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**Roraborealis****Member**- Registered: 2005-03-17
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Do you think you can count to a billion? Do you think that you know how to, and you know every single number, aand wouldn't get stuck on the way?

School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But - nobody's perfect, so why practice?

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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It depends which kind of billion.

If it's the English one (10^12), then I'd most probably die first.

If it's the American one (10^9), then I probably could, but certainly don't want to.

Why did the vector cross the road?

It wanted to be normal.

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**Jai Ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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I would be wasting close to 33 years of my life if i did (the American Billion), assuming I don't sleep!

*Last edited by Jai Ganesh (2005-07-20 20:32:21)*

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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