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**JaneFairfax****Member**- Registered: 2007-02-23
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#66. Which mathematician coined the word **fractal** in the 1970s?

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**ZHero****Real Member**- Registered: 2008-06-08
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If two or more thoughts intersect, there has to be a point!

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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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.

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**JaneFairfax****Member**- Registered: 2007-02-23
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**ZHero****Real Member**- Registered: 2008-06-08
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If two or more thoughts intersect, there has to be a point!

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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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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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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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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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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#71. Who said 'Tis better to reign in hell than serve in heaven'?

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

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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#72. Who is a lexicographer?

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**JaneFairfax****Member**- Registered: 2007-02-23
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**careless25****Real Member**- Registered: 2008-07-24
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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Well done, JaneFairfax and careless25!

Both the answers are correct!**Excellent!**

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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#73. Who is a 'Psephologist'?

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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#74. Who is a taxidermist?

#75. Who is a philatelist?

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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#76. What does 'adroit' mean?

#77. What does 'emeritus' mean?

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**ZHero****Real Member**- Registered: 2008-06-08
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If two or more thoughts intersect, there has to be a point!

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Answer to #75:

Correct, ZHero! Well done!

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

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

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**careless25****Real Member**- Registered: 2008-07-24
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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Correct, careless25!

Excellent!

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

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**JaneFairfax****Member**- Registered: 2007-02-23
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*Last edited by JohnnyReinB (2008-11-01 03:06:32)*

*"There is not a difference between an in-law and an outlaw, except maybe that an outlaw is wanted" *

Nisi Quam Primum, Nequequam

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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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?

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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#83. You all know what democracy and aristocracy mean. What does plutocracy mean?

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**JaneFairfax****Member**- Registered: 2007-02-23
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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Answer to #83:-

On the dot, JaneFairfax!**Very well done!**

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