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How to solve this integer equations?

Conditions $$\begin{array}{ll} 1. \quad&1\le i<j\le n\\ 2. &p=i\cdot n-n-\frac{i^2}2+j-\frac i2, 1 \le p\le\frac{n(n-1)}2 \end{array}$$ given $p$, is there a way to solve for $i, ...
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Represent probability with multiple distributions. Archer shooting bullseyes problem.

The goal is to come up with two ways to represent this probability: An archer shoots a bulls-eye with probability $0.4$. If the archer shoots ten arrows, what's the probability that at least 3 are ...
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Does almost every whole number integer contain any of the digits zero through nine?

For example, how many whole numbers contain an eight? Well, for whole numbers less than ten, it's just eight itself, so that's 10% and for whole numbers less than 100, there are 8, 18, 28, 38, 48, ...
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Isolating x and z in two equations.

I am working on a computer program and at some point I need to isolate an x and a z. I am basically trying to isolate x and z in these two equations: 1) $xn_{x} + yn_{y} + zn_{z} = n_{d}$ 2) ...
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Joint Probability Function

Two hats are drawn randomly w/o replacement from box containing $8$ black, $4$ red, and $2$ yellow hats. If $X$ denotes the number of black hats drawn and $Y$ the number of red hats drawn. What is the ...
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Tricky Substitution to get AM-GM inequality

So, I'm reading the literature to find different proofs of the AM-GM inequality, the following proof quite hit me, and I don't seem to understand at all. The proof is as follows: For any positive ...
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Probability of Game Series

A world series is a best of $7$ series between team $A$ and team $B.$ It takes $4$ wins to win the series. How many ways can a team win the World Series? I said: Suppose that a World Series is ...
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Palindromes less than a number

How many positive palindromes are less than $1,000,000,000$? I think one way to do this is to count palindromes with a fixed number of digits, and take the sum of these values from $1$ digit to ...
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Components of trend

Given \$1000 spend in 2013 representing 100 units, and \$4000 spend in 2014 representing 200 units, we know that spend has increase $300\,\%$ year-over-year. What is the method of determine how much ...
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How to express combined discrete-continuous RVs in one pdf?

Let's say we have a random variable $X$ that behaves in two different ways where $X\sim$Bernoulli(1/3) AND $X\sim U(0,1)$. $X$ follows the Bernoulli distribution 25% of the time and the uniform ...
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Are there tools for presentation and vizualization of deduction?

I read that Kalish and Montague introduced a natural deduction method (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Kalish), which can be easily implemented in software. Any other tools who can help a logician ...
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Solve equation with simplex method

I have equation below and I'm newbie to this method. Can you help me with tutorial or maybe with steps to solve this equation? I know I can use simplex tables, but I don't know a good explanation of ...
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$5$ General Planes make how many CLOSED SPACES?

Actual problem is How many spaces $5$planes divide a space into? and by some analogy and proof, I found that $5$planes divides a space into $26$spaces. in fact, I considered first "How ...
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straightforward calculus problem

Find the arc length of the graph of $\displaystyle \large x^{\frac{2}{3}}+y^{\frac{2}{3}}=1$. Hint: Use symmetry with respect to the line $y=x$. Let $y=x$ intersect at $a$. So, $\displaystyle ...
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equation solver online

can you tell me please if is there an online or software tool that will solve equations like $-8sin3x + 5cos3x = 4.3$ for $0< x <360$? that I will just type equations like the above and it will ...
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inclusion-exclusion principle help

Five people are seated around a circular table with five identical seats. Each person wishes to move to a different seat than their current one. By applying the inclusion-exclusion principle, find the ...
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Markup word problem [closed]

A store in Vancouver has operating expenses of 30.00% of the selling price and the operating profit is 45.00% of the selling price. During a sale, their watches were marked down by 30.00%. What is the ...
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Finding supremum in $S=\{q\in\Bbb Q:q<x\}$ [closed]

Let $x$ be in $\Bbb R$ and $S=\{q\in\Bbb Q:q<x\}$. Prove $x=\sup S$. Don't understand how to approach this or solve this.
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If $\omega + 1 = \omega$, find $\omega$ ($\omega \not= - \infty$ or $\infty$)

If $\omega + 1 = \omega$, find $\omega$ ($\omega \not= - \infty$ or $\infty$). It does not have to be a real number. My teacher gave us this question just to play around with, and my first ...
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Finding the square roots of a complex number.

Express $z=4\sqrt2(1+i)$ in modulus/argument form. Hence find the two square roots of $z$ and mark their representations on an Argand Diagram. So far I've worked out the mod/arg form of the ...
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how to solve these sort of problems

This problem was asked in Codeforces. This has been asked here too. The question is You have r red, g green and b blue balloons. To decorate a single table for the banquet you need exactly three ...
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Weighting with restrictions, but no clear objective function?

Here is the problem: I have 40 shares in an index and I want to weight them based on their market value, define the known value as $x_i$ In the traditional way, the weight of each share is ...
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could someone tell me the answer… [closed]

A physiologist wants to test the effects of exercise and meditation on blood pressure. She devises four different exercise programs and three different meditation programs. If she wants 10 subjects ...
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How to use MRUnit [closed]

I konw that we can use MRUnit to test our mapreduce program, so I downloaded two files: "apache-mrunit-1.1.0-hadoop2-bin.tar.gz" and "apache-mrunit-1.1.0-hadoop2-src.tar.gz", but I don't know what to ...
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Orthogonal parameterization

Consider the function $$f(a,b,c,d):=\frac{\left(a^*\right)^2b^2-\left(b^*\right)^2a^2+\left(c^*\right)^2d^2-\left(d^*\right)^2c^2}{a^*a+c^*c}$$ With complex parameters $a,b,c$ and $d$ Now find any ...
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How to set up problem involving Poisson RV

Consider an example where customers entering a store is a Poisson random variable with $\lambda=15$. How do you find the probability that 100 or fewer people will walk into the store in any five-day ...
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$\frac{dy}{dx}=\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}a_k(m-k)x^{m-k-1}$ or $\frac{dy}{dx}=\sum_{k=0}^{\infty}a_k(m-k)x^{m-k-1}$

If I have $y=\sum_{k=0}^{\infty}a_kx^{m-k}$ ,then is $\frac{dy}{dx}=\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}a_k(m-k)x^{m-k-1}$ correct because ..I'm confused whether $k$ should start from $0$ or from $1$. Please ...
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Help with a matrix problem

I'm stuck with the following matrix problem: Consider $A = $$\{ X \in \mathcal{M}_2(\mathbb{C})\ \mid X = \left( \begin{array}{ccc} a & 0 \\ 0 & b \end{array} \right); a, b \in \mathbb{C}; ...
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Finding Y coordinate of third triangle point when X coordinate and two other points are already known

Suppose you know the coordinates for points A and B of a triangle. We can refer to those coordinates as (Ay,Ax) and (By,Bx). Also, suppose you know the X coordinate for point C (Cx) but do not know ...
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Excercise: Find the volume of the parallelepiped

Find the volume $V$ of the parallelepiped whose four adjacent vertices are the points: $A = (−2, 1, 0)$, $B = (2, 3, 2)$, $C = (1, 4, −1)$, and $D = (3, 6, 1)$. I know how to find it with three ...
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Solving an unusual equation

I need to find a real number $n$ such that $n > 1$ and: $$ \sum_{k=1}^\infty \frac{2^k}{n^k} = \frac{n-1}{n} $$ Ideally, I'd find the minimum such $n$ (if more than one exists), but really, any ...
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Finding examples before solving

So I've been solving some contest problems,and most of them require a solution in order to be solved. For example $$S_n=\left\{{n\choose n},{2n\choose n},{3n\choose n},\ldots,{n^2\choose n} \right\}$$ ...
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Discrete algebra and exponents (See body text)

Let $a,b\in\mathbb{Z}^+$. If $a \equiv b\bmod 49$, and $\gcd(a,49) = 1$. How can I find any positive integer $n > 1$, so that $b^n\equiv a\bmod 49$? I'm completely stumped by this. I've been ...
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Special feature of the function f(z) = $|i + z|^2 + az + 3$

I have to solve following problem: Find all the values of a (a is a real number) that the function f : $f(z) = |i + z|^2 + az + 3$ (z is a complex number, i is an imaginary unit) has a following ...
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Problem about problem solving

I am having some problems on how to solve a problem.When I read a chapter on say group theory or real analysis,I feel that I have grabbed the concepts quite well,but when I start solving exercises ...
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Obtaining an expression between $s'(n,r)$ and $s(n,r)$

I've a doubt in this: We're given $[x]_n=(x)(x-1)\ldots (x-(n-1))$ and $[x]^n=(x)(x+1)\ldots (x+n-1)$ . Now as we can write : $[x]_n=(x)(x-1)\ldots (x-(n-1))=a_0+a_1x+a_2x^2\ldots ...
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No. of integral solutions of $x_1+x_2+x_3+x_4=20.$

I've to solve a no. of questions of this type but don't get how to do it: Determine the no. of integral solutions of $x_1+x_2+x_3+x_4=20.$ given the constraint that $$1\leq x_1\leq ...
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Difficulty understanding the solutions to $x'' = -\omega^2 x$

For some reasons involving physics, I'm supposed to consider the equation $x'' = -\omega^2 x$. Normally, I would say the solutions are of the form $x = A \cos(\omega t + \phi)$. But when $\omega = ...
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Damped simple harmonic oscillator, phase space

I want to calculate and draw the phase space trajectory of this damped harmonic oscillator: $$\ddot{x}+\gamma\,\dot{x}+\omega^2x=0$$ for the two cases $\gamma=2\omega$ and $\gamma=\omega$. I'm ...
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I have used Cauchy and Jensen. It is not helping me very much. Advice on solving this problem.

Let $a$, $b$ and $c$ be positive real numbers with $abc=1$. Prove that $$ \frac{a^{n+2}}{a^n+(n-1)b^n}+\frac{b^{n+2}}{b^n+(n-1)c^n}+\frac{c^{n+2}}{c^n+(n-1)a^n} \geq \frac{3}{n} $$ for each ...
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How to teach Critical Thinking

I am currently tutoring a few students in an entry level physics course and had some trouble recently when it comes to helping them with problem solving. The students I am helping don't have many ...
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100 sequential parking spaces

In my high school's math club today, we explored but did not solve this interesting problem: 100 autonomous robotic vehicles enter a warehouse in arbitrary order to park. Inside the warehouse, there ...
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How can I find x and z if: $\sqrt{(x-20)^{2} + (5-30)^{2} + (z-40)^{2}} = 100$ and $x \sqrt\frac{1}{6} + 5\sqrt\frac{1}{3} + z \sqrt\frac12= 0$?

How can I find x and z if: $\sqrt{((x-20)^{2} + (5-30)^{2} + (z-40)^{2})} = 100$ and $\left(x\times \sqrt\frac{1}{6} + 5\times \sqrt\frac{1}{3} + z\times \sqrt\frac{1}{2}\right) = 0$ ?
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How can one isolate x in a formula of the form:$ (x-20)^{2} = -(y-40)^{2} - 525$?

I am trying to isolate x in the equation $$(x-20)^{2} = -(y-40)^{2} - 525.$$ How can I do it?
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no. of regions a plane is divided into by $n$ lines in general position

My notes state the Counting process for knowing no. of regions a plane is divided into by $n$ lines in general position := Let $h_1(n)=$ No. of parts a line is divided by $n$ distinct ...
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Show that Mandelbrot set is contained within the closed disc of r=2 [closed]

Show that the Mandelbrot set is contained within the closed disc of radius 2 around the origin. How do I show this?
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How to solve $\left|\frac{1 + a + bi}{1 + b - ai}\right| = 1$

I have a problem with solving following equation: $$\left|\frac{1 + a + bi}{1 + b - ai}\right| = 1$$ (where $a$, $b$ are real numbers and $i$ is an imaginary unit) I tried to simplify its left side ...
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Bounded/Unbounded sets. [Mandelbrot set]

This is the last question from my assignment. For Part a I have: $z_{n+1}=z_n^2+c$ $\Rightarrow c =z_{n+1}-z_n^2$ $\Rightarrow |c|=|z_{n+1}-z_n^2|=|z_{n+1}-z_n^2||-1|=|z_n^2-z_{n+1}|$ ...
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Understanding $\Delta(\vert f \vert ^p)$ when $f$ is holomorphic, $p>0.$

Let $\Delta$ denote the Laplacian. I am trying to prove that if $f=u+iv$ is holomorphic on an open set $U\subset \mathbb{C}$ and $f$ is nonvanishing, then $$\Delta (\vert f\vert^p)=p^2\vert ...
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Solving N for HN=0, Given H is a special type of skew symmetric (n x n, n is a odd number) matrix.

Solving $N\ \mathrm{for}\ H \times N =0$, given $H$ is a special type of skew symmetric matrix $(n \times n, n\ \mathrm{is\ an\ odd\ number}\ n=2k+1)$, 0 on diagonal and 1, -1 in off-diagonal ...