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#21 plasmid

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:33 PM

If we're looking for a proof and a mathematical symbol
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:04 AM

If we're looking for a proof and a mathematical symbol

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Thanks plasmid for taking us out of the box.
With the pitcher and goggles, and infinity tho, I lost track of where the equation fit in.

You might be on the right track, but we're not quite there yet.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:53 AM

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:09 AM

According to Prime, my OPs give all the clues necessary to solve.

 

Let me point out two for this case.

Note that:

  1. The OP contrasts clever math - like differentiating x x's, which
    I think is very clever - with the answer needed to solve this puzzle.
    So the answer is not of that type.

     
  2. It asserts the equation can stand, with the addition of two things.
    Could it be as simple as saying 1 ten-dollar bill = 2 five-dollar bills?
    That would be adding two things, but those two things are so similar

    it really would not make a puzzle.
     

The "aha" moment should be forthcoming shortly. ;)
 


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:52 AM

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:07 AM

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:56 AM

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 12:10 PM

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:32 PM

Is the well-known mathematical symbol i ?

I mean,square root of -1?


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Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:33 PM

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Very nice wolfgang. Definitely honorable mention.
But the OP asks to add a symbol and a well-known proof.

I think this implies something about taking logarithms with base 1.

Is the well-known mathematical symbol i ?I mean,square root of -1?

Krishna, no, sorry that is not what I had in mind.
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