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Finding (or rather expanding) the product $(5-xy)(3+xy)$

Given the product $(5-xy)(3+xy)$ I tried the following, As we know, $(x+a)(x+b)=x^2+(a+b)x+ab$ Here $x$ is $xy$. But $xy$ has two signs$-$ and $+$. How do I solve this.
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Evaluate this product $n \times \frac{n-1}{2} \times \dots \times \frac{n-(2^k-1)}{2^k}$

For $k = \lfloor \log_{2}(n+1) \rfloor - 1$ evaluate $n \times \frac{n-1}{2} \times\frac{n-3}{4} \times \frac{n-7}{8} \times \dots \times \frac{n-(2^{k}-1)}{2^k}$ So the product goes up to $k$ and I ...
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I don't know how to interpret this strange $\prod$

I have got a $\prod$ that is exactly as follows: $$\prod\limits_{k=0, k \ne k}^n \frac{x-c_k}{c_k-c_k}$$ I am not sure how to interpret this. My guesses are that it equals either $0, or ,1, or ...
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An identity for the product of even numbers (double factorial)

I'm unable to prove this identity: Prove that: $2\cdot 4 \cdot 6 \cdot 8 \cdots 2n = 2^n \cdot n!$ Wouldnt it be like this? $ 2(1 \cdot 2\cdot 3\cdot 4 \cdots n)= 2 \cdot n!$
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Prove that $(1-\frac{1}{2^2}\cdots 1-\frac{1}{9\,999^2})(1-\frac{1}{10\,000^2})=0.500\,05$ [duplicate]

Prove that $\displaystyle\left(1-\frac{1}{2^2}\right)\left(1-\frac{1}{3^2}\right)\cdots\left(1-\frac{1}{9\,999^2}\right)\left(1-\frac{1}{10\,000^2}\right)=0.500\,05$ Here are all my attempts to ...
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Biggest integer where the product of many consecutive is at large as it could be? [closed]

How would you go about formulating this? How do you determine your upper limit?
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How to define this pattern as $f(n)$

Given a binary table with n bits as follows: $$\begin{array}{cccc|l} 2^{n-1}...&2^2&2^1&2^0&row\\ \hline \\ &0&0&0&1 \\ &0&0&1&2 \\ ...
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How to compute a product of logarithms?

I've been reading through Stewart's Calculus textbook, and came across the following problem fairly early on - What is $$\prod_{i = 2}^{31} \log_i (i + 1)\;?$$ I did some searching, and found ...
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Weak direct product

I am just reading the book "Algebra" by Hungerford and on one page it says that if $G_i$ is a family of groups $\forall i\in I$ then $\prod_{i\in I}^{w}G_i\unlhd\prod_{i\in I}G_i$ where ...
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The product $\prod_{m=1}^{11} (x^m - m)$

What would be the co-efficient of $x^{60}$ in the expansion of $\space$ $\prod_{m=1}^{11} (x^m - m)$ ?
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Rules for algebraically manipulating pi-notation?

I'm a bit of a novice at maths and want to learn more about algebraically manipulating likelihoods in statistics. There are a lot of equations that involve taking the product of a set of values given ...