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Why does WolframAlpha give a strange solution set to $\lfloor a\rfloor=0$?

I decided to go and look up the roots of $\lfloor a\rfloor$ in WolframAlpha where $a$ is any number, real or complex, and of course the interval $[0,1)$ showed up as an answer but I also got these ...
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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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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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Change linear plot to 100% plot in Wolfram Alpha

Recently I have used this input for WolframAlpha: Plot (forumla1), (formula2), (formula3), {a, 0, 50} It's generating "Linear Plot" like on picture on left. Is ...
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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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Zeroes of the floor (greatest integer function)

I was just browsing Wolfram Alpha and looking at interesting graphs of functions when I noticed that it gave complex numbers for the numerical roots of $\lfloor x\rfloor$. Does anybody know why?
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How to do reduce rows with Wolfram Alpha over certain set

If I want to row reduce a matrix: $$ \begin{matrix} 1 & -1 & 0 & 4 \\ 2 & -2 & 1 & 3 \\ 5 & -5 & 1 & 15 \\ \end{matrix} $$ ...
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Newton backward interpolation in Mathematica

I have the following task: Create a function (in Wolfram Mathematica), called $\mathrm{NewtonBackward}$[n_,x0_,h_,f_] which interpolates backwards the function $f(x)$ with nodes {x_i = x_0 + ...
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Why is Wolfram Alpha wrong?

I calculated $$\tan 75^o - [\cot 13^o\cdot \cot 23^o \cdot \tan 31^o \cdot \tan 35^o\cdot \tan41^o]$$ and I got a nonzero answer: ...
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Count of possible hands math + Python vs Wolfram Alpha

So I wanted to write a Python program to calculate some probabilities using hyper geometric distributions. However, I seem to get probabilities over 1 sometimes, so there must be something wrong with ...
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Finding vertex of a parabola -conflicting answers

For a given problem $g(x) = 5x^2 - 2x +1$, we were expected to describe the graph. WolframAlpha and I are finding conflicting issues. I do not think I made an approximation anywhere that would explain ...
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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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Strange things on WolframAlpha: derivation, modulo and doubling result

I asked WA what is the derivative of $\frac1{\cos((x \bmod \pi/2)-\pi/4))}$ equal to for $x=0$. A very strange result came out. The exact result is $-\sqrt2 \mathsf{Mod}^{(1,0)}(0,\frac\pi2)$, ...
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How can I solve system of linear equations over finite fields in WolframAlpha?

Is it possible to solve system of linear equations over finite fields using Wolfram Alpha? If yes, how can I do that? Let us take a system $x+y+z=0$, $2x+y+2z=0$, $x+3y+z=0$. If I want to solve this ...
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How to Create a Lesson Plan with Wolfram Alpha

This will be my first post in this forum. I am so excited to see a lot of interesting posting from the community. From the FAQ, I learned that Mathematics stack exchange discussed about mathematical ...
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Maple and WolframAlpha return different results

I solved the integral of u/(1-u) by hand and found as result -ln(1-u) - u + constant. Now, when I evaluate this integral with WolframAlpha, I get the same result. But when I evaluate it with Maple, it ...
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Application of Initial Value Theorem

Let $$F(s):=\frac{s}{2s-i}$$ be the Laplace transform of some $f(t)$. I have been asked to compute $f(0^+)$ assuming that this quantity, intended as limit, exists. I thought I could apply the IVT ...
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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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Fourier Tansform of derivative on Wolfram Alpha

If I'm not mistaken, the Fourier Transform of the nth order partial derivative of a function with respect to x, using the transform variable k is: (i*k)^n * [F(k)] so for the 1st order derivative ...
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Did Wolfram Alpha make this term up?

So I'm currently taking a Trigonometry class and I'm using the iOS version of the Wolfram-Alpha app to assist me with some of the more mundane calculations (Pythagorean Theorem, etc) and I've come ...
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radius of convergence of $1/\ln(in)$

I have series when $n$ goes from $1$ to infinity $(z/\ln(in))^n$ and need to find the radius of convregence. I tried this $1/R = \limsup ((1/\ln(in))^n)^(1/n)$ when $n \to \infty$ (Cauchy's rule), ...
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hypothesis test and execution? did I do this right?

I am trying to figure this out and I'm not sure if I am doing it right. a) did I select the correct type of hypothesis testing??? b) am I using the numbers in the right place (I have SD for 3.5 for ...
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Strange results for solving boundary angle of full reflection

I was trying to solve the following group of equations for $\alpha$ using Wolfram|Alpha: $$\frac{v_2\cdot\sin(\alpha)}{v_1} = 1 \\ v_1 > 0 \\ v_2 > 0$$ I expected something like $\alpha = ...
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Relations between hypergeometric functions

I am trying to find a relation between hypergeometrics $${}_2F_1(a,b,c;z)\,\,\text{and}\,\,{}_2F_1(a+1,b+1,c+1;z)$$ I can see that $$\frac{\partial}{\partial z}{}_2F_1(a,b,c;z) = ...
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Inserting “holes” on a graph.

I am trying to plot the set $A = \big\{(x,y) \in \mathbb{R}^{2} \mid x^{2} + y^{2} < 2 \big\} - \big\{(0,\frac{1}{n}) \mid n=1,2,3 \dots \big\}$. I have tried different combinations of set ...
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Solid has same volume when axis of rotation increases?

I'm working on calculating the volumes of different solids using integration. The problem I'm working on says to find the volume of two solids, one revolved around the line $x = 4$ and the other ...
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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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Compare two MathML equations, expression etc

We have to develop a system where students can enter their answers for problem and system must check it with correct answer. Could you suggest any resources to solve this problem. It might be any ...
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Plotting Dirichlet Series $L_{\tau}(s)$ related to Ramanujan tau function in Mathematica

According to wikipedia, Ramanujan tau function $\tau:\mathbb{N}\to\mathbb{Z}$ is defined by equating the coefficients of the power series on both sides of the identity: ...