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Model [have/contains/includes/…] Parameter

Given a model, lets say x mapsto M(x;p1,...,pN), where x is the variable and p1,...,pN are the models' parameters. I would usually say "M has parameters p1,...,pN." Now I am talking generally about ...
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How to express combinations using “any […] by […]”

I'm writing a text in which I need to repeat combinations of k out of n - for example, "any 2 out of 6" - but I think something the likes of "any 6 by 2" would be more appropriate since the subject is ...
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Is there a fraction prefix for “(one-)third”?

I am a mathematician, working with things called 1⁄k-regular polytopes, dubbed thus by Conway. For the case of k = 2, as in ½-regular, it is naturally pronounced and written half-regular. However, I ...