Discussion about math, puzzles, games and fun. Useful symbols: ÷ × ½ √ ∞ ≠ ≤ ≥ ≈ ⇒ ± ∈ Δ θ ∴ ∑ ∫ π -¹ ² ³ °

You are not logged in.

- Topics: Active | Unanswered

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 86,366

Then why is she going, why is she hanging around?

**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.**

Offline

**zetafunc.****Guest**

A friendly gesture.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 86,366

Women friendly? Hah! I believe that she is a spy, so be careful what you tell her.

**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.**

Offline

**zetafunc.****Guest**

I don't think she's a spy...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 86,366

Have you asked her why she is going?

**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.**

Offline

**zetafunc.****Guest**

No, I haven't...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 86,366

Maybe you should just wait and see who goes and who does not.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

Offline

**zetafunc.****Guest**

Unfortunately a lot of people can't come because they have lessons to go to -- so there may only be 3-4 people coming anyway... my (male) friend, who hates PJ, probably won't like her being there either.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 86,366

With only 3 or 4 people can you really afford to turn her away?

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

Offline

**zetafunc.****Guest**

No, not really... there are max 6 people who are coming, but it'll likely end up being 3-4.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 86,366

3 or 4 will be better than 0.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

Offline

**zetafunc.****Guest**

There will be random members of staff (teachers) there to watch if there are too few people.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 86,366

That is good. You want your ideas heard.

See you later, need some sleep.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

Offline

**zetafunc.****Guest**

Okay, see you later.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 86,366

Hi;

Slept like a baby. Dreamt about something that was so good I immediately forgot it.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

Offline

**zetafunc.****Guest**

Have you ever tried keeping a dream diary? Supposedly you just need to remember the dream once, and you won't forget it for a long time.

I've been dreaming about women for the past week... I don't know what has got into me.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 86,366

Unfortunately, I do not usually remember them.

Dreams like that are pretty common. Too much mental activity and too little physical activity perhaps.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

Offline

**zetafunc.****Guest**

A knock-on effect of the exam season.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 86,366

Hectic day, hopefully no more distractions.

Finished anymore STEP questions?

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

Offline

**zetafunc.****Guest**

Tax people?

No, but I am working through a nice easy probability one now though.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 86,366

No, bills! I have been arguing on the phone for 3 hours on and off. I am tired. It seems that to my ISP the title of "Preferred Customer," is synonymous with dummy who should be cheated.

Looks like I did not get my way...

Sounds like you have it solved.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

Offline

**zetafunc.****Guest**

That sounds so stressful... I don't know if I want to be an adult yet, having to deal with that regularly.

Almost there -- STEP I 2007 Q13 if you want to have a look (generally STEP I probability is relatively straightforward, no horrible covariance questions like in STEP III or anything).

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 86,366

Okay, let me look up the question.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

Offline

**zetafunc.****Guest**

It is a good example of why STEP-takers should at least take a look at the mechanics and probability/stats section, because there can be gems in there sometimes.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 86,366

I only have iii onward and I am not getting those answers.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

Offline