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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Consecutive Prime Problem

Consecutive primes whose quotient of their product and sum is itself a prime number. $$ 2 \times 3 \times 5 = 30 $$ $$ 30/10 = 3 $$ $$ 3 \times 5 \times 7 = 105 $$ $$ 105/15 = 7 $$ Question: ...
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Get N value of this pattern (Triangular Number)

I have numbers formatted into this pattern. $$ ...
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finding all pairs $(x,z)$

How to find all pairs $(x,z)$ of integers for which $2(z+1)^3$ is divisible by $xz-1$
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I think I've found all roots to $f_k(x)=\sum_{j=1}^k x^j-x^{-j}$ for any $k$ - how to prove it?

Conjecture: The set of unique roots of $$f_k(x)=\sum_{j=1}^k x^j-x^{-j} \;,\;\; x \not=0$$ is given by $e^{i \pi \phi_k}$, where $$\frac{1}{2}\phi_k=\{0, \frac{1}{2}, ...
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Fibonacci-Like Sequence: Breeding Rabbits

I came across the following question on a math test: Suppose Fibonacci's research in the breeding habits of rabbits has been adjusted. They are now believed to be fertile after $2$ months of life, ...
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Using Correlation for mouse gesture recognition

I am in need to build a mouse gesture recognition system which will compare given recognition to the the gestures in training data and will say where a given gesture best fits. I am planning to use ...
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Guilloché security printing — can it be cracked?

Money uses Security printing, and often uses Guilloché patterns. These curves are inscribed by wheels on wheels on wheels, ten wheels deep in some cases. For example, the back of the US $1 bill has ...
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What number comes next in the sequence $7, 16, 8, 27, 9,…$? [closed]

What number comes next in this series? $$7, 16, 8, 27, 9,...$$ I thought it was $38$, but I'm wrong. It is a multiple choice, and options are $27, 10, 40, 37$. Don't worry - I'm not cheating on ...
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Prime Number Sum Sequence (Amateur)

SOLVED: This is false Beginning with 3, add the next consecutive prime (2) and then take that sum (5) and add that to next consecutive prime (3) to get (8), and so on... $$ 3 + 2 = 5 $$ $$ 5 + 3 = 8 ...
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Finding pattern- $6$ $11$ $25$

Finding pattern$$ \begin{matrix} 6 & 11 & (25) \\ 8 & 6 & (16) \\ 12 & 5 & (?) \\ \end{matrix} $$ Options are : $10/12/14/16$ My ...
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Mathematical formula for a pattern

I was cooking and saw a chart of temperature vs cooking time like so: $154\mathrm{F}$ - $36$ hours $164\mathrm{F}$ - $18$ hours $174\mathrm{F}$ - $9$ hours Basically for every $10\mathrm{F}$ ...
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Pattern Recognition - How to solve this problem? [closed]

A general term of the sequence $$ -8,-7,-10,-1,-28,53,\ldots $$ can be expressed as $\dfrac{a-b^{n-1}}{4}$, where $a$ and $b$ are integers. What is the value of $ab$? Teach me how to solve this ...
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What is the next row of this pattern?

I'm attempting to help my little sister with her Algebra 1 homework, and this problem showed up. I can't for the life of me figure out the pattern; I was hoping someone would be able to. Here's the ...
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Find solution to pattern

Ok so I have this pattern [1]0-50 [2]51-150 [3]151-300 [4]301-500 [5]501-750 [6]751-1050 [7]1051-1400 etc forever What I need is to be able to take in the second ...
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What is the relation between this binary number with no two 1 side by side and fibonacci sequence?

I saw this pattern of binary numbers with constraints first number should be 1 , and two 1's cannot be side by side. Now as an example ...
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Is there a way of making “guess the next number in the sequence” rigorous?

This is maybe more of a question for matheducators.SE than math.SE but I'm more interested in the math than the education. A common problem given to middle and high school kids (at least in America) ...
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Why is $ A_1 x + … + A_n x^n $ a solution of $ \sum_0^{n} (-1)^n \frac{x^n}{n!} \frac{d^n y}{d x^n} = 0 $?

I was playing(/fiddling) around with some maths and I saw this pattern( where $ A_n $ is a constant.): $ A_1 x $ is a soultion of: $$ \frac{y}{x} - \frac{dy}{dx} = 0 $$ $ A_1 x + A_2 x^2 $ is a ...
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what is the pattern in the distribution of divisors.

I made a table that shows the number of divisors for each number less than 500, and i think that there is a pattern, for example when there is a spike in the number of divisors the surrounding numbers ...
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Function for number patterns

I'm primarily a programmer and am pretty rusty at math... so forgive me if this is a stupid question. I have four number patterns as follows: a) 3, 13, 31 b) 5, 17, 37 c) 7, 21, 43 d) 9, 25, 49 ...
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$k-1$st derivative of a degree $k$ polynomial

I know this is going to come across as a very strange question, but it's important that I know the answer. Say I have a degree $k$ polynomial (for my case, I need it to be a complex-valued polynomial ...
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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 this a valid visualization of Euler's identity as a more generic pattern?

I was reading this nice question about a demonstration of Euler's identity, and tried to visualize how would look the left part of the identity in the complex plane by using the following function: ...
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Derive a formula for the number of small square base pyramids required to create a bigger pyramid?

To quote from the problem statement: "Pyramids are built using smallest pyramids of "level 1", that are used as building blocks for higher levels. Stacking pyramids of "level 1" to create ...
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How to show that $p(t|x,\mathbf x,\mathbf t)= \int p(t|x,\mathbf w)p(\mathbf w|\mathbf x, \mathbf t)d\mathbf w $

The following paragraph is approximately cited from Bishop's book, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning. In curve fitting problem, we have training data $\mathbf x$ and $\mathbf t$, along ...
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how to calculate nth term of mth row of this table?

there is a table which grows as 1,1 1,1,2 1,1,3,3 1,1,4,4,6 1,1,5,5,10,10 1,1,6,6,15,15,20 .....and so on If i want to find an specific element of the table ...
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Why 312 Avoiding?

I have recently had the chance to attend a nice talk in Combinatorics, and once the speaker alluded to the famous 312-avoiding pattern problem, I was reminded of the following question I have had ...
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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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Number pattern problem

I need some help to figure out the following number pattern: Find the next number in the following sequence: $3, 2, 3, 12, 35, 78$. I tired to figure out the difference by ...
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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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Is there a shorter way to write an equation with a clear pattern?

I have this simple expression: $$\left(\begin{array}{l} 1\\ +(A)\\ +(A+B)\\ +(A+B+C)\\ +(A+B+C+D)\\ +(A+B+C+D+E)\\ +(A+B+C+D+E+F)\\ +(A+B+C+D+E+F+G)\\ +(A+B+C+D+E+F+G+H)\\ +(A+B+C+D+E+F+G+H) ...
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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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Question regarding Dynamic Programming for Audio Recognition

Currently I am implementing a DTW (Dynamic Time Warping) algorithm for my project. As some will know it has the complexity of O(n^2). Considering a sound file of length 1-h with 44100 sampling. How ...
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Trade-off among symmetries

Take a set $X \in \mathbb{R}^2$ of nonzero measure $\mu(X) \neq 0$. I am attempting to design a set that has the following symmetries (continuous or discrete) $1.$ Scale symmetry $2.$ Rotation ...
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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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Theoretical proof of convergence of sequential weight update procedure (Neural Networks and Machine Learning)

My question is at the bottom. (Most of the descriptive words come from Chris. Bishop's Neural Networks for Pattern Recognition) Let $w$ be the weight vector of the neural network and $E$ the error ...