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## #1 2012-10-02 15:46:57

MathsIsFun

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

## #2 2012-10-02 19:25:26

anonimnystefy
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### Re: New Puzzles 2

Nice puzzles. After all those mince pies it is no wonder Horace is the heaviest of his friends...

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #3 2012-10-02 19:31:11

bobbym

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Hi;

Pure-Coincidence was the first problem I ever saw. My Mom showed it to me and I never forgot how amazing the solution was.

Hungry Horace reduces to three simultaneous equations.

horace = 50
tim        = 25
kate      = 35

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #4 2012-10-03 14:42:42

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Thanks Guys,

That was cool of your Mom, bobby. I will also add the equns to "Who Weighs What"

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

## #5 2012-10-03 17:53:52

bobbym

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Thanks MIF.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.