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#1 2006-01-27 13:52:24

Ricky
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Plus C

Two guys in a local diner were having a debate.  One thought that their waiter was a high school drop out, and had never seen anything as advanced as calculus.  The other thought that she did.

The first guy had to go to the bathroom, and while he was gone, the other called the waiter over to the table.  He told her that if she said, "one third x cubed" when he asked her a question, he would tip her an extra $5.

The other man came back from the bathroom.  The second guy said, "I bet you $10 she knows the integral of x squared."  The first guy said, "You're on."  So he called the waiter over, asked her the question, and she said, "one third x cubed."

The waiter turned to leave, but snapped back for one second, turned her head over her shoulder, said, "Plus C," and walked off.

Last edited by Ricky (2006-01-27 13:53:04)


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#2 2006-01-27 21:01:36

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Re: Plus C

LOL !!!

Now that is a true mathematics joke, wouldn't work anywhere else smile


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#3 2006-01-28 07:19:02

mikau
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Re: Plus C

lol. Good one. Yeah only a mathematician would understand. The absence of + C is probably the most common mistake made in calculus.


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#4 2006-01-28 08:20:30

Zach
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Re: Plus C

You referred to the waiter as female. Waiter is the male variation of the word.

Otherwise, it's quite funny.


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#5 2006-01-28 10:08:56

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Re: Plus C

Hmmm ... "Actresses" are being called "Actors" nowadays, and "Waitperson" is just too cumbersome ...


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