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    Why does the determinant always equal zero for a matrix of consecutive numbers?

    Hi. Why does the determinant always equal zero for a matrix of consecutive numbers? This applies whether the consecutive numbers are in the matrix starting from smallest to largest, or vice versa. It also applies irrespective of whether they are entered row then column or vice versa, which...
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    probability of rocket launch failure

    hi everyone. My statistics/probability knowledge is unfortunately striving towards zero, therefore I would greatly appreciate any kind of input on the following: I have to calculate the probability of 6 consecutive successfull rocket launches. the "statistics" i can base this on are very...