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Am I allowed to copy some of the pictures from Math Is Fun for my Mathematics Project if I acknowledge it properly?

'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 believe so. MIF would like that.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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May I acknowledge to you and a few member(s) here for helping me to solve my trig problems?

'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'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You can acknowledge all the members you like who have helped you. You can also leave me out as a favor to me.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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I won't, few of them would be happy to see bobbym in our acknowledgement.

'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'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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My head is already large enough. It is so big in fact that I now have trouble coming and going to the store. You may leave me out from the acknowledgement but I hope that before I am through I will have convinced you and anonimnystefy of certain techniques. This will be a far greater monument to me than any award or plaque or acknowledgement. And my head has got bigger!

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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Did you mean sharper?

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

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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No, ego as your people call it and pride as we call it is the severest obstacle a man can face to his advancement.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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One can cut down his ego simply by looking at the huge lot of problems he can't solve. When I do that, I feel very very weak and dejected

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

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is very good. I do that everyday. But you must always strike a balance,

Overconfidence is a serious weakness but lack of confidence is death.

From the teachings of the Awakened One:

There is no point in saying that one should not doubt or one should believe. Just to say I believe does not mean that you understand and see. When a student works on a mathematical problem, he comes to a stage beyond which he does not know how to proceed, and where he is in doubt and perplexity. As long as he has this doubt, he cannot proceed. If he wants to proceed, he must resolve this doubt. And there are ways of resolving that doubt. Just to say I believe, or, I do not doubt will certainly not solve the problem. To force oneself to believe and to accept a thing without understanding is political, and not spiritual or intellectual.

It is also equally undeniable that there must be doubt as long as one does not understand or see clearly. But in order to progress further it is absolutely necessary to get rid of doubt. To get rid of doubt one has to see clearly.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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Is that Awakened one an m?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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No, the greatest m was pappym. A moral and good man. Had he got an education he would have far exceeded me. He is the real Abraham Lincoln.

The guy I was talking about in the quote was Guatama Buddha.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Agnishom wrote:

Am I allowed to copy some of the pictures from Math Is Fun for my Mathematics Project if I acknowledge it properly?

Yes you may!

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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Thnks

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'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Juliania
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Hi, is that a powerpoint presentation?

"What is the square root of 2? 1.4141592653589793238" Seriously, I thought it was that. Too round?

3.141592653589793238...

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Nah. We took printouts and submitted a hard copy

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Good job!

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Beautiful handwriting. Neat work.

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Thanks.

But why do you think that someone has written it with his/her hand?

'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 do not assume that. But that does not mean that it is not beautiful.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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ya, they are called Brush Script MT and Freestyle Script

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

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Thanks, your math project is nice.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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Achchha, can you read this handwriting?

'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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Yes, I can read it.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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