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## #1 2007-12-14 13:37:24

Ricky
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### Name this pattern

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1

"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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## #2 2007-12-15 01:10:43

JohnnyReinB
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### Re: Name this pattern

1's disturbed by one 3

"There is not a difference between an in-law and an outlaw, except maybe that an outlaw is wanted"

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## #3 2007-12-15 09:26:49

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### Re: Name this pattern

There is a rule which can be described in plain english.

"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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## #4 2007-12-15 09:51:32

mikau
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### Re: Name this pattern

the number of syllables in each letter of the alphabet?

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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## #5 2007-12-15 11:04:51

Ricky
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### Re: Name this pattern

Yep.  I noticed this when I was trying to sing the alphabet backwards.  It doesn't work right because of the syllables in w.

"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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## #6 2007-12-15 11:23:19

mikau
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### Re: Name this pattern

not unless you sing out w one syllable at a time like it was 3 separate letters, and then blaze through 'f e d' at the end.

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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