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immuno

06-11-2012, 10:08 AM

When I was in college (the 1st time), there was a small poster on the wall detailing an equation... The equation was then written a different way, but was still equal to the first.. Then written a different way again, etc... Eventually the first equation and the last equation were NOT equal even though all equations "next" to each other balanced. Do any of you guys know what I'm referring to? It would be fun to have a copy of that.

itwasntme184

06-11-2012, 10:12 AM

how is that possible?!

immuno

06-11-2012, 10:16 AM

how is that possible?!

There resides a man within the Ov'r 35 misc who knows that 2 + 2 = 5 for extremely large values of two, who I'm hoping will reveal the mechanics of this special mystery. :)

When I was in college (the 1st time), there was a small poster on the wall detailing an equation... The equation was then written a different way, but was still equal to the first.. Then written a different way again, etc... Eventually the first equation and the last equation were NOT equal even though all equations "next" to each other balanced. Do any of you guys know what I'm referring to? It would be fun to have a copy of that.

Have no idea what you're trying to recall, but it's a given that almost any formulation, when the order is changed, will result in a different "ending", whatever that might be. But lol, I know that you know this. Just trying to recall the poster for ....old times sake?

mslman71

06-11-2012, 10:18 AM

http://mathtricks.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/1-2-proof.jpg

I'll leave it as an exercise to the reader to figure out why this doesn't work :)

There resides a man within the Ov'r 35 misc who knows that 2 + 2 = 5 for extremely large values of two, who I'm hoping will reveal the mechanics of this special mystery. :)

LOL, Orwell........

ckprax

06-11-2012, 10:20 AM

Usually these are a simple issue of order of operations or rounding. Here is one we were shown in school

1/3 = 0.33333

1/3 + 1/3 + 1/3 = 1

0.33333 + 0.33333 + 0.33333 = 0.99999 /= 1

immuno

06-11-2012, 10:29 AM

Just trying to recall the poster for ....old times sake?

Pretty much, yes. :)

http://mathtricks.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/1-2-proof.jpg

I'll leave it as an exercise to the reader to figure out why this doesn't work :)

A+B=A /= A+A=A wut? lulz

This might turn into a fun thrad. I have to run, but will ck back later for kewl maths or random pics of boobs if all else fails. :)

mslman71

06-11-2012, 10:30 AM

Pretty much, yes. :)

A+B=A /= A+A=A wut? lulz

Remember, A=B

-=FLEX=-

06-11-2012, 11:08 AM

I'll leave it as an exercise to the reader to figure out why this doesn't work :)

Because you can't divide by zero. (A-B)=0

(Going from line 4 to line 5)

tobymax123

06-11-2012, 11:14 AM

I'm far from a math whiz, but it's simple to find where that series of equations breaks down. Line 4 does not lead into line 5.

crupiea

06-11-2012, 11:18 AM

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Dave76

06-11-2012, 11:28 AM

As stated, division by 0 makes anything meaningless. That thing starts breaking down at line 3 which says that 0=0. From that point, meaningful mathematical operations cease.

jamacdon

06-11-2012, 12:28 PM

As stated, division by 0 makes anything meaningless.

Unless we're talking group theory ;)

Brackneyc

06-11-2012, 12:30 PM

As long as a person "feels" that 2=1, the argument is over.

latebloomingmom

06-11-2012, 12:36 PM

I "feel" a headache coming on....I'd like to kill the smartguy that first put letters of the alphabet into mathematics:(

WoofieNugget

06-11-2012, 12:43 PM

It's definitely in that line from 4 to 5 - that doesn't work out properly and the equation breaks down as soon as you substitute any whole number in, whether it is zero or 100. Not sure about what rule it is breaking though.

mtpockets

06-11-2012, 12:46 PM

On my fun meter, math rates up there with root canals and hemeroids.

latebloomingmom

06-11-2012, 12:53 PM

On my fun meter, math rates up there with root canals and hemeroids.o'rly...I have had both..they hurt less:)

As long as a person "feels" that 2=1, the argument is over.

Which was Orwell's point...............

mslman71

06-11-2012, 12:58 PM

Yep, that didn't take long :)

Nikonguy

06-11-2012, 01:36 PM

Came in to thread hoping for a question about running a marathon on a treadmill. I knew the answer to that one. :(

Bushmaster

06-11-2012, 02:50 PM

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iagsTXV5Xys/SvCVeHrV6pI/AAAAAAAACW8/xQ-kZ_TDh3Y/s400/Calculus_Joke.jpg

SP1966

06-11-2012, 02:58 PM

When I was in college (the 1st time), there was a small poster on the wall detailing an equation... The equation was then written a different way, but was still equal to the first.. Then written a different way again, etc... Eventually the first equation and the last equation were NOT equal even though all equations "next" to each other balanced. Do any of you guys know what I'm referring to? It would be fun to have a copy of that.

When I was in kindergarten (any of the times) I wasn't paying attention to things like that.

latebloomingmom

06-11-2012, 04:18 PM

When I was in kindergarten (any of the times) I wasn't paying attention to things like that. I recall graham crackers and milk and the hokey pokey:)

SP1966

06-11-2012, 04:18 PM

I recall graham crackers and milk and the hokey pokey:)

I recall being made to take my nap in the class bathroom, b!tches just don't understand. :mad:

latebloomingmom

06-11-2012, 04:20 PM

I recall being made to take my nap in the class bathroom, b!tches just don't understand. :mad:well now maybe if you would have been pottie trained by then it would not have been an issue:)

SP1966

06-11-2012, 04:22 PM

well now maybe if you would have been pottie trained by then it would not have been an issue:)

My aim was true!

When I was in kindergarten (any of the times) I wasn't paying attention to things like that.

I recall being made to take my nap in the class bathroom, b!tches just don't understand. :mad:

Let's just face it, Steve..........

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Brian Johnson...kiss my ass............ ;)

FlaIronMind

06-11-2012, 04:22 PM

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SP1966

06-11-2012, 04:23 PM

Let's just face it, Steve..........

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Brian Johnson...kiss my ass............ ;)

No disrespect to Bon, but i'm a Brian Johnson guy myself. And no, I was an angel, my Mommy told me so!

mtpockets

06-11-2012, 04:24 PM

When I was in kindergarten (any of the times) I wasn't paying attention to things like that.

kindergarten was the worst 3 years I spent in skool

latebloomingmom

06-11-2012, 04:27 PM

No disrespect to Bon, but i'm a Brian Johnson guy myself. And no, I was an angel, my Mommy told me so!all mothers must tell their children this...it's part of the mother's oath ya know..how would it sound mumbling to yourself

"debil, debil, debil ..." everytime your kid walks by?

No disrespect to Bon, but i'm a Brian Johnson guy myself. And no, I was an angel, my Mommy told me so!

Fcking youngsters! :rolleyes:

kindergarten was the worst 3 years I spent in skool

I spent 8yrs in high school, and I can assure you that I am one of the most educated people you will ever come to meet.

SP1966

06-11-2012, 04:30 PM

all mothers must tell their children this...it's part of the mother's oath ya know..how would it sound mumbling to yourself

"debil, debil, debil ..." everytime your kid walks by?

It would sound the same as it does when I say it as others kids walk by!

SP1966

06-11-2012, 04:32 PM

Fcking youngsters! :rolleyes:

Bon Scott = Personality

Brian Johnson = Attitude

I like the older stuff, but the newer was almost always more powerful IMO.

latebloomingmom

06-11-2012, 04:32 PM

It would sound the same as it does when I say it as others kids walk by!

heehee

well ya know what they say....angle baby...demon adult:)

latebloomingmom

06-11-2012, 04:33 PM

I spent 8yrs in high school, and I can assure you that I am one of the most educated people you will ever come to meet.I knew you were smart for a reason;)

Bon Scott = Personality

Brian Johnson = Attitude

I like the older stuff, but the newer was almost always more powerful IMO.

Could not possibly disagree more. Having said that...and to be totally candid....I think Brian was a brilliant replacement for someone who couldn't be.....replaced.

And if you want to see/hear power, go back and listen to their first few albums; they are raw as hell, and they rock hard. Simple, Mel Bay chords.....all done with elan...unlike anyone else playing such simple chords. This is the essence of AC/DC. I saw them for the first (and only) time one year after this clip I posted (with Scott). Honestly, it becomes a "Ford vs Chevy" argument, and at the end of it all....I like most of their works, period. :)

SP1966

06-11-2012, 04:49 PM

Could not possibly disagree more. Having said that...and to be totally candid....I think Brian was a brilliant replacement for someone who couldn't be.....replaced.

And if you want to see/hear power, go back and listen to their first few albums; they are raw as hell, and they rock hard. Simple, Mel Bay chords.....all done with elan...unlike anyone else playing such simple chords. This is the essence of AC/DC. I saw them for the first (and only) time one year after this clip I posted (with Scott). Honestly, it becomes a "Ford vs Chevy" argument, and at the end of it all....I like most of their works, period. :)

By personality I'm saying more in the humor side of his lyrics and delivery, vs. Johnson being more direct. To me the Scott era was more rock-n-roll, heavy yes, but the Johnson era was more on the heavier, metal end of the spectrum. And yeah, both are great. Ford FTW! :)

Ford FTW! :)

Gawd, I knew you were a loser! :p

:D

FlaIronMind

06-11-2012, 04:56 PM

Ford FTW! :)

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tmonkey

06-11-2012, 07:00 PM

http://chzragecomics.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/rage-comics-maybe-is-the-secret-ninja-answer.png

NerdAlert

06-12-2012, 12:09 PM

<Image Removed>If you paid for this course you should request a refund. :) The limit of 1/(x-8) as x approaches 8 is not infinity. It in fact does not converge.

mslman71

06-13-2012, 06:10 AM

If you paid for this course you should request a refund. :) The limit of 1/(x-8) as x approaches 8 is not infinity. It in fact does not converge.

Not entirely true... The two sided limit does not converge but it has two single sided limits, -infty and +infty depending on the direction of approach. From the positive direction, the limit is in fact infinity.

NerdAlert

06-13-2012, 06:24 AM

Not entirely true... The two sided limit does not converge but it has two single sided limits, -infty and +infty depending on the direction of approach. From the positive direction, the limit is in fact infinity.While you are absolutely correct about the one-sided limits (well done, btw!), the notation clearly indicates a two-sided limit. :)

mslman71

06-13-2012, 07:11 AM

While you are absolutely correct about the one-sided limits (well done, btw!), the notation clearly indicates a two-sided limit. :)

Yep.

I've spent hours fretting over the agonizing details of mathematical notations but for me it's ultimately always been tied back to explaining a physical phenomenon. If one understands the physical interpretation, say, in this case as a graphical representation of 1/(x-8), the problems with the notation sort themselves out naturally. The limit, as it was written, had no reasonable physical interpretation. That's when you have to go back and ask "are these really the droids you're looking for?"

boathead

06-13-2012, 10:04 AM

you all should shut your pi holes.

unless of course you want to talk some math that i can follow:

http://spotriposte.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/findx.jpg?w=300&h=161

NerdAlert

06-13-2012, 10:37 AM

Yep.

I've spent hours fretting over the agonizing details of mathematical notations but for me it's ultimately always been tied back to explaining a physical phenomenon. If one understands the physical interpretation, say, in this case as a graphical representation of 1/(x-8), the problems with the notation sort themselves out naturally. The limit, as it was written, had no reasonable physical interpretation. That's when you have to go back and ask "are these really the droids you're looking for?"

Ah, an engineer. :) Would you believe that the vast majority of mathematics has no physical interpretation and likely never will?

Frnkd

06-13-2012, 10:55 AM

http://mathtricks.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/1-2-proof.jpg

I'll leave it as an exercise to the reader to figure out why this doesn't work :)

This is the formula for divorce.

the 1 is what is left due to irreconsilable differences, cause by events that occurred in line 4

or is this a formula for same sex marriage?

Everything in life can be expressed mathematically.

mslman71

06-13-2012, 11:14 AM

Ah, an engineer. :) Would you believe that the vast majority of mathematics has no physical interpretation and likely never will?

It only becomes relevant when a physicist or engineer finds an application for it. Physical interpretation was the example I stated above, explaining or approximating a physical phenomenon (or process) was the requirement; two different things.

edit: I've been at this game a long time. I'm inclined to believe most anything.