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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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gAr's series question. My question is 35 / 18.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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What is the exact question?

For your problem, I also got the answer of 35/18.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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gAr's series can be stated in words. Take two lists of equal lengths of the throw of a single die. Add all the elements inthe first list to get s1. Then add all the elements in the second list to get s2. Now get the absolute value of s1- s2.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi bobbym

The answer is 123456787654321*35/18

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

I am sorry but that is not correct.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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He is not asking for the average difference, but for the expected sum.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Where does 123456787654321 come in?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Well, if the average difference is 35/18, then wouldn't it be logical that the average sum of those would be 123456787654321?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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No one said that the lists were 123456787654321 long.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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If we throw the dice n times the answer will be n*35/18.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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35 /18 has no relationship to this problem.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi Boby

I do not agree, but it does seem right at first!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Don't you just love when people dig up posts from months ago and expect someone else to remember it...

And who is this Boby?

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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We had a guest poster who styled himself Boby.

He posted the entire contents, adobe graphics encoding included, from a random pdf. And just to make sure we noticed, he posted it three times.

I think Stefy is being ironic.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Well, If I see this mystery poster he is barred for life or even longer.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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anonimnystefy, ironic? Not a chance!

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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he is barred for life

Do you have the means to bar a guest?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, but I rarely do it.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hmm... The only way you could bar a guest is by IP, and that gets you nothing if he gets another computer to work on...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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True enough but there are other ways to deal with them. I am pretty much sure it is one juvenile imbecile who is entertaining himself.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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I deleted the posts. Would it be better if I just alerted you so you could do a more lasting zap?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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No, you did the right thing. I prefer the action of stopping them immediately.

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