## #math - Sun 18 Feb 2007 between 21:27 and 21:38

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 ed this made all the difference. because the question was something like "prove that it's less" meanwhile the chapter said "it's more"what level of a student are you, KD? KD19 I'm not sureI'll go with any level ed I meant, are you in junior high school or are you doing your doctorate? KD19 can't I pick somewhere in between ed OK I'll allow it KD19 ok I'm somewhere in betweenprobablyI just like math, that's all ed i hate math. KD19 and I like the way knuth writes, so I figured I should give that book a trythen why are you doing math ed actually i dont hate iti am just awful at it KD19 ^^ya me too ed Like I am trying to do a question which i know is totally easy yet I don't see it KD19 but I don't quite enjoy things I'm really good at as muchthen it's not totally easy ed sure it is KD19 no it's not ed it's like this. 2+2 is easy, right? but only because you know what + is. I think the question I am trying to do IS that easy, I just don't know some pivotal fact. KD19 saying it's "easy" serves no other purpose than to put you downinstead of trying to grade its difficulty, try to get a millimeter closer to solving itand another, and another, until you're there ed I meant that it's not a complicated question that requires thought.it just requires some piece of information which i lack and i dont know what it is cyclicFifths ed: i hate it when that happens. ed cyclicFifths: I am glad I was able to properly convey the nature of my frustration. KD19 ed you probably have all the information necessary. use the information you have to generate related information up to the point where solving becomes trivialthat's the whole fun part ed KD19 - nopewanna hear the question? KD19 would you really like it if all problems let you skip that part and go right to the trivial thing?I know I wouldn'tok go ahead ed just a sec, let me format itthis is from learning theory. I understand the learning theory part. I just don't get the linear algebra part:Show that the VC dimension of the set of all closed balls in R^n, that is sets of the form {x in R^n : ||x - x0||^2 = r } for some x0 in Rn and r = 0 is less than or equal to n + 2.