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ganesh wrote:

You Might Be a Mathematician if...

you are fascinated by the equation e^(i*pi) +1=0you know by heart the first fifty digits of pi.

you have tried to prove Fermat's Last Theorem.

you know ten ways to prove Pythagoras' Theorem.

your telephone number is the sum of two prime numbers.

you have calculated that the World Series actually diverges.

you are sure that differential equations are a very useful tool.

you comment to your wife that her straight hair is nice and parallel.

when you say to a car dealer "I'll take the red car or the blue one", you must add "but not both of them."

How many of them apply to you? and which ones?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**{7/3}****Member**- Registered: 2013-02-11
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I have to do all that to become a mathematician! It's easier to think that i am a mathematician.

There are 10 kinds of people in the world,people who understand binary and people who don't.

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Okay, but how many of them apply to you

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am afraid none of them. I am feeling very dejected. Can you make another list?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.****No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. **

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Agnishom's Scoresheet

you are fascinated by the equation e[sup]i π[/sup] +1=0 -Very muchyou know by heart the first fifty digits of pi. -

Only 40you have tried to prove Fermat's Last Theorem. -

Yesyou know ten ways to prove Pythagoras' Theorem. -

No, only two of themyour telephone number is the sum of two prime numbers. -

Unfortunately, it was odd, So I tried 65's telephone numberyou have calculated that the World Series actually diverges. -

I have no idea what an World Series isyou are sure that differential equations are a very useful tool. -

Yesyou comment to your wife that her straight hair is nice and parallel. -

Not Applicable right now but would surely be if I had a wifewhen you say to a car dealer "I'll take the red car or the blue one", you must add "but not both of them." -

Yes

bobbym wrote:

I am afraid none of them. I am feeling very dejected. Can you make another list?

Here you go:

http://img.spikedmath.com/comics/456-to … tician.png

*Last edited by Agnishom (2013-06-29 15:42:01)*

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Thanks for providing the new list. I have one of those.

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Would you please explain point 8 and 9 in the new list?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Those are two logic symbols. For all and there exists. But I do not get it.

The other one is incomprehensible to me. I only got 3.

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How much do you score on the first list?

How do you pronounce LaTeX?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I scored zero and am glad of it.

lah teck I am pretty sure.

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How can you score zero? Don't the following apply to you?

you are sure that differential equations are a very useful tool.

you comment to your wife that her straight hair is nice and parallel.

when you say to a car dealer "I'll take the red car or the blue one", you must add "but not both of them.

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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Agnishom wrote:

Okay, but how many of them apply to you

only 3

There are 10 kinds of people in the world,people who understand binary and people who don't.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It is understood I am only buying one. Who buys two cars.

I would never use any math on any woman. Not unless I despised her.

DE's are nothing more than approximations. Then to solve them one usually has to resort to numerics or linearize them further turning it into an approximation of an approximation.

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It is understood I am only buying one. Who buys two cars.

Does that stop you from using the XOR operator?

I would never use any math on any woman. Not unless I despised her.

Really? Would you use math on chocolate chips?

approximations.

You surely use them a lot

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I love XOR. My favorite command back in the old Z-80 days was XOR A.

Nope, I eat chocolate chip

You surely use them a lot

They do crop up in numerical analysis. But as you know I never do any physics.

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Z-80 was a type of game player?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Showing that the author of that page probably never even seen a Z - 80!

#3 of your second list is the one!

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Hi Agnishom

For #9: Do you know what those symbols mean by themselves.

For #3: I thought LaTeX was pronounced lay teck.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Knuth says lah teck.

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I do not know anything about the symbols

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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For all and there exists.

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I still do not get the joke

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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In mathematical logic the two symbols are used to express certain facts. For example:

Meaning:

For every x there is (at least one) y which is greater than x,

Or, even further simplified:

There is no largest number.

The thing is, it is very common to have an exists symbol right after the for all symbol, like in the expression above. So, the joke would translate to:

For all for-all symbols there exists a there-exists symbol.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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Good One!

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I can not tell the difference between Logic and joke Logic.

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