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#1 2013-12-09 11:23:03

bobbym
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Look at this!

Hi;

Saw this when I was browsing Wiki answers.

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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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#2 2013-12-09 13:07:29

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It's likely due to the fact that when you google "is 0 a rational number?", the first creditable result is from MIF.

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#3 2013-12-09 13:41:06

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Hm, it's nice that the guy had enough decency to credit MIF.


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#4 2013-12-09 21:43:57

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Both of you are correct!

I predict millions more members by the end of the week.


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 2013-12-09 23:22:01

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Just millions ?  It'll be better than that if you express it as a percentage:

roflol

Bob


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#6 2013-12-09 23:43:49

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Cannot beat the math. smile


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#7 2013-12-10 01:55:25

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∞% or 99999...%

Or my favorite probability question:

A guy has two cars. One of them is green. What probability do you assign the color of the second car knowing that he was born on Wednesday?


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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#8 2013-12-10 02:56:33

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Re: Look at this!

This is even cooler: Define: Dummy


'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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'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#9 2013-12-10 03:08:54

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bobbym wrote:

∞% or 99999...%

Or my favorite probability question:

A guy has two cars. One of them is green. What probability do you assign the color of the second car knowing that he was born on Wednesday?

Well, it's either green or not green, so I'd say 50%.


“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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#10 2013-12-10 03:14:27

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That was my answer too. I fully expected to be hailed as a genius. Instead she said I was a cretin. I told her I do not feel like a cretin but she said they never do.


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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#11 2013-12-10 03:16:28

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She? Hmmm...


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#12 2013-12-10 03:18:08

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Yes, she is a mighty professor. She is well modeled by A).


The next is...


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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#13 2013-12-10 03:25:35

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That's too bad. I hope she would have her own letter (F, maybe?).

I know what A is and who B (and maybe E) are, but, who are C and D? Are they just a concept of a kind of people or do they represent actual people?


“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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#14 2013-12-10 03:27:24

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Unfortunately for mankind they really exist and hold key positions. But they have many millions that are just like them.

The next is looking for a fast ship off the earth...


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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#15 2013-12-10 03:30:20

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Not really. I'm not leaving just because of some idiots.

So, C and D represent actual people?


“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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#16 2013-12-10 03:34:55

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The next is convinced?


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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#17 2013-12-10 03:41:13

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What are A, B, C, D... ?

What is the actual answer according to her?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
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#18 2013-12-10 03:49:28

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People in my quiz questions, haven't you seen them?

She does not talk to cretins, so I never did learn the answer. But grandpappyd used to say something similar.


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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#19 2013-12-10 04:04:47

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People in my quiz questions, haven't you seen them?

This is a response to stefy or me?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#20 2013-12-10 04:07:02

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To you, you asked who A,B,C,D and E are.


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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#21 2013-12-10 04:59:27

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bobbym wrote:

A guy has two cars. One of them is green. What probability do you assign the color of the second car knowing that he was born on Wednesday?

This may help:

according to the Gemini entry on

http://www.astrospeak.com/Is-Your-Car-C … 970235.cms

If you can afford platinum though I would suggest:

http://site.rctoyz.com/XQ062A_red_2

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#22 2013-12-10 05:02:07

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That is the correct answer!


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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#23 2013-12-12 02:47:03

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bobbym wrote:

guy has two cars. One of them is green. What probability do you assign the color of the second car knowing that he was born on Wednesday?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#24 2013-12-12 02:48:36

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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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#25 2013-12-12 02:54:15

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It was a sarcasm


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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