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Re: Re: algebraic numbers

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  • Subject: [mg106175] Re: [mg106161] Re: algebraic numbers
  • From: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at austin.rr.com>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 05:58:26 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <hhc7a1$2o2$1@smc.vnet.net> <200912300912.EAA17052@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: drmajorbob at yahoo.com

The simplest algorithm for determining "what's the next term" is simply  
"fill in the first bubble".

Bobby

On Sun, 03 Jan 2010 02:42:21 -0600, Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl>  
wrote:

>
> 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.
>
>


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