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**Molli****Guest**

money is cool:cool:

**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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I am not convinced. Say you have a billion dollars, but you are stranded on a desert island. Would you be happy then?

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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If boats came to rescue me and took me back to a normal place, I'd sure be happy.

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**chatalot****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-12-23
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Money isn't everything. The richest man in Australia (Kerry Packer) got kidney problems and died in his sixtys! And most rich people buy heeps of drugs and get spoilt, only to find that their money was waisted and them broke. But if I were rich most of my money would go to charaties.

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**Toast****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-10-08
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Heh, I don't think Bill Gates takes drugs (although i'm willing to bet Steve Ballmer does). Anyway, being rich shouldn't be your 'goal'. Money should just be there to help a little with reaching your 'goal'. So yeah, of course I'd be happy if I were rich, but it isn't everything either.

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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Money can be seen in different ways. In the eye of the beholder, it can do good and bad things.

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**meagan****Guest**

yea.

i have a few things to say

1.

drugs are bad.

hugs not drugs.

2.

money isn't everything but it

sure helps.

3.

money can be used in a

good way. for example.

when i become a movie

star i'm going to give money

to charitys and stuff like that.

4.

i spen my money on stuff

that helps ppl. like

product(red) everytime you buy

something the money

goes to stoping aids in africa.

srsly. half my clothes are from there.

**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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I agree with number 2.

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**∞****Guest**

I personally would rather know a million math things than have a million dollars.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmmm, a million math things. Do they have to be correct?

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**∞****Guest**

Yes, otherwise they would be useless.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Darn! That is going to make it much tougher.

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**∞****Guest**

Yes, that's what makes it so valuable and desirable (more than money).

**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Just a million things? That's not so hard. I can do it in one line:

QED.

Bob

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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If you had written out the equation for each of the million numbers, it might have been counted as a million maths things. But, like this, it's just one!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I like this one:

That is a millionth degree polynomial and I know all million roots. Each root is a fact.

*Last edited by bobbym (2013-03-10 01:42:12)*

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Stefy wrote:

If you had written out the equation for each of the million numbers, it might have been counted as a million maths things. But, like this, it's just one!

So you are arguing that 1000000 facts only exist if you say each one separately?

But isn't this one of the things that mathematical notation is used for?

eg. Multiplication of numbers is commutative:

You want me to write out all the values for a and b individually???

Bob

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I do not want you to write them. But if you want them to be separate facts, you would need to write them out separately.

Of course, first we need to agree on the definition of a fact, since it seems that's causing the problem.

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somebody wrote:

Money isn't everything in life, but be sure to earn enough before you think of such nonsense

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, but how much is enough? Is too much enough? But if it is too much then how can it be enough?

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.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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A double of your monthly fees (food, water, electricity,...) is enough for one month.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Double? And then double that again the next month? Sounds like a math riddle...

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.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Well, each month your fees are about the same, so each month nearly the same amount of money is needed.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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William Gibson wrote:

And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.

Hmmmm.

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.

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