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UICBioE240 problem 1.18

exp(pi/5*i) and exp(pi/5i). Is there any difference in result? Write yes or no as a string.

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UICBioE240 problem 1.3

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The Piggy Bank Problem

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Given a square and a circle, please decide whether the square covers more area.

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