# Message from ChillS in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #homework-help

When they subtract terms in the example, they're kind of cherry picking which to subtract first. It's not written in a strict mathematical way, so it flies under the radar. Imagine you said s = 1+1+1+..... You could say s -s = (1+1+...) -(1+....) = 1, yet s-s should be 0.

So you can point out that it's not written in a very precise way.

That makes sense. The proof isn't valid because it relies on a specific way to subtract the sums which doesn't follow mathematical rules.

Do I have that right?

@JC17-OR correct, the proof relies on the sum being the same if you are allowed to rearrange terms, but you are not guaranteed to be able to do that if the series is not absolutely convergent

Or you could say that they are using a different number of terms in each series in order to get the result that did. Which means that they didn't acttually double s, since s and 2s should have the same number of terms. If both series have the same number of terms, they end up with 2s-s = 2^N - 1, where N is the number of terms.

@JC17-OR You can also just prove that the series diverges just by making the terms rigorous:

Define S_n = sum i from 0..n of i^2

Then S = lim n->inf S_n

S_n you can compute explicitly, because it is a finite sum you can do:

2\*S_n - S_n = 2\*(n+1) - 1

i.e. S_n = 2^(n+1) - 1

so S = lim n-> inf 2^(n+1) - 1 = inf

That makes alot of sense.

Any thoughts on the 4th problem. My teacher hasn't been much help and my classmates are as lost as I am.

I figured I could take out the 1/sqrt(2pi) and have the integral e^(-x^2/2), integrate that and do the Taylor series that way, but that didn't work out.

@JC17-OR Unforunately I have to eat dinner now, but here is the lead, the derivative of F is f(x), but you know the taylor series for f(x), just take the taylor series for e^x and plug in (-x^2) where x is

So the taylor series for F is just the antiderivative of the taylor series for e^x * 1/sqrt(2pi) with (-x^2) plugged into x

Thanks for the help!

@JC17-OR You're welcome! Here's the full demonstration in case you want it:

F is the antiderivative of f so first find the taylor series of f:

f(x) = (1/sqrt(2pi)) * e^(-x^2)

taylor series for e^y is:

e^y = 1 + y + y^2/2 + y^3/3! + y^4/4! +...

plug in y=-x^2

e^(-x^2) = 1 - x^2 + x^4/2 - x^6/3! + y^8/4! -+...

so f(x) = (1/sqrt(2pi) * (1 - x^2 + x^4/2 - x^6/3! + y^8/4! -+...)

so F(x) = (1/sqrt(2pi)) \* (x - x^3/3 + x^5/10 - x^7/(7\*3!) + x^9/(9\*4!) -+...)

Does anybody have an idea for the power series from the given Taylor series?

@JC17-OR do you mean the radius of convergence?

because the taylor series *is* the power series

Anyway I forgot to mention the radius of convergence is infinity, because f(x) is a probability density function, so the integral of f(x) for x from -infinity to infinity is 1.

I'm dumb that's what I meant to say. I figured it out, thanks for all your help.

@JC17-OR You're welcome!

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Need some help with a math problem @here

I have to solve a linear inequality problem:

A delivery driver makes $52 each day that she works and makes approx. $8 in tips for each delivery. If she wants to make $220 in one day at least how many deliveries does she need to make?

Isn't that just 220 = 52 + 8x

Is the $52 a base pay?

If so @Jacob is correct

Is is not (220 - 52) \ 8 = x

Oh jacob beat me to it. Jacob wrote the more proper expression tbh.

Do you solve for x or just leave it as that expression?

Solve for x

You solve for X but he got you started.

Since you get "approximately 8 dollars per tip' the answer will be "about" (whatever x is ) deliveries

Okay that makes sense.

Thanks. Your goy here can't do maths to save himself

Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. This one's pretty basic though. I used Kahn Academy alot in college when I had a foreign teacher who didn't explain things in an articulate manner.

I'm in a learning support math class since my ACT score wasn't high enough to be eligible for me to enroll in the primary math course required for my major.

So I have to take this class and then college algebra class and then hopefully I'm done

Kahn's really good if you prefer to learn with videos

52(base pay) + 8x(tips per delivery >or= to 220

8x >or= 168

x >or= 168/8 = 21 deliveries

At least 21 deliveries in a day