Saturday, February 26, 2011

MATHEMATICS GENIUS

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97 comments:

-t- said...

priceless

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heza said...

my boyfriend and I are both engineers. Thanks for the laugh!

Atli Viðar said...

yeah, you sure have to have an engineering degree to get these ones *cough*.

Witt said...

Yeah, good thing I'm a physicist...otherwise, these wouldn't have been funny at all.

(wink wink)

Jeff Kelley said...

rofl

arredja said...

yeah pretty funny. but im not an engineer nor am i a physicist. but i did stay at a holiday in last night :)

Aaron Reimann said...

This is very funny. People think that you have to have a degree to get the joke.

:)

aaron reimann

Sven Torpedo said...

Wow. Made my day.

anonymous said...

i'm glad i'm a rocket scientist ... so could get the joke ;)

But very funny, nonetheless.

Xander said...

Love the Limit! I hate 'em :(

Monsieur Pain Grillé said...

In #5: "Solving equation by one Blondie"? WTF does that mean?

Gary R. H. said...

Pretty funny, but shame on you for posting about students answers.

Matthew said...

Even though im just a passing high school student, found these funny:)

Vós Varneill said...

I love it!
Totally laughed my ass off :D

I don't have a degree, but I am a math major in college. Still, you really just need proficiency in high school math to get those jokes (and, I guess, a proudly nerdish humour).

Viksit said...

roflmao.

No, Really! :)

simpleton said...

Wouldn't 1six = 16?
:-)

hodesworthe said...

no, 1(six)=6

ken osborn said...

I can believe it having taught math and physics (HS) some 30 years ago. I was once asked by a student if I would let him leave class because "my brain is on fire and I need to find an extinguisher!"

Ken Osborn

ggghomie said...
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Doctor_Spankenstein said...

I don't have a physics degree--but I am a pompous, egotistical, self-important windbag. Thanks for reminding me of my intellectual superiority.

ggghomie said...

uhh... would not the lim x->8 be +/- inf unless approach defined? if x approaches from less then 8 it would be neg inf...

Atif said...

Nice one... :)

minghai said...

Its been a long time since Math classes but shouldn't the answer to question 2 be negative infinity?

suluclac said...

good job ggghomie!
oh, and by the way, most with undergraduate engineering degrees (and many with graduate) aren't that bright. So, don't pat yourself on the back too much.

Keith said...

They were all hilarious. The most funny one is the first, expansion of (a+x)^n.

adakadavule said...

the number line is a circle of radius infinity,0 n infinity r ends of d diameter.so basically,-infinity =infinity

thirtythrees said...

The difference between "less" and "small" is very difficult
(especially to explain to a 4-year-old. I think of them in terms of a
number line. The number line is a line that starts at zero and goes to
negative infinity on the left and to positive infinity on the right.
Something like this:


(to neg inf)<--------------------|-------------------->(to pos inf)
...-6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 ...

If you're comparing two numbers, you can say that the one farther to
the left on the number line is "less" and the one farther to the right
is "greater." "Less" and "greater" are concerned with *position*:
where the number lies on the line.

"Small" and "big" on the other hand are concerned not with position,
but with *size*. Zero is defined as the smallest number. The closer
something is to zero, the smaller it is. Size is a way to talk about
"absolute value." The absolute value of a positive number is just
that number, and the absolute value of a negative number is just the
inverse of it (so the absolute value of -4 is 4).

100 watts said...
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100 watts said...

Yeh, Extremely funny - I think I have an infinite laugh.. I will show them to my team of engineers next Monday....

uberstack said...

everyone is so rofl here.
i get this impression from the knowitalls: "my math is bigger than your math"
roflx2 <-- there's some math for you ;D

vageli said...

For question number 2, the limit is not infinity, the limit DOES NOT EXIST because x is approaching 8 from one side at y=-7.8 (although it gets infinitely closer to the asymptote) and also from y=3.35 (again, getting infinitely closer to the asymptote). Because none of these values can allow you to deduce the value at x=8, the limit does not exist, and most surely does not equal infinity.

bcimhe said...

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!

i love it.

bc

V8Torrent said...

vageli ..

the result of this limit is infinity.
what you do in this exercise is the closest possible to divide 1 by zero (which is impossible), so if you divide 1 by 0.000000000001 you'll get a big number... now let's put hundreds of thousands of zeros before that little 1 and you'll get a HUGE number.. as you know you could put as much zeros you want before that one. so the answer will TEND to infinity, and as this is limits, then the limit becomes infinity.

lac said...

Jeez! Where does all the engineering/physics hostility come from? Is there some kind of inferiority complex here?
Look...the original comment about being an engineer was not exactly relevant, but neither was it mean-spirited. The follow-up comment from a physicist was OBVIOUSLY tongue-in-cheek.
I don't understand these negative postings. I don't understand them at all.

Harrikiri said...

Very funny. Especially some posters here. Guess what, I don´t think you need that much intelligence to get the joke. You´re all just LOL!!!

kehmesis said...

I don't get it?

Konradman said...

i used to do this kind of stuff on math tests.

Baldo Mero said...

What a dissaster!
I were laughing for 5 minutes

The best: "find the X" XDDD

John D. said...

Well, lac, that's because you're not an engineer

Sydney said...

Might as well have a little math-go-round while we're on the subject, hehe.

It's correct to say that the limit in #2 does not exist. However, there are a couple different ways that a limit cannot exist, so limit = infinity is a good shorthand to say that it's unbounded. Most of the time it doesn't matter whether it is negatively or positively unbounded, so limit = infinity usually means positive or negative infinity. If it matters, generally you'll say limit = +(infinity) or limit = -(infinity).

Also, you can actually add infinity as a point that connects the real number line together in a circle. It's called the one-point compactification of the real numbers if you'd like to look it up. Then saying that limit = infinity is true and completely rigorous.

Charmaine said...

ha ha
Good one

Charmaine said...

ha ha
Good one

Bill Walker said...

hilarious, thanks

Nancy said...

My God!
It's really a disaster!!
the expand one is EXCLLENT!!!!
I'll try on my testXDDDD

Nancy said...

HA!!
It's really a disaster!!!
The expand one is EXELLENT!!!
Maybe I can try on my testXDDDD

UberKuh said...

Actually, if you consider that mathematicians tend to be superb at solving spatial problems and that this must by necessity reflect a common cerebral structural linkage, then, from an spatial standpoint, #4 is almost correct. For, if you rotate the left outside diagonal line of the radical sign 135 degress counterclockwise and rotate the horizontal division line 90 degrees either way to be vertical, then you have the shape of a square. This tells us in no uncertain terms that the square root of any number divided by that number reduces to the "root" of a square.

You guys just need more imagination. This is why students are failing their math classes today. Today, math is all about solving So-and-So's conjecture and So-and-So's hypothesis. Our grandparents didn't have time to make conjectures and hypothesize. Nobody cared if an ant could traverse a Klein bottle or a Mobius Strip. Our grandparents passed their math classes because they had to solve real math problems, like how many buckets of water to carry up a hill with a 45-degree incline so that they would have enough to wash their family's clothes for a week and beat the family next door by looking pristine at church. They had to know when they could sleep together without worrying about having their thirteenth kid. That's math!

UK

Fitz said...

You know, it doesn't really matter if the limit in #2 is right or not. The point is the response answer and a good laugh!

Let it be and stop over-analyzing.

Thanks for that!

Peggy said...

too, too funny! The comments are almost as funny as the original post :)

Santa Claus said...

have you got problems with math?
call us, we can help:

0 -- 3*2 -- 3^2*10 -- (sin[ß]/cos(180-ß))*8 -- (đ*sin[ß]^-2)*2.5 -- [(10x)(ln(13e))]-[sin(xy)/2.362x] -- (sin(arc.ctg.(2cos[ß]/2sin[ß])))*4

Laura said...

Hey, UK - it was my grandfather who showed me what a mobius strip was in the first place!

On the infinty problem, I think the 5 should have been the other way up in the answer. ;-)

I'm not an engineer, though I work with 30 of them, but I am a junior high math competition coordinator, and the answers on the competition exams are sometimes this funny.At least the kids try!

Esquared said...

ha, very niiiicce, twas quite funny, i must say

Maechi said...

quite funny, indeed; these have been around for a while, also in our math/stat's coffee room. A female colleague wondered - rightly so - why on earth this came through depicting women inferiorly.. ??

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Ksiegowy said...

Pozdrowienia dla wszystkich wspolpracownikow z Cerekwii :)

Sarah Jo said...

I'm not an engineer - i have a degree in psychology and I still understood - #3 and #5 were hilarious!!

marcosaurelio.com said...

the second one is superb!

john said...

i don't get it. they all seem correct to me

heart said...

I can't understand English.But Ican lauth this math!

lil_buckroo said...

I'm glad that I graduated from a Chinese high school so could get the joke

lil_buckroo said...

I'm glad that I graduated from a Chinese high school so could get the joke

anil raparla said...

now!!!this is called something innovative!...why not this is rational when edison sat on a egg to see if it hatches!!awesome maths!Nash will also have to think twice before he comes to conclusion after seein ur stuff [:P]

anil raparla said...
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michael said...

It's hard to believe that no one has pointed this out yet, but the limit in the second graphic is wrong.

I mean, you all know that 1/0 != inf, right?!?!?

jarkid said...
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jarkid said...

for up floor, that graphic is not incorrent, it's almost 5, not correct 5.

Hiren said...

hahahahhahahahahahahahahhahahahahah

HaNdOi4789 said...

Very impressive!....Such a genius!...using them AHEm common sense...^_^...must be asian?...xP

THERESA said...

haha awesome rocks my world! now.. why didn't mathematicians come up with this rather than all that stupid complicated ways. i say your Math major is paying off! :)

Theresa!

Freedman said...

That was good. Since I have been working with middle schoolers in math, I can totally see where these were going...

DJ DrZ said...

You forgot my favorite from Quantum mechanics.
The equation hamiltonian*Psi=E*Psi,
divides both sides by Psi, then Hamiltonian =E, and then E=h(nu).

The Dog said...

geez people. Heza and her boyfriend being engineers is relevant because they deal with math every day, not because they think all you poor smucks can't understand it. Get the fuck over yourselves.

Fancy Pants Elitist said...

I'm no engineer, I wasn't even good at Math, but I got this as well. Very Funny.

jimbo92107 said...

I got the joke, but not the math...

Oh, Jeeze, does that mean I have to vote Republican?

jimbo92107 said...

I got the joke, but not the math...

Oh, Jeeze, does that mean I have to vote Republican?

Goddam Liberal said...

I used to teach math at the U of Arizona. This brought back memories - I'd be lying if I said pleasant memories.

Red_Cleric said...

where did you get MY math tests?
Alan

Eric Haines said...

I can believe the first four are possibly real, but question 5 is not a real question - what could the answer be? I see nothing to do there, there's no actual question. So I have to believe it's contrived (but still funny).

badevlad said...

Ya plakal'...
Afftar, peshi escho!

GMax said...

Abassaka!

GMax said...

Abassaka!

Me said...

Pizdets! Tupi pendosy ne znayut matematyky! Ya v shoci!
Pendosy vy taki zh tupi yak i moskali!
Fuck them all!

Me said...

Dauny vy taki tupi sho ya z vas prosto ohuivayu! Na vas treba atomnu bombu kynity. I na moskaliv takozh!

Me said...

Stupid americans! All...

Natka said...

Hahaha!!! I'm a philologist (study languages and Literature) from Russia but I really enjoyed it!!!!!
Natalia Kharinova

empyrean said...

Santa Clause - I'm afraid that it DOES mean you have to vote Republican. I'm so sorry to be the one to tell you. Cute comment.

hybrid said...

lmao, made my day!
nice one;)

zacha said...

I just love this =)

..::Ice::.. said...

You don't need to be an engineer o a physicist to understand these jokes!

Thanks a lot dude a have a great time with this!

Naomi said...

Engineer. Female. Got it. Sent to my nuclear engineering son. He even got it.

Shark said...

these are just priceless... great work really :)

just to put a stop to those "1/0 != inf" posts, i'll do a little "explanation" of my own...

i don't wanna step too deep into math, so i'll keep it simple...

6/2 = 3 because 2+2+2 = 6... that means there are three 2s (3 twos) in a 6...

10/5 = 2 because 5+5 = 10, two 5s...

1/0 = inf because 0+0+0+...+0+0 will probably never be 1 (unless you are working in a cyclic group in which you DO have 0 dividers/factors)

maybe i didn't write it right, but you'll pretty much get the picture of "how many 0s does 1 contain"

and it doesn't really matter if the #2 is right or wrong, i think the point is not whether X approaches 8 (or 5) from the left side or the right side... but that's just my oppinion :))

on another note, here's a little something for the future readers:

a = a
a*a = a*a
a^2 - a^2 = a^2 - a^2
a(a - a) = (a-a)*(a+a)
a = a+a //divide by (a-a)
a = 2a
1 = 2
... i think this is a nice little thing to think about, is it ? and it pretty much relates to our ZERO problem *hint hint* :)

wahab said...

I wonder if lawyers would get this, I know engineers got it :p

Devine said...

Yeah! Truly priceless...

alischer71 said...

stupid american retards. riffle roffle.

Tsukasa said...

shark for ur little funny thing :), at the 5th line you made a division by 0 (a-a) and this is WRONG.

for your inf. matter, just look at the inf. the teach didnt put +/-inf, s/he just put inf. cause s/he didnt precise if the x approach the 8 from the left/right, and from this we say that the limit does not exist, cause from the two sides we get two different values +/-inf. , try to draw the graph and you'll see,

ps:no need to be graduated to get that :)

David said...

Damn guys. I'm a law student. I totally didn't get it. I wish I had gotten into Engineering to have this laugh.

Anonymous said...

Haha lets prance around like were smarter than the rest

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