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**Hostible****Member**- Registered: 2013-05-31
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Since this site is all about making mathematics fun and simple members should bring important discussions such "Prove that 7^0 = 1. A mere greeting will not help.

I hope members are not hurt:(:(:( anyway!

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**barbie19022002****Member**- Registered: 2013-05-24
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Ya..we all know that maths is important...but more than that fun is important....and we do both together equally...and we are not hurt...Thanks for remembering us that maths...is also there to do...

Jake is Alice's father, Jake is the ________ of Alice's father?

Why is T called island letter?

think, think, think and don't get up with a solution...

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

Welcome to the forum.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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What do you mean by mere greeting?

'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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Hi Agnishom;

What do you think of this idea?

First we appoint an august body of members in mathematics. They are given the exalted title of Grandmembers! Then new members are required to write a 3000 word essay on some topic in mathematics that interests them. It is then submitted to the Grandmembers for their approval. Approval would be by secret ballot.

To set up this machinery, I propose a new thread with a poll just for the Grandmembers. There they could make the decision to accept, reject or behead the new applicant.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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

new members are required to write a 3000 word essay

I suspect you were thinking the same as me, but, in case, I'll say it anyway.

This requirement should be carefully judged, not only by content, but also by counting the words. After all, the applicant is trying to demonstrate he/she is a mathematician. So 2999 or 3001 just will not do.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

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: Harlan's World
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The essay must also be grammatically correct and written like the member's mother tongue is English. It must also contain two idioms, one of which is very rare in use. Also, it must contain at least 10 rare words, at least 5 archaic words and 3 words from Olde English.

Members will be required to know and love LaTeX and at least two programming languages (one procedural and one functional) and must be able to work around comfortably in at least one CAS.

Members which can make metaphors and analogies will be prefered.

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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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Members which can make metaphors and analogies will be prefered.

Would that be;

"Members who can make metaphors and analogies will be preferred" ?

But don't ask me to write it in Serbian.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

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: Harlan's World
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Does who include robots?

Thanks for the correction. Double letters always make my head spin. It seems my attempts at not becoming illiterate are just immensely unsuccessful.

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

It seems my attempts at not becoming illiterate are just immensely unsuccessful.

You write English like a native; in fact, the occasional mistake is essential if you wish to appear to be a regular, teenage, English guy.

What is equally stunning is your triple negative in the above sentence. I had to convert it into propositional logic just to get the sense of what you were saying.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

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: Harlan's World
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I was going to need a triple negative if I was to have as many words with double letters.

The double-letter word that amazes me the most is bookkeeper.

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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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Ok, then; here's a double letter challenge:

Construct a sentence using only words that each contain at least one double letter.

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: Harlan's World
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Wow, that is a hard one.

Bookkeepers commonly see eerie letters.

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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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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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eeire ? not in my dictionary?

B

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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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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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Oh, eerie. I thought you said eeire. Must get my eyes tested.

Happy Harry will keep getting letters appearing excessively, unless all sinners utter puzzling piffle.

BBoobb

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: Harlan's World
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Sorry, I did write eeire. I meant eerie. Did you use use a spelling "cheque err"?

Wow, that is a good one.

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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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