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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 27
Posted By thylacine
Re: % of time winner knocks out most players?

You need a sample of more like 500,000,000.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 27
Posted By thylacine
Re: \"Atheism for kids\"

OMneG another atheism as defined by the pope thread.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 06:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 335
Posted By thylacine
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

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From a long list of theist poster comments on here, it's also what keeps them from being sociopaths.

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Anyone who needs religion to make them moral is a sociopath.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 27
Posted By thylacine
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 01:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 335
Posted By thylacine
Re: Pope blames atheism for all the worlds problems.

The pope is one of the worlds problems.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 01:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 41
Posted By thylacine
Re: Maths problem

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you may find the discussion here interesting

http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?search_id=1693682000&t=40150

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link didn't work
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2007, 12:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 41
Posted By thylacine
Re: Maths problem

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To the original poster: Was this a homework problem in a combinatorics class? Just curious.

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I made it up, but I'm sure this exact problem has been `made up' many times...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 07:46 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 131
Posted By thylacine
Re: Case in Point...

One problem is that a lot of oil is in majority muslim countries, hence a blind eye is turned to such attrocities.

Another problem (and religious extremists and political correctophiles are two...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-30-2007, 01:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 47
Posted By thylacine
Re: Hypothetical CS type question...

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*For the sake of the post, we can give 'meaningful' the definition of 'anything you can reasonably see someone wishing to program' So, obviously a very wide range of possible...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-29-2007, 11:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 104
Posted By thylacine
Re: How does my dog know to look at my face?

Your cat has been secretly training your dog.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-29-2007, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 41
Posted By thylacine
Re: Maths problem

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you may find the discussion here interesting

http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?search_id=1693682000&t=40150

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link didn't work
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-29-2007, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 41
Posted By thylacine
Re: Maths problem

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Has anyone thought of a combinatorial solution to this ?
I have tried and failed .

We wish to prove :

2nCn + 2c1*(2n-2)C(n-1) + 4c2*(2n-4)C(n-2) + ...+ 2nCn = 4^n

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Forum: MTT Community 11-29-2007, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 21
Posted By thylacine
Re: PCA tickets converted to APPT tickets

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Okay, so it seems PokerStars is starting to get somewhere. The first method of redeeming your expired PCA tickets seems to be through special APPT Sydney satellites. Under the APPT tab...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-29-2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 46
Posted By thylacine
Re: An original math problem

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It was your post on SMP that inspired me to post this
problem; it's helpful for part 3).

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I see. Nice.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-29-2007, 10:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 77
Posted By thylacine
Re: Averaging Grades

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My fiancee is a T.A. in a music class and she has to figure out grades for the kids in the class. There are five things the kids are graded on and they all are weighted differently:
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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-28-2007, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 46
Posted By thylacine
Re: An original math problem

<font color="white"> O(\sqrt(n)) I guess. Not my area. Strategy, choose more common remaining color. </font>
Forum: MTT Community 11-28-2007, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 28
Posted By thylacine
Re: Playing the \"Steps\" on Stars but can\'t go on the trip

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just fold into 4th or 5th

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you CLEARLY haven't played a step 6 before...
Forum: MTT Community 11-28-2007, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 28
Posted By thylacine
Re: Playing the \"Steps\" on Stars but can\'t go on the trip

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just fold into 4th or 5th

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you CLEARLY haven't played a step 6 before...

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Forum: MTT Community 11-28-2007, 02:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 32
Posted By thylacine
Re: PCA Steps

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I emailed support and they said that they're going to announce what we can use the tickets for shortly. They said that most likely they will be transferrable to APPT and EPT Steps.

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Forum: MTT Community 11-28-2007, 01:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 32
Posted By thylacine
PCA Steps

What happens to my unused tickets. I was expecting to have until late December to qualify, but the sats suddenly cut off. I haven't heard anything from PS.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-27-2007, 11:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 41
Posted By thylacine
Re: Maths problem

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I left out the signs because they become +1 in the end. The (-1)^n from the -4 and the (-1)^n from the -1/2 join forces to become (-1)^2n = +1.

So there really aren't any sign errors,...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-27-2007, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 19
Posted By thylacine
Re: A Olympiad problem (original creation)

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LHS = nC0*ncn + nC1*nC(n-1) + nC2*nC(n-2) +...+nCn*nC0

Suppose you have n girls and n boys to choose from to make a sports team but you must select n players . The total number of...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-27-2007, 09:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 41
Posted By thylacine
Re: Maths problem

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Ok, so to hell with real work: the nth coeffcient is

4^n(1/2 choose n) = (4^n/2^n) ((1*3*5*...*2n-1)/n!)=

=2^n*((2n!)/((2n)*(2n-2)*...*(4)*(2)*n!)=(2^n/2^n)(2n!/(n!n!))=

= 2n...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-26-2007, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 41
Posted By thylacine
Re: Maths problem

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I'm assuming using the Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences would be cheating?

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I've never looked at this or thought about it. How would you use it?
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-26-2007, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 41
Posted By thylacine
Re: Maths problem

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For the RHS of the recurrence is 4^n, the solution is
combinatorial. Are you suggesting techniques or methods
that are useful in the general case: where the RHS = g(n)
(even simply...
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