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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Missing number in sequenze

A friend posted this an hour ago and it kept me busy since. Anybody has a clue what the missing number is? I understand multiple outcomes are possible but i cannot find any. There is also a ...
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Extract a Pattern of Iterated continued fractions from convergents

I have been working on an article at https://oeis.org/wiki/Table_of_convergents_constants where I posted a table of "convergents constants" (defined at https://oeis.org/wiki/Convergents_constant) ...
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Finding the $n$th term for the sequence $1, \frac{1}{2}, 3, \frac{1}{4}, 5, \frac{1}{6}, \dots$

I have tried using a negative exponent. I need one statement not two, the pattern is $$1, \; \frac{1}{2}, \; 3, \; \frac{1}{4}, \; 5, \; \frac{1}{6}, \dots$$
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Probability of market movement / Trends

If you imagine a scale from -100 to 100, if the market has moved up from 0 to 40, what is the probability is will continue to 100? There is a 50-50 chance to move up or down from 0, but what is the ...
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What is the 6th term of the sequence? [closed]

Sequence: ABC; 1A1B1C; 111A111B111C; 311A311B311C; ... What is the 6th term of the sequence? ...
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Need help modifying this binomial expansion

The binomial theorem states that $$(A+B)^n=\sum_{k=1}^{n}{n \choose k}A^{n-k}B^k$$ I need help expressing the following summation as a modified binomial expression: $$\sum_{k=1}^{n}n!{n-1\choose ...
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Trying to figure out the pattern in this series

I'm trying to figure out the rule that's producing the series below. The first column is the factorials $1!,2!,3!,4!,5!,6!$ But I can't figure out what else is going on. So I know the next row will ...
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Triangular Numbers that are odd, less than 2000

The diagram below shows the $1$st, $2$nd, $3$rd and $4$th triangular numbers. (1 spot) : $1$ (3 spots) : $3$ (6 spots) : $6$ (10 spots) : $10$ The formula $n(n + 1)/2$ can be ...
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Evaluate an unknown operator

I have a simple question but I can't seem to be able to solve it. Given that: 25 ╧ 17 = 267 35 ╧ 23 = 373 45 ╧ 15 = 465 what is ...
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What is the general stragety for conjecturing a formula based off a pattern?

Is it simply to guess and evolve a answer until it gets closer or is there an approach? Ex: Find the formula for: $a_k = \frac{a_{k-1}}{2} + 1$ where $a_0 = 1$. One would go: $a_1 = 3/2, a_2 = ...
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How to represent the $n$th number in the sequence $1,3,5,7,1,3,5,7,\dots$ as a closed form?

I'm given the repeating sequence $1,3,5,7,1,3,5,7,\dots.$ I must determine a formula for the $n$th term of the sequence. I have tried the triangle method, but since this is a repeating series it is ...
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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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Logical reasoning question: what is the next diagram [closed]

I have to identify the next diagram. Can somebody please help with this! Thanks!
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Given the sequence $3, 4, 11, 16, 42\ldots $ how can I derive a general formula for it?

Given a sequence $3, 4, 11, 16, 42\ldots $ how can I derive a general formula for this sequence? Is there any optimised approach? My approach: the given series is equal to summation of $\binom{n}{k}$ ...
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Creating coexistent patterns, with several pattern-less systems

I'm a young musician, as well as a computer programmer. My understanding of math is formed well to my needs, but I am by no means a mathematician, but the field is very interesting to me. I have come ...
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Find the next number in this sequence

I have a homework. It seems to be an easy sequence but I can't get the answer. So, What is the next element? $$2, 7, 10, 13, 23, 34,?$$ What would be the solution out of these numbers? 45 or 49 or 58 ...
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Finding pattern (2,7,8,3,5)

What would replace $Z$ in the following sequencing? $$\begin{matrix} 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 7 & 6 & 5 \\ 8 & 7 & 1 \\ 3 & 0 & Z \\ 5 & ...
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A lemma regarding cones covering $\mathbb{R}^d$

Added: Pointers to some references with the same conclusion as the wolloing lemma may be helpful to understand it, and are appreciated. In A Probabilistic Theory of Pattern Recognition By Luc ...
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Game statistics: Extracting interesting patterns out of users and level

I made a small game and in course of time collected fair amount of data between users and level The level chart is long (120 levels) but looks somewhat like this $$ \begin{array}{|c|c|} ...
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Sequence and Pattern Problem of Marbles

Ellie is dropping marbles into a box one at a time in the following order: red, white, white, blue, blue, blue: red, white, white, blue, blue, blue: ... How many marbles will be in the box right ...
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Determine Patterns

I have some weather data that I would like to analyze. I have about a millions rows of data, and each row has about 100 attribute values. Each attribute value represents some measurement (i.e., ...
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Anyone recognize this pattern? Plotting relationship between two parameters and their response.

First time asking a question here so hopefully I can provide enough information to you guys without explaining more than necessary. I'm doing some amateurish numerical analysis in MATLAB on some ...
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closed formula for a series

The first column below is n (iterator), the second is the value, I'm trying to understand if there is a closed formula that I can use for obtaining the value given a fixed n $$n=0: a$$ $$n=1: ...
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Equation for value of p given x

I have a set of numbers: $\begin{array}{r(22)}x \in \{ 1,& 2,& 3,& 4,& 5,& 6,& 7,& 8,& 9,& 10,& 11,& 12,& 13,& 14,& 15,& 16,& 17,& ...
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How can I figure out the total solutions in this Combinatorics problem?

Imagine you have a sequence of cards, each having a unique set of features. Example features : letter (A, B, C), number (1, 2, 3), and color (Red, Green, Blue) Some example cards : A1Red, B1Blue, ...
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Find the pattern, what is the correct number in that spot, explain the answer

we are given the following matrix: $\begin{pmatrix} 9 & 38 & 47 &4 \\ 6 & 35 & 42 & ? \\ 12 & 21 & 23 & 27\end{pmatrix}$ The number that goes in $?$ is $-5$. I ...
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Expression for Sum of Multivariate Gaussian Random Vectors

Consider two multidimensional random vectors $x$ and $z$ having Gaussian distributions $P(x)=N(x\mid\mu_x,\Sigma_x)$ and $P(z)=N(z\mid\mu_z,\Sigma_z)$, respectively, together with their sum $y=x+z$. ...
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What is the pattern here? Q-function - SOLVED

I've got the following problem: The difinition of the funtion: Q(S,M). The purpose is to find the max number of possibilities how to write the funcition. ...
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Identifying a pattern in an array

Is there a way to identifying a pattern and/or recursive function for an array? If yes, how can I do this. Could anyone please help me with some information and/or resource for this? Any help is ...
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Finding the mean (or pattern) of a set of related values in a matrix discarding those that are too different.

this is my first question here so I am not sure if it is a valid one. I am currently facing a mathematical problem that is not so hard to solve, but given the accuracy i need in the results I would ...
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Math problem in Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning

I had been carefully following Bishop's Pattern Recognition book and came across some of difficulties due to my merely basic math ground.First begin by the Gaussian section on page 80. The ...
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Equations and Pattern formulas problem solving

I have this question to answer and I need help with finding or creating a equation. You own a license plate manufacturing company. Write a formula or equation that takes a population and ...
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Estimate prior for normal distributed data

I have successfully implemented a bayesian classifier using maximum likelihood. In my case I've got 2 classes and I have calculated the two $\mu$ and $\Sigma$. In my problem with a 3-dimensional ...
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how to calculate the marginal distribution of probabilistic principal component analysis

In the book Pattern recognition and machine learning from Bishop equation 12.33 states: $\mathbf{x} = \mathbf{W} \mathbf{z} + \boldsymbol\mu + \boldsymbol\epsilon$ Here $\mathbf{z}$ has a normal ...
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Is auto-correlation a particular and simple form of pattern in time series?

In a time serie context and considering the sign of the variation of the variable auto-correlation means that for couple of measures at (time t, time t+1) the ...
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Kernel Method for complex valued problems

Kernel Method are widely used in Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning. e.g Kernel PCA and Kernel Regression are used as some extension of the regular PCA and Regression. However all the kernels I ...
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Pattern Recognition terms a little fuzzy

I've been trying to learn more about probability and the websites I have visited are not describing the relationship to each other that well (when to use what, for what purpose in conjunction with ...
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Common or distinct covariance matrices for mahalanobis distance classifier

I'm very new to pattern recognition so apologies in advance for a newbies question. I've been experimenting with mahalanobis distance to class mean based classifiers to predict diagnoses from ...
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Logic of numerical series

One of our colleagues has written a numerical series to the whiteboard in our breakroom. Nobody until now could solve the logic behind this series: ...
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Pattern recognition next shape pattern

which one of the above do you think is the the right answer? i guess it's B but not sure, maybe C. http://tinypic.com/r/nwfqpx/8 thanks.
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LDA find densities

I have the predictor-response (X,Y) with response Y={-1,+1}. The predictor X is a pair (X1,X2) independent, uniformly distributed on [0,1]. I am given the prediction rule for Y=+1, eta(X1,X2)= ...
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Computing Object Classification with bayesian statistics

Say I want to know if there is a zebra $\theta$, in an image $x$. According to Bayes statistics applies to image recognition, I should be computing: ...
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Pattern embedding method

There are three defined functions; $a_n=A(n), b_n=B(n), c_n=C(n)$ and an unknown function $d_n=D(n)$. It has been found out that $d_1=a_1$$d_2=b_1$$d_3=c_1$$d_4=a_2$$d_5=b_2$..... Is there a method ...
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How to complete a table of probabilities ?

Im baffling myself as to why I cannot understand where it came from. Someone please explain to me like I'm five. $$\begin{array}{c|c} x & p(x) \\ \hline 0 & 0.73 \\ 1 & ? \\ 2 & 0.06 ...
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How can I conceptually visualize a Gaussian Mixture Model?

I'm struggling to get my head around Gaussian Mixture Models & Processes from a conceptual level; my intention is to use a GMM for image segmentation but I'm struggling to understand it. The way ...
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Number of differently-sized squares needed to fill a rectangle; is there a visible formula? [Pattern spotting]

Consider a game in which we tile a given rectangle with the largest squares that will fit. We record the number of squares of each size that we can use, until the rectangle is completely covered. ...
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Finding properties of Inter arrival times

I apologise in advance if this is a bad question or if it's in the wrong place. Say I get a sample of inter arrival times, I'd like to have some kind of a measure which would tell me whether the ...
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Digit sum of the sum equals digit sum of the addends

This may be a simple question and I am not a mathematician. I recently noticed that 11+12+13 = 36 whose digit sum is 9. And that the digit sum 1+1+1+2+1+3 also equals 9. Is there a pattern here that ...
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What makes a pattern in a sequence?

Assume a stream of characters$(c)$ where $ c \in (A, B, C ... Z)$. I need to identify patterns available in the stream. As per the definition of a pattern I should be looking for a recurring string. ...
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Finding a generating function for a pattern

I was working on this projecteuler.com problem, and I was very interested by the premise. Essentially, given n terms, find an ...