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Jan
8
comment How can I prove whether a $9\times 9$ square can be filled with L-shaped pieces in a completely “regular” way?
@coffeemath: Mmm...it's an L-shape that's three times as large. I count 9 L-pieces, thus 27 squares, which can and does form an L-shape where each "square" is composed of 9 smaller squares.
Jan
8
comment How can I prove whether a $9\times 9$ square can be filled with L-shaped pieces in a completely “regular” way?
+1 for a simpler way to state my thought process and thus simplify the (false) proof.
Jan
8
comment How can I prove whether a $9\times 9$ square can be filled with L-shaped pieces in a completely “regular” way?
Aaand there's the counterexample! Right under my nose!
Nov
29
comment What would a Steiner tree look like for the vertices of a heptagon?
Darn! I was expecting something much more interesting. Maybe I'll make it an irregular heptagon. Nonetheless, thank you for answering my question! :)
Jul
8
comment Subgroups of Sufficiently Large Symmetric Groups / Cayley's Theorem explanation
Ah! That's just the sort of intuition I was looking for! Much appreciated!
Jul
8
comment Subgroups of Sufficiently Large Symmetric Groups / Cayley's Theorem explanation
@lhf: Basically, too much jargon and not enough intuition. I am new to the area of groups so I haven't gotten used to all the jargon. mesel's answer is pretty much exactly what I was looking for.
Jul
8
comment Subgroups of Sufficiently Large Symmetric Groups / Cayley's Theorem explanation
@David: Cayley's Theorem is exactly what I was suspecting.
Nov
22
comment How can the trefoil knot be expressed in polar coordinates?
But the Wolfram|Alpha plots both treat $t$ analogously to $\theta$. In the first, $0 < t < 2\pi$ and in the second $-\pi < t < \pi$. How is $t$ different from $\theta$ in these contexts?
Oct
31
comment Why does this function not have any extrema?
Indeed, plotting the function shows that there is a saddle point.
Oct
30
comment Finding the limit of $( 1 + a + a^2 + \ldots+ a^n)/(1 + b + b^2 + \ldots+ b^n)$
The method I tried turned out to give a wrong answer, so I deleted my answer. Writing out all 9 cases is not that bad, honestly.
Oct
30
comment Why am I getting half the correct answer by using Green's Theorem?
That, and I remember it's the Jacobian for that transformation.
Oct
30
comment Why am I getting half the correct answer by using Green's Theorem?
D'oh! That's exactly it! In my defense, the last time I had to worry about that was more than two years ago... >_>
May
30
comment How to convince a layman that the $\pi = 4$ proof is wrong?
@EricStucky: A little bit. It's been almost a year since I had to though...
Apr
27
comment Sex distribution
My gut feeling is "no" because after picking one male student, you're choosing from N-1 male students and N female students. Not much difference, but it's there.
Apr
15
comment Finding linear combinations and verifying using the augmented matrix.
@Fatz: I fixed that part of it. For future reference, use a double space at the end of a line for a line break.
Apr
15
comment Given 13 cards and having at least one ace, what's the probability you hold all aces?
I tried to LaTeXify this and make it pretty, but I couldn't parse your solution attempt in a way that made sense. Could you rewrite it?
Apr
9
comment How many numbers of the form $p_1^2 p_2 p_3$ are there less than $10^{15}$ for $p_1$, $p_2$, $p_3$ distinct primes?
Do you need an exact answer or a good approximation?
Apr
3
comment How do I get good at Math?
Computer Science major huh? Project Euler might interest you.
Mar
16
comment Graph Theory - How can I calculate the number of vertices and edges, if given this example
Ha, you made the same avenue = north-south and street = east-west connection I made. I wonder if most people would...
Feb
24
comment Function to show 2 peaks with different magnitudes
Perfect. [thumbs up] :)