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PatTheGreat42
This is just another one of those thoughts that pop into my mind from time to time.

Lets say you have a recursive equation, a la the Fibanocci sequence, perhaps. Any ole equation will do, though.

Then, let's say, you start it off by plugging in entirely random numbers. Are the numbers you get out considered random, because they were created using random numbers, or are they non-random, because they were produced from an equation? Just curious.
Artelis
Well, it is impossible to plug in truly random numbers (chaos theory), but the numbers produced will be seemingly more random due to the effect of the equation.
Zampano
On that note, can the equation x=random be considered random or a true equation? By that you would get a totally random sequence of numbers, but since it was taken from a veritable equation, shouldn't it be considered a pattern since it was taken from an equation?
I supose maybe not because the pattern is different every time you calculate it.
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