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April 8, 2017 at 2:26 am #343871
AnonymousWhat is your profession and/or unique talent?
Me? I’m in graduate school getting my degree in pure math and hope to continue down this path. Although my parents are both artists and pushed me in that direction, I decided to take a more leftbrained path.
April 9, 2017 at 12:12 pm #436175
AnonymousLegal advisor, but i am good in math and chemistry or physics.
My talents are singing, drawing and swimming.April 9, 2017 at 2:46 pm #436176
AnonymousA mathematician and an engineer are listening to a physicist describe a system as a point in 4 dimensional space.
After the lecture the engineer turns to the mathematician and says: I didn’t understand anything, what the hell is 4 dimensional space? How do you even visualize that?
Says the mathematician: Simple, you visualize n dimensional space and then assign n = 4April 9, 2017 at 5:17 pm #436185
AnonymousAny particular subfield in pure maths that interests you?
April 9, 2017 at 5:40 pm #436188
AnonymousBtw, as a physicist, that joke is unrealistic. We rarely deal with such simple problems.
April 9, 2017 at 5:55 pm #436189
AnonymousI’m a reasearcher/writer for a large auction house, an aspiring author, and regular contributor to the world’s premier horror magazine.
April 9, 2017 at 7:09 pm #436191
AnonymousI study statistics
April 10, 2017 at 2:22 am #436204
Anonymous@Sviatogor
Number theoryApril 10, 2017 at 6:00 am #436207
AnonymousMy high school specialization is “Management and accountancy (with enhanced education in business German)”, then I studied some “Telecommunications” in university, but dropped out, then I worked as a game tester in one of Ubisoft’s daughter companies (and for a very short time in a photo studio before that) and now I work as a simple security guard. All this while my main interest lies in (medieval) history, which I applied in researches for several M2TW and M&B mods.
April 10, 2017 at 7:08 am #436211
AnonymousComputational engineer, but I work as software developer.
April 10, 2017 at 8:43 am #436212
Anonymous@Nasięgniew
Easy puzzle that involves probability and diophantine equation from number theory.
A draw contains black and white socks. The probability that we select 2 black socks from a draw is 0.5. What is is a minimum number of black and white socks in a draw so that we select 2 black socks with a probability of 0.5.
April 10, 2017 at 10:41 am #436215
AnonymousWould’ve been better if the number of socks had to actually make sense, like, make them pairs.
April 10, 2017 at 10:51 am #436217
Anonymous> 3:1
Correct!But also 15 and 6, 85 and 35 and so on.
Find a general formula for a combination of numbers such that drawing 2 black socks with a probability of 0.5. That’d be a problem of solving a diophantine equation. A programmer may write a simple program to find the combination to a certain number.
PS And a more interesting problem would be to have a probability of P rather than 0.5.
April 10, 2017 at 8:11 pm #436223
AnonymousI have swapped quite some jobs in these years but at the moment i am in pulp industry. Long term plan is to go into private venture but for the reasons of economic uncertainty i dare not to go there yet but that is my plan and i won’t give up on it.
April 10, 2017 at 9:42 pm #436225
Anonymous>I study statistics
Do statisticians study topics from Real Analysis as part of mathematical statistics?
Here’s a simple inequality problem . Prove that that polynomial х^12 – x^9 + x^6 – x^3 + 1 > 0 for all real x > 0
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PS It’s actually greater than 0 for all real numbers but more difficult to prove. 
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