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**Mayflow****Member**- Registered: 2014-09-24
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I have high school math and no more, but I do think math is fun and life is fun, so I hope to have some fun here and maybe learn a thing or two along the way, so I dip my toes into the waters here - no biting! :-)

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Hi;

Welcome to the forum!

What is your favorite color?

'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'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**Mayflow****Member**- Registered: 2014-09-24
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Hi, Agnishom. Transparent Blue with transparent green hues. Yours?

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi Mayflow,

**Welcome to the forum!**

My favorite color is sapphire Blue and my lucky number is 6. And yours?

*Last edited by ganesh (2014-09-24 01:01:10)*

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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**Mayflow****Member**- Registered: 2014-09-24
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Hey ganesh - like in that elephant from India? My fave number is 9 (decimal) 9 (hex) and 1001 binary.

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Mayflow,

Welcome to the forum.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

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

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

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

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**Mayflow****Member**- Registered: 2014-09-24
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Oh my gosh. Thanks Bob. That is really cool to me. Is this Hinduism?

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

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

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Mayflow wrote:

Hey ganesh - like in that elephant from India? My fave number is 9 (decimal) 9 (hex) and 1001 binary.

I adore elephants, I am named after Lord Ganesh..I pray for Raju, the elephant's well being.

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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**Mayflow****Member**- Registered: 2014-09-24
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I believe every being deserves freedom.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Welcome to the forum!

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Welcome to the forum.

I have high school math and no more,

According to Zeilberger that is all you need. I have been struggling to get that much all my life.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**Mayflow****Member**- Registered: 2014-09-24
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ShivamS wrote:

Welcome to the forum!

Thanks. Well welcome to ... er well, my being on the forum? The fun thing about math to me (and mind you, most of you will likely know a lot more math than I do) is that it is about how things (numbers and units I guess) relate to one another.

What does math mean to any and all of you, and what use is it do you think?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Hi Mayflow

Welcome to the forum!

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**Mayflow****Member**- Registered: 2014-09-24
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anonimnystefy wrote:

Hi Mayflow

Welcome to the forum!

Hi. Can't you have an easier to type name? Do you or would you like to have a nickname?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Many people here call me Stefy, so you can use that.

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**Mayflow****Member**- Registered: 2014-09-24
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bobbym wrote:

Hi;

Welcome to the forum.

I have high school math and no more,

According to Zeilberger that is all you need. I have been struggling to get that much all my life.

Struggle you do, success you will find, Yoda. It is only the good heart that becomes the champion. Math is a language made up by the mind of man, but math cannot explain the minds that made it up.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

I am afraid Yoda is incorrect there, success is an illusion.

Math is a language made up by the mind of man, but math cannot explain the minds that made it up.

I think you need philosophy for that, I just always wanted to know how many pears, apples and peaches can you distribute to 5 different kids.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**Mayflow****Member**- Registered: 2014-09-24
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bobbym wrote:

Hi;

I am afraid Yoda is incorrect there, success is an illusion.

Math is a language made up by the mind of man, but math cannot explain the minds that made it up.

I think you need philosophy for that, I just always wanted to know how many pears, apples and peaches can you distribute to 5 different kids.

Depends on how many fruits you have divided by 5, and if you want to distribute them equally.

Besides I am not Yoda. Isn't your Avatar of Yoda?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yep, that is the one and only Yoda.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**Mayflow****Member**- Registered: 2014-09-24
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Then I shall be as Kwan Yin, Goddess of the Sacred Wind. Her names are many. Yoda is accepted in her sacred fraternity, as are all.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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The thing I like most is the formalism and rigour.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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I think she is too tall for Yoda.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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How can you know without a point of reference?

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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