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#51 2008-08-29 09:03:55

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#66. Which mathematician coined the word fractal in the 1970s?

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#52 2008-08-30 17:38:24

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If two or more thoughts intersect, there has to be a point!

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#53 2008-10-03 18:02:32

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#67. What is the difference between 'flout' and 'flaunt'?

#68. What does 'quod erat faciendum' mean?


It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

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

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#54 2008-10-04 00:30:09

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#55 2008-10-05 22:46:33

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If two or more thoughts intersect, there has to be a point!

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#56 2008-10-08 19:25:04

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Answers to #67 and #68:-
Both of you are correct, well done, JaneFairfax and ZHero!!!

#69. What is the difference between an egoist and an egotist?


It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

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

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#57 2008-10-09 18:12:58

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#70. How are adage, dictum, maxim and truism different from each other?


It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

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

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#58 2008-10-10 18:32:27

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#71. Who said 'Tis better to reign in hell than serve in heaven'?


It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

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

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#59 2008-10-16 23:42:59

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#72. Who is a lexicographer?


It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

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

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#60 2008-10-17 10:43:14

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#61 2008-10-17 12:01:25

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#62 2008-10-19 18:28:12

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Well done, JaneFairfax and careless25!
Both the answers are correct!
Excellent!


It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

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

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#63 2008-10-19 18:29:15

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#73. Who is a 'Psephologist'?


It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

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

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#64 2008-10-20 22:52:08

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#74. Who is a taxidermist?

#75. Who is a philatelist?


It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

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

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#65 2008-10-21 21:49:57

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#76. What does 'adroit' mean?

#77. What does 'emeritus' mean?


It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

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

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#66 2008-10-21 23:38:10

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If two or more thoughts intersect, there has to be a point!

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#67 2008-10-23 18:34:15

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Answer to #75:
Correct, ZHero! Well done!

#78. Who said 'The world is built upon the power of numbers'?


It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

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

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#68 2008-10-24 08:31:07

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#69 2008-10-30 22:08:56

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Correct, careless25!
Excellent!

#79. What does the word 'serendipity' mean?


It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

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

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#70 2008-10-31 07:52:13

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#71 2008-11-01 03:06:14

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Last edited by JohnnyReinB (2008-11-01 03:06:32)


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#72 2008-11-03 20:20:15

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Answers to #74 and #79:-

Both correct.
Well done, JohnnyReinB and JaneFairfax!

#80. What does the word 'exodus' mean?

#81. What does the phrase 'summum bonum' mean?

#82. What does the expression 'magnum opus' mean?


It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

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

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#73 2008-11-08 18:09:48

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#83. You all know what democracy and aristocracy mean. What does plutocracy mean?


It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

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

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#74 2008-11-09 03:10:01

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#75 2008-11-09 18:36:00

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Answer to #83:-
On the dot, JaneFairfax!
Very well done!


It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

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

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