# Tagged Questions

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### Plotting standard deviation function using WolframAlpha

I'm trying to plot a standard deviation function using WolframAlpha's function plotter and my function looks like this: $SD(Y) = \sqrt{\sum_{i=2}^{k}\frac{k(i-1)}{ (k-(i-1))^2 }}$ where k goes from 1 ...
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### Why is $\ln(\sqrt{|2x-5|}) + \frac{1}{2} \ln(|2x+3|) \neq \ln(\sqrt{|2x-5|}) + \ln(\sqrt{|2x+3|})$ in Wolfram Alpha?

According to Wolfram Alpha, $$\frac{1}{2} \ln(|2x+3|) = \ln(\sqrt{|2x+3|})$$ is always true, which makes sense given what I know of log rules. However, if I add the expression $\ln(\sqrt{|2x-5|})$ ...
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### How does wolfram alpha compute this integral?

Wolfram alpha can find that $\int_1^\infty\frac{x^8-8x^7+24x^6-32x^5+19x^4-12x^3+17x^2-10x+2}{x^{12}-12x^{11}+56x^{10}-120x^9+82x^8+112x^7-182x^6-92x^5+381x^4-356x^3+170x^2-44x+5}dx=\frac{\pi}{2}$ ...
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### is ${x^{2/3}}$ the same as ${\sqrt[3]{(x^2)}}$ or ${(\sqrt[3]x)^2}$? domain?

is ${x^{2/3}}$ the same as ${\sqrt[3]{x^2}}$ and ${(\sqrt[3]x)^2}$? and what is domain of $x$? Wolfram Alpha shows different results for ${x^{2/3}}$ and ${\sqrt[3]{x^2}}$ representations. Is domain ...
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### How to use Wolframalpha to verify the solution to a DE? [closed]

I would like to find the correct syntax for Wolframalpha so that it will test my solution to a DE. e.g. if I find that $y_p = -t^2 + \frac{3}{2}t - \frac{11}{8}$ and would like to see what that yields ...
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### Floating point modulus precision (high multiple)

While looking at implementing floating point modulus in double-precision on an x86 CPU, I found the FPREM instruction and proceeded to test the practical precision in some cases, one being ...
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### What doesn 2nd column depict in this table for perfect number description?

I am reading about perfect number at below link. http://mathworld.wolfram.com/PerfectNumber.html I am not able to understand what does the 2nd column (pn) depict? ...
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### Wolfram Alpha “x = derivative x”

Asking Wolfram Alpha $x = \text{derivative } x$, I was expecting $e^x$, being that the derivative of $e^x$ is $e^x$, Wolfram Alpha however yields $x = 1$. Is this stating that the derivative of a ...
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### Is Wolfram Alpha calculating this incorrectly?

I entered in "does $2ln(x)$ equal $ln(x^2)$" into Wolfram and it came out false. Purplemath.com says that $log_b(m^n) = n · log_b(m)$. Which is correct? And why is there a difference?
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### The sum of digits of $3(3x+3)$ is always $9$ for any $x$ between $1$ and $9$

Given the following 'joke' I stumbled across today It's easy enough to figure out that the answer is always 9. Asshole. However when I tried to 'prove' this for ...
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### How to do multiplication (capital pi) in WolframAlpha?

How do i ask this in WolframAlpha: $$\prod_{i=0}^{i=10} \sin{(i)}$$ I used $\text{product}(...)$ and $\text{multiply}(...)$ or even $\text{multiplication}(...)$ but they don't seem to work. I am ...
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### What function does Wolfram Alpha plot instead of the factorial?

Look to the second graph where Wolfram Alpha gives a continuous factorial function: What is the second graph? It is not the gamma function, since that has $\Gamma(-1)=0!=1$.
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### WolframAlpha wrong(?) graph

I had a question to plot a graph of $\space \space\LARGE y=x^{x^{x^{x^{...}}}}$ Which (according to me) is equivalent to $\large y=x^y \Rightarrow y^{\frac{1}{y}}=x$ So i plotted them in ...
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### Conflicting limit answers using calculator and wolfram alpha

I want to evaluate $\lim\limits_{x\to0} \dfrac{\tan(x) - \sin(x)}{(\sin(x))^3}$, Calculator says it's 0 when substituted with 0.0000000001. Wolfram Alpha says it's 1/2. The Problem Set says the ...
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### Solving $\frac{dx}{dt} = A \frac{ (1-x)}{(t-t^2)} - \frac{(B*x -C*x^2)}{(t-t^2 )*(t-x)}$ (using wolfram/mathematica)

I would like to solve the following non-linear ordinary differential equation: $$\frac{dx}{dt} = A \frac{ (1-x)}{(t-t^2)} - \frac{(B*x -C*x^2)}{(t-t^2 )*(t-x)}$$ -I need an analytic solution. -I ...
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### Wolfram alpha giving wrong result on recurrence?

I have the recurrence$$a_{n+2}-a_n=1$$ The answer I got was $a_n=A+B(-1)^n+\frac n 2$, while WolframAlpha is giving me $a_n=A+B(-1)^n+\frac n 2- \frac 1 4$. Although when I plug them in the relation,...
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### Why does Wolfram Alpha say that $n/0$ is complex infinity?

I typed a number divided by 0 on Wolfram Alpha and thought that it would say "undefined". However, when I pressed enter it told me that the answer is complex infinity. I have always been taught ...
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### How to create animated plot of curve depending on parameter in WolframAlpha?

Is it possible to create in WolframAlpha an animated plot of a curve given by an equation, where some of the coefficients depend on the parameter (=on time)? For example if I would like to have a ...
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### For what values of k is this singular matrix diagonalizable?

So the matrix is the following: \begin{bmatrix} 1 &1 &k \\ 1&1 &k \\ 1&1 &k \end{bmatrix} I've found the eigan values which are $0$ with an algebraic multiplicity of $2$ ...
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### Plotting graph in Wolfram Mathmatica?

Which is the function that can plot me the graph K 7, 2 in mathematica? And after that to delete 2 edges?? Thanks for the help.
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### How to find cubic residues $\bmod p$ using WolframAlpha?

How to find cubic residues $\bmod p$ using WolframAlpha? Just type in "quadratic residues modulo p" and you're done, but typing in "cubic residues modulo p" does nothing. Logically, "x^3 ...
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### Why is Wolfram Alpha miscomputing this problem? [closed]

I was incorporating Wolfram Alpha into an API I am build, and to test it entered a few equations. One of the equations I entered was as follows. !6/(!3*!3) This ...
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### Discrete Fourier Transform using WolframAlpha

I tried to verify a calculation with WolframAlpha. I want to compute the DFT of $[2,3,-3,1]$. So in particular one entry of the result vector should be $2+3-3+1=3$. I don't understand why I get {1.5+...
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### Different results when integrating 1/(x^2-9) with computer tools

For checking my calculations, I generally use Wolfram Alpha or a similar tool. Today, I wanted to check the following integral: $$\int {\frac{1}{{9 - {x^2}}}} dx$$ From my calculations, using ...
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### Regarding $\lim \limits_{(x,y,z)\to (0,0,0)}\left(\frac{x^2z}{x^2+y^2+16z^2}\right)$--is WolframAlpha incorrect?

$$\lim_{x,y,z\to 0} {zx^2\over x^2+y^2+16z^2}$$ So I am trying to evaluate this limit.. To me, by using the squeeze theorem, it seems that the answer must be zero. I trying using the ...
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### Wolfram alpha integral

I want to evaluate the following integral in woflram alpha int[x e^(-lambda*(x-v)),{x,v,infinity} ] It doesn't work for some reason. It does work when instead of v, I put a number. For example ...
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### What is the difference between $\ln(\sin\frac{x}{2}+\cos\frac{x}{2} )- \ln(\sin\frac{x}{2}-\cos\frac{x}{2})$ and $\ln(\tan x+\sec x)$

I've noticed if you ask wolfram what is the integral of $\sec x$ they will answer $$\ln\left(\sin\frac{x}{2}+\cos\frac{x}{2}\right) - \ln\left(\sin\frac{x}{2}-\cos\frac{x}{2}\right)$$ I've been ...
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### Fourier Tansform of derivative on Wolfram Alpha

If I'm not mistaken, the Fourier Transform of the $n$th order partial derivative of a function with respect to $x$, using the transform variable $k$ is: $$(i*k)^n * [F(k)]$$ so for the $1$st order ...
Consider the infinite sum $s=1+1/2^2-1/3^2-1/4^2+1/5^2+1/6^2-...$. We can see that the series is absolutely convergent and hence convergent. But WolframAlpha seems to give me a different answer. When ...