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#1 2012-08-19 22:53:49

cool_jessica
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Puzzle

I came across this puzzle here at mathisfunforum and it was really interesting solving this.:D

Thanks

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#2 2012-08-19 23:07:26

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Re: Puzzle

It does look like a tough problem.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#3 2012-08-22 02:22:16

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Re: Puzzle

I know its not really tough but I just found it interesting.

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#4 2012-08-22 03:33:57

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Re: Puzzle

Hi;

If you enjoyed working on it then that is good. That is half of what they are there for.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#5 2012-08-23 02:26:57

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Re: Puzzle

big_smile
Agreed.

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#6 2012-08-23 02:31:43

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Re: Puzzle

Which puzzle are you talking about?


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#7 2012-08-23 03:33:06

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Ho ho! You are just too funny.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#8 2012-08-23 06:18:54

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Re: Puzzle

I was not trying to be funny. What is so funny about my post?


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#9 2012-08-23 06:25:37

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Re: Puzzle

Sorry, I was driving at the same thing. Ever heard of the waiter and the soup story?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#10 2012-08-23 06:31:41

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That could refer to many things. You wouldn't mind telling it, right?


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#11 2012-08-23 06:36:31

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Re: Puzzle

Customer:Waiter, waiter taste the soup.

Waiter: Is there something wrong with it sir?

Customer: Just taste the soup.

Waiter: Is it too hot?

Customer: Just taste the soup.

Waiter: Is there something disgusting in it?

Customer: Please just taste the soup!

Waiter:Okay, where is the spoon?

Customer: Ah ha!

I was being ironic while practicing my smalltalk. You did not notice that, so your post...


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#12 2012-08-23 06:39:16

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Re: Puzzle

The first post did seem a little bit ironic. The second one didn't seem ironic at all.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#13 2012-08-23 06:43:40

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Re: Puzzle

I was going to go on and on with Jessica until I could go Ah ha and you have exposed it.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#14 2012-08-23 07:13:17

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Well, sorry about that. But somebody would say it eventually.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#15 2012-08-23 07:18:06

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Re: Puzzle

Hmmm. Are you sure about that?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#16 2012-08-23 07:37:17

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Re: Puzzle

Yeah.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#17 2012-08-23 07:41:56

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Okay, I guess it is settled then. Who do you think it would have been?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#18 2012-08-23 08:33:35

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Re: Puzzle

I have my guesses, but I will not tell.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#19 2012-08-23 08:37:33

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Hohohohohoohoh! That is a killer. Very good comments.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#20 2012-08-23 11:51:21

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Re: Puzzle

How is this one funny?


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#21 2012-08-23 12:06:22

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Re: Puzzle

It is funny because you do not have any idea.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#22 2012-08-23 12:13:17

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Re: Puzzle

That is not true. I have at least two people in mind.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#23 2012-08-23 12:17:17

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Re: Puzzle

Two people? I can only think of one.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#24 2012-08-23 12:20:59

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Re: Puzzle

Me?


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#25 2012-08-23 12:23:24

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Re: Puzzle

Correctamundo!


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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