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- Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:44 am UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0620: "Wings"
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### Re: "Wings" Discussion

He'd only fall at .88 m/s/s so it wouldn't hurt *that* bad unless he pulled the bricks almost all the way up to the pulley to start with so he could fly really high, which seems silly for a 1st try experiment.

- Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:06 am UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0471: "Aversion Fads"
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### Re: "Aversion Fads" Discussion

Alt Text:

"Hey, are you friends with any hamsters? This kite needs a passenger."

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"Hey, are you friends with any hamsters? This kite needs a passenger."

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- Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:12 am UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0466: "Moving"
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### Re: Moving

Nice, my network is called linsksys... my username for setup is admin... any guesses as to what the password is? is it "root"? When I go to my grandparents I have to hang out in their bathroom if I need internet because the range on the neighbor's network only extends to that section of t...

- Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:14 am UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: Convergent Series
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### Re: Convergent Series

No. By the Cauchy-Schwartz inequality, (sum 1/a_k)*(sum a_k/k 2 ) >= (sum 1/k) 2 . Since the right hand side diverges, at least one of the terms on the left hand side diverges. I don't know about that law/theorum, but I'll accept it as true. It just seemed way too easy to be...

- Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:08 am UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: Convergent Series
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### Convergent Series

I'm not exactly sure if it's logic or math, but I saw this problem on the wall when I went to take the SAT (math department at a state university). Find a series a k such that these two series both converge. http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/5674/picture6ck8.th.png This is easy enough. Just use a k...

- Mon May 19, 2008 4:25 am UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: The Sum of all Digits Between One and One Million
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### Re: The Sum of all Digits Between One and One Million

I'm pretty sure that's not the right answer. the sum of 0-9 digits is 45. Now, 0-9 shows up in the ones digit place 100,000 times, in the tens digit place 10,000 times, hundreds 1,000 times, etc. So 45*(111,111) + 1 = 4,999,996. I'm pretty sure that's not the right answer. Consider the numb...

- Sun May 18, 2008 3:05 am UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: The Sum of all Digits Between One and One Million
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### Re: The Sum of all Digits Between One and One Million

@ST47: Yeah, that was my interpretation of the question too. The solution to that puzzle is look at each digit. As you range from 1 to 1,000,000 each digit spends one tenth of its time being each of the possibilities, and the millions digit adds one to the total. So its the number of digits, 6, tim...

- Sun May 18, 2008 2:30 am UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: Simple? Math
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### Re: Simple? Math

x * y = x - y

x * y + y = x

y * ( x + 1 ) = x

y = x / ( x + 1)

so:

x * y + y = x

y * ( x + 1 ) = x

y = x / ( x + 1)

so:

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- Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:41 am UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0370: "Redwall"
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