June 20th, 2014, 11:21 AM  #11 
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I was looking forward for your question. This can be done by counting endpoints of diagonals, I think, which avoids counting diagonals and their meetpoints altogether. The number of triangles in the interior of diagonals with three endpoints is $\binom{6}{3}$. The number of triangles in the interior of diagonals with four endpoints is $4\binom{6}{4}$. Similarly, the number of triangles in the interior of diagonals with five endpoints is $5 \binom{6}{5}$ (note that the diagonals with 5 endpoints must meet themselves in a hexagon) Thus, the number of triangles is $$\binom{6}{3} + 4 \binom{6}{4} + 5 \binom{6}{5} = 110$$ 
June 20th, 2014, 03:38 PM  #13  
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Code: prod(i=1,primepi(2014),g=2014;p=prime(i);(p^sum(j=0,log(g)\log(p),g\=p)+1))  
June 20th, 2014, 04:16 PM  #14 
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I'm amused by how similar our programs are and yet how different they appear. The prod syntax is nicer (no need for a temporary variable to hold the sum) but generating the nth prime at each step is inefficient. Not that it matters when you're only looping up to 2014, of course! I think we're ready for a new question? 
June 21st, 2014, 03:31 AM  #15 
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Here are the question, the one who gets one of the hard questions below gets the control. Easy : Let $f$ be a univariate complex function satisfying $f(x) = f(x + \omega_1) = f(x+\omega_2) = f(x + \omega_3)$ with $\omega_1, \omega_2, \omega_3$ being $\Bbb R$linearly independent. Can a function like that exist? If so, give example otherwise show proof. [Bonus point 2] Hard : Let $f$ be defined as above except $\omega_1, \omega_2, \omega_3$ being $\Bbb Q$linearly independent. Can such a function exist? If so, give example otherwise show proof. Hard (this one is for real analysis lovers) : Let $f : \Bbb R \to \Bbb R$ be a function such that for all $x, y \in \Bbb R$ one has $f(x + y^2)  f(x) \geq y$. Can such a function exist? If so, give example otherwise show proof. Balarka . Last edited by mathbalarka; June 21st, 2014 at 03:36 AM. 
June 21st, 2014, 04:39 AM  #16 
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What does it mean to say that the $\omega_i$ are $\mathbb{R}$ linearly independant? Aren't they constants?
Last edited by v8archie; June 21st, 2014 at 04:41 AM. 
June 21st, 2014, 06:22 AM  #17 
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\begin{align*} f(x + y^2)  f(x) &\ge y \implies f(x + y)  f(x) \ge \sqrt{y} \qquad \text{(the positive root since $\sqrt{y} \ge \sqrt{y}$)} \\[12pt] \text{For } a \in \mathbb{R}^+, n \in \mathbb{Z}^+ \qquad f(x + \frac{a}{n})  f(x) &\ge \sqrt{\frac{a}{n}} \\ f((x + \frac{a}{n}) + \frac{a}{n})  f(x + \frac{a}{n}) &\ge \sqrt{\frac{a}{n}} \\ f((x + \frac{2a}{n}) + \frac{a}{n})  f(x + \frac{2a}{n}) &\ge \sqrt{\frac{a}{n}} \\ &\cdots \\ f((x + \frac{(n1)a}{n}) + \frac{a}{n})  f(x + \frac{(n1)a}{n}) &\ge \sqrt{\frac{a}{n}} \\[6pt] \text{Summing the above equations gives} \qquad f(x+a)  f(x) &\ge \sqrt{an} \\ \end{align*} Then, letting $n \to \infty$ we see that $f(x+a)  f(x) \to \infty$. This is true for all $x$ and all $a \gt 0$ so no such function exists. Last edited by v8archie; June 21st, 2014 at 06:25 AM. 
June 21st, 2014, 06:47 AM  #18 
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June 21st, 2014, 06:51 AM  #19 
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June 21st, 2014, 07:31 AM  #20 
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I'm not familiar with the Basel problem. I first proved it to myself using l'Hopital's Rule on$$\lim_{y \to 0} \frac{f(x + y^2)  f(x)}{y} \ge 1$$ but I wasn't completely happy with the validity of the argument. 

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