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Abe Mantell

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returns 12/25/2016

Hello, I am a college professor of mathematics and regularly teach all levels from elementary mathematics through differential equations, and would be happy to assist anyone with such questions!

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Over 15 years teaching at the college level.


B.S. in Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
M.S. (and A.B.D.) in Applied Mathematics from SUNY @ Stony Brook

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Gabe04/12/16101010Thank you! Very detailed, much appreciated.
Jeffrey04/06/16101010Great example, even the knuckleheads I work .....
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2016-06-06 help:

Hello Aishwarya,    These websites should help:  http://mathforum

2016-05-23 How to combine two percentage (which may have overlap):

Hello Ahmad,    In this case we can use the well-known formula in probability: P(A or B) = P(A) + P(B) - P(A and B)    However, we only know P(A)=0.5 and P(B)=0.6, we need one more piece of info...either

2016-04-11 pattern:

Hello,    Problems like these are questionable without some kind of idea or theme.  The reason is that there are infinitely many "correct" answers (usually  only one "simplest" answer though).    I'll

2016-04-10 help:

Hello Aishwarya,    I am guessing your teacher means by "parallel" that they have the same priority  when performing the operations.  However, that is not true.  There is an abbreviation  we use, I hope

2016-04-06 Area of an ellipse/oval:

Hello Jeffrey,    Your instinct is correct.  Given a length of string tied at both ends, a loop, a perfect  circle maximizes the area formed.    You can see this with your example.  Take your water tubing


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