indices'. But my answer always seems to come up with: $x^{\frac {35} {36}}$. The term is $$\frac{ (x^{-\frac 1 2})^{\frac 2 3} \ ...
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Tzaloa 2015 game problem (piles with $1,2,4 \dots 2^{19}$ coins each)

We have $20$ piles with $1,2,4,8\dots 2^{19}$ coins repectively and two players. In each turn a player must select five piles that have at least one coin and remove exactly one coin from each. Player ...
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How to make the expression from the left of the equation look like the expression to the right of the equation? [closed]

I cannot see how my teacher rewrites this equation.. : The answer is the expression to the right of the equation. I want to know how my teacher gets this expression from the left of the equation. ...
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Combination of $n$ objects taken $p$ at a time where $n$ contains $r$, $s$, and $t$ identical objects.

I am talking about something like this: $ N = \{2, 3, 3, 3, 5, 5, 7\}$ $ n = 7$ $ s=3 $ $t=2$ In my case specifically, those numbers in $N$ are the prime factors of a number $Z$ repeated the number ...
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average of an inequality

what is the result of $<1 + <1$? ; $<1 + <1 = <2$? or <1 + <1 = <1? Now what is that number divided by 2? Either we have: <2 / 2 = <1 or <1 / 2 = <0.5
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If $(x^2+y^2+z^2)=2(x+z-1)$, then show that $x^3+y^3+z^3$ is constant and find its numeric value.

I am trying to solve this question, If $(x^2+y^2+z^2)=2(x+z-1)$, then show that $x^3+y^3+z^3$ is constant and find its numeric value. I've tried this, $$x^2-2x + z^2-2z + 2 + y^2 = 0$$ $$ ...
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What would Gauss do in this case: adding $1+\frac12+\frac13+\frac14+ \dots +\frac1{100}$?

We all know the story related to Gauss that Gauss' class was asked to find the sum of the numbers from $1$ to $100$ as a "busy work" problem and and he came up with $5050$ in less than a minute. He ...
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Solving $-1=e^a-2e^{av}$ as part of a equation system

Problem Given $f_2(x)=e^{ax-b}+c$ with $x \in \left(0,1\right)$, I am trying to calculate the parameters $a,b,c$ in respect to the following constraints: $$ \begin{align} f_2(0) &= 0 \\ ...
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Definition arithmetic progressions of any given length.

I have been studying erdős conjecture on arithmetic progressions for some time and have an interesting question for you : How do I strictly define "a set containing arithmetic progressions of any ...
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Number puzzle : “You can't determine my sum.”

Albert said to Bob, "I have two unequal positive integers; the smaller is at least 2; the larger is at most 25. I will only tell you their product." So he did. Later, Albert has forgotten the numbers ...
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Does 0/0 = a new branch of numbers? Have I made a mistake in the equation? [duplicate]

So I thought... 0/0 = x... then 0 = x*0... then 0x = 0... then its technically possible to divide by 0 again 0x/0 = 0/0 ... since 0/0 = x and 0x/0 = 0/0.. then x = 0x/0 ... 0x = 0 ... x = 0/0 ...
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Comparing Large Exponents with different bases.

How to compare large exponents with different bases? Is there any way to roughly approximate their values? For example, sort the elements of list below based on their magnitude. ...
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calculating costs of manufacture [closed]

I apologize in advance if I'm asking this question in the wrong forum, but I'm having trouble with the Math, not the spreadsheet here. I'm calculating the cost per round of hand made ammunition, and ...
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Understanding A simple mathematical addition operation

I was just doing a simple maths operation: $s = 158 + 46 \times -1: \Rightarrow s = 112$ and $s = (158 + 46) \times -1:\Rightarrow s = -204$ In the latter case $158 + 48$ gets calculated first ...
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Infinite exponentiation $n^{n^{n^{…^n}}} \equiv m \pmod q$ , find m?

let $(n,q) \in \mathbb N^{*^2}$ I was wondering if it was possible to find a function $f_q$ such that : $f_q(n)=m$ where $m$ is such that $n^{n^{...^n}} \equiv m \mod q$ or at least an easy way to ...
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division of fraction simplification

The expression is this: ${{y^2 - y} \over 1 {}} \div {{y^2 - 1} \over 3}$ The first step is to swap the second expression round to: ${{y^2 - y} \over 1 {}} \div {3 \over {y^2 - 1}}$ The answer ...
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I want to find the % taken from the gross amount to reach the net amount

I know the gross amount and I know the net amount I want to know how to find the % of the gross taken to get the net amount
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imo question to be explained in a manner so as to a layman

Suppose that you mark a finite collection of points on an infinite plane in such a way that you cannot draw a straight line through any three marked points. We define a windmill to be the following ...
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Proving that an expression returns a real non-integer number (Number 2)

Let $$a=443372888629441 = 17*31*41*43*89*97*167*331$$ $$b=(3+\sqrt{13})/2$$ $$c=(2+\sqrt{8})/2$$ $$d=(1+\sqrt{5})/2$$ How can you prove that the expression ...
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Proof of the division algorithm

I wasn't happy with the proof provided by the book, so I had an attempt at it, but I don't know if it's right. The theorem is: Let $a,b\in\mathbb{Z}$ and $b\neq0$. Then there exist unique ...
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An Elementary Algebra (Ratios & Proportions) Problem

Let $a,b,c,d$ be positive real numbers in Continued Proportion (i.e., $\frac{a}{b} = \frac{b}{c} = \frac{c}{d}$), then show that $$d-a \ge 3(c-b).$$ or $$d -a = 3 + (some\ algebraic\ expression) $$
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how many distinct number group possibilities exist in a powerball drawing if you exclude the powerball [closed]

in a powerball lottery draw you choose 5 numbers out of 59 with no repeating numbers how many distinct number groupings does this amount to is there an equation that can be used to calculate this?
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What is the value of $-(-6)$?

I know this is not absolute value, so what do the parentheses mean? If it was absolute value, it would have lines so I can rule that out. And I guess I should mention, the question I was asked is ...
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A beautiful book on arithmetic doesn't treat you like a little baby

The state of arithmetic today is disgusting. The textbooks on it are absolutely repelling, the authors treat it like a subject that will be of concern to only babies. They don't show any love, they ...
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Compound interest question

A property is mortgaged over $20$ years at an interest rate of $5.6$% per annum compounded annually. If the mortgage is £$120,000$, what are the annual repayments if payments are made at the end of ...
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Calculating percentages of margins

If a company has three tiers of pricing for its product and its overall margin is $20\%$, is it possible to calculate the percentage margin of each tier from following information? Tier 1 = base ...