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1. ### Absolute value

With absolute values, only the magnitude of the change matters. It doesn't matter if the change is positive or negative. So H must change more than TS.
2. ### Prove that a rational number squared has each of its prime factors with even exponent

So how does this work with \sqrt{18}, \sqrt{7}, or \pi? I'm just trying to show that you may be overlooking some possibilities.
3. ### Alternative for sphere volume:FAIL

This is pretty much integral calculus, summing an infinite number of infinitely small areas. You should learn it, it's really useful.
4. ### Alternative for sphere volume:FAIL

So it seems to be (area of circle) * (circumference) * (1/2). It's less a question of why it doesn't work, than why your brother thought it would work. Maybe if you posted the derivation, we could point out the problem with it.
5. ### Possible values of X and Y for the problem

99 = 3 * 33, so 1 and 11 aren't the only values x or y can take. There's 1 solution to your problem. Don't be surprised that you're getting "ad hoc" methods, you've thrown together a few random arbitrary conditions, especially the "twin number" bit.
6. ### Possible values of X and Y for the problem

If x and y are whole numbers, then x/y can't be irrational.
7. ### Sum of Sums over Primes that Divide the Index

I think that's equivalent to \sum_{p=2}^{n} \frac{\left \lfloor n/p \right \rfloor}{p} , where the square brackets represent the floor function, and p runs through the primes less than or equal to n. I don't know if that helps at all, and no doubt it can be simplified more so.
8. ### Logic behind the number of combinations of numbers

It might help to imagine a tree diagram, with all the possibilities the numbers could be.
9. ### Maths proof for fractions

My LaTeX always looks so ugly. n = \frac{(\frac{a}{b})}{(\frac{c}{d})} n\left(\frac{c}{d}\right) = \frac{a}{b} nc = \frac{ad}{b} n = \frac{ad}{bc} = \left(\frac{a}{b}\right) \times \left(\frac{d}{c}\right)
10. ### Simplifying equations. Orders of operation.

The generally accepted order of operations are BIDMAS (or BODMAS, same thing), which is: Brackets, Indicies, Division and Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction. So, brackets are computed first, then indices (powers), then division and multiplication have equal priority, and are done left...
11. ### Proof of 1+1=2 ?

There aren't any proofs if you keep on asking "why?", at some point or another you're going to have to accept things as true, without proof: these are axioms. Some common axioms for arithmetic are: 1) a + (b + c) = (a + b) + c 2) a + b = b + a 3) a + 0 = a 4) a + (-a) = 0 5) a*b = b*a 6)...
12. ### Proof of 1+1=2 ?

It's proven, after hundreds of pages, in this book: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principia_mathematica I definitely can't explain how it's done, it's all in symbolic logic, and I guess you start with a degree level mathematical education.
13. ### Hard Geometry Challenge

Could you do (y/1) = (1/x) instead?
14. ### Algebra inequalities and exponents

For the first equation, your first step is wrong. Where you've attempted to subtract x from both sides, you've actually subtracted x from the left side, but only \frac{x}{4} from the left side. Adding, for example, 2 to a fraction, is not the same as adding 2 to the numerator of the fraction. In...
15. ### Algebra inequalities and exponents

Your lack of brackets or LaTeX is both annoying and confusing. For your first question, the answer x < -3 only comes about if the equation is 2x + 5 < \frac{x-1}{4}, so I'm assuming that's what it is. From your working, it's a bit confusing as to what equation you're trying to solve...
16. ### Mmmmmm Something very interesting I found about inequalities

It's certainly easy, from a practical point of view, to put in the values first, so you know if you're multiplying/dividing by a negative number, which would change the inequality sign. Mathematically, if you consider separate cases for each variable being positive or negative, it makes no...
17. ### 4 variable equation

Multiply both sides by 1000.
18. ### Factorial identity question

Nah, you've gone at that the wrong way. Start with the question, and use coolul007's hint to get a common denominator on the right hand side.
19. ### Question about graphing a shape on the cartesian coordinate system

You're right, thanks.
20. ### Question about graphing a shape on the cartesian coordinate system

|x+y|-|x-y| = 1
21. ### Greek letters used in mathematics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_letters_used_in_mathematics,_science,_and_engineering I suppose that might help too.
22. ### [Problem Solving] See if you can answer my question.

Your question doesn't seem to make any sense.