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#1 2014-02-09 11:37:07

brandondtran
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I'm old but I love this site!

Hi Guys,

My name is Brandon and I am currently in school studying computer science.

I was a very lazy and poor math student in high school.  I guess the main reason was because I was never shown how cool and relevant math is (especially in technology and computers)!

In college now, I've learned to really appreciate math.  It's amazing how often I come to mathisfun to learn the basic foundational stuff on which my advanced math and computing courses are built upon.

I hope to learn much more from this site and its members.



Brandon

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#2 2014-02-09 12:44:57

bobbym
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Re: I'm old but I love this site!

Hi brandondtran;

Welcome to the forum.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3 2014-02-09 13:59:18

ShivamS
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Re: I'm old but I love this site!

It's great that you have been able to encounter the great parts of math (one can argue they are all great, but a person does get bored when he has to solve 100 system of linear equations at school, which is what makes people dislike math).

Welcome, brandondtran!

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#4 2014-02-09 17:44:17

ganesh
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Re: I'm old but I love this site!

Hi brandondtran,

Welcome to the forum!


Character is who you are when no one is looking.

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#5 2014-02-09 17:44:25

anonimnystefy
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Registered: 2011-05-23
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Re: I'm old but I love this site!

Hi brandontran

Welcome to the forum! smile


“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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#6 2014-02-10 02:32:07

bob bundy
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Re: I'm old but I love this site!

hi Brandon

Welcome to the forum.  smile

btw.  You don't sound very old, if you're still in college.  I finally escaped from school 4 years ago.  (But as a teacher!) 

Some of us here really are old.  dizzy

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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#7 2014-02-10 15:35:05

anonimnystefy
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Re: I'm old but I love this site!

bob bundy wrote:

Some of us here really are old.  dizzy

I don't remember anyone being really old here.


“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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