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May12-11, 12:38 AM
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Quote Quote by TylerH View Post
How did know you choose x and x2? Heuristics is a fine answer if there is no other explanation.
I'm not sure what the origin of this is. There's a lot of mathematics that has arisen because someone discovered a useful technique.
Quote Quote by TylerH View Post
Learning integration has taught me that heuristics, unfortunately, do have a place in math. (Referring to substitution.) Destroying my view of math as the only sanctuary of determinism, this made me sad, at the time. jk :P

Great explanation, by the way.