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Re: request for help with lemma (algebra, summations)
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Dec 29, 2012 4:50 AM


1. x<y<z: Yes, this is not needed and was added for "clarification". But it's not something I rely on so pls ignore.
2. assumption of n=2: Yes, thank you. I had initially rejected this idea for this very reason and then later reworked it because believed that I had been wrong.
It's the obvious errors that re really discouraging since it implies that I'm not always perceiving the same mathematical concepts in the same way  if that makes any sense at all.
I could have presented something more formal but I felt that would have been pretentious. I wanted it to sound conversational.
What I thought I was doing was showing how that 1 was divided over n dimensions. Except that once one accounted for the n=2 dimension, there was nothing left over for the rest. QED, yada, yada. Too bad I had to assume my conclusion in order to get there.
I don't know about further study. I already have 2 graduate degrees, they're just in other fields  obviously not math related. But I do love this little problem and playing with it so I hope to be back. I'll do something formal next time since that's preferred, even if I have reservations.



