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Prove that $\prod\limits_{k=1}^n(4-\tfrac{2}{k}) \in \mathbb{N}$.

How to prove that $$\prod\limits_{k=1}^n\left(4-\dfrac{2}{k}\right) \in \mathbb{N}.\tag{1}$$ Moreover, that it is even number. Update: sos440 give me great hint on $(1)$. And how about this one: ...
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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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Category with no product?

Is there a family of objects in some category which has no product? If so is there a simple reason for it?
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How to derive finite formula for PRODUCT of terms from 1 to n?

should i use limits? I totally forgot how to work with them, i can imagine doing summation(sigma) but not product
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$ \tan 1^\circ \cdot \tan 2^\circ \cdot \tan 3^\circ \cdots \tan 89^\circ$

How can I find the following product using elementary trigonometry? $$ \tan 1^\circ \cdot \tan 2^\circ \cdot \tan 3^\circ \cdots \tan 89^\circ.$$ I have tried using a substitution, but nothing ...
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How we can calculate the power of an interval?

We know if two intervals are uncorrelated like $X=[a,b], \; Y=[c,d]$ the product of $X$ and $Y$ is: $X \times Y = [\min(S),\max(S)], \; S = (ac,ad,bc,bd)$ But for powers, if the intervals are ...
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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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Kronecker product and outer product confusion

I have two column vectors: \begin{equation} u = \left[\matrix{ 1 \cr 2\cr }\right] \end{equation} \begin{equation} v = \left[\matrix{ 4 \cr 4\cr }\right] \end{equation} I'm trying to ...
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What is the dot product of two or three vectors graphically or visually?

I don't understand what the dot product actually is. I understand when and where to use it, but when it comes to proving things with it, I don't really grasp what it actually is making it difficult ...
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What is the mistake in this proof of product rule of differentiation?

I was trying to derive the product rule of differentiation which states: If $y=u\cdot v$, then, $y'=u'\cdot v+v'\cdot u$. So I assumed it like this: $y=u+u+u+\cdots$ ($v$ number of terms of $u$) ...
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example diagram of pullbacks and fiber products

I am going through Category Theory for Scientists. I am on section 2.5.1 Pullbacks. I am having trouble visualizing a pullback. Earlier in the book the author gives a nice diagram of an example of ...
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Summation in 104 Number Theory problems

There's a paragraph of 104 Number Theory problems, on page $9$ that says: From the formula $\prod_{i=1}^\infty\frac{p_i}{p_i-1} = \infty ,$ using the inequality $1+t \le e^t$, $t \in \mathbb{R}$ we ...
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A polynomial equality problem

$a_1,a_2,a_3,\ldots,a_n,a_{n+1}$ are fixed real numbers in $(-1,\infty)$. $x_1$ and $x_2$ are fixed real numbers in $(0,1)$. Is it possible to prove that there exists or doesn't exists a real number ...
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How find this value $\prod_{k=1}^{\infty}\left(1+\dfrac{1}{k^5}\right)$

Find the value $$\prod_{k=1}^{\infty}\left(1+\dfrac{1}{k^5}\right)$$ I know this :How find this $\prod_{n=2}^{\infty}\left(1-\frac{1}{n^6}\right)$ and maybe can find the $2k+1$? can you someone konw ...
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How to prove a product of k consecutive integers is always a multiple of k?

How to explain and prove that a product of k consecutive integers is always a multiple of k!.
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Fourier Series from product of to functions

I have to calculate the Fourier Series of $x\sin(x)$ beeing $2\pi$ periodic on $[-\pi,\pi]$and i did it the standard way. But then i wanted to solve the problem with multiplication of two fourier ...
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Dot Product and vector length

Hi! I am working on some online homework for my calc2 class that covers the dot product and I am really struggling with this one question. I understood how to solve part a, because we covered that ...
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Condition for the product of the ratio of the elements of two sequences to be greater than 1.

I have the following product: $$\prod_{n=1}^N \frac{A_n}{B_n}$$ , where $A_n$ and $B_n$ are the nth element of the finite sequences {$A_x$} and {$B_x$} respectively. I'd like to know the conditions ...
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Prove $F_n(z)=\frac1{2i}\left(\left(1+\frac{iz}n\right)^n-\left(1-\frac{iz}n\right)^n\right)…$

In my textbook there is a proof for the following If $n=2m+1$ with $m\in\mathbb N$, then we can write ...
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Is there a sort of “two-sided semidirect product”? [duplicate]

Let $G,H$ be groups. Suppose we have both an action of $G$ on $H$, and an action of $H$ on $G$, both non-trivial. Let "$\cdot$" define the former action, and $\circ$ define the latter. What can we ...
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How do I do the math necessary to make these five matrices multiplied together equal the result shown?

I'm currently studying the math involved with rotating vertices around an arbitrary axis in 3D space. For this, I have found the following page to be very helpful: ...
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The logarithm of a product

Let $p$ be a prime number, $C\in \mathbb{N}$ and C is not a square. Then define $$F=\prod_{|z| \leq \sqrt{\frac{x}{2}} \atop |y|\leq \sqrt{\frac{x}{2D}}}{|z^2-Cy^2|}.$$ Note that we omit the term with ...
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Product of “reversed” numbers

Consider any 2 binary numbers, e.g.: 10101011 ; 11111101 and their product, say P. "Reverse" (mirror image) all the digits of the 2 numbers, e.g.: ...
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Showing $\sin{\frac{\pi}{13}} \cdot \sin{\frac{2\pi}{13}} \cdot \sin{\frac{3\pi}{13}} \cdots \sin{\frac{6\pi}{13}} = \frac{\sqrt{13}}{64}$

I would like to show that $$ \sin{\frac{\pi}{13}} \cdot \sin{\frac{2\pi}{13}} \cdot \sin{\frac{3\pi}{13}} \cdots \sin{\frac{6\pi}{13}} = \frac{\sqrt{13}}{64} $$ I've been working on this for a few ...
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Expanding a product formally.

Let $a_1,...,a_n$ be real numbers. I don't know how to formally expand the following product $$ \prod_{k=1}^n(1+a_k) $$ I'm guessing something like (edited) $$1+\huge\sum_{k=1}^n \; ...
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Product approximation

In this biology textbok I found the following approximation: $$\prod_{i=1}^{k-1}1-\frac{i}{2N} ≈ 1-\frac{{k \choose 2}}{2N} $$ Can you help me to understand this approximation and help me to ...
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Chain or product rule for heat diffusion equation

A portion of the heat diffusion equation for a 1-D solid is given as: $$\frac{1}{r} \frac{\partial}{\partial r} \left(r \; k \frac{\partial T}{\partial r} \right)$$ Apparently this can be expanded ...
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Closed form for $\prod_{k=1}^n \binom{k^2+2k}{k^2}$

Does anybody know how I can find a closed form for the expression $$ \prod_{k=1}^n \binom{k^2+2k}{k^2}? $$ There are many ways to handle such things, but with sum instead of product. Here, I have no ...
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How to find the value of $\sqrt{1\sqrt{2\sqrt{3 \cdots}}}$?

I thought up this question recently, and I think I've figured out the partial sum: $$ S_n := \left(n\prod_{k=2}^{n-1} k^{2^{n-k}}\right)^{2^{-k}}. $$ But I don't even quite know if I'm on the right ...
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Finding numbers whose product is a particular number?

Is there a standard way to formulate and evaluate the following? Basically, I want to find 100 possibly distinct (some numbers can be repeated) real numbers ($0 < 1 + \frac{n_i}{100} < 5$) such ...
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Multiplying Sigmas(sums)

I would be grateful if someone please rewrite or expand this please. I have problem multiplying two sigmas ($\sum $) $$ (d(n)-\sum_{k=-\infty}^{\infty} h_k x(n-k)) \times ...
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Probability and Production equation translation

I know that the pi is like a summation except multiplication instead of addition and that P(x) means the probability of, but I'm having trouble putting it all together, esp the $w_i$ such that $w_1, ...
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Product of $n$ i.i.d. random variables

Let the variable $Z$ equal $Z = XY$ where $X$ and $X$ are two i.i.d. continuous random variables which distributions are given by $f_X()$ and $f_Y$. The distribution of $Z$ is given by: $$f_Z(z) = ...
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Matrix-Vector Product

Suppose I have the expression $\lVert\mathbf B \cdot\hat n\lVert=1$, where $\mathbf B$ is a matrix and $\hat n$ is a unit vector (both can have any dimensions, as long as they are compatible). What ...
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Nested sums and products

I am trying to determine how to express this series in a general form as a summation of products: \begin{equation} \begin{aligned} (p_{i1}p_{j1})(1-p_{i2}p_{j2})(1-p_{i3}p_{j3}) \mbox{ } &+ \\ ...
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How can I generate the products of two three-digit numbers in descending order?

While experimenting with different solutions to a little programming exercise, I generated an array with the products of all two three-digit numbers (i.e. 100 to 999). Since I wanted to process those ...
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Probability distribution of the product of random numbers

For applied mathematics to evolutionary biology I am often faced to have to describe a probability distribution function (PDF) which results from the product of a function in which a parameter is ...
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Is there any number $n$ such that $nm=0$, $n\neq 0$, and $m\neq 0$?

I answered a question about whether zero is prime or composite on Khan Academy a while ago. Since then, two people have commented on my answer, asking another question that I don't know the answer to. ...
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Can we get the formula for $\prod\limits_{k=0}^n{(1+2^k)^2}$ in terms of $n$?

Can we get the formula for $\prod\limits_{k=0}^n{(1+2^k)^2}$ in terms of $n$?
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Proof: Categorical Product = Topological Product

Is there a nice way to prove that the categorical product equals the topological product? What I mean is the following: Starting with a given family of topological spaces $X_i$ and any topological ...
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Restrictions on a Matrix-Vector product

Suppose I have a $m\times n$ matrix $\mathbf M$, and a unit vector $\hat v$, of dimension $n$. What restrictions do I need to apply to $\mathbf M$ so that $\lVert \mathbf M\cdot \hat v\lVert \leq 1$ ...
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Product of $1-\operatorname{cis}(2k\pi/n)$

I'm in a question about polygonals and got stuck at a part. I have to prove that $$\prod_{k=1}^{n-1} \left(1 - \operatorname{cis}(\frac{2k\pi}{n})\right) = n$$ I've tried to multiply it to make ...
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Expressing $\prod_{k=1}^n \left( k - \frac{1}{2} \right)$ using the gamma function

I want to express $$\prod_{k=1}^n \left( k - \frac{1}{2} \right)$$ using the gamma function. I think this is equivalent to $\left(k-\frac{1}{2}\right)!$ so I set $a=k-1$ and then used the identity ...
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Dot product of taylor series $\sqrt{1+x}$

I have to prove that $$ \sum_{k=1}^n \alpha_k \cdot \alpha_{n-k+1} = 0, $$ where $n>2$ and $\alpha_k$ is the k-th member in taylor series of $\sqrt{1+x}$. Namely, $$ \alpha_k = ...
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Lagrange polynomials sum to one

I've been stuck on this problem for a few weeks now. Any help? Prove: $\sum_{i=1}^{n}\prod_{j=0,j\neq i}^{n}\frac{x-x_j}{x_i-x_j}=1$ The sum of lagrange polynomials should be one, otherwise affine ...
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Understanding relation between Product and Summation Notation

So I am given the following: $n = \sum_{i=1}^{k}m_{i}$ I am also given $x = \sum_{i=1}^{k}log(m_{i}) = log\prod_{i=1}^{k}m_{i}$ I was only given the first part, however I believe that is a ...
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Replace $n$ sets with two sets (set theoretic equality)

Let $A_0,\dots,A_{n-1}$ be sets for some whole $n>0$. Take $A'_{0, i} = A_i$ and $A'_{1, i} = \bigcup ( \{ A_0, \ldots A_{n - 1} \} \setminus \{A_i\})$ for $i=0,\dots,n-1$. Prove (or disprove) $$ ...
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Norm of a Matrix-vector product

Suppose I have vector $\vec x \in \mathbb R^n$ and matrix $\mathbf M$ of dimension $m\times n$. Is there an alternative expression for $\lVert \mathbf M \cdot \vec x \lVert$ that includes $\lVert \vec ...
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Proving $\prod_{i=1}^n (\frac{1}{i} + 1) = n+1$

Prove using a direct proof that $$\prod_{i=1}^n \left(\frac{1}{i} + 1\right) = n+1$$ Okay, so I think I have done it correctly using an inductive proof: Base case: $(1+\frac11)=2$, ...
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Can Pi prod be expressed using Sigma Notation?

My question is simple (but difficult for me): $\prod(x)$ be expressed interms of $\sum (x)$