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 2d comment Is the max of two differentiable functions piecewise-differentiable? Wow, I definitely thought the answer to this was yes. Nice answer! Mar10 comment Is every composite number the average of two primes? @user314 He, nor the question said 2 OTHER primes. A prime p, is the average of p and p. Feb24 comment Seven line segments, with lengths no greater than 10 inches, and no shorter than 1 inch, are given. @mistermarko how is "3,4,5 is a triangle" a proof at all? Feb23 comment Is there a one-to-one function from the natural numbers to the primes? @SashoNikolov well, if we had an injective function that was log computable on the bits of n, then given a prime p, we know that somewhere between f(0) and f(p) must lie p (we can probably get a much smaller range, but this seems sufficient for proofs sake). Then we can binary search between these two function points. Feb14 comment Interesting problem in logarithms This seems like an odd question. Surely you could write the result in terms of a and b with just: $$\frac{3\ln2+\ln 3}{2\ln 5}-a-b+a+b$$ How much trickery do you have to do before you can say that it's in terms of a and b? Dec20 awarded Caucus Oct31 comment Are there periodic functions without a smallest period? @PrzemysÅ‚awScherwentke This appears to be the only continuous one, so it's certainly note-worthy! Although, I'm almost tempted to say that the period is 0 in this case. Oct31 comment Are there periodic functions without a smallest period? I guess this is a consequence of the fact that there are irrationals(in fact infinitely many) between any 2 rationals? Oct24 awarded Yearling Aug29 comment When does L' Hopital's rule fail? This way, they think of L'Hopital's Rule as just another tool instead of magic. Except that L'Hopital's is pretty much sorcery. Just sorcery that sometimes fails :) Aug27 comment Can one deduce whether a given quantity is possible as the area of a triangle when supplied with the length of two of its sides? and since $\sin \theta$ is continuous and $\sin 0 = 0$ ; all values between $0$ and $1$ are possible(intermediate value theorem) Aug26 comment What is the average of no numbers? @BrianKnoblauch that depends on the language. Never 0, but Java you give null, javascript NaN is better Aug18 comment How far can one see over the ocean? @JohannesD I guess an object on the precise polar opposite of you, could be as high as you want, and you still couldn't see it. Aug18 comment What algorithm is used by computers to calculate logarithms? Both of your links are dead btw. Aug18 comment What algorithm is used by computers to calculate logarithms? @KonradRudolph Wow, I never noticed they were anagrams of eachother! Aug13 comment Can a coin with an unknown bias be treated as fair? @user2357112 Well, if the sd card is actually fair, then it still is fair after the first flip. But you can't determine fairness based on lack of knowledge anymore. Aug13 comment If a fair die is thrown three times, what is the probability that the sum of the faces is 9? @SilverQuettier I think, unless otherwise specified, we assume 6-sided dice, as they're the most popular. Aug13 answered If a fair die is thrown three times, what is the probability that the sum of the faces is 9? Aug7 comment What is the maximum y-value of the following function? I solved it after asking the question :). Did it using Aditya's answer, but keeping it general. Aug7 comment What is the maximum y-value of the following function? Is there a name for this theorem? Maybe a proof? I've never seen this before.