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Topic: algebraic numbers
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DrMajorBob

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Re: algebraic numbers
Posted: Jan 4, 2010 5:59 AM
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The simplest algorithm for determining "what's the next term" is simply
"fill in the first bubble".

Bobby

On Sun, 03 Jan 2010 02:42:21 -0600, Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz@mimuw.edu.pl>
wrote:

>
> On 2 Jan 2010, at 19:05, DrMajorBob wrote:
>

>> If one had the Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences handy, those SAT
>> questions could be interesting. But they'd still be nonsense.

>
> I think only their wording should be changed to something like: "find
> the simplest formula generating the sequence ... where simplest means
> requiring the least number of standard mathematical symbols to write
> down". These kind of questions, of course, should probably allow the
> possibility that the person answering the question finds an answer that
> is simpler than the expected one.
>
>



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