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The mutilated Chessboardhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutilated_chessboard Character is who you are when no one is looking. #2 20061105 04:54:52
Re: The mutilated ChessboardI'm not sure why you think we're(mathematicians) are rigid based on that link, but it's an interresting way to solve the problem. I knew it beforehand though #3 20061105 06:48:00
Re: The mutilated ChessboardI agree with ganesh. A typical person would try a bunch of ways, and after a while, give up concluding that there is no way to do it. "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..." #4 20061105 09:08:12
Re: The mutilated ChessboardHow does this make mathematicians rigid though? #5 20061108 01:13:04
Re: The mutilated ChessboardAcceptance of proofs. Mathematicians no way accept a proof unless it passes the test 100%. Not 99.99%, only 100%. Character is who you are when no one is looking. 