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## #1 2014-01-14 04:50:02

yazz
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Registered: 2014-01-14
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### hi all

hi i am yashwanth,in India. and i don't have big background . i am a student of 16 yrs.i love programming. (but not a pro ,i always wanna be one).and my recent google searches took me here.i am little attractive towards math and my school teacher is not innovative somuch.since programming requires lot of math knowledge,i hope you all can help me.you guys seems to be a big community.

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## #2 2014-01-14 04:55:32

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 103,832

### Re: hi all

Hi yazz;

Welcome to the forum. You are correct, programming requires a lot of math to do it well. Programmers who do not realize this will have a difficult time no matter how clever they are with their favorite language.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #3 2014-01-14 04:57:50

yazz
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### Re: hi all

yeah and you guys are interesting...

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## #4 2014-01-14 04:59:52

yazz
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### Re: hi all

and i am happy on receiving quick reply..bobbym

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## #5 2014-01-14 05:01:11

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 103,832

### Re: hi all

Math is an interesting subject when you are not being burdened by having to do it in a classroom. So I guess, if you are interested in an interesting subject then you become interesting.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #6 2014-01-14 05:21:58

yazz
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### Re: hi all

wow...i know you are a math genie...are you in programming as well...

Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a
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## #7 2014-01-14 05:27:06

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 103,832

### Re: hi all

I am not any type of genius unless a non math genius is a type of math genius. I started as a math type then became a programmer because I wanted to solve tough math questions using a computer. I thought that if I used a computer I would not have to use any more math. I was not very bright back then either. Then I found that I needed more math than ever before so I came back to math.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #8 2014-01-14 05:40:09

yazz
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Posts: 425

### Re: hi all

if you don't mind,can you share,what was your mindset when you were in my age..just to confirm that i am in right path..

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## #9 2014-01-14 05:49:17

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 103,832

### Re: hi all

Hi;

You are perhaps on a better path than I was. There was no internet and no  computers when I was your age. Naturally, there was no programming either. Math was taught in a manner that when we would enter a physics or chemistry class we were completely lost. We knew nothing of how to calculate a number. This effectively ended my dreams of being a biochemist or chemist.

Because I could not relate mathematics to anything in the real world I was always asking the question, what is this good for. So I say learn the computer first. Learn how to calculate real numbers on it. Then take up math. You will never ask the question that confused me so much.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #10 2014-01-14 05:55:27

yazz
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### Re: hi all

yeah i will..and thank you...

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## #11 2014-01-14 06:13:18

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 103,832

### Re: hi all

Hi;

But when a math question comes up come in here and post it.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #12 2014-01-14 06:22:46

yazz
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Posts: 425

### Re: hi all

yeah..and can i post my homeworks questions.i mean it seems you and your team can teach me better than my teacher.bcoz my math teacher is not so great and lively and friendly as you are..she only wants us to score up and up and quality education is lacking ..

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## #13 2014-01-14 06:42:17

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 103,832

### Re: hi all

Remember to show whatever work you have done. It is easier to assist when you know exactly where the questioner went wrong.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #14 2014-01-14 06:43:28

yazz
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Posts: 425

### Re: hi all

ok thank you..

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## #15 2014-01-15 00:00:34

ganesh
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### Re: hi all

Hi yazz,

Welcome to the forum!

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #16 2014-01-15 00:16:25

yazz
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### Re: hi all

thank you..

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## #17 2014-01-15 01:45:08

John E. Franklin
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### Re: hi all

Welcome to the forum!!!

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## #18 2014-01-16 09:43:49

ShivamS
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### Re: hi all

Hello yazz, welcome to the forum!
Though the curriculum is good, in a country as populated as India, teaching quality is something which often gets little importance. Nonetheless, the fact that you are trying to supplement that lacking with online resources is commendable!

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