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Restricted movement by Ian Cinderworth - Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:58:58 EST ID:ncb8UBjg No.15412 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I like to ask here, because it's chill here and I the thought of citing /math/ on my bachelor's amuses me.

Pic illustrates a truck with a trailer, reversing in a clockwise circle. The axles are illustrated with a green wheel on the end of each radius.
The axle on the trailer can be steered.
Suppose the wheels on the trailer are turned slightly, creating a new radius and triangle shown in blue.
So after the truck has reversed for a bit, shown in pink, I think the trailer would move like shown, with the triangle intact, dragging it's point C along the "old" radius of the truck rear axle. (Old being the instance where the new angle of the trailer wheels were established)
My questions are: Do I reason correctly? and How does the angle B in the yellow triangle change, according to the trailer wheel angle, the trucks turning circle and distance traveled? You see, I'm interested in the point where yellow A an B are equal.

What do you guys think about this equation?? by equation - Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:56:31 EST ID:3CQShUbt No.15337 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Esther Dribbleforth - Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:12:09 EST ID:A2j/BW/W No.15338 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>x = 0.0777...
>jk, x is infinity

Anyway, you fucked up the very first line. Should be 0.777... = 10x. From there, you can break up the lhs to get 0.7 + x = 10x. Subtract x from both sides: .7 = 9x. Divide by 9: x = 0.7/9 = 7/90. So 0.0777... = 7/90.
Beatrice Crenningmock - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 01:54:24 EST ID:A2j/BW/W No.15339 Ignore Report Quick Reply
And by "you" I mean whoever wrote that troll proof. I was under the impression it was your doing at first, but now I see you're just asking about it.

In that case, and looking at this with fresh eyes, I see that whoever wrote this is confusing (purposefully?) things like 0.7x with 0.7 + x.

0.7x = (7/10)(7/90) = (7*7)/(10*90) = 48/900 =

Whereas, 0.7 + x = 0.7 + 0.0777... = 0.777...

Or, 0.7 + x = 7/10 + 7/90 = 63/90 + 7/90 = 70/90 = 7/9

This confusing of addition with multiplication is the main theme of the "proof". The only things done correctly here are multiplying or dividing equations through by ten and the realization that a number subtracted from itself is zero (the number doesn't need to be infinity for this to work as is stated in the "proof").
Sidney Hummerwedge - Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:04:06 EST ID:vrOFV9fT No.15340 Ignore Report Quick Reply

If you want to deal with things like 0.777 repeating it's best to use a symbol like a, rather than those fucking dots. Everything went wrong after the part in the rectangle in the attached image.
Fucking Grandville - Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:08:02 EST ID:A2j/BW/W No.15343 Ignore Report Quick Reply
English use those dots instead of the vinculum. Chinese do too.

hex calc by CVF - Sun, 12 Feb 2017 00:53:25 EST ID:zOfzUnva No.15334 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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good calculator that does hexadecimal? for school?
binary is a plus +
Basil Sinnerdedging - Mon, 13 Feb 2017 19:38:14 EST ID:A2j/BW/W No.15335 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sophie Nennerstet - Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:35:57 EST ID:ogPDtdlS No.15336 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If it's for a class use what they tell you. Otherwise use a smartphone, laptop, etc. It is what computers were originally made for, after all.

Calc by Hugh Jass - Tue, 31 Jan 2017 08:38:40 EST ID:Rhgh4/nK No.15328 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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  1. How do I set this problem up?
  2. Do I square the radical term to get rid of it?

The way my prof. writes these problems in a straight line is confusing. Thanks
Basil Gubberway - Tue, 31 Jan 2017 11:54:02 EST ID:A2j/BW/W No.15329 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This is simplification using order of operations, not calculus.







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Can someone help me? by Samuel Gagglechick - Sun, 08 Jan 2017 06:01:19 EST ID:QDezsc5/ No.15313 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Jenny Tootbury - Sun, 08 Jan 2017 13:11:54 EST ID:a1cMDxo8 No.15314 Ignore Report Quick Reply
In general, you should make a sketch of the situation with all line segments and angles included, write those down and think about which of them you can calculate directly from what you're given, as well as your intermediate results.

In the present case, you know the lengths of all sides of the triangles PQR and PQX., and you want to calculate XR. What are some angles you can calculate? Is XR part of any interesting triangles, and is it possible to calculate some of the sides and angles in those triangles?
Cornelius Nittingpidge - Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:00:40 EST ID:TYRFlDNG No.15317 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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it's far bro
stay home
Charlotte Ficklepen - Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:34:25 EST ID:A2j/BW/W No.15320 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Call angle QPX a and angle XPR b. Then you can use the law of cosines (LOC) to determine both a and a+b. Then subtract to get b. Then use LOC to find the length of XR using b. Sorry for the late reply.
Shitting Drussleford - Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:32:16 EST ID:cHNY4zfv No.15325 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i know this shit seems retarded when you just doin geometry but try to really grasp the concepts cuz advanced math takes this triangle shit and makes some whole other crazy shit happen with circles till you got calc and beyond, all based on triangles, thats why pythagoras was a real OG nigga

Combine Data Sets Values Something by Doris Bemmlebanks - Mon, 02 Jan 2017 13:27:30 EST ID:RbgW2Zpy No.15304 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Suppose youve got 2 data sets but they're in completely different units and not on the same scale. What operation could you apply to each row in order to get an idea of their combined result.
Sum? Average? Multiply?
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Nigel Hibblefutch - Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:41:45 EST ID:tgwdoW8d No.15310 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Nah I just want to build a "score" from a bunch of different columns like this.

Maybe if you looked at the percentile of each row and averaged that.
Reuben Bunford - Sat, 07 Jan 2017 04:28:59 EST ID:tgwdoW8d No.15311 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I figured it out!
Calculated the percentile rank of each row relative to its column, then averaged all the ranks across! Fuck yeah!
break-a-bond !!D0XjIgKF - Sat, 07 Jan 2017 23:56:11 EST ID:tgwdoW8d No.15312 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This does not take into account weighting of each item if that matters at all.
So the forumula would become tedious
0.2*percentile1 + 0.8*percentile2
Then if you change that weighting from 20% -> 30% you're going to have to change every other weighting to add up to 1.
Eugene Gubberfuck - Sun, 08 Jan 2017 18:08:26 EST ID:/4S1D94J No.15316 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You cant build a score without context to what the data represents
Edwin Semmlebury - Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:28:09 EST ID:C8IBIGCT No.15327 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well he just did!
deal wit it

math for CS. by Fanny Gommerlirk - Sun, 07 Jun 2015 03:58:35 EST ID:8MLIP4Q3 No.14780 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I want to polish up some skills, specifically proof by induction, solving relations, and some calc. i think i know where to go for the calc (i learned it from the khan academy like 2 years ago and got a B+ in Calc II) but I can't find anything good for proof by induction or solving relations. i have some old lectures on my HDD but they aren't enough.

should I give in and hire a tutor? there is a top 10 stem school where I live and could get a tutor from physics, math, maybe CS, maybe another field's list but it's expensive.

pic unrelated
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Rebecca Bludgehene - Wed, 10 Jun 2015 20:50:36 EST ID:wkzayL5P No.14786 Ignore Report Quick Reply
MIT has math courses online free
Edwin Pittdale - Sat, 04 Jul 2015 04:12:10 EST ID:VtQDzEaN No.14811 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I appreciate the advice guys. Thank you!
Jack Wunderfuck - Sat, 15 Aug 2015 01:52:48 EST ID:PrRFulRY No.14859 Ignore Report Quick Reply
OP here again. I'll be studying calc (I have taken calc before and did fine) and discrete math this fall. im worried about the discrete math. my plan so far is to write down all proofs covered and make sure i learn each one and master it. i want to get close to 100% in this class. what tips to you guys have, beyond keeping at it and seeing prof/TAs regularly with questions?
Fuck Worthingway - Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:04:36 EST ID:Dk8yywxc No.14867 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Make sure you do all of the assigned exercises. Try to do your own proof first on exercises, then look for a result on the internet. Hopefully you will be able to find many of the things you're asked to prove if you can't solve it yourself, but if you look at the result without trying it defeats the exercise of looking for a solution, which might screw you on the exam.

If you are ever lost with anything, work from the definitions and theorems you've used. Often you can solve a difficult problem by breaking something seemingly complicated into its parts, and then using the tools you have on the smaller pieces. The vast majority of professors will only ask you problems that they have previously exposed to you in class, homework, exercises, or at worst from the assigned textbook. If you feel you are struggling and have done all of the exercises and asked for correction from the professor, start doing the rest of the problems from the textbook and look for solutions.

Before you take any exam, at the very least read all of the exercises and questions in the textbook that you have been given. Oftentimes after being initially exposed to an idea without a solution and some time passes, we will be able to find a solution much more quickly than encountering problem without having seen it before.
Sidney Pittbury - Mon, 02 Jan 2017 17:51:19 EST ID:bM58eX3O No.15306 Ignore Report Quick Reply
fuk that, pick up a discrete math textbook. Then keep a copy of Advanced Calculus by Patrick Fitzpatrick around. Then whenever something troubles you about calc, look it up in that bby. It has a lot of goodies. In terms of CS numerical recipes contains most of the algorithms a person could ever want to use, code of them in C, and mathematical explanation of why they work.
Cheers and don't use it to build missiles u dingus,

Crazy Super Golden! by Barnaby Nicklewill - Wed, 28 Dec 2016 02:20:12 EST ID:RbgW2Zpy No.15300 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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How does it do it! Nobody knows!
Barnaby Nicklewill - Wed, 28 Dec 2016 02:21:59 EST ID:RbgW2Zpy No.15301 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Also has anyone worked with python's wolframalpha API thing?
Nell Murdway - Fri, 30 Dec 2016 20:27:46 EST ID:i+CEI2Ll No.15302 Ignore Report Quick Reply
See what I wonder is how does that mouth not just munch up the numbers? I mean it looks like their gonna fall right in.
Doris Bemmlebanks - Mon, 02 Jan 2017 13:28:20 EST ID:RbgW2Zpy No.15305 Ignore Report Quick Reply
These are the questions that keep mathematicians up at night.

TAKE THIS SURVEY SINCE YOU HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO by Clara Ducklock - Sat, 29 Oct 2016 17:03:32 EST ID:uIooC5VR No.15256 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Linear Programming (Decision Mathematics Query) by Wesley Billingshit - Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:53:23 EST ID:tyLg+ghU No.15252 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I am having difficulty formulating the following in terms of linear programming

A pig farmer uses at least 800kg of feed daily. The feed is a mix of corn and maize.
The special feed mixture must contain at least 25% protein and a maximum of 6% fibre

The composition of corn per kg is as follows:
Protein: 32g per kg ; Fibre; 27g per kg ; Price £ 0.3 per kg

The composition of maize per kg is as follows:
Protein: 360g per kg ; Fibre: 65g per kg ; Price £0.9 per kg

What is the minimum daily cost for the farmer, for food with at least 25% protein and max 6% fibre.
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Beatrice Sushspear - Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:54:06 EST ID:ZjFavw7f No.15253 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Without more information I would assume that you can take the amount of feed the farner needs to be exactly 800kg. Since there is no deal or discount for buying more corn or maize, any additional mass of feed will cost more money. As you are asked to minimize the cost to the farmer, you should always use the least mass possible.

Now it may be that you cannot minimize the cost and attain 800kg at the same time without buying some fraction of a kilogram of feed. This is probably why the question says "at least" 800kg. You will then need to take your answer and round up to the nearest integer if the feed is sold strictly by the kg and not just weighed en masse.
George Foffingworth - Mon, 31 Oct 2016 09:30:26 EST ID:tyLg+ghU No.15260 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thank you, this was the only information provided so I shall do as formulated in OP. Thank you Beatrice Sushspear

muh math by Betsy Pushridge - Mon, 16 May 2016 20:04:48 EST ID:RHLOntyV No.15119 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Is mathematics a discovered (natural) or man-made phenomena?
Personally I think it's natural because it can precisely describe natural events and laws which those events must conform to.
Thoughts on this?
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Eliza Chabberkotch - Tue, 13 Sep 2016 06:59:53 EST ID:9vmmdAPm No.15195 Ignore Report Quick Reply
literally the case.
Shitting Pittford - Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:14:19 EST ID:NUcfB8E8 No.15213 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I guess you could take the number of classes he's supposed to have in the course of his carreer, calculate the chance of having 1 specific class/totalclasses * 1post/totalnoofposts (from the day of his first class until he actually had the specific class in case)

idk what I said looks confusing to me as well but I don't care enough it's just to get the discussion going
Celty !Iv58NJh.IE - Tue, 11 Oct 2016 20:20:20 EST ID:v3boz4eW No.15243 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That's reasonable.
*shit eating grin*
Mr. Schwitters - Sun, 16 Oct 2016 00:37:47 EST ID:xB0tAwHQ No.15244 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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It's both natural and man-made. Look at that documentary where Zizek is standing in a pile of garbage, and saying, "This is the most natural thing in the world!". Nature is man. Culture is nature. Man is not separate from nature. You can't take biology out of the environment from which the gene evolves.

Well, you hear "Time/space/maths doesn't exist, man" so often. But for whom does it not exist?

I perceive its existence. How do I perceive it? Through my nervous system. My nervous system is receiving billions of signals every second.

Luckily there is a brain there which categorizes those signals for me into distinct tracks based on what has been evolutionary fit. That way, when I see a bear in the forest, I don't take out my ruler and try to measure every hair on his body in order to determine if the bear is a threat. Automatically my brain detects a threat and different glands fire off hormones, etc. and I find some way to keep my pic-a-nick basket.

To get a real answer to this, you have to look at the nervous systems evolved through time, and how nervous systems react to the phenomenal world. We still have amoeba, reptile, mammal, etc. sense, and that affects our perception. The 'tracks' where we store imprints about previous threats/comforts determines our perception.

Euclidean geometry is only an explanation of the world as it relates to the perception of domesticated primates.

We wouldn't see space in 3D if our nervous systems were different. We wouldn't plot points in 3D space if our nervous systems were different. Phenomenal existence only appears as it does because we evolved through all of the other species in the environment and atmosphere that we did.

tl;dr perception is everything, practice magick and cast spells dude
Shitting Trotdale - Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:53:25 EST ID:ussIY8P4 No.15250 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>We wouldn't plot points in 3D space if our nervous systems were different.

No, we would still plot points in space regardless of how we evolved. Euclidean geometry may be somehow ``favored'' by our biology because it is a good local approximation of the acutal curved space in which we live, but even if a creature evolved in a truly alien geomtery it would still make up the geometry we live in if it was intelligent, just like how we have made up infinite families of alien geometries that don't obviously correspond to our physical reality.

uhhh by Reuben Honeyhood - Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:57:20 EST ID:Z131bdYa No.15216 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Can someone please explain to me what's happening here?
The idea of a fraction being made up of other fractions is already weird to me, but why is the answer just flipping them?
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Shit Goodshit - Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:06:18 EST ID:XssdERJk No.15219 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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so to step back further, this general formula should apply at all times


Sorry for the triple post but I'm high and I got dyslexia, but that seems to be the relation between them
Cedric Dushtud - Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:31:13 EST ID:cPdIZNc3 No.15220 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Here's a more intuitive example that I think makes this seem more obvious

0.5 / .025 = 2
which is... (in fraction form)
(1/2) / (1/4)
which is...
4 / 2 = 2
George Dezzlesudging - Fri, 07 Oct 2016 21:30:10 EST ID:GmQCz3Ds No.15238 Ignore Report Quick Reply
1/2 over 1/4. you flip 1 wrong fraction and multiply the 2 fractions together.

instead of .5 / .25 you're doing .5 times 4.
Lillian Daddlekeg - Sat, 08 Oct 2016 22:03:58 EST ID:A2j/BW/W No.15241 Ignore Report Quick Reply
(1/x)/(1/y) = 1*(1/x)/(1/y) = (xy/xy)*(1/x)/(1/y) = (xy/x)/(xy/y) = y/x

If you multiply the numerator and denominator of a fraction by the same value, the value of the fraction stays the same. Here you're just multiplying the top and bottom of the fraction by 2^5*7^2. The 2^5s cancel in the top and the 7^2 cancel in the bottom.
Ernest Cashfeck - Mon, 10 Oct 2016 10:20:43 EST ID:WotAVLKX No.15242 Ignore Report Quick Reply
lol man, dislexia? thats harecore

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