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Can I ask similar type of questions frequently?

Am I allowed to ask similar type of questions but not same questions frequently? Consider this and this for example.
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Would a question-series to understand a selected paper be on-topic?

I thought of doing a question series with the aim of understanding a paper. I would like to do it so that even undergraduates could understand. The motivation is of course that I want to understand it ...
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Is Math StackExchange aging?

I am just a relatively new user, so please correct me if I'm wrong. If you read about the questions with most votes in MSE, you can find that until the $35$-th of question, the questions are all ...
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Are math-based economics questions welcome here?

I asked a question on the economics stack about a dynamic, structural model. It's a self study question. The difficulty I'm having with it stems from me not knowing how to set up the problem ...
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Relating slit scan photography to linear algebra?

This should be ok but I thought I'd check, the FAQ suggests that it might not be. I wish to ask a question regarding a simple form of photography (slit scan) and its equivalence to 3D linear ...
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Is it ok to ask if a demonstration is correct? [duplicate]

I just posted a question, and explain the motivations (to get some advances on an open problem, but I don't even hope to solve it) I didn't answer totally to my question, but some further statements ...
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Should homework questions from advanced subjects be closed?

When I say homework question, I mean the kind of questions frequently seen where the question is just a direct copy of an exercise from a textbook without any work from the OP. These questions appear ...
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How should we deal with “sob stories”/gaming the system?

There are many questions where someone posts something along the lines of "my 4 year old daughter conjectured that: (math a 4 year old would obviously not know)". There was one recently where they ...
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What is the right place (on stackexchange) to ask questions concerning mathematical writing?

As a student working on my first academic publication, I have a ton of questions specifically about writing about math. For example: When should I state the full theorem rather than just its name ...
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Can I ask for someone to check a derivative?

So I did some maths and wonder if I did it correct. Is here to correct place to ask a question of the form: I need to find the derivative $\frac{dF}{dx}$ and here is my solution. Is this correct? As ...
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Unsure of wolfram Alpha Questions

I recently asked a question relating to plotting via Wolfram Alpha: How can I plot y vs x with multiple terms/variables? My question was closed as "Off topic" and "missing context". I can sort of ...
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Is how to draw a math-related picture on topic?

Is a question on how to draw a math-related picture (to be better understood) and what are generally accepted meanings of certain math pictures on topic?
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Why is asking how to make a topic on-topic on the main site being off-topic on meta?

How to ask the question about Poincaré's quote about mathematics? Why is this question off-topic on Math Stack Exchange Meta?
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Are posts of the kind “I wrote this proof, is it correct” valid for math.stackexchange?

I'm a programmer learning maths on the side while working. I find one of the best ways to learn is to try and come up with my own proofs from first principles. I suppose these will either a) be wrong ...
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Is it appropriate to ask questions about implementation of proof checker software on MSE?

I want to ask questions about how to best implement algorithms for software manipulation of first-order logic formulas. The algorithms would be written in pseudocode, and not specific to any ...
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What qualify questions to be in mathoverflow and not in math.stackexchange?

I have read that https://mathoverflow.net/ is only for the very advanced mathematics, such as upper graduate level or research level, counter to https://math.stackexchange.com/ which is for any ...
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On the appropriateness of some of my recent posts

Recently I've been trying to develop my mathematical writing style, which is largely informed by my experience on this site, into a longer form with an emphasis on interpretation of mathematics rather ...
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Is asking for a proof to be written on topic?

I have a rather complicated (relatively speaking) calculus equation that is true for all values greater then 0. I want to write a proof but the calculus is getting rather advanced. Is asking for a ...
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May I ask to check if my solutions to tasks from former tests are correct?

I will soon have a test...I feel very uneasy about the test, so as an exercise I'm doing tasks from former tests... And I feel pretty unsure about my solutions to these tasks as well... Frankly - may ...
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Coding a mathematical problem in Scilab or C++

As mathematicians need every so often to use programming in the process of a mathematical problem solving, may I ask a question regarding coding within this context? If yes, how can I text the code I ...
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Can a question be too easy? [duplicate]

As a reviewer of first posts (posts by new users) there seems to be a grey area as to what level of question is acceptable. This question (it has already been deleted 11/16/17 2:30 am EST) basically ...
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Is it OK to ask a question as a puzzle?

When I asked this question I did not yet know the answer. Even though I felt that I could probably solve it given a little time, I also felt that I had been able to formulate a question that was clear ...
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Are intuition-based questions off-topic?

I was perusing the "Close Questions" queue just now and noticed a common theme. It seems like a large number of questions involve gaining intuition about some result; most of them use the word "...
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May I ask my physical equation questions here?

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Centripetal Acceleration I'm interested in mathematical-physics and want to ask my equation questions here. So, I'm thinking that I'll post ...
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Can I ask a question for a tablet recommendation for doing mathematics?

With all the technology available, I've been thinking of getting a tablet for doing all my mathematical calculations, taking notes in class. Obviously there is a bunch of options of tablets in the ...
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Why don't we use a homework policy… like physics.SE?

I was reading Proposal: ban verbatim homework questions which have no accompanying text and I came upon some startling old statistics. Since 2013, the number of questions on this site has multiplied ...
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Is it okay to ask for recommendations for a graphing tool?

I want to graph a 2d surface in 3d Euclidean space and then plot multiple trajectories along the surface. Is it okay to ask what free graphing/plotting tool might be suitable on the main site and how ...
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How can this on-hold question be improved?

This recently asked question by a new user: How to solve the inequality $2xy > x^2-y^2$? is put on hold. OP wanted to solve an inequality and used WolframAlpha to get an answer. S/he did not ...
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Is this an appropriate question from this site?

I'm looking for a site where I can ask a question regarding the math education system in the US versus Spain. I asked for a site recommendation on the meta SE, and they suggested this site might be ...
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What is the deal with this “troll” question? [closed]

About an hour ago, an apparently brand-new user posted this absurd question. Because I suspect it will be deleted soon, here it is in full: Physics teacher gave really hard math problem I ...
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Can I ask about my chances in maths career or will I get flagged?

I've been thinking lately how good chances I have to achieve my goals as a mathematics researcher. I need someone who have enough experience in the field. I'm not sure tough, if Mathematics SE is the ...
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Is this question too broad? Would it be well-received?

So while I've known about the classification theorem of finite simple groups for a while, I saw the orders of the sporadic groups factored and noticed that all of them have very many small prime ...
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Where can I ask about a result?

It happens that I proved an elementary result about the commutant (or centralizer) of a matrix; the result is elementary but nice and can be useful; the method is also elementary. my first reaction ...
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Is it acceptable to share notes on mathematics meta?

In response to my question regarding the Collatz Conjecture, I received the following comment: "@GriffonTheorist697, I have done quite a bit of work on the Collatz problem from this angle, and I ...
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Can I Ask Questions About, and to Help, My PhD on Stack Exchange?

I am unsure on the etiquette of asking questions directly related to my PhD on Stack Exchange -- to be specific, I'm doing a discrete probability maths PhD. There are sometimes small technical ...
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Why has this question so many downvotes?

I just found a question Example of map from commutative ring to another commutative that preserves multiplicative identity and addition but NOT multiplication. that has 4 downvotes and is closed as ...
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Why I can ask question in MathOverflow and not here (MSE)? [closed]

Why I can ask question in MathOverflow and not here (MSE)?
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Are basic questions welcome here?

I asked a question yesterday about something that turned out to be an error in my understanding of the Quadratic Formula and radicals. I am taking Algebra I, far inferior to the majority of users on ...
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Is it appropriate to close every question that doesn't show efforts and/or lacks of context?

Yesterday this question was asked: Finding solutions to $2^x+17=y^2$, then it was closed and finally it was reopened. My concern is about if every question showing no effort or lacking of context ...
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Should questions based on single variable integration allowed?

I am not really a math user here, I'm mostly on chemistry.stackexchange. What I do know, is that integrals can be easily solved on this wonderful website. http://www.integral-calculator.com/ Simply ...
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Are questions about the syllabus appropriate?

Are these types of questions appropriate? In which syllabus in the U.S. Can the Poisson Distribution Formula be found? Why is technique $A$ not in Qualification $B$? And similar questions?...
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Can I ask this question here?

The question: Let $\mathcal{S}$ be the set of strings of length at most $100$, drawn from a finite alphabet $A$; for any $s \in \mathcal{S}$, $s = a_1 , . . . , a_{100}$ where each $a_j \in A$. Let ...
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Where to post Javaplex questions?

Javaplex (https://github.com/appliedtopology/javaplex ) is a software package for use in computing persistent homology in topological data analysis. Would questions for use with software like this ...
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Is it on topic to ask for a mathematical proof on Mathematics SE to solve a question on Electronics SE?

Yesterday I asked this question on electronics SE. The question is related to a three-phase electrical system and asks about what hypothesis should the system satisfy in order for the proof to hold ...
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UKMCs- United Kingdom Mathematical Challenges

Mathematical Challenges are a series of maths challenges run by Leeds University in the UK. Are questions regarding the rules allowed to be asked in Maths SE?
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Is simple mathematics for learners allowed here?

Are users encouraged to ask simple math questions in this forum as well? Most of the questions here seem advanced for a math learner.
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Should I ask about suggestions here?

Sometimes I need to ask for suggestions on studying and researching in mathematics but am not sure if those questions are suitable for this site. Some questions of this nature are: How many hours ...
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If I wrote an article related to math and ask for opinion in regard to my article, does it count as spam?

I wrote an article related to a mathematical subtraction equation. My question is, if I post a link to my article and ask for an opinion in regard to my article, does that count as spam?
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Is it appropriate to ask how-would-you-explain-to-a-beginner -style questions?

I have a couple friends that I involve as sounding boards for ideas. Sometimes I have a hard time translating some intermediate-to-advanced concepts to them, and I wonder if I can ask math....
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New formal theory based in ZFC

In mathematical textbooks (for instance the Kelly's General Topology or the Spivak's Calculus) a theorem has hypotheses and a thesis. In formal mathematics is different: A theorem of a formal theory ...