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Third year mathematics major at the University of Chicago, currently on leave. My research interest is billiards on polygons. You can contact me about mathematics at acbecker@uchicago.edu. For moderation issues, you will generally get a faster response by raising a flag on this site.


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revised Interesting “real life” applications of serious theorems
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comment Deleting $n$ points from a connected space
@NielsDiepeveen If we remove one point in the center, the result is connected.
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comment Deleting $n$ points from a connected space
@GrumpyParsnip It suffices to take $n=1$.
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comment Deleting $n$ points from a connected space
If we remove the "each of which is homemorphic to $X$" condition, the long line is such a space.
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answered Why can't you add apples and oranges, but you can multiply and divide them?
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comment Area of a part of a square
@Maroon We can do a little better than that, with $L^2\in (18,26)$. It seems to me that $A$ should be unique, since choosing the central point provides two degrees of freedom while we are given three values, but I can't prove it off the top of my head.
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revised Area of a part of a square
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comment Can the norm of a non-algebraic integer be an integer?
When you say non-algebraic integer, do you mean an algebraic element of the extension which is not an algebraic integer?
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comment Breaking even: is there a point where you can always profit?
@nononono $\frac{9}{2}=1+y=1+\frac{7}{2}$.
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comment Conditional Random Variable and Iterated Expectation
@sandra Here $A$ is not a random variable, it is an event.
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revised PUGS is a rectangle. If the equation of PU is $y=\frac{2}{3x} + 4$. What is the slope of SP?
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