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by tckthomas
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:29 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Circle theorem question
Replies: 7
Views: 4697

Circle theorem question

In the diagram below, A, B, C, D are four points on a circle. P is a point such taht PA and PC are tangents to the circle. D, B and P lie on a straight line. M is a point on DB such that DCM = ACB. Given that CMD = 105° and BCP = 55°, find BAC. [1] http://i.imgur.com/evpRG.png Stuck on this question...
by tckthomas
Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Finding the probability of a probability being at least 0.75
Replies: 12
Views: 2943

Re: Finding the probability of a probability being at least

But starting off with "you play against someone named Chris" does not allow this. There's no random process involved. The two persons are arbitrary, not random. Subtle, but important difference. Because you don't know who "Chris" is, your expected strength against "Chris&qu...
by tckthomas
Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Finding the probability of a probability being at least 0.75
Replies: 12
Views: 2943

Finding the probability of a probability being at least 0.75

*not homework* The probability of you winning a chess match against someone, say "Chris", is "x". How many games do you have to win in a row in order for the probability of "x" being higher than 75% be 0.9? I know this probably isn't the most accurate way of measuring a...
by tckthomas
Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 251
Views: 110505

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

So, where should we put shogi on the comic strip? Before or after arimaa (because I guess go is undisputed champion)? Arimaa was specificaly made to be hard for AI. Omar Syed is offering a man-vs-machine challenge, but only until 2020 ... This suggests that it might be as difficult as suspected. I ...
by tckthomas
Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Quadratic Equations and 13 year old boys...
Replies: 14
Views: 2565

Re: Quadratic Equations and 13 year old boys...

aren't quadratic equations taught at age 13?
by tckthomas
Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:44 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Finding original expression using differences between terms?
Replies: 4
Views: 1003

Finding original expression using differences between terms?

Let's say we have the function f(x) = x 2 . If we have enough values of it we can theoretically find the original (x 2 ) by computing its differences. 1 4 9 16 3 5 7 2 2 Questions: 1) How to use the differences computed to find the original, rather than just knowing what the highest power is. 2) If ...
by tckthomas
Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:18 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: im building an aquarium
Replies: 31
Views: 12907

Re: im building an aquarium

Do you want to Digg it? If you tweet it I will definitely retweet. It seems so far that you are the first one to build the Aquarium...
by tckthomas
Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: im building an aquarium
Replies: 31
Views: 12907

Re: im building an aquarium

This is so exciting! I can't wait for the final product! Keep going and never give up!

EDIT: Minor spelling error
by tckthomas
Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:45 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Determining stable discs in Reversi
Replies: 3
Views: 1299

Re: Determining stable discs in Reversi

Thanks blue and moose, those are great ideas! However, because my AI already looks to the future, there is no need to determine 3, because 3 will soon become apparent to it. I don't understand what you mean by 1 and 2. Also, thrash recursion. We are not finding if ONE disk is stable or not, we are f...
by tckthomas
Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Determining stable discs in Reversi
Replies: 3
Views: 1299

Determining stable discs in Reversi

How do I determine stable discs in reversi? One obvious way is to play every move possible till the end of the game. If there were any pieces not flipped, that disc is stable. However, there are too many possibilities that it'll take too long. One observation is that corners cannot be flipped. If co...
by tckthomas
Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:17 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1963
Views: 571491

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

yes. I will try and then edit this post

missilen: values from 0 to 43(when I stopped the program) are all 1
missile: 0 to 43 all contain different values. however, only 1 missile is shown on the screen.
by tckthomas
Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1963
Views: 571491

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

Um sorry, that really doesn't work. And I really need help. :|
by tckthomas
Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1963
Views: 571491

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

Me: "IT DOESN'T WORK!" You: "What doesn't work?" Me: "THE CODE!" You: "What code?" Me: if (_root.type == 2) { i = 0; n = 0; c = 0; missilen = new Array(); missile = new Array(); this.onEnterFrame = function() { found = 0; while (!found) { if (missilen[c] != 1)...
by tckthomas
Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:03 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Yet Another Cipher.
Replies: 8
Views: 3120

Re: Yet Another Cipher.

"helloworld" --> 10 characters 83641218461229490 --> 17 characters "thequickbrownfoxjumpedoverthelazydog" --> 36 characters 798105542002147970710225311122677209830872686206338605468406151358823 --> 69 characters original text --> 3538 characters. nothing to reveal here, other tha...
by tckthomas
Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:22 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Encrypted letter to Fermilab
Replies: 15
Views: 5274

Re: Encrypted letter to Fermilab

Darn! N
ow
I wan
t to
send s
ome mind-b
oggling e
ncrypted me
ss
age to so
me random company for them to decode
! Containing nothing!
by tckthomas
Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Floating space?
Replies: 12
Views: 1524

Re: Floating space?

I once thought about this, I am also interested in the answer...
by tckthomas
Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:54 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How many digits of Pi do you know?
Replies: 445
Views: 108306

Re: How many digits of Pi do you know?

Some of the properties of pi are pretty interesting, for instance the distribution of the digits of pi in base 10 (ie does any digit appear more often than another). There are still a lot of unproven conjectures about the digits of pi, and knowing the digits gives us that slight edge in proving the...
by tckthomas
Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Relatively prime
Replies: 21
Views: 3957

Re: Relatively prime

Ah well, why not a follow-up question? How many such pairs are there at least? And what kind of a number has n got to be to attain this value? My answer(not sure if it's right) spoilered here: 14 pairs, and n doesn't really matter... No, thats wrong. Different samples yield different numbers of...
by tckthomas
Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:49 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Linear regression of an exponential equation
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Linear regression of an exponential equation

y = f*p^x
logp(y) = logp(f) + x

ln y/ln p = ln f/ln p + x
by tckthomas
Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:49 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Calculus Homework question that I'm stuck on
Replies: 10
Views: 1228

Re: Calculus Homework question that I'm stuck on

What is the practical meaning of L(25)= 235? What are the units of L' (23)? What is the practical meaning of L' (20)= 25? Estimate L(26) Okay, so there are your questions, here it is again, 1) What is the practical meaning of L(25)= 235 2) What are the units of L' (23) 3) What is the practical mean...
by tckthomas
Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Favorite Teacher(s)
Replies: 29
Views: 4208

Re: Your Favorite Teacher(s)

I have to say, I love all my teachers this year. They are ALL GREAT! all of them would go into deep detail and explain everything in depth.
by tckthomas
Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up in Hex
Replies: 1472
Views: 200212

Re: Count up in Hex

94
by tckthomas
Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wikileaks releases 400 000 Iraq war documents
Replies: 6
Views: 1722

Re: Wikileaks releases 400 000 Iraq war documents

:O Oh me yarm! I... I don't know what to say!
by tckthomas
Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36982
Views: 2489356

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must p

asdfadsfadsf! AHHHHAHHHHHHHH!!
by tckthomas
Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What science tweeters do you follow?
Replies: 9
Views: 1834

Re: What science tweeters do you follow?

Math don't count! BUT feel free to change it to: What tweeters do you follow?
by tckthomas
Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:06 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help a kid with Calculus!
Replies: 55
Views: 4654

Re: Help a kid with Calculus!

Ok, I'm prepared.

I'm ready for a range of questions starting from easy to overkill. :D Then maybe you would know what I have yet to search.
by tckthomas
Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help a kid with Calculus!
Replies: 55
Views: 4654

Re: Calculus (more specifically Integral Calculus)

Here I go again! :D 1. d/dx(x*y 2 + tan(32/x)) = (hint: d/dx(tan(x)) = sec 2 (x) = 1/cos 2 (x) ) d/dx(x*y 2 )+d/dx(tan(32/x)) y 2 +2xy(dy/dx)+sec 2 (32/x) * d/dx(32/x) y 2 +2xy(dy/dx)+sec 2 (32/x) * -32/x^2 y 2 +2xy(dy/dx)-(32sec 2 (32/x))/x^2 I think i got it right! :D Edit: no, wolfram alpha didn'...
by tckthomas
Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Font discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 4913

Re: Font discussion

Buy a penmanship book, and DON'T PRESS DOWN. It really works!
by tckthomas
Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help a kid with Calculus!
Replies: 55
Views: 4654

Re: Calculus (more specifically Integral Calculus)

1. d/dx(x*y 2 + tan(32/x)) = (hint: d/dx(tan(x)) = sec 2 (x) = 1/cos 2 (x) ) d/dx(xy 2 ) + d/dx(tan(32/x)) 2y*dy/dx + d/dx(tan(32 x -1 )) 2y*dy/dx + sec 2 (32 x -1 )(-32 x -2 ) 2y*dy/dx + (-32 x -2 )/cos 2 (32 x -1 ) 2y*dy/dx + (-32/x 2 )/cos 2 (32/x) 2y*dy/dx - 32/(cos 2 (32/x)*x 2 ) Wolfram Alpha...
by tckthomas
Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help a kid with Calculus!
Replies: 55
Views: 4654

Re: Calculus (more specifically Integral Calculus)

do I assume it's equal to 0?
EDIT: oh well I'll just go and try it out
by tckthomas
Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help a kid with Calculus!
Replies: 55
Views: 4654

Re: Calculus (more specifically Integral Calculus)

? I got equations with x and y in them when I learnt them from the net. So what am I supposed to do?
by tckthomas
Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:15 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help a kid with Calculus!
Replies: 55
Views: 4654

Re: Calculus (more specifically Integral Calculus)

Try to answer the following: 1. d/dx(sin 2 (x)) = d/dx((sin(x)) 2 ) = (cos(x)) 2 not even sure about the sin-->cos and cos-->sin thing, very unsure, just need more practice problems ack! EDIT: got this wrong, should be 2sin(x)cos(x) from the outside in. 2. d/dx(ln(x+3)) = 1/(x+3)*1 = 1/(x+3) Note: ...
by tckthomas
Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:26 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9440
Views: 1534097

Re: Minecraft

about 9 to 13. 9 if you want small trees, 13 if you want to go through all that trouble whacking everything down (not recommended)
by tckthomas
Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help a kid with Calculus!
Replies: 55
Views: 4654

Re: Calculus (more specifically Integral Calculus)

but how would i know that the inside is another function? if i can't expand it out?
by tckthomas
Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:28 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count up in Hex
Replies: 1472
Views: 200212

Re: Count up in Hex

8f
by tckthomas
Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:38 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Time. 6:30 or 6.30?
Replies: 25
Views: 3551

Re: Time. 6:30 or 6.30?

time is base 60, so 1.30 is 1.5 in base 10

EDIT: well then we have a problem with the hours, we still need a metric system.
by tckthomas
Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:09 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Time. 6:30 or 6.30?
Replies: 25
Views: 3551

Re: Time. 6:30 or 6.30?

hey, they tried to do that to make everything match up with the metric system, and i totally vote using base 10 for time. I mean ALL of time.

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