Thursday, February 07, 2008

Mathematics

Teacher: Are you good at maths?
Pupil: Yes and no
Teacher: What do you mean?
Pupil: Yes, I'm no good at maths!
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Old mathematicians never die; they just lose some of their functions.
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Teacher: Did you parents help you with these homework problems?
Pupil: No I got them all wrong by myself !
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Teacher: Now class, whatever I ask, I want you to all answer at once. How much is six plus 4 ?
Class: At once!
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"God geometrizes" says Plato.
and here is the analytical continuation of this saying:
Biologists think they are biochemists,
Biochemists think they are Physical Chemists,
Physical Chemists think they are Physicists,
Physicists think they are Gods,

And God thinks he is a Mathematician.
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Golden rule for math teachers: You must tell the truth, and nothing but the truth, but not the whole truth.
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Why was 6 afraid of 7? Because 7, 8, 9.
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Teacher: Now suppose the number of sheep is x...
Student: Yes sir, but what happens if the number of sheep is not x?
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Math is like love; a simple idea, but it can get complicated.
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Now, please have fun to these below words....

Three men agree to share a cab from the airport into town. When they arrive, the meter reads $25. Each man gives the driver a $10 bill. She hands them five $1 bills as change. Each man takes one of the $1 bills. They give the driver the remaining two $1 bills as a tip.
Each man has now spent nine dollars and the driver has two dollars for a total of $29. Where is the other dollar?
Your challenge is to explain this paradox.


1 comment:

EYK said...

Actually, the cab fare is $25 + tip $2 (2x$1). So the total spending is $27.
So this equation corresponds very well with that three men's spending $27 (3x$9).
You'll get lost in this story if you add up the tip to that three men's spending, because the tip is already in the spending.
If you ever wanna get the spending round up to $30 (3x$10), try to add up the change $3 (3x$1).
Gut lak.. :D