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How to calculate a time estimate and plot it?

I recently made a website for a game's community. The game basically has an online dragon which people can fight. Each fight chips off a little bit health. On the next encounter with the dragon, ...
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How to make a semicircle graph?

What is the formula to make a semicircle graph that is continuous? By continuous I mean like a sine or cos graph but shaped like semicircles one after the other. Thanks
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Find the Equation of [on hold]

Hi, Can someone help me to find the equation of this graph.I can find equation of parabolas and cubics individually but don't know where should i start.I know This graph can go to the 3rd polynomial ...
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Homogeneity of $f(x,y) = \frac{3x^2y}{x^2+y^2}$

Regarding my previous question about the function $f(x,y)$ somebody claimed that $f(ax,ay)=af(x,y)$ is only true for "homogeneous" $x$ and $y$. Does anyone know what "homogeneous" means in this ...
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How to find $x$-intercept on TI-83/TI-84 calculator without having to set the bounds for each intercept?

Finding $y$-intercepts is very easy on a TI-83/TI-84 calculator. All you have to do is graph the function and use 2nd $\to$ ...
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The domain of $\frac{\ln x}{x}$.

I have to find the domain for $f(x) = \frac{\ln x}{x}$ Naturally, $x$ must be larger than $0$ and $x$ can't be $0$ so $x > 0$. But when I graphed the function, it has two "parts", one in the ...
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CALCULUS: Sketching a function by given conditions [on hold]

Pls help. I'm currently on a struggle with this calculus problem. Thanks in advance.
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The decision boundary found by your classifier?

Can someone please explain in terms of "How To" find the decision boundary found by your classifier? If I plot using Octave: plot(theta); I get nothing like I ...
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Graph of the same function represented differently?!

I'm taking pre-calculus classes - learning about functions, limits and that stuff right now - and I came to $y = \sin(\frac{1}{x})$. Google represents it like this: Google_graph_of_$y = ...
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Help with understanding when Log(z^k)=k Log(z) as well as drawing the function.

For the question I'm dealing with the property Log(z^k)=k*Log(z)in which I have to find the largest open set that this property is true when $k$ is a positive integer. I understand that this ...
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Determining function of Graph

Looking through some notes on numerical computation I came across the following graph: I know this is a longshot, but I'm not incredibly mathsy and would like to know what kind of a function this ...
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Drawing critical points together with a level curve

I would like some help sketching the critical points of a given function. The function $f$ is given by $f (x, y) = (\sin x + \sin y)^2$ for all $(x, y)$ in $\mathbb R^2$. The critical points we have ...
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Physics Velocity Correction

So, been up all night working on getting the velocity/angle of arrow simulations perfect. Running into an issue with the physics engine I'm using is ever so slightly off (probably a rounding issue) ...
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What would cause the following graph?

I was playing around with a graphing calculator (like you do) and found an interesting graph of $\frac{x}{2^x}$. I was curious if any natural phenomenon that cause a graph to look like that, or if ...
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Class Scatter Fitness Function Calculation

I get a fitness function for class scatter, the equation: Click here to see the Fitness Function Where : T = Transpose of Matrics Mi = class mean Mo = grand mean The equation is based from ...
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Transforming parts of functions

I have a function in the form: $$ \mathrm{e}^{-t\lambda} \cdot \left[t\lambda - {(t\lambda)^2 \over 2}\right] $$ If one were to plot this for say $\lambda = \frac{2}{3}$ and $t$ from $0$ to $20$, ...
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Can you inverse a funcion by rotating it?

In school i sometimes run on some excercises where you need to calculate something that has an inverse function in it but you cannot find the inverse and you need to work your way around it. I know ...
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Can every one variable equation be solved without graphing? [closed]

Can every one variable equation be solved without graphing? How would you solve the following without graphing: $$3y + 4\sqrt{1-y^2} = 2$$
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How to analyse data set

I have a data set from work I'm not sure how to analyse. We have a bunch of people we've contacted (about $1,000$) at a random time during a project they're conducting. That time is expressed as a ...
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Assigning functions with graphs easily

Can someone help me with assigning functions with corresponding graphs? How should one proceed to make it easily without a ton of calculations (this kind of exercise I need to do within 5 minutes)? ...
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Graph of $f(x,y) = \frac{3x^2 y}{x^2+y^2}$ near the origin

I am trying to graph the function $f : (x,y) \mapsto \frac{3x^2 y}{x^2+y^2}$ on a TI-89 Titanium. I have noticed that no matter how many times I zoom in toward the origin the graph appears identical. ...
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Find the rule connecting $y$ and $x$ in the form $y=mx+c$ for $1<x≤2$ [closed]

I have attempted numerous methods but I'm not sure how to interpret the $1<x≤2$ into a rule relating $y$ and $x$.
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Show that $\frac{1}{1+k}=\frac{\frac{1}{k}}{1+\frac{1}{k}}\leq \ln(1+\frac{1}{k})\leq\frac{1}{k}$

Prove the following: $$\frac{1}{1+k}=\frac{\frac{1}{k}}{1+\frac{1}{k}}\leq \ln(1+\frac{1}{k})\leq\frac{1}{k}$$ I know I can prove it with induction if the values were naturals. However, the "problem" ...
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Geometric Meaning behind the algorithm (slope of the line + ray casting)

I'm trying to dissect the classic algorithm for finding if a point is inside a (simple) polygon. Please see: http://erich.realtimerendering.com/ptinpoly/ and ...
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Can you stretch a function with a zero or undefined gradient?

If $y=f(x)$ is either $y=3$ (zero gradient) or $x=2$ (undefined gradient), is it possible to stretch $y=f(x)$ by graphing $y=af(x)$ or $y=f(ax)$? If it is possible to stretch them, can you only ...
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Find inflection points of a function $f(x)=\frac{|x+3|}{\sqrt{x^2+1}}$

For $x\ge -3\Rightarrow f''(x)=\dfrac{3(2x^2-x-1)}{(x^2+1)^{\frac{5}{2}}}$ $2x^2-x-1=0$ for $x=-\frac{1}{2}\ge -3$ and $x=1\ge -3$ For $x< -3\Rightarrow ...
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How can I plot the complex function in 2D?

My function: $$sin(wt-jT) \tag{1}$$ where $j$ - complex unit, $T=0.1,\ w=8 \pi,\ t=[0,0.01,0.02..100]$ I transform it to function with real arguments: $$\sin(wt)\cosh(T)+j\cos(wt)\sinh(T) ...
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Function representing learning review graph

I've been working on this for a while but am unable to get it right. (If anyone is curious, I'm trying to make a model that determines a user's best time to review something that he has studied, this ...
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New SAT Math Section: Comparing Equation of Line to Graph

This is a math question on a practice test for the New SAT that will come out in March. These questions should not go above the level of precalc. I'm posting a picture of the problem as well because ...
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How to plot the graph of function $f(x) = \sqrt{8\sin^2x+4\cos^2x-8\sin{x}\cos{x}}$?

How to plot the graph of function $$f(x) = \sqrt{8\sin^2x+4\cos^2x-8\sin{x}\cos{x}}$$ Is it even possible ? When I tried it the function compressed into $$f(x) = 2\sqrt{\sin^2x-2\sin{x}\cos{x}+1}$$ ...
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Triple Simultaneous Equations not resolving the Equation for a Quadratic Function

so I'm doing this math problem for my Calculus I course in college. Here is a screenshot of the problem: Graph 1 (click here to view); the prompt is "Find an expression for the quadratic function ...
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What does the double vertical lines in the domain of a function mean?

In my math textbook there was a question to sketch a possible graph in which it gave me some information on it. One of the questions gave me the domain and range of the function. The domain was ...
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Is this quadratic pointing up or down? How do I know?

The equation is $-2x^2 + 4x + 30 = 0$. I simplified it to $-2(x^2 - 2x - 15)$. To know if it points up, I need to look at $ax^2$, and if $a > 0$ it is up and if $a$ is $< 0$ it is down. ...
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From current plot $y=f(x)$ get plot $dx/dy$ vs $y$

I have a plot $y = f(x)$ where $y$ is voltage and $x$ is capacity. Now I want get from this graph the $dx/dy$ vs $y$ plot. How can I get this new graph?
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The inequality used to study a trigonometric function's sign has no solutions

The function, sign of which we are asked to study, is: $$f(x) = 2\sin(x)\cos(x) - 1,$$ or, simplified: $$f(x) = \sin(2x)-1,$$ without using its graph to do so, since the exercise itself asks, in ...
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How to plot sinusoidal waves of color frequencies?

I'm looking for a function that I can use to plot a sinusoidal wave for various color frequencies. For example, the frequency of red light is 4.6 THz (4.6*10^14 Hz). The frequency of blue light is 6.3 ...
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Complex Numbers: How do I know which plane to use?

I'm new to complex numbers and I want to know precisely when I need to use which plane for graphing and a general idea of what the plot would look like. $$z=a+bi$$ When it's in the form above, I ...
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Plotting the graph of $\operatorname{Re}(z)<2$

$$\operatorname{Re}(z)<2$$ My idea was that, in the complex plane, the graph looks like a ray starting at the origin and extending up to $2$, but not including that point. Then there would have to ...
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How can I obtain the equation of a complex signal such as ones obtained from analysing serial buses?

This is an example of a signal I would like to analyse For my mathematics internal assessment, I am trying to apply the Fourier Transform and put a signal through it in order to analyse it and ...
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Formula for a bent line

This may be simple, but I don't know the answer. I have the following data: (0,0) (1,12) (2,24) (3,30) (4,36) (5,42) (6,48) (7,54) and so on, the y coordinate increasing by 6 for values above 2 and ...
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Complex mapping problem and unsure if mistake in sheet

The following is based on the topic Complex Mapping. Example: Find the image of a straight line $2x + y = 1$ under the mapping $w = (1+i)z + 3i$. Solution: Let us rewrite the mapping ...
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Calculate curve using 3 points

I'm trying to find a way of creating a curve using 3 points in x,y space so I can use it to find other points. Essentially I have a unit which moves up and down on the y axis and I want to be able to ...
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Polar coordinates of an egg-shaped curve

For a simple 3D-rendering project, I need to get the shape of an egg. (actually, a prism with an egg-shaped based). The idea behind it is to explain how a camshaft in an engine is working. From ...
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Let $f:[1,\infty)\to R$ be a monotonic and differentiable function and $f(1)=1.$If $N$ is the number of solutions of $f(f(x))=\frac{1}{x^2-2x+2}$.

Let $f:[1,\infty)\to R$ be a monotonic and differentiable function and $f(1)=1.$If $N$ is the number of solutions of $f(f(x))=\frac{1}{x^2-2x+2}$.Find $N.$ ...
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How do you plot a graph where $y$ increases in short bursts and not linearly?

I am wondering if it's possible to plot this sort of graph with one equation. Note: the application of what I am doing is for video animation, but I am just asking for the mathematical ...
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Once I found the region, How can I found the Area

I have to find the area of the region bounded by $y = 4x^2$, the tangent line at $(3, 36)$ and the $x$-axis. I found the equation of the tangent line, which is: $y = 24x-36$ Both functions meet at ...
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What does this mean? (parabola)

The question is: If ($x,y$) represents a point on the graph of $y = 2x + 1$, which of the following could be a portion of the graph of the set of points ($x,y^2$)? The graphs are hard to put on ...
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Dynamical Systems: Finding Directions Around Equilibria?

I'm struggling to find the best way to determine directions about equilibria in order to draw a phase plot of this non linear dynamical system: $x' = x − xy,$ $y' = \dfrac{4}{5} − x^2 + x − y.$ By ...
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How do I graph Linear Programming questions?

So let's say I have the following constraints: $2a + 3b \leq 30$ $a + b \leq 15$ $a \geq 0$ $b \geq 0$ (I just made this problem up, so I'm not sure if it may make any sense when I graph it.) ...
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Suggestion for an interactive surface plot program?

I am looking for an interactive surface plot program, possible online and open source, to perform quick "visualisations" of 3d functions. For example, to plot function f=(xy) and then use the mouse ...