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 Jun8 awarded Constituent Jun8 awarded Caucus Jun8 revised Cute Determinant Question minor typo Jun8 suggested approved edit on Cute Determinant Question Jun8 comment Is it generally accepted that if you throw a dart at a number line you will NEVER hit a rational number? @Lubin as a physicist I would say that the problem is more with confusing "low probability" with "impossible", rather than "measure zero" with "impossible". But keep in mind that physicist usually handle low probabilities well enough (think of computation involving quantum mechanical crossing of barriers). And physicist often also handle the subtleties of hypothesis testing reasonably well. Now, surely "often" doesn't mean that the set of cases where some error may happen has measure zero :-) Jun2 awarded Citizen Patrol Apr8 awarded Yearling Apr7 answered How do you explain the concept of logarithm to a five year old? Mar8 revised Why is “the set of all sets” a paradox? Removed smiley Mar8 suggested approved edit on Why is “the set of all sets” a paradox? Feb26 comment Show that $\tan 3x =\frac{ \sin x + \sin 3x+ \sin 5x }{\cos x + \cos 3x + \cos 5x}$ A. Raina: it isn't nice to make one feel old :-) I don't want even to think about how many years have lapsed since I studied prostaphaeresis: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosthaphaeresis Feb21 comment Examples of apparent patterns that eventually fail This was exactly the example that I was going to give, +1 from me Feb6 comment Prove that $n! > \sqrt{n^n}, n \geq 3$ I don't find the "growth factor" approach ugly, since it provides a technique adaptable to other cases. +1 from me. Feb6 revised Prove that $n! > \sqrt{n^n}, n \geq 3$ corrected typo (lage -> large) and fixed math formatting frac -> \frac Feb6 suggested approved edit on Prove that $n! > \sqrt{n^n}, n \geq 3$ Jan10 revised Motivation for solution to constructing a set of 1983 distinct integers such that no three are consecutive terms of an arithmetic progression typo (t instead of T) Jan10 suggested approved edit on Motivation for solution to constructing a set of 1983 distinct integers such that no three are consecutive terms of an arithmetic progression Dec27 awarded Excavator Dec27 revised Striking applications of integration by parts typo Nov29 revised Expectation of random callers distribution fixed markdown