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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Saw this when I was browsing Wiki answers.

**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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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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It's likely due to the fact that when you google "is 0 a rational number?", the first creditable result is from MIF.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hm, it's nice that the guy had enough decency to credit MIF.

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Both of you are correct!

I predict millions more members by the end of the week.

**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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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Just millions ? It'll be better than that if you express it as a percentage:

Bob

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Cannot beat the math.

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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∞% or 99999...%

Or my favorite probability question:

A guy has two cars. One of them is green. What probability do you assign the color of the second car knowing that he was born on Wednesday?

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

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This is even cooler: Define: Dummy

'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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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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bobbym wrote:

∞% or 99999...%

Or my favorite probability question:

A guy has two cars. One of them is green. What probability do you assign the color of the second car knowing that he was born on Wednesday?

Well, it's either green or not green, so I'd say 50%.

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That was my answer too. I fully expected to be hailed as a genius. Instead she said I was a cretin. I told her I do not feel like a cretin but she said they never do.

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

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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She? Hmmm...

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, she is a mighty professor. She is well modeled by A).

The next is...

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

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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That's too bad. I hope she would have her own letter (F, maybe?).

I know what A is and who B (and maybe E) are, but, who are C and D? Are they just a concept of a kind of people or do they represent actual people?

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Unfortunately for mankind they really exist and hold key positions. But they have many millions that are just like them.

The next is looking for a fast ship off the earth...

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

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Not really. I'm not leaving just because of some idiots.

So, C and D represent actual people?

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The next is convinced?

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

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What are A, B, C, D... ?

What is the actual answer according to *her*?

'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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People in my quiz questions, haven't you seen them?

She does not talk to cretins, so I never did learn the answer. But grandpappyd used to say something similar.

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

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People in my quiz questions, haven't you seen them?

This is a response to stefy or me?

'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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To you, you asked who A,B,C,D and E are.

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

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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bobbym wrote:

A guy has two cars. One of them is green. What probability do you assign the color of the second car knowing that he was born on Wednesday?

This may help:

according to the Gemini entry on

http://www.astrospeak.com/Is-Your-Car-C … 970235.cms

If you can afford platinum though I would suggest:

http://site.rctoyz.com/XQ062A_red_2

Bob

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is the correct answer!

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

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bobbym wrote:

guy has two cars. One of them is green. What probability do you assign the color of the second car knowing that he was born on Wednesday?

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

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It was a sarcasm

'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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