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#1 2013-02-07 14:56:28

Fruityloop
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Registered: 2009-05-18
Posts: 120

Difference between cents and dollars

Holy smokes!

http://verizonmath.blogspot.com/2007/08 … tomer.html

Unbelievable.

This reminds me of the time when I was playing blackjack and they payed 2 to 1 on a suited blackjack.
I received a suited blackjack and the dealer asked me if I wanted even money.
I tried explaining that because the payoff was 2 to 1 they couldn't just give even money.
The pit-boss came over and agreed with the dealer.
Sometimes people just don't get it.


The eclipses from Algol (an eclipsing binary star) come further apart in time when the Earth is moving away from Algol and closer together in time when the Earth is moving towards Algol, thereby proving that the speed of light is variable and that Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity is wrong.

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#2 2013-02-07 16:16:42

muxdemux
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Registered: 2012-12-23
Posts: 80

Re: Difference between cents and dollars

This is hilarious!

I think they were getting confused not only with dollars and cents, but with kilobytes and kilobits.

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#3 2013-02-07 19:21:14

anonimnystefy
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From: The Foundation
Registered: 2011-05-23
Posts: 15,522

Re: Difference between cents and dollars

Hi muxdemux

I think people know that there is a difference between them, but can never remember which one is which on its own.


“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

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#4 2013-02-07 20:20:11

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 86,366

Re: Difference between cents and dollars

Hi Fruityloop;

I also find it very "convenient" that youtube deleted your video. Can we say "payoff"?

A side point is that this is happening more and more. I was trying to download a series of vids and as the guy was posting them they were being removed. You only had a few minutes to get them before youtube decided that they should not be shown.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#5 2013-02-09 14:08:25

mathgogocart
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Registered: 2012-04-29
Posts: 1,426

Re: Difference between cents and dollars

Fruityloop wrote:

Holy smokes!

http://verizonmath.blogspot.com/2007/08 … tomer.html

Unbelievable.

This reminds me of the time when I was playing blackjack and they payed 2 to 1 on a suited blackjack.
I received a suited blackjack and the dealer asked me if I wanted even money.
I tried explaining that because the payoff was 2 to 1 they couldn't just give even money.
The pit-boss came over and agreed with the dealer.
Sometimes people just don't get it.

lolbold


Hey.

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