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Please help improve this question on whether nCk and nCn-k are topologically equivalent [closed]

This is the question at the moment: The original question was whether these two expressions are topologically equivalent, and I was was unaware that there was a theory which studies these symmetries. ...
Attila Vajda's user avatar
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What is the reason behind my question getting closed? [closed]

The following question was asked by me on Math StackExchange. I was trying to evaluate this integral: this integral $$ \int_{0}^{1} \frac{\ln (x) \ln^{2}(1+x) \ln(1-x)}{x} \ dx $$ I was stuck at the ...
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Over-zealous closure of what seems a perfectly good question

I see that Prove that $r+x$ is irrational. was closed less than 2 hours after its being asked. Now it seems to me that the questioner did everything right, including editing it for clarity and ...
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Was this question closed by a human or a bot? what more details could be added?

This question was closed because This question needs details or clarity. "can there be an infinite set S whose elements all contain S? [closed]" However, ...
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Query about question closed for "Needs Details or Clarity"

I had posted a question Query on reducts and core algorithm in Rough Sets [closed], where I was trying to understand a ppt example in Computational Intelligence subject. I gave the example, I gave the ...
Jaideep Shekhar's user avatar
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Why was this question closed/deleted for lacking context?

This question was closed, and the reason was lack of context. While I understand that an attempt doesn't equal context, I am confused as to what exactly was wrong with the post. The OP had made some ...
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Integral or Series Closed Form Inquiry

I know it's a dumb question still I don't have premium access to Mathematica or Wolfram Alpha, so I sometimes get stuck. Can I ask on Math Stack Exchange community for help finding the closed form of ...
Martin.s's user avatar
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My question was closed but now I have edited it [duplicate]

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Hard permutation question My question was closed and I did not get an option to send it for review even though I have edited it now. Please ...
Aayush Sethia's user avatar
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Can you explain me why my question was closed?

This question was closed for being "opinion-based". I honestly don't see how this relates to any opinion. The answer is actually written in the comments and was here pretty much from the ...
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How do I get my question deleted?

I cannot delete this question because "it has an answer", even when the "answer" does not even attempt to answer the question at all. It only repeats what I wrote in the question, ...
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What is wrong with my question on the definition of tangent plane?

I asked this question yesterday, and edited it today to include clarification. It is - I think - a fairly honest and straightforward question, and I have provided a detailed explanation of my thinking ...
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Why was my question down voted and deleted, even though I mentioned my level (learning on my own in the Internet) and showed source and my reasoning?

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Can a residue class $(a \textrm{ mod } n)$ have a negative $n$? My question is: could someone provide me feedback on why this question was ...
Gandalf The Manifold's user avatar
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How can I improve my question on the factorial formula?

I thought I asked a decent question but it has been downvoted. I don't know how I can improve it. Please provide suggestions.
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Is this number-of-subsets question appropriately structured for Math.SE?

This question has apparently been kicking around for about a week now. While the core content is interesting, at this point it seems to be mostly an opportunity for the poster to go on at length about ...
Steven Stadnicki's user avatar
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Stack exchange goes to different question than in URL

When I type in https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/47 into safari/chrome, checking its suggestions did not replace the URL, stack exchange goes instead to Can you recommend a decent online or ...
Тyma Gaidash ٠'s user avatar
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What can I do about my question being deleted?

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Riemann integrability of a function with infinite points of discontinuity I am a new user on mathematics stack exchange and my experience ...
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How should I rewrite the beginning of the linked post?

How should I rewrite the beginning of this post? It seems people aren’t commenting since it’s difficult to understand. Any suggestions are welcomed.
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I have written a wrong answer and have no means to correct it. What should I do?

I wrote an answer but later found that the method used was wrong. Moreover, other answers have already covered other methods and I can't think of a new answer (which could have been used to edit) . ...
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Should I split my (specific) post up into two questions after posting?

This is pertaining to my recent question What are the algebraic and geometric multiplicities of the eigenvalues of a Kronecker (or tensor) product?. I chose to ask about both the algebraic and ...
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Why is the answer not accepted?

I was trying to understand if it was true for the Dowker notation that every crossing gets an even and an odd number. The question was asked by somebody else. I think the answer is satisfactory but it ...
Niklas Rosencrantz's user avatar
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Is my queueing theory question completely misunderstood? [duplicate]

My question on queuing theory has been closed as "not about mathematics". It references a paper about ChatGPT, but that is completely incidental to the question. The question and associated ...
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Why did my question about Lie algebra software get closed?

I asked a question about mathematics software here, and the question was closed as "this question is not about mathematics." But there are numerous questions on this site asking for ...
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Closure of a question about terminology

Yesterday I asked a question about terminology and to my surprise it was closed and downvoted. I would like to understand why. Here is my reasoning: Usually there are good reasons for the choices of ...
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How can I make this question title less clickbaity? "Weird geometry problem with very elegant result"

I recently posted a question with the title "Weird geometry problem with very elegant result". While this title is truthful (I explain the weirdness in the body of the question, and the ...
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Please help me to get some feedback on why my question is closed [duplicate]

Question: Cases when iteration preserves commutativity I don't necessarily object, but I cannot understand why it was downvoted and then closed. This question is really specific. I tried to provide ...
Konstantin Vladimirov's user avatar
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Please elaborate why this question was deleted.

https://math.stackexchange.com/q/4599061/1020656 I asked this question some days ago and also got some clear answers.( though I didn't marked any answer at that time as accepted because on that day I ...
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What context is needed?

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: How to prove that the surface of sphere is measure zero. I posted the question with context, but it is said that additional context is ...
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Confusing rolling back of edits by the moderator

This recent question: Show that the $l_p$ norm of $x$ as $p\to 0$ is the support of $x$ was nominated to be reopened in meta after edits. It was then reopened by several other users. Here is version 4 ...
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Why was this question automatically deleted by the Community Bot on 08/13/2022?

Why was this question automatically deleted by the Community Bot on 08/13/2022? (And for no apparent good reason, that is!) I tried voting to undelete, but it says I can no longer vote to undelete, ...
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Why was my post was removed from the HNQ list? [duplicate]

Question: Why was my recent post: Side of the largest possible cube inside a cone? was removed from the HNQ list? Context: I do realize related general discussions (see below) but I don't feel right ...
InanimateBeing's user avatar
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Feedback on downvoted question

Yesterday, I asked the following question on conjectured values of certain factorial rational zeta series. It was downvoted twice, and upvoted once. I'm wondering where the downvotes have come from. ...
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Why was my question downvoted, and why won't people give advice when they downvote?

I was working through Griffiths' for quantum mechanics, and I came across some problems where we have to calculate expectation values. This motivated me to ask the following question: https://math....
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Why wasn't this question removed automatically from the HNQ list?

From previous discussions, I've come to understand that questions with MathJax in the title cannot become hot network questions, and that editing a title to include MathJax should boot the question ...
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Why should this question asking the proof of a statement in a book be deleted?

Added notes (upon request of clarification): No. This is not a direct request for undeletion as clearly indicated in the title of the question. Although it may have the side effect that people who ...
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Would this question be more suitable for Math Overflow?

I asked the following question, but I didn't get any answer, even after adding a bounty: Finite-sample confidence interval for the sample mean of N iid Beta-Binomial random variables Do you think I ...
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Why was this question on planar graphs closed like this?

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/4425339/must-all-graphs-fulfilling-euler-s-formula-be-planar I see no comments on it telling OP to improve something, nor do I see any issues with it except ...
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What is going on with these questions?

Today I stumbled upon two different (now deleted) questions. The format of the two questions was very similar: a question on measure theory (more specifically, on the exchangeability of a sum and a ...
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Why was my question on the objectivity of math heavily downvoted?

I posted the question Is math truly objective? which has been heavily downvoted (a score of $-9$ at the time of posting). I have requested the downvoters to comment on the rationale behind their ...
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Find comment or answer about notation

If I remember correctly I asked a question during spring 2020 about group theory or algebra and somebody wrote that they had an informal symbol for a generalized operation (I think it looked similar ...
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How do I write a better title and improve my post?

I am unable to write a proper title for my question. It is too long and I'm unable to define “non-piecewise” in my title: Is there a non-piecewise average extending the average from Hausdorff Measure/...
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Why was my 2012 question closed as a duplicate of a 2019 question? [duplicate]

Here's my 2012 question. It also has 45 upvotes and 33 bookmarks: Are there other kinds of bump functions than $e^\frac1{x^2-1}$? Here's someone else's 2019 question that mine was closed as a ...
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I don't like the way my current question was treated. [closed]

Update: the main post is reopened. I don’t like the way my last question was treated. All terms I used are standard and I got downvoted to -4 with no relevant answer.
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Questions from elementary beginners

I'm tutoring a high school student who is taking calculus for the first time. I've been trying to encourage her to become more interested in math, and so I thought it could be a good idea to teach her ...
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Why my edit to remove irrelevant commentary was rejected?

I suggested an edit to this question, in order to remove irrelevant commentary, like the intro: I have been out of school for a long time an have an assignment that I am finding hard to grasp, I ...
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Not sure why there is a huge number of downvotes on my question?

I don't understand the downvotes on my question here: Make $2$ cubes out of $1729$ unit cubes, expected number of times you have to paint I had shown my work so far, and was not asking for a complete ...
Emperor Concerto's user avatar
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Why has my question gathered so many downvotes?

My question: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/4323572/why-are-we-always-concerned-with-showing-and-proofs-in-math. I am not upset or angry that my question had been downvoted but just ...
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Deleted comments to post "Aproximating differential equation in maple"

Yesterday I asked a question in the post named Aproximating differential equation in maple. I received beneficial feedback and help but the help comments are not there anymore. Were they deleted or ...
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Receiving multiple close votes with old questions.

I am surprised to see someone flagged my questions — both asked long ago and had accepted answers — as missing context overnight. Question 1 was asked years ago, whilst I was writing an essay and ...
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How can I provide useful links which may answer a question.

I am currently looking at providing this user with a resource which may answer their question, however I cannot add this as a comment as I do not have enough reputation. I am not sure if I should post ...
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Why was my question closed as "unclear or needs details"

My original question What in the world is "unclear or needs details" about this question? I actually felt the question was a bit long and included some overkill. What needs to be improved ...
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