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'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Hi Agnishom,

Also:

Also:

...but I got M to help out, and I don't know how to simplify the problem manually.

*Last edited by phrontister (2014-04-28 02:06:05)*

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hi;

This can help: x^3 - y^3 = (x-y)(x^2+xy+y^2)

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Sorry, Agnishom, but I don't understand the help you gave me.

I can see that both sides = 1 and how you obtained the lhs of the equation, but the rhs and how it = the lhs has me beat.

Bed now...

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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

**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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Thanks m and phro

What time zone do you live in?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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Real work?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Ah...thanks, Bobby. Nice trick! I can get

from there.

Hi Agnishom,

I see now what it was you were trying to tell me. I was just too thick to see it.

I live in Oz..."Land of tomorrow":

My avatar pic is one taken of the Sydney Harbour Bridge during a dust storm in 2009 that dumped an estimated 4000 tonnes of dust on Sydney.

*Last edited by phrontister (2014-04-28 12:30:48)*

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The picture in post #8 is that an actual photo?

**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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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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I believe (though that's possibly groundless) it's a dinky di snap of a flourishing little farmlet within cooee of the Bullamakanka University, just this side of beyond the black stump.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Bullamakanka University? I know the place.

**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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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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I would have liked to have studied there, but having passed two subjects in 4th-year high I unfortunately was overqualified.

I considered resitting that year and flunking all subjects this time, but the two I'd passed would forever be black marks against my name and would count me out from enrolment eligibility.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It is a shame. Sounds like a nice place to have studied at.

Hey wait,

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Bullamakanka

I am starting to think something is wrong.

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bobbym wrote:

The picture in post #8 is that an actual photo?

This kind of grammar is a consequence of using Mathematica. you are forming lambda functions inside your speech!

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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"Don't believe everything you read on the internet" is all I can say about that, Bobby.

Btw, once when I was passing (as in '*passing*') the Ettamogah Pub in Ettamogah (which is on the Wagga Wagga side of Albury, New South Wales), I saw someone wearing a T-shirt with 'Bungowannah University' emblazoned across the front, and I now wonder if that's a 'sister' uni of the one in Bullamakanka!

Bungowannah is, as any local would point out, in the direction of the Goombargana Cemetary Road as you leave Albury via Nail Can Hill, but if you find yourself on the Howlong Road then you haven't been taking notice of how long (sic) you've been driving, and you've overshot Bungowannah. And then you'd certainly have missed the Bungowannah University, which is very easily missed.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Okay, it looks like a very pleasant place. Ettamoogah Pub, I was just dreaming about it.

This kind of grammar is a consequence of using Mathematica. you are forming lambda functions inside your speech!

There are no consequences, that means post number 8.

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What is reality?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Are you okay? You sound strange.

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bobbym wrote:

Okay? No, I never was and I do not want to be.

bobbym wrote:

If society thinks you are okay, you are lost.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmm, that is not what I meant.

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You mean medically okay?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I meant feeling okay.

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I hope so.

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Okay, just asking.

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