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Re: algebraic numbers
On 2 Jan 2010, at 19:05, DrMajorBob wrote: > If one had the Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences handy, those SAT > questions could be interesting. But they'd still be nonsense. I think only their wording should be changed to something like: "find the simplest formula generating the sequence ... where simplest means requiring the least number of standard mathematical symbols to write down". These kind of questions, of course, should probably allow the possibility that the person answering the question finds an answer that is simpler than the expected one.