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### The speed of Sum[] varies strangely

I was curious about the difference in speed between Total and Sum. I found out Total was ...
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### Collect terms in a sum

Suppose I have this expression ...
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### How do I sum up p items in a sequence?

I have the following sequence list = {p1, p2, p3, p4 ....} I am summing up the p items as follows: p1 + p2 + 2*sqrt (p21*p2) = p12 p12 + p3 + 2*sqrt (p12*p3) = p123 p123 + p4 + 2*sqrt (p123*p4) = ...
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### Expectation taking unusually long to evaluate

I am trying to evaluate an expectation, but it is taking an extremely long time although the expression itself should not be too complicated. My code is ...
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### Alternating sum

A frog is at the bottom of a 30 metre well. Each day it climbs 5 metres up the side, but it then slips back 3 metres each night. How long does it take to reach the top of the well? Is there an easier ...
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### HypergeometricPFQ

I am trying to get a simple but relatively ugly result out of the following summation, however, mathematica gives me an expression which includes HypergeometricPFQ. Obviously, I am doing something ...
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### Summation for a function having singularity

I need to do summation of this function with Mathematica. For[t=0,t<500,t++;Sum[-Q*Log[Q],{k,-Infinity,Infinity},{n,-Infinity,Infinity}]] Q= Q1+Q2+Q3 where ...