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Showing steps for TrigExpand

If I enter a double equal sign and the following in Mathematica 10: == integrate 1/(1+x^4) Then wolfram alpha allows me to select a Step-by-step solution, which ...
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Clicking on “Show all results” in a W|A pod hangs Mathematica

I am trying the brand new trial version. I type in =Forest Gump, then the Enter key. The input turns into a box with a plus sign in the upper right corner. When I ...
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In WolframAlpha, how can I make a Scatter Plot without connecting points? [closed]

How do I plot a list of points without connecting the dots in WolframAlpha? I tried, for example, ...
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No connection to WoframAlpha with v10.1

I have a problem with my connection to WolframAlpha with the new version 10.1. And I can't figure out what causes it, because it works with version 10.0. Also, I have a connection to the data ...
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Transcendental Equation

After playing around with The Planck radiation law for the spectral energy density, (differentiation and setting equal to 0 to find the maximum wavelength"x") I'm stuck on how to deal with what I'm ...
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Mixing Wolfram Language & WolframAlpha Queries - How robust is it?

The advent of Mathematica in the cloud and linguistic input potentially transforms expectations of the Wolfram Language's programming model and its inherent robustness. An example of this comes form ...
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Find the volume & weight of a US$4,000,000 gold ingot

The other day I read that $4,000,000 worth of gold was stolen from a truck. I was wondering how much it would it weigh, and what would be the volume. Sounds like a good problem for Wolfram|Alpha or ...
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Median household income for each county in Maryland

I found that Wolfram|Alpha knows the median household income for every county in the US. I wanted to get a list of all counties in Maryland, and the median income in each county. The only way I could ...
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How to take (use, reuse) any data, returned by Wolfram Alpha?

Suppose I wish to use Boltzmann constant in calculations, and I queried it from Wolfram Alpha: Now, how to take any of selected values? If I copy paste I get garbage. How to perform?
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I have Mathematica, should I get Wolfram|Alpha Pro?

I have a nice and shiny Student license for Mathematica (version 10)! I also have an opportunity to get a discounted subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro. I love Wolfram language, and VNCing into my ...
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Why does this work with Wolfram|Alpha but not Mathematica? [closed]

I ran into this while doing some work today: It's the exact same syntax - and I expected that Mathematica would be more likely to be able to solve it, since oftentimes Wolfram|Alpha doesn't have ...
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How to query W|A, to get a list of asymmetric, bicubic and $3$-edge colorable graphs? [closed]

I'm interested in finding graphs with certain properties, like the smallest cubic bipartite asymmetric graph. While working on a related graph-theoretic problem, concerning edge-colrings, I came along ...
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Inverse Fourier Transform - wolfram alpha vs Mathematica 9.0

I'm facing an interesting problem. I'm trying to do this simple task: InverseFourierTransform[0.031622*Exp[0.4995ω^2], ω, t] Mathematica can't handle it for some ...
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Initial value problem with Laplace transform

How can I use Mathematica to resolve a Initial value problem involving Laplace-Transform? For example: Solve, using Laplace Transform, the following Initial value problem in [0,+∞] $$ ...
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How to ask for numbers that are relatively prime? [closed]

How do I run a computation on wolfram alpha that returns a list of numbers that satisfy an expression. For example gcd(k,24)=1, k=1..23 Given that, I want it to ...
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converting miles into inches from wolframalpha

I was creating a simple quiz. I noticed that wolframalpha converts 0.25 miles into 15800 inches while google converts it into 15840 inches. Is it a bug or did I make some miscalculation?
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Suppress connection to Wolfram|Alpha when making unit conversions

I want to speed up calculations with unit conversions. I suspect primarily that some units evaluate from Wolfram|Alpha. Any way to prevent this automatically, so that Mathematica throws ...
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Returning computable numbers from WolframAlpha

WolframAlpha["Apple company revenue", {{"Result", 1}, "Plaintext"}] Desired output 182800000000 ...
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How to create a new “person curve”?

Wolfram|Alpha has a whole collection¹ of parametric curves that create images of famous people. To see them, enter WolframAlpha["person curve"] into a Mathematica ...
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Subscript in Wolfram|Alpha [closed]

How can I make a subscript in Wolfram|Alpha? "_" does not work obviously. Can somebody help me out here?
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A femme is a wife is a Frau

As can be seen from LanguageData["Properties"] // Multicolumn Mathematica's translation capabilities seem to be very limited. It can translate month names, ...
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How to get Company Logo or Image

I can see that companies have a logo in Wolfram|Alpha when I type in their name but I can't get them in Mathematica. For example searching for Apple, Inc. in W|A one of the outputs is the Apple logo. ...
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What is going on here? (Wolfram|Alpha) [closed]

When I alter the input by removing a space next to the x, I get a completely different result on Wolfram|Alpha -- why is this? ...
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Flying to Australia

I want to compare different flight routes to Australia and their lengths. So far I have written: ...
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Converting in various currencies

I was just playing around with Mathematica converting some currencies: ...
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Known restrictions for WolframAlpha in CDF Player and PlayerPro

Are there any known (documented?) restrictions for the use of the WolframAlpha function in CDF-Player and PlayerPro? I only found this answer which mentions upper values for various license version, ...
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Make a table of changes in US coinage

I thought of an innovative use of Mathematica/Alpha that I think Stephen Wolfram would really love, but I can't figure out how to get it to work. The idea is to make a table that would chart the ...
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Want Wolfram|Alpha to assume $n$ is an integer [closed]

I would rather use Wolfram|Alpha on my iPad then Mathematica, so I need your answer to be applicable to W|A. I want to input a function or an expression in a way that Wolfram|Alpha will understand ...
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Plotting Time Series with call to Wolfram Alpha

I am trying to plot stocks showing some of the local maxima. As an exercise I first tried to load Apple's stock data from Wolfram Alpha with the following code: ...
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Strange message appearing when using Wolfram Alpha in Mathematica

I have Mathematica 9.0.1.0 and I've recently noticed that whenever I press the equals sign and type something like Sech[x]^2, I get the message: I then tried other search queries, such as p^2, ...
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Roughly how many times per day may WolframAlpha[] be used?

The integration of Wolfram|Alpha seems to be one of the (many!) major features of Mathematica 8. Earlier I was reading this Wolfram Blog archive and noticed quite a few articles talking about the use ...
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Mathematica unable to solve equation numerically while Wolfram|Alpha can

I want to solve the following equation 2 x == Sinh[x] Mathematica is unable to do so ...
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Check remaining Wolfram|Alpha calls

As Wolfram|Alpha calls are limited, and on the other side increasingly frequent, I'd like to be able to check how many calls am I able to make at a given time. Is there a function or system variable ...
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Plot various functions in different intervals [closed]

I need to do some really easy in WolfarmAlpha online. I want to to plot 2x for {1 to 3} and ...
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Second derivative implicit differentiation using Wolfram Alpha input?

How would you perform second derivative implicit differentiation using Wolfram Alpha input? The reason that I'm using WA input is that it gives you step-by-step solutions and I'm a first year ...
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Which Mathematica syntaxes are unavailable in Wolfram Alpha? [closed]

Do you get the sense that Wolfram Alpha plays dumb sometimes? Like sometimes I can get it to obey a Flatten command by itself, or maybe Flatten and Sort, but if I try to put that into a Table, it ...
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Getting FTSE indices in Mathematica

I'm not sure if this is the best StackExchange to post this question, but I figured it had more to do with the specifics of Mathematica than Quantitative Analysis so I've posted it here. Basically, I ...
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How to calculate a double indefinite integral [closed]

I need to calculate double integral as shown below. I used the Classroom Assistant palette to write the integral. How can I enter it as ordinary text, i.e., ...
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A list of cities in a time zone meeting a specified criterion

Is there a way to get Mathematica V9 or Wolfram|Alpha, given a city as input (e.g., "Urbana Champaign, IL"), to return a list of cities that fall in a time zone ...
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Permanently set options such as metric units for W|A queries

Mathematica lets me be so lazy that I don't even have to switch to a browser to check the weather report: The only problem is that it will automatically display the temperature and wind speed in ...
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Does Mathematica compute free-form-input on Wolfram servers?

I've just started to use Mathematica and I'm using the free-form input a lot. The computation time for simple problems seems to take a lot of time and my CPU isn't really used at all. I first thought ...
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Problem to plot GDP data coming from Wolfram Alpha

I'm working with economic data and realized that I could extract it directly from WolframAlpha using _Mathematica. So I did it. I extracted the GDP data of the country I'm studying. ...
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Formatting numbers for sending to the WolframAlpha[] function

I have a function that gives me a number of meters; how do I attach "meters" to it and send it to WolframAlpha? The function generating the result isn't a unit-aware calculation or anything: ...
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How to extract a possible closed form from WolframAlpha[] output

To find a possible closed form of a number, I can use the function WolframAlpha["6.38905609893065", IncludePods -> "PossibleClosedForm"] It returns a result ...
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Mathematica gives wrong result while Wolfram|Alpha is correct

Why does Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha give different results based upon the same code? I know Wolfram|Alpha's 7.85 is correct.
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Need a generalization of RootApproximant to recognize linear combinations over algebraic numbers

RootApproximant does a very good job when I need to recognize an algebraic number and when enough of its digits are known (or even when an unlimited number of ...
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Creating a function to simplify WolframAlpha query

When I can't remember an integral I usually just query wolfram and have it show steps. This was my naive attempt at trying to make a simpler function. ...
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How to I get a nutrition facts chart from WolframAlpha?

When I try just a few items such as WolframAlpha["1 whole wheat tortilla + 2 slices american cheese + 150 g steak + 2 tbsp beans + 150 g white rice"] I get the ...
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