1. From a samples of a small samples of mathematical objects, conjecture a common pattern to all of them. This includes "guess the next terms in the sequence" question (consider checking OEIS first). Please provide as much context as possible. 2. Mathematical ideas related to pattern recognition, ...

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Pattern of (1201, 2121, 3142, 4253, 5342)

What could be a part of the following set of numbers: $1201, 2121, 3142, 4253, 5342$ $a) 1317$ $b) 2315$ $c) 2573$ $d) 3456$ Differences between the numbers are $920, 1021, ...
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Pattern finding for repeating sequences

Find a pattern for the following sequence. 1,1,3,1,3,5,7,1,3,5,7..... Let n= the nth number. Find the nth number of this series
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Find Pattern of Numbers

I need some help figuring out a pattern. I have a set of numbers that are dependent on four variables i,j,k, and l. The combination of variables in one set leads to different values in another set. ...
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Why Does This Summation Pattern Occur?

This is probably something stupid and for some reason I can't see it, but let's say you are taking the sum of the first $10^{i}$ squares. If $i=1$ we get $385$,$i=2$ we get $338350$, $i=3$ we get ...
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Math Competition Question Singapore 2

In Singapore, there is this competition named SMO. Recently, they released some example questions. The following is one of them... Let $a_1, a_2, a_3$ be an arithmetic progression with $a_1$>0 and ...
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Order a list of sets based on a rule (pretty tough)

I did not know where to turn so I'm looking up anyone who could offer an answer to this interesting problem. I have a set of variables, listed as (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H) Each variable is couple in ...
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Calculation for absolute value pattern

I have a weird pattern I have to calculate and I don't quite know how to describe it, so my apologies if this is a duplicate somewhere.. I want to solve this pattern mathematically. When I have an ...
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Bottom to top explanation of the Mahanalobis distance?

I'm studying Pattern recognition and statistics and almost every book I open on the subject I bump into the concept of Mahanalobis distance. The books give sort of intuitive explanations, but still ...
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How to calculate smallest pattern size based on set of ratios

So I have x number of items, each one has its own appearance ratio for making a pattern, of which I'm trying to determine the smallest possible pattern. The appearance ratios for all items total up to ...
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Pattern matching circle, square or triangle

I have a set of x, y co-ordinates that are actually taken from hand drawings of a circle, square or a triangle. Using the set of points, I need to mathematically find if the points approximately fit a ...
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Is there a pattern for this sequence? [closed]

I've been looking at this and I thought there might be a pattern but I can't seem to find it. There are always $4$ elements, and they can be divided into $1, 2, 3, 4$ subsets ("chunks"). For example ...
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Using primes to create unique character mappings for scrambled substring searching

Problem: given a string needle, and a string haystack determine if there is there an anagram of needle present as a substring of haystack? (Assume case doesn't matter). One solution is to map the ...
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Mutual Information for clustering

I'm working on a document clustering application and decided to use Normalized Mutual Information as one of the measures of effectivenes. But I don't really understand how to implement this in that ...
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What kind of recursion or series is this?

I am developing a language learning program, and would like to know the mathematical expression and description for what I have (perhaps incorrectly) calling a recursive series method of learning the ...
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How can one classify (match within a certain confidence interval) gestures based on accelerometer readings?

I am using an accelerometer-enabled device (mobile phone, to be specific) that enables sampling acceleration at a rate of about 20 samples per second. The samples contain three values, each ...
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Finding the best fit of 3 categories ( restaurants/meal/person analogy problem )

I have this problem that sounds tedious and long and I'm not sure if there exist an intuitive way to solve it. The problem is related to image recognition but I will try to give an analogy to it You ...
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Question regarding pattern recognition in a table

Knowing this is a seemingly weird question, I do believe I should provide some additional context . One of our university professor's has a terribly peculiar habit . Namely, each year, the students ...
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Unexplanied pattern from increasing rational sequences

I've stummbled upon some strange pattern when working with series of rational numbers. If anyone could shed light on this phenomenon I will be most greatful. Backgroud: Working in an integer lattice ...
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Is kernel density estimation a GMM with uniform mixture weight?

recall that for a Gaussian Mixture Model, the density of p(x) (multivariate) is $$P(x) = \Sigma_{i=1}^{C}\pi(c_i)\mathcal{N}(\mu_i,\Sigma_i)$$ On the other hand, non-parametric density estimation ...
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Multiplication structure for finite abelian rings of order $p^2$.

Consider an odd prime $p$ and a positive integer $a$ as close to 2 as possible that is not a quadratic residue $mod$ $p$. If we extend the ring $mod$ $p$ with the element $b = a^{\frac{1}{2}}$ then ...
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Algorithm to predict next 3D points

For example, having this data: year x/y/z 2007 10/20/70 2008 20/10/70 2009 30/10/60 2010 40/10/50 2011 40/15/45 We want to predict what will be the x/y/z in ...
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Selecting and Grouping a set of points in a 2D plane

I am currently working on a project that requires to solve the following problem: Let's say that each time a user access a specific resource on the network from his mobile device, a system stores his ...
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In simple terms what is the sequence 220,171700,167167000,166716670000 a part of?

I know that <1,2,3,...,10>$\cdot$<1 0,9,8,...1>=220 <1,2,3,...,100>$\cdot$<100,99,98,...,1>=171700 <1,2,3,...,1000>$\cdot$<1000,999,998,...,1>=167167000 ...
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Patterns of no formula.

How do I find the next number if the given pattern is $$1,2,3,2,3,4,1,2,6,23,14,19,64,69,12,78,152,93,108,?$$ (Find the question mark)
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Easy as $3.14$ question

I've got the following question with the hint "Easy as $3.14$". $$2003 = 2\\1337 = 4\\7877 = 3\\5732 = 4\\8315 = 3\\4466 = 0\\0354 = 2\\8923 = 2\\8888 = 0\\0000 = 0\\4059 = 1\\2403 = \ ?$$ I need to ...
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Finding expression for pattern

This seems easy.... Pattern: 3, 6, 10, 15, 21.... How do I find expression for this? It looked easy, but I couldn't find it. I tried graphing it, but it turned out that it is not quadratic... ...
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What is the pattern for this sequence?

I know that it increments by 1 until the (10n + 1)th term, where it increments by the term #. I don't know how to represent this entire pattern as an equation or summation of some sort.
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Find if a number lies in this pattern

I have a sequence of numbers below... $1, 2, 4, 7, 11, 16 ...$ You get this list by starting at $1$ then add $1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ...$ Given a number $n$, how can I determine if it will show up in this ...
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Finding $n^{th}$ term of sequence

$$3,8,17,32,57,\ldots$$ How do we find the $n^{th}$ term? I have been roaming aimlessly for a few minutes now. A definite pattern is in the differences of differences. Hints will be apreciated.
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Is there a pattern in figures whose perimeter is the same as their area?

Here's what I've found so far. Circumference of a circle with identical circumference and area: $4\pi$ Side length of a triangle with identical perimeter and area: $4\sqrt{3}$ And so on... ...
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Learning patterns and the maths

I am interested in learning more about patterns. My objective is to learn about how to analyse a set of numbers (not infinite but a large set of numbers in sequence) and see the patterns and then ...
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What is the next picture in this sequence?

I was reading a book on logical reasoning and came across the following: Can anyone give me the answer to the question. We want the next sequence ?
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How to find the pattern?

I'm challenging myself to figure out the mathematical expression of the number of possible combinations for certain parameters, and frankly I have no idea how. The rules are these: Take numbers ...
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How to use a difference table to find a formula for a given sequence?

Given a sequence, how do you get a "rule" from its difference table? For example; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 Or 1, 2, 7, 16, 29 1, 5, 9, 14 4, 4, 4 I haven't really explored this ...
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Expression of Equation

Find the next three terms for the pattern following : (-1276),(+425),(-142),(+47) Simple pattern here.... Only pattern I can find is that, the odd number term goes up by 1134, and the even number ...
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Find the next number [duplicate]

I am given a sequence $$1, 11, 21, 1211, 111221, 312211, 13112221, \cdots$$ what is the next number?
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How is PI used to predict weather patterns?

I've heard that using PI to predict weather patterns is possible. I would like verification on this, and how this is possible. I can't seem to find any other sources explaining this concept. My ...
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finding nth term

Let 3,8,17,32,57 . . . . . be a pattern.How do we find the nth number?My brains are completely jammed,I am tired.I do not even recognize the pattern.I calculated a few ways,but all I want is a ...
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Can rainbows be considered to have mathematical patterns?

Of course it is evident that there is physics and mathematics involved in a rainbow, but my question is (as the title suggests) are there patterns to be found in rainbows? By patterns I mean ...
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I need to figure out a pattern

Finish the Pattern to the nearest number: 0 0 3 20 115 I need to add in a few more sentences to make this problem meet the standards. If you could solve this pattern, it would help me out alot, its ...
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Trying to figure out the pattern in this series (2)

I could use some help figuring out what the next row is in the pattern below (and what the rule is generally for each number in the series). I put it in a triangle because I'm pretty sure it has ...
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Softmax function and modelling probability distributions

Hinton in his neural network course on Coursera says that "Any probability distribution P over discrete states (P(x) > 0 for all x) can be represented as the output of a softmax unit for some inputs." ...
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Patterns in Sequences

I've heard in a movie that for any sequence of numbers, there is a nice formula for generating that sequence. So, for example if I write: 1,2,1,2,3,3,1,2,3,1,2,4,... There is a formula for ...
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In what way are the elements in this list of numbers most simply related?

I will try to keep this as math related as possible, though I intend to use this from a computer science standpoint. Hopefully you can forgive some of my annotations. Consider an ordered list of ...
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Blocks of Pyramid Pattern Expression [duplicate]

There is a pattern following, and trying to find the algebraic expression Each layer (from the top). Diagram. So the first layer has 1, second has 4, third has 9, and the fourth has 16. That's ...
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T-shaped polygons

Is there any coefficient that can indicate T-shaped polygons ? Examples of T-shaped polygons:
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Find pattern in recursion

this is a example from my book Write several elements of the recursion, and see if you can find a pattern. T(n) = T(n – 1) + n T(n –1) = T(n – 2) + (n –1) T(n –2) = T(n – 3) + (n –2) T(n –3) ...
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How to determine which encryption system is being used?

I came across this question in a local contest. I was not able to solve it at that time. Also, no solution was provided. I was wondering if someone can help me to understand how to tackle this kind ...
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Understanding the fundamentals of pattern recognition

I'm learning now about sequences and series: patterns in short. This is part of my Calc II class. I'm finding I'm having difficulty in detecting all of the patterns that my text book is asking me to ...
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Dimensionality effect on Fisher's Score

Consider Fisher's Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA). Let $\mu_0 \in \mathcal{R}^D$ and $\mu_1 \in \mathcal{R}^D$ be means of the two classes. Similarly, let $\Sigma_0 \in \mathcal{R}^{D\times D}$ ...