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#1 2020-01-06 04:19:02

From: The Netherlands
Registered: 2020-01-06
Posts: 28

Math illiterate says hi...

Hey everyone,

I am an ol'skool software developer (ol' as in 1653 AD) from NL who came accross 'mathisfun' when looking for a simple explanation of y=mx+b.

You have to know that I was terrible with math at school and somehow never grasped the scribbles my teachers wrote on the blackboard (what on earth is that?), which they called 'algebra' or 'trigonometry' or something along those lines. (Imagine how blissfully empty my head must be...)

It took me about 2 months to understand (scratch that, instead: learned to use the formula without comprehending) the 'definition of a straight line'.

Now I use y=mx+b on a daily basis in my CSS for the webpages I create. Each time it works like a charm, if only I knew its purpose....

So, now you know.



#2 2020-01-06 13:44:07

Registered: 2005-06-28
Posts: 34,320

Re: Math illiterate says hi...

Hi renevanderlende,

Welcome to the forum!

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.


#3 2020-01-08 11:24:13

Real Member
From: Riemann Sphere
Registered: 2011-01-29
Posts: 24,965

Re: Math illiterate says hi...


Welcome to the forum.

I am glad you chose to convert away from being a math illiterate. Math is awesome!

'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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