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    Message to lazy auth

    Why do you write a book and provide solutions to selected problems? Whether it be even or odd or whatever number comes to your lazy mind that you choose, just what's your justification for giving a problem set like that?

    Ok I have my resources. I'll have to consult WolframAlpha as a 'check' to what I've ended up with whilst looking at your arrogance in the process.
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    Re: Message to lazy auth

    PeePee, you don't sound very hapPee...
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    Re: Message to lazy auth

    No, I'm not very happy. Obviously it showed. Please explain.

    PeePee? I can live with that. I can laugh at myself, can you?
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    Re: Message to lazy auth

    Eazee PP; was joking...
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    Re: Message to lazy auth

    Many publishers require that a text offer answers to some of the problems. Because it is a requirement, the author is more likely to half-ass it. Then, the publishing company likely also requires the author create a full answer key to be sold as a separate book. This is just the way texts are created. Take it up with the publishers if you want it to be different. Textbook authors barely make any money off of the book itself. They typically do it more for the advantage it may offer them in asking for raises or finding a tenure track position (based on what two of my professors who were writing textbooks told me years ago when I was in grad school). I assume their experiences were not unique.
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    Re: Message to lazy auth

    It makes me realise why sometimes I'm sat there with several books open on the same thing. One book might explain it better. Another might provide better more challenging problems.

    Could there be a book so written I don't need to look-up several others? I've witnessed it in librarys where each student has multiple books open simultaneously. It does make me wonder if a stand alone text could be written where one-size fits all where they occur in a series the more advanced you get.
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    Re: Message to lazy auth

    Having considered my argument I can take it further. I'll use MHF as an example. It's analogous to considering an OP receiving a plethora of responses from different members. Obviously the best of the responses is due to experience. So could experience produce a stand-alone text?
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