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Proofs: What to do when you're out of timeEver had to write a proof on a test and you just have no clue what to do? Try one of these: "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." #2 20060510 12:10:35
Re: Proofs: What to do when you're out of timeProof of Easy: What part of "It's just obvious." don't you understand? igloo myrtilles fourmis #3 20060510 15:37:25
Re: Proofs: What to do when you're out of timeProof by contradiction : It cannot be false, therefore, it is true! Character is who you are when no one is looking. #4 20060510 21:34:48
Re: Proofs: What to do when you're out of timeThey are all excellent! "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #5 20060511 03:36:24
Re: Proofs: What to do when you're out of timeProof by my teacher said it was true. How can he mark that wrong? ;) A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #6 20060511 04:13:05
Re: Proofs: What to do when you're out of timeProof by Mod/Admin: "Prove me wrong, and I'll delete your post + ban you. Therefore I'll always be right." Last edited by Patrick (20060511 08:11:34) #7 20060511 07:33:19
Re: Proofs: What to do when you're out of timeProof by Photos: I have some interesting photos you wouldn't want published, so let's just agree that this is true, OK? "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #8 20060511 07:42:15
Re: Proofs: What to do when you're out of timelol! A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #9 20060511 08:50:55
Re: Proofs: What to do when you're out of time
Is that a corollary to proof by intimidation? "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." #10 20060511 09:42:59
Re: Proofs: What to do when you're out of timeProof by flattery: Wow, that theorem is exceptionally elegant. Its sheer beauty suggests its veracity. It's too pretty to be false. I salute you! El que pega primero pega dos veces. #11 20060511 18:31:53
Re: Proofs: What to do when you're out of time
Can't argue with HDog (Steven Hawking). lol. Last edited by Zmurf (20060511 18:39:08) "When subtracted from 180, the sum of the squareroot of the two equal angles of an isocoles triangle squared will give the squareroot of the remaining angle squared." 