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**pellerinb****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-26
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Hi Everyone!

I have been enjoying math ever since high school. I love primes and consider any composite number like a molecule composed of distinct prime factors. I like to represent numbers a couple dozen or hundred digits long by simple expressions and consider it like "exploring space with a telescope". Discovering weird sequences fascinate me; right now I am enjoying the Smarandache Reverse Power Summation numbers. I've got a BSc in math and a MSc in agricultural math modelling from Dalhousie. I slavishly use Wolfram|Alpha for spontaneous calculations and occasionally program with R.

I just discovered this website so I have no clue what the focus or interests of others are yet. Math IS fun!!

Prime numbers have got to be the neatest things; they are like atoms. Composites are two or more primes held together by multiplication.

In biology, we use math like we know what we are talking about. Sad isn't it.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi pellerinb;

Welcome to the forum!

**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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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi pellerinb

Welcome to the forum.

I have no clue what the focus or interests of others are yet. Math IS fun!!

But that's it. The focus is Math is fun. You've worked it out already!

And I proved it a while back. I'll try to track down the thread.

Bob

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**pellerinb****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-26
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Thanks for that, Bob! That's pretty neat.

Prime numbers have got to be the neatest things; they are like atoms. Composites are two or more primes held together by multiplication.

In biology, we use math like we know what we are talking about. Sad isn't it.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
- Registered: 2011-05-23
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Hi pellerinb

Welcome to the forum!

It is great meeting other math enthusiasts!

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: idk
- Registered: 2012-11-29
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Welcome to the forum, pellerinb!

I will have a name change soon. By the way, welcome to the Philippines, Pope Francis!

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