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micromass
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The definition of an open set S is that there exists, for any point x element of S, an open ball with center x, all of...
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nmvictor
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what allow us to put x=a+b+c -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ...
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evagelos
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I can't come to a comfortable conclusion which doesn't make positive, negative, real, imaginary, complex, irrational...
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Ntstanch
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This is probably a noob question, background in probability theory isn't great but I was shown this problem in a...
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willem2
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There are no actual paradoxes in mathematics (we hope). There are only things that appear to be paradoxes to fallible...
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mXSCNT
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This is the problem that a teacher (Kevi Spacey actually) presented the class on the movie 21: You are on a TV show...
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broccoli7
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Where do numbers come from? What is the logical basis for the existence of numbers? Are numbers defined in...
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exponent137
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Hi all. I've been thinking about this question a lot for the past few days and it seems to me that I'm committing a...
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Stephen Tashi
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This paper is still subject to being edited and I am an amatuer mathematician, so there may be some mistakes, typos,...
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krausebj0
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my brother in law posed the following to me : A contestant on a game show is presented 3 doors, one of which has a...
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Bacle
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I need help with the following question on Resolution in FOL. The custom officials searched everyone who entered...
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Agaton
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Greetings, comrades! In a previous thread, a user articulated a common argument: His analogy mapping...
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SW VandeCarr
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Supposing X, Y and Z are three mutually independent continuous random variable, is multiplication X*Y and X*Z still...
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chiro
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This is actually a problem from some biological data, but can be more generally described as follows: I have a bag...
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Sunnymilk
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maybe this is too basic question but it is not so clear for me. when we refer to a random experiment, can a...
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chogg
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Hi, I am having trouble with these proofs; I don't know if I am doing these right. I'd appreciate some help. Thank...
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honestrosewater
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Hi, I just started a course about Statistics and I was wondering if I am doing the following question right. Q:...
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KataKoniK
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hi, if A = {1, 2, 4, 6} and B = {0, 2, 3, 4, 5} my understanding is that 1 is not a subset of A and 0 is not a...
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nickbyfleet
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i have this question: if: X=U X_i for every i in I, where X_i's are non empty and are disjoint, then |X|>=|I|....
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Kirk Hilliard
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Suppose we consider flipping 100 quarters. The odds of all heads is 1 out of 2^100, which is about 10^30. How can...
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ssd
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Does anyone know how Cantor showed the existence of Transcendental numbers. How can he say that most numbers are...
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EnumaElish
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could you explain if we can define a main/basic concept of math and if terminology corresponds to concepts or is...
Oct20-11 05:21 AM
pwsnafu
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Hey everybody... I have a few quick questions concerning sets and functions for the experts... I've been trained in...
Aug27-08 09:10 AM
evagelos
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Hi, how would you show that 4^(k)+4 * 9^(k) \equiv 0 (mod 5)
Jan21-09 02:14 AM
Mentallic
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A circle is an infinite series of points equidistant from the center. but can a circle be composed of an...
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SW VandeCarr
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Conditional Probability... My handout says this... P(m) = .4 P(w) = .5 P(m|w) = .7 Find: P(MnW) = ?
Sep21-09 01:06 PM
SW VandeCarr
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I know this can't be done but I don't know why. It's been established that the Axiom of Choice is required to prove...
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SW VandeCarr
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ok, so heres the problem: given a 3 x 3 x 3 cubic system of vertices, a starting vertex, and an end vertex, how...
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Edgardo
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Here is a simple problem but with a lot of hidden difficulty: We have a weather station somewhere in the country,...
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maswerte
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A huge common misconception about brain function is that function can be localized to "very" specific locations....
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PhysiPhile
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You have k urns and M (M>k) balls. Each ball is placed in a random urn (w/ uniform distrubution). What is the...
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SW VandeCarr
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Hi, When using data in calculations, errors can be introduced by the calculations themselves; A common example...
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Stephen Tashi
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I am confused about the counting of degrees of freedom. Yes, I know that it is the number of vectors which are free to...
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ssd
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Iím working on ways to try and assess if data selection methods are capable of isolating accurate results (from a...
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geo101
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Given: my bedroom has no door. Statement 1: My bedroom door is open. Statement 2: My bedroom door is closed. ...
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Owen4x
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OK, I have a question I have no idea how to answer (and all my awful undergrad stats books are useless on the matter)....
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statdad
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Hi! I am having trouble constructing the sentences in this proof. Its very simple, proof that A \cup \left( B...
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statdad
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this is not a homework question, it was a interview question Question: suppose we keep flipping an unbiased...
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SW VandeCarr
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A set is defined as a collection of 'objects'. Does there exist something that is not considered an object in...
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micromass
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Hi. I've done a search already to see if this question has been answered but haven't found anything. Hope it's okay...
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kaleidoscope
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