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 Apr27 answered Algebraic simplification of likelihood ratio Apr17 answered How to evaluate $\log x$ to high precision “by hand” Apr10 comment Compute $\sqrt[7]{0.999}$ to three decimal places.(From Gelfand's Algebra text.) I don't agree with your assumption; my assumption is that Gelfand was looking for a smarter answer like mine, given that the numbers involved are so close to 1. (If he'd asked, say, to compute the cube root of 3.257, then I'd expect that he was looking for the long-multiplication answer.) But I can't prove this. Apr8 answered Compute $\sqrt[7]{0.999}$ to three decimal places.(From Gelfand's Algebra text.) Mar12 answered $X,Y,Z$ are i.i.d $U(0,1)$. What is $P(X+Y+Z > 1)$? Mar10 awarded Nice Answer Feb25 answered Intersection of 8 spheres: find the volume Feb24 comment Is $\int_0^\infty x^{a-1} (1-x)^{b-1} e^{t-cx} dx$ integrable? Thanks! I hadn't realized that your context was a beta distribution, and this was the first thing that came to mind. Feb24 answered Is $\int_0^\infty x^{a-1} (1-x)^{b-1} e^{t-cx} dx$ integrable? Feb11 answered Find all perfect squares of the form aaa…a (n digits) bbb…b (n digits) Jan30 awarded Tag Editor Jan30 revised quadratics wiki excerpt $c$ was used twice in the last form; presumably it wasn't intended to force those to be equal. Jan30 comment Explain why catastrophic cancellation happens I'm seeing the same thing in R. This supports the idea that this is an issue with floating-point numbers. Jan30 suggested approved edit on quadratics tag wiki excerpt Jan30 awarded Nice Answer Jan29 comment Why is Multiplicative Notation Used for Groups (Instead of Additive)? I'm not sure I'd call this "multiplicative" notation - we don't explicitly write out the multiplication sign. I think that this is a case of juxtaposition having two meanings, multiplication (when used for numeric variables) and an arbitrary group operation. Jan28 reviewed Close $\exists c \in( a, b) \text{ such that } f(c)=\max\limits_{x \in [a, b]} f (x)$ Jan28 reviewed Close Vague predicates in standard predicate logic Jan27 answered Value of lambda in poisson distribution Jan27 answered What is the coefficient of $(z-\pi)^2$ in Taylor series expansion of $\sin (z)/ (z-\pi)$