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Topic: Help with creating a function
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Robert Crandal

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Registered: 11/18/13
Help with creating a function
Posted: Nov 18, 2013 4:15 AM
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Suppose I have the following X-Y data set:

X Y
-- --
0 1
1 1
2 2
3 3
. .
. .
N N

Can this be represented with a math function?
(Only consider positive integers >= 0)

I tried experimenting with y = (1 ^ x) or
"1 to the power of x", but this obviously didn't work.
I thought maybe an alternating series formula would
work?

I already know that computer programming if-else
logic can represent this easily. I'm just very curious if
a "math only" function or formula exists.

Any ideas?

Thanks!






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