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Why is mathematics the most boring class in school?
It’s not universally agreed that mathematics is the worst subject everyone has to study in school, but I would say the agreement is close to universal. Why is it so boring? Aesthetically, I prefer nonmiraculous explanations that don’t invoke unique, … Continue reading
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Help! I’m struggling with basic combinatorics!
I normally discard all homework questions (I get a lot). But georgiatehc is a cool kid and has been a loyal tumblr follower for quite a long time. So I wrote him a long answer summarising the spiel I used … Continue reading
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Climate Statistics
httpness: (studying statistics) Can there be a different standard deviation up and down? isomorphisms: Yes. it’s called a semideviation. (Or a quasinorm.) There are a lot of people who argue that semideviations and quasinorms are more natural than standard deviation … Continue reading
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