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#51 2012-12-26 08:08:34

bobbym
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Re: A nice diophantine equation.

Check the post above you.

But now I am getting

That one works!!!!! Shortest one yet!

But if you use knowledge of landau notation you can see how we could derived it from my answer!


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#52 2012-12-26 08:20:06

anonimnystefy
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Re: A nice diophantine equation.

Ah, I know what my mistake was! I calculated Gamma(3) to be 6!!!

Yes, it looks like it should be n^2/60.


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#53 2012-12-26 08:21:09

bobbym
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Re: A nice diophantine equation.

Do you see how we could have gotten it from mine? The n^2/60 term is dominant for large n.

A really cool answer don't you think!

I will see you later, chores to do and thanks for working on the problem. You did great work with the formula.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#54 2012-12-26 10:05:28

anonimnystefy
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Re: A nice diophantine equation.

Yes, the answer is awesome.

See you later, then...


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