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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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Error on Matlab and Wolfram Alpha?

I solved the differential equation $\frac{\mathrm{d} y}{\mathrm{d} x}= \frac{y^2-1}{2y}$, in the following way: $\frac{\mathrm{d} y}{\mathrm{d} x}= \frac{y^2-1}{2y} <=>$ $\int \frac{2y}{y^{2}-...
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How to calculate $\lim _{( x,y) \to (0,0) }\frac {x^2y^{3} }{\sin ( x^{8}+y^{4}) }$?

How to calculate $$\lim _{( x,y) \rightarrow (0,0) }\dfrac {x^2y^{3} }{\sin ( x^{8}+y^{4}) }$$ Wolfram Alpha says it is equal to $0$, but if calculate by trying $y=x$ then I get the limit $\lim \...
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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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Can I get multivariable taylor series expansion on wolfram alpha or matlab?

I need something like this : say $a, x, y$ and $t$ are three non-negative real numbers. Now define the complex number, $z = -y + i(a+x-t)$ and consider the function $f(x,y) = z\text{ }tanh (\pi z) log ...
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How to find the number of solutions to an equation in wolfram alpha

Given the equation: $$sin(x)=\frac{x}{218}$$How do I use Wolfram Alpha to find the number of positive solutions?
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A WolframAlpha error?

Consider the equation: $$ \dfrac{1}{\sqrt[3]{(x+3)^2}}-\dfrac{1}{\sqrt[3]{x^2}}=0 $$ that has the solution $x=\dfrac{-3}{2}$ as can be easely verified. But WolframAlpha gives no solutions (here). ...
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How wolfram defines injectivity?

I was looking for a fast way of getting which function is surjective and injective. So I tried to find such command in wolfram and surprisingly it says to me that $ln(x)$ is not injective. Link to ...
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$\int_{c}^{c+2L} cos(\frac{2\pi nx}{L})$ Wolfram Alpha gives me this result but when doing I dont get it

$\int_{c}^{c+2L} cos(\frac{2\pi nx}{L}) = \frac{L sin(2\pi n) cos(\frac{2 \pi n(c+L)}{L})}{\pi n}$ dx with $n = 0,1,2,...$ I put this integral in Wolfram Alpha and gives me this result, but when I ...
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Solving system of equations

I'm trying to solve for $x$ and $y$ in the following system of of equations: $$((x-m)^2+(y-j)^2)(x-m)^2=((x-k)^2+(y-l)^2)(x-k)^2$$ $$((x-m)^2+(y-j)^2)(y-j)^2=((x-k)^2+(y-l)^2)(y-l)^2$$ I've tried ...
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Is there a reason to omit $[0]$ from the solution of the inequality $x^4 \ge x^2$?

This is the inequality I plugged in: $$x^4 \ge x^2$$ Wolfram Alpha gives me the correct number line, but the interval notation it gives me is missing $\{0\}$. (It gives me $(-∞, -1]$ and $[1, ∞)$, ...
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Indefinite integral that Wolfram Alpha can't solve

Does anybody know the indefinite integral problems that Wolfram Alpha can not solve but human can solve by using elementary functions? (The meaning of "solve" here is to represent primitive function ...
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Augmented matrix gives no solutions when augmented with variables, but will give solutions when augmented with some numbers

I have a homework problem that boils down to this: x1 = 1a + 1b x2 = 1b + 1c x3 = 1c + 1d x4 = 1d + 1e x5 = 1e + 1f x6 = 1f + 1a I write the matrix to solve for x. I row-reduce the matrix. ...
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Calculating a sum which includes binomial coeffeicients

Some formula for calculating the probablity that the difference between the number $6$ and the average of accidentally selected $100$ points among $10000$ points which are distributed in the interval $...
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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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Did Wolfram|Alpha mess up $\int 1 - \frac{1}{1-e^{-x}} \mathrm{d}x$ or did I?

I want to calculate $$\int 1 - \frac{1}{1-e^{-x}} \mathrm{d}x$$ Provided that $x>0$. Substituting $u=1-e^{-x}$, we get: $$\int \frac{1 - \frac{1}{u}}{1-u} \mathrm{d}u = -\int \frac{1 - \frac{1}{...
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Code Wolfram Mathematica [closed]

Sorry but I do not know English very well. The question is very simple, I hope someone knows the code that makes my case. In fact, writing: ...
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How does WolframAlpha solve quintic equations (5th degree polynomials)?

There exists no general formula for quintic equations. Then how does WolframAlpha solve quintic or higher degree polynomial. Is there a sure way to get values of roots of quintic or higher degree ...
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Simplify multinomial trig expansion to fewer linear terms like Wolfram?

I'm mystified as to how Wolfram Alpha's TrigReduce[expr] does its magic, particularly on sums of long products that look like $$A \cos^a(B_1 x) \sin^b(B_2 x) \cos^c (B_3 x) \sin^d (B_4 x) \dots$$ I ...
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Why can't Wolfram calculate the Laplace transform of $\sinh(t)\sin(t)$ correctly?

Question Show that the Laplace transform of $\sinh(t)\sin(t) = \frac{2s}{s^4+4}$. Wolfram can't calculate this as is, so I tried to simplify it a bit. I defined $\sinh(t)$ as $e^t-e^{-t}$ and split ...
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Plot of $y=x+0\sqrt{-x}$ (and WolframAlpha vs Desmos)

To plot the graph of $y=x+0\sqrt{-x}$ : Do we have to first find out the domain of $y$ which is $y \in ( -\infty,0 ]$ ? $\color{blue}{\text{[Case 1]}}$ (that's what I do) Or do we solve the ...
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Is Wolfram-Alpha giving me a wrong result?

I have to calculate: $$\nabla^2 \frac{e^{ikr}}{r}$$ which I know to be $\displaystyle -k^2 \frac{e^{ikr}}{r} $ (from a lecture). Doing it by hand: $$ \nabla^2 f(r) = \frac{1}{r^2} \frac{\partial}{\...
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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 ...
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Wolfram Alpha result for infinite series summation .

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 ...
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Recurrence Equation Solution / Difference equation - WolframAlpha

I am given the recurrece equation $y_k-7y_{k-1}=5^k$ and found the (hopefully correct) particular solution to be $y_k^P=-\frac{5}{2}5^k$ WolframAlpha, however, gives the particular solution $y_k^...
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Can wolframAlpha be wrong on this vector limit?

We had a homework on multivariable analysis, and there was this problem and the teacher said that we didnt trust wolfram but I'm not convinced on it, because of this. Is $f(x,y)=\frac{x^2}{x^2+y^2-x}$...