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Selected answers to common questions:
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 Party Guests and Perfect Squares [07/02/2001]

Who was dancing with whom?
 Philosophy of the Truths of Mathematics [02/28/2001]

Do the truths of math hold in any conceivable world?
 The Prisoners' Dilemma [12/8/1995]

I'm looking for a paper  or some material  about "the prisoners'
problem."
 Probability of Two Male Children [7/5/1996]

If a family has two children, and the older child is a boy, there is a
50 percent chance the family will have two boys. However...
 Projects on Puzzles or Mazes [11/13/2002]

I would like to do a project that involves applying mathematics to
areas like puzzles or mazes.
 Proof by Contradiction [04/29/2003]

Is there any specific mathematical theory that states that Proof by
Contradiction is a valid proof?
 Proof by Contradiction: A Monkey's Uncle [12/09/1998]

How can I verify a mathematical fact by using a proof by contradiction?
 Proof Involving Even and Odd Numbers [02/08/2005]

Prove that if a  3b is even, then a + b is even.
 Proofs Using Quantifiers [10/17/2001]

I have no idea how to do this proof...
 Proof that 1 + 1 = 2 Using Peano's Postulates [09/12/2002]

How do I prove that 1 + 1 = 2?
 Properties of Relation [05/28/2003]

What are reflexive, symmetric, antisymmetric, and transitive
relations?
star, please
 Propositional Logic and English [03/04/2003]

Given the propositions: P: The sun shines; Q: The wind blows; R: The
rain falls; S: The temperature rises; write in words the compound
proposition Q Xor R (Q ExclusiveOr R).
 Propositional Logic: Translating "You cannot ride the roller coaster if ... unless ..." [08/06/2009]

Translate this into propositional logic: "You cannot ride the
roller coaster if you are under 4 feet tall unless you are
older than 16 years old."
 Proving Conditional Probabilities [01/24/2001]

If P(BA) is greater than P(B), prove that P(B^cA) is less than P(B^c).
 Proving Mathematical Induction is Correct [08/31/2001]

I know that I can use proof by contradiction, but I do not know how to
start.
 Quantifiers [03/25/2003]

Four problems about quantifiers.
 Rational and Irrational Numbers: Multiplication, Division [10/15/2001]

I would like the rules explained for: irrational * irrational; rational *
rational; irrational/rational.
 Red and Blue Hats [03/20/2001]

Alan, Ben, and Cal are seated, with their eyes closed. Three hats are
placed on their heads from a box that contains three red and two blue
hats...
 Red Hat, Blue Hat [11/16/2002]

A teacher puts one hat on each of three students' heads and then
discards the remaining two hats so they cannot be seen. Then the first
child is told he can look at the other two children and from the color
of their hats, he can guess what color he is wearing...
 Relations on a Set, as Mappings [7/19/1996]

Proof: If R, S, and T are relations on a set A, show that (R o S) o
T = R o (S o T), where "o" stands for composite...
 Russell's Infinite Set Paradox [03/25/1998]

Given the set (S) of all sets that do not contain themselves, does S
contain itself?
 Sequence of Integers [08/12/2008]

Find all functions f such that for each n in Z+ we have f(n) > 1 and
f(n + 3)f(n + 2) = f(n + 1) + f(n) + 18.
 Sets and Elements [03/29/2003]

Find the elements of the Set A = {{1,2,3},{4,5},{6,7,8}} and determine
whether each of following is true or false...
 Sets N, R, C, Z, and Q [01/22/2001]

What are the exact and extensive definitions of the sets N, R, C, Z and
Q? What relation do these sets bear to one another?
 Sets, Subsets, and the Null Set [06/22/2004]

I know that the null set is a subset of any set, but can the null set
be an element of a set?
 Sick Monks Leave the Monastery [09/21/2002]

Sick monks must leave the monastery. Each has a red cross on his
forehead. After three days, all the sick monks have left. How many
sick monks were there in the monastery?
 Simple Proof by Induction [08/27/1999]

How can I show by mathematical induction that the proposition "if n >= 1
then 3n >= 1 + 2n" is true?
 Solving Axiom Systems [02/11/2003]

I have to prove the theorems with the axioms and I have no idea how
to do it.
 Solving Questions [08/28/2002]

In a poll of 34 students, 16 felt confident solving quantitative
comparison questions, 20 felt confident solving multiple choice
questions.... How many students felt confident solving only multiple
choice questions and no others?
 Solving the Equation x^y = y^x [12/09/2004]

Solve x^y = y^x for x in terms of y only. Also, how do I find all
possible solutions beyond the obvious ones of x = y, (2,4), and (4,2)?
 A Statement to Save a Life [05/28/1997]

If you lie, you will die by poison; if you tell the truth, you will be
shot. What statements will save your life?
 Sum of An Infinite Series [07/08/1998]

Is it possible to add up all the terms of an infinite series?
 Tautologies and Contradictions [02/19/2006]

Is there a way to tell if a logic statement is a tautology or a
contradiction without having to make a truth table?
 Tautologies in Logic Proofs [02/14/2001]

Can you do a proof in which the conclusion or one of the hypotheses is a
tautology? Aren't all proofs tautologies?
 Tautology and Substitution Principles [02/28/2001]

What is the difference between the tautology principle and the
substitution principle?
 Tiling with Dominoes [08/06/2001]

A 6square by 6square board is tiled completely with 18 2x1 dominoes.
Prove that at least one horizontal or vertical line can be drawn along
the edges of the dominoes that divides the board into 2 regions, without
cutting any dominoes in half.
 Transfinite Numbers [11/07/1997]

I know that Georg Cantor discovered transfinite numbers, but what are
they?
 Translating Logic Statements [10/11/2005]

How is a statement like 'Joe will go to the movies only if Sam wins the
race' written as a conditional (if...then) statement?
 A Truel [3/6/1995]

You and two of your friends get into a dispute and decide to solve it
with a "Truel", a three way duel.
 The Truel [10/13/1998]

A truel is a duel with three participants, rather than two. Whom should
Mr. Black shoot first to survive?
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