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comment Does the Leibniz Test say that if the sequence doesn't go to 0 that the series diverges?
Mm, I knew that was true for positive series, but I wasn't sure about alternating series. Thank you!
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revised When does it make sense to say that something is almost infinite?
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comment When does it make sense to say that something is almost infinite?
@AsafKaragila, Actually, I'm almost positive that it was used incorrectly in the context that I heard it. I believe the narrator may have been talking about the number of species of a certain family of insects. I was still curious to know if it was ever a correct thing to say. Based on the comments added since I've started typing the comment, it appears otherwise!
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comment My sister absolutely refuses to learn math
@BrianM.Scott, Hmm, perhaps this is another mistake I've made. I've been thinking like a programmer for the past two years, so I suppose it's become very natural for me to move to abstractions. Do you have any recommendations on how I convey the relationship between circumference, diameter, and pi using intuitive explanations?
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comment My sister absolutely refuses to learn math
"I have absolutely no idea what is going on in those students' minds" - YES, THIS. I have to force myself to remember that I've spent much more time in math and have much better innate ability for it, but I still can't help but wonder how it is she doesn't understand even the simple things. Perhaps we will hire a tutor and I can sit in on a few lessons to see if I can learn something about the way he/she teaches.