Discussion about math, puzzles, games and fun. Useful symbols: ÷ × ½ √ ∞ ≠ ≤ ≥ ≈ ⇒ ± ∈ Δ θ ∴ ∑ ∫ π -¹ ² ³ °

You are not logged in.

- Topics: Active | Unanswered

**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
- Posts: 3,648

Good point.

Offline

**PatternMan****Member**- Registered: 2014-03-08
- Posts: 199

bobbym wrote:

I mean you must be joking since you said "I" to not liking mathematics.

Nope, I do not like it, I love it.

Pedantic as I am, you are.

"School conditions you to reject your own judgement and experiences. The facts are in the textbook. Memorize and follow the rules. What they don't tell you is the people that discovered the facts and wrote the textbooks are people like you and me."

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

Yes, but it is a sick, distorted, one sided love.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
- Posts: 7,660

Most math people I know are in a relationship. But it does take "finding the right person".

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

Offline

Does it happen by trial or accident?

'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.

Offline

**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
- Posts: 7,660

Without conducting a survey I would say that most relationships start while actively trying to find someone.

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

Offline

That is not what happens in fairy tales...

'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.

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

What happens in fairy tales?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

```
{{~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~}}
It is a time of darkness. While the Sultan is off fighting a
foreign war, his Grand Vizier Jaffar has seized the reins of
power. Throughout the land, people groan under the yoke
of tyranny, and dream of better days.
You are the only obstacle between Jaffar and the throne.
An adventurer from a foreign land, innocent of palace intrigues,
you have won the heart of the Sultan's lovely young daughter.
And in doing so, you have unwillingly made a powerful enemy.
On Jaffar's orders, you are stripped of your sword and possessions,
and thrown into the Sultan's dungeons. As for the Princess, Jaffar
gives her a choice, and an hour to decide: Marry him -- or die.
Locked in her room high in the palace tower, the Princess rests all
her hopes on you. For when the last sands drain from the hourglass,
her choice can bring only a throne for the Grand Vizier... a new reign
of terror for his long-suffering subjects... and death for the brave
youth who might have been...
Prince of Persia.
{{~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~}}
```

Oppan Gangnam Style!

'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.

Offline

```
+=+=+=+=+=
THE STORY!
+=+=+=+=+=
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
When you stowed away on a ship bound for Persia, little did you dream
that would fall in love with the Sultan's beautiful young daughter.
Still less could you have imagined that you, an unknown adventurer with
neither wealth nor title, would win her hand and be hailed by an
adoring population as the new Prince of Persia.
In fact, the Sultan has counted on marrying his daughter, if not to a
king, then at least to a prince whose wealth and stature would
favorably complement his own. The thought of giving her up to someone
such as yourself upset the Sultan so much that he nearly ordered your
head cut off on the spot.
Only the Princess's quick intervention saved your life. And only by
means of the most eloquent pleading (backed by copious tears) was she
able to persuade her father to grant your request. So it was that
Persia gained a new Prince.
This, at least, is how you remember it.
Until, one morning, you enter the throne room and find your place at
the Princess's side already taken by someone who bears a disturbing
ressemblance to you. Worse, even the Princess doesn't recognize you.
At a word from the "Prince", the Sultan's guards lay hold of you. This
is no time to argue. You break free and leap through the stained glass
window on the rooftop of the palace. With every guard in Persia after
you, you barely escape with your life by jumping onto a merchant ship.
As the wind carries you away from Persia, ever further away from the
Princess and the happiness that was all too briefly yours, you vow that
from this moment on you will live only to find your way back. You
don't know who your enemy is, nor how you will defeat him...but between
you and the solution to his mystery lies your greatest adventure yet.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
```

The prince must be Gangnam style

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

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

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

What good will dancing around horses do?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

Where does any of the two stories mention horses?

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

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

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

The prince must be Gangnam style

That is where.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

Dancing around horses is not the definition of Gangnam Style.

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

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

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

Then why on earth is he doing it!

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

Just because it is nt a part of the definition does not mean he cannot do it.

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

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

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

But how do you know it is not part of the definition?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

Because i know what the definition is.

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

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

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

There have been plenty of princes around before and none of them have even heard of that.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

Heard of what?

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

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

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

That gingkoba style.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

bobbym wrote:

What happens in fairy tales?

Forget about the Gangnam style, those two codes answer this question.

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

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

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

Forget about the Gangnam style

Gladly! I do appreciate it.

You mean about being forever alone?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

The codes in #34 and #35.

I do not appreciate forgetting the Gangnam Style

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

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

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

I do not think that the OP will find those codes the complete answer.

I do not appreciate forgetting the Gangnam Style

The what?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline