A week ago Sunday (10/15), the FoxTrot comic strip featured a

Sudorku where the grid included various math equations (hence the

*Dork* reference) in place of the usual starting digits.

It's pretty straightforward once you get the starting digits. For those that need some help, here are some clues:

(1/3)^-1 is the reciprocal, namely (3/1)^1 or just 3
For all the square roots, obviously only take the positive root
d/dx 3x means take the derivative. In general d/dx ax^n = nax^(n-1). So you get 1*3*x^0 or just 3
For the integral from 1 to 2, you do the reverse. x^2 becomes x^3/3. Taking this from 1 to 2 results in (2^3)/3 - (1^3)/3. That gives you 7/3. But it is multiplied by 3 to get you 7.
3! means *factorial* or multiplying all the numbers from 3 down to 1 (3*2*1) or 6.
The sum of k from k=1 to 3, is just 1+2+3 = 6
The log10(10) means that 10^x = 10. It's essentially the number of zeroes after the 1.
0101 is binary (base 2). This is 0*8 + 1*4 + 0*2 + 1*1 = 5
By the Pythagorean theorem a^2 + b^2 = c^2. Some common Pythagorean triples are 3-4-5 and 5-12-13
-(i^2). In complex numbers, i represents the square root of -1. So this is just -(-1) or 1.
FF-F8 is a hexidecimal equation. In hex, A-F represent 10 through 15. So FF = 15*16 + 15 and F8 = 15*16 + 8. The difference is 7.
sin(pi/2 radians) is the same as sin(90 degrees) = 1
I'll post the solution in a later post...