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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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What?

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

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

I think this is the hardest question I ever posed, besides "Why?".

http://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic … 15#p212615

post #415

If you can learn that lesson you will succeed, I never could learn it...

**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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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hmmm... I still do not agree with that guy.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, I know but someday you will agree with me about something.

**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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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Something in particular or in general?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You did not get the joke or maybe I did not...

**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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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Well, it seemed to me you think I do nit agree with you on anything...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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No, no, no. I was making a joke, I think you meant him but since you did not say the name I was saying you said me. Hard to explain.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Uh-huh. I get it. But since I was talking to you, "him" couldn't be you.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It was an unclear reference so I was using that. And who says I think you do not agree with me ever?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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It was all a big misunderstand so just forget about it.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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No problem, but the point is he is right.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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He is not.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmm, much of success is looking good. If you can not ever solve a problem you will look like a schnook.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Since when do you care what other people think about you?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I was not talking about me. I was talking about you. You will have to fit in to society a bit better than I did. I know you will.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Passion for hard math problems will not change the way I fit in..

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmm, to write papers and publish you need to solve the problem. That means finding the right problems to work on. No publish, no eat, do you see the point?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I do.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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A man has got to know his limitations.

Everyone wants to solve the big ones but very few can. Take what that guy is doing with his supposed bust to calculus. Instead of being satisfied with doing math and having a good time, he thinks he is tremendously brilliant and is going to revamp all of mathematics. The result, he is barred from a hundred forums. He never has any fun, thinks everyone is robbing him of his rightful place in history and refuses to study any more math because he thinks all of it is lies.

The sad part is he is bright and hardworking. If only he had chosen to study math in the right way he would have succeeded, instead of being ridiculed he would be listened to.

**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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I kinda feel sorry for him.

Maybe he will be able to see the light soon. I sure hope he does!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Admittedly he is an extreme case and it is unlikely that many people would go that way.

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

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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**New Problem:**

**Three big urns contain water. 1 / 2 of the water in the 1st one is put into the 2nd urn. Then 1 / 3 of the water in the 2nd one is dumped into the 3rd one. Now here is the exciting part, 1 / 5 of the water in the 3rd urn is poured back into the first urn! How much of the total water ends up in the 1st urn after many repetitions of this incredible process?**

**A says) Impossibe to determine due to the Tarski paradox!**

**B says) 1 / 4**

**C says) 1 / 5**

**D says) Who is Tarski? Was he a waterboy?**

**E says) ( 1 / 4 + 1 / 5 ) / 2**

**What do you say?**

**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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Hi 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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