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#1 2012-08-20 20:53:49

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Puzzle

I came across this puzzle here at mathisfunforum and it was really interesting solving this.big_smile

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#2 2012-08-20 21:07:26

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It does look like a tough problem.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.
 

#3 2012-08-23 00:22:16

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I know its not really tough but I just found it interesting.

 

#4 2012-08-23 01:33:57

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Hi;

If you enjoyed working on it then that is good. That is half of what they are there for.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.
 

#5 2012-08-24 00:26:57

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big_smile
Agreed.

 

#6 2012-08-24 00:31:43

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Which puzzle are you talking about?


The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
 

#7 2012-08-24 01:33:06

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Ho ho! You are just too funny.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.
 

#8 2012-08-24 04:18:54

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I was not trying to be funny. What is so funny about my post?


The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
 

#9 2012-08-24 04:25:37

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Sorry, I was driving at the same thing. Ever heard of the waiter and the soup story?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.
 

#10 2012-08-24 04:31:41

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That could refer to many things. You wouldn't mind telling it, right?


The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
 

#11 2012-08-24 04:36:31

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Customer:Waiter, waiter taste the soup.

Waiter: Is there something wrong with it sir?

Customer: Just taste the soup.

Waiter: Is it too hot?

Customer: Just taste the soup.

Waiter: Is there something disgusting in it?

Customer: Please just taste the soup!

Waiter:Okay, where is the spoon?

Customer: Ah ha!

I was being ironic while practicing my smalltalk. You did not notice that, so your post...


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.
 

#12 2012-08-24 04:39:16

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The first post did seem a little bit ironic. The second one didn't seem ironic at all.


The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
 

#13 2012-08-24 04:43:40

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I was going to go on and on with Jessica until I could go Ah ha and you have exposed it.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.
 

#14 2012-08-24 05:13:17

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Well, sorry about that. But somebody would say it eventually.


The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
 

#15 2012-08-24 05:18:06

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Hmmm. Are you sure about that?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.
 

#16 2012-08-24 05:37:17

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Yeah.


The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
 

#17 2012-08-24 05:41:56

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Okay, I guess it is settled then. Who do you think it would have been?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.
 

#18 2012-08-24 06:33:35

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I have my guesses, but I will not tell.


The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
 

#19 2012-08-24 06:37:33

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Hohohohohoohoh! That is a killer. Very good comments.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.
 

#20 2012-08-24 09:51:21

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How is this one funny?


The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
 

#21 2012-08-24 10:06:22

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It is funny because you do not have any idea.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.
 

#22 2012-08-24 10:13:17

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That is not true. I have at least two people in mind.


The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
 

#23 2012-08-24 10:17:17

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Two people? I can only think of one.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.
 

#24 2012-08-24 10:20:59

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Me?


The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
 

#25 2012-08-24 10:23:24

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Correctamundo!


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.
 

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