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Algebra Problem of the week

There is a hallway that is infinitely long, with a series of lightbulbs that are all turned off. Someone enters and pulls the string on every light bulb, turning them all on. Another person enters, pulling the string on every other lightbulb. A third person enters, pulling the string on every third bulb. This continues indef

Central Extension Problem

Describe all nonisomorphic central extensions of Z_n by Z_2 x Z_2 meaning central group extensions of the following form 1 --> Z_n --> G --> Z_2 x Z_2 --> 1 Meaning, determine those nonisomorphic groups G that can be described by such an extension. Please also explain how you came up with the answer.

Working with the sum of cubes.

Please see the attached file for the fully formatted problems. Problem 3: This problem itself is directly creating perceptual curiosity and at the cognitive level it is against what is known in the mathematics. The problem is: 13+23+33+.... +n3 = (1+2+3+...+n) 2 Visual representation of problem: Sum of the cubes

Getting three thousand bananas across a one thousand mile desert

You have three thousand bananas that you have to get to a destination 1000 miles away. You can only carry 1000 bananas at a time. You also must eat 1 banana per mile for energy. Assuming you design your trip as efficiently as possible, how many bananas will you have left when you arrive at the destination? (apparently someon

Algebraic Equations : Reciprocal Equations

As provided by E. Galua theory the general algebraic equations for a polynomial of fourth order ax^4 + bx^3 + cx^2 + dx + f=0 (*) is the maximum order type of algebraic equations the solution to which one can write down in radical expressions. Among all the equations of fourth

Algebra: Word Problem - Relative Velocity

A mo-ped can travel 60 miles in 2 hours less time than a bicycle can travel 50 miles. The mo-ped is traveling at a rate of 10 miles per hour faster than the bicycle. 1. How fast in mph is each traveling? 2. How long will it take each to travel their respective distance?

Algebra : Puzzle Problems

Please see the attached file for the fully formatted problems. 1) Have you ever seen the written form of the Sanskrit language? If so, you probably are amazed at how different this ancient language from India looks from ours. Some English words, however, are based on Sanskrit. For example, cup comes from the Sanskrit work kup

Miner and Bickford's Fuse : How to get a Fuse of Specific Length

You are a miner and you have three pieces of Bickford's fuse of equal length. You need only 3/4 of one of them. You have no ruler or other measurement device with you. You cannot also bend the fuses as they are old and can be broken at any point while being bent. You only can ignite them from any end and extinguish at any moment

Algebra : Remainders

What is the remainder when the product of one hundred 5's is divided by 7? Please be detailed in your response.

Exponential Equations : Word Problem

The population of the green deer in 1999 was 17000. In 2003 there were only 15000. Write an exponential equation to express the poulation decrease p(t) in terms of t years.

Perturbation theory

Find the real roots of the equation x^5 + ex-1=0 approximately to O(e^2) usind perturbation theory. Compare the accuracy of the perturbative solution for e=0.001, 0.1, and 1

Perturbation Theory

Find the real root of the equation x^5 + ex - 1= 0 approximately to O(^2) using perturbation theory.

Algebra : Word Problem - Sums and Products

During the census, a man told the census-taker that he had three children. When asked their ages he replied, " The product of their ages is 72. The sum of their ages is my house number." The census taker turned around and ran outside to look at the house number displayed over the door. He then re-entered the house and said, "

Algebra: Word Problem - System of Equations

Three people play a game in which one person loses and two people win each game. The one who loses must double the amount of money that each of the other players has at that time. The three players agree to play three games. At the end of the three games, each player has lost one game and each has $8. What was the original st

Algebra : Word problem - Time and Distance

Two swimmers start at opposite ends of a pool 89 feet long. One person swims at the rate of 19 feet per minute and the other swims at a rate of 53 feet per minute. How many times will they meet in 33 minutes? Plese try to give a detailed response as my answer is not as important as the thought processes that I must understa

Find a solution in the form of a power series for an ODE

Please see the attached file for the fully formatted problems. Find a solution in the form of a power series for the equation y" - 2*x*y' = 0 (ie find 2 linearly independent solutions y1(x) and y2(x)). After doing that, note that the equation can also be solved directly by integration: y"/y' = 2x ln(y') = x^2 +

Semitones and Notes from a String

If a string of length 10cm plays a note G when plucked, by how much, to the nearest centimeter, must the string be shortened to play the note B, four semitones above this G? Chose the one correct option. Options A. 6cm B. 11cm C. 16cm D. 21cm E. 25cm F. 30cm G. 33cm H. 50cm

Quadratic equation

This question concerns the quadratic equation 9x^2 - 42x+49=0 Choose the three true statements about the solution(s) of this equation Options. A. The equation has no solutions B. The equation has one solution. C. The equation has two solutions D. x= 0 is a solution of the equation E. x= 2.333 is a solution of th

Picking a correct method

How would I determine which method to use for simplifying a particular complex rational expression?

Simplify and Divide

PART ONE: Simplify the following: (-3w^2 n)(2n^2)^4 A) -6w^2 n^7 B) -48w^2 n^7 C) -48w^2 n^9 D) 48w^2 n^7 PART TWO: Perform the following divisions: (32x^6 y^4 - 24x^2 y^9 + 4x^2 y) / (4x^2 y) A) 8x^4 y^3 - 6y^8 + 1 B) 8x^3 y^4 - 6y^8 + 1 C) 8x^3 y^2 - 6xy^7 + 1 D) 8x^4 y^3 - 6x

Division

PART ONE: solve: (32x^6 - 24x^2 y^9 + 4x^2 y) / (4x^2 y) A) 8x^4 y^3 - 6y^8 + 1 B) 8x^3 y^4 - 6y^8 + 1 C) 8x^3 y^2 - 6xy^7 + 1 D) 8x^4 y^3 - 6xy^8 + 1 PART TWO: solve: (15m^3 + 26m^2 - 11m - 6) / (5m-3) A) 3m^2 + 26/5 times m - 5 and 1/5 B) 3m^2 + 2m- 2 C) 3m^2 + 7m - 2 D) 3m^2 + 26m

Division

PART ONE: solve: (3n^5 w)^2 /(n^3 w)^0 A) 0 B) 9n^7w C) 6n^4w D) 9n^10w^2 PART TWO: solve: 9c^7 w^-4 (-d^2)/(15c^3 w^6 (-d)^2) A) 3c^4d^2/5w^10 B) 3c^4/5w^2 C) 3c^4/5w^10 D) -3c^4/5w^10 PART THREE: solve: 5m^-3 /6^-1 m^-2 A) -5m/6 B) 30/m C) 30m D) -5/6m PART

Solving equation using natural logarithm

4e^2x = 53 My problem reads: 4e to the 2x power equals 53. When I plug my solution back in to check, I find that it is incorrect. Please send me step-by-step explanation because I do not understand the concept and my textbook has no examples for guidance.