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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:18 pm    Post subject: How good is your mathematical sense of humour? Reply with quote

A bit of fun for all you mathematicians

http://www.theguardian.com/science/quiz/2013/oct/21/mathematical-humour-quiz

I got the first four then n^0 more :lol:

You scored 4 out of a possible 10

You deserve an A level in arithmetickle. :lol:
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You scored 5 out of a possible 10

You deserve an A level in arithmetickle.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You scored 7 out of a possible 10

Well done, you have earned a degree in geometeeheehee.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You scored 10 out of a possible 10

One day, you might join the writing team behind The Simpsons, which includes nerds who have degrees and PhDs in mathematics. One of them, Jeff Westbrook, even held a senior research post at Yale University.

(I'll admit I had to guess on three of them)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got these two wrong:
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8. What is the world’s longest song?
Correct answer: ℵ1 Green Bottles Hanging on the Wall

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You answered incorrectly
10. What did Bertrand Russell say to Alfred North Whitehead?
Correct answer: “My Gödel is killing me!”

Can someone explain?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You scored 7 out of a possible 10

Well done, you have earned a degree in geometeeheehee.


Though I guessed on a few.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An abelian grape! What a hoot! :lol: :lol: :lol: :|

I got that one wrong, but I lucked out on two others.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

richk449 wrote:
Got these two wrong:
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8. What is the world’s longest song?
Correct answer: ℵ1 Green Bottles Hanging on the Wall

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You answered incorrectly
10. What did Bertrand Russell say to Alfred North Whitehead?
Correct answer: “My Gödel is killing me!”

Can someone explain?


I got 10 out of 10

Both results come from set theory. ℵ0 is the cardinality (the "size" of the set) of the natural numbers (the integers are the rationals have the same cardinality as well). Sets with cardinality ℵ0 are referred to as "countable": ℵ1 is a strictly larger cardinality (the Continuum Hypothesis, an optional axion, states that cardinality of the real number is ℵ1). Such sets are "uncountable".

Alfred North Whitehead, Bertrand Russell (who formed Russel's paradoz - The Library of Congress card catalog lists all card catalogs that do not list themselves. Should the Library of Congress card catalog list itself?) and Gödel (of Gödel's incompleteness theorems) are all prominent figured in the development of axiomatic (ZFC) set theory
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

salahx wrote:
The Library of Congress card catalog lists all card catalogs that do not list themselves. Should the Library of Congress card catalog list itself?

Democrat answer? Of course it should, because that would cost more thereby increasing tax revenues which should always be maximized because you'd only spend it on beer and cigarettes anyway.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

salahx wrote:
richk449 wrote:
Got these two wrong:
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8. What is the world’s longest song?
Correct answer: ℵ1 Green Bottles Hanging on the Wall

Quote:
You answered incorrectly
10. What did Bertrand Russell say to Alfred North Whitehead?
Correct answer: “My Gödel is killing me!”

Can someone explain?


I got 10 out of 10

Both results come from set theory. ℵ0 is the cardinality (the "size" of the set) of the natural numbers (the integers are the rationals have the same cardinality as well). Sets with cardinality ℵ0 are referred to as "countable": ℵ1 is a strictly larger cardinality (the Continuum Hypothesis, an optional axion, states that cardinality of the real number is ℵ1). Such sets are "uncountable".

Alfred North Whitehead, Bertrand Russell (who formed Russel's paradoz - The Library of Congress card catalog lists all card catalogs that do not list themselves. Should the Library of Congress card catalog list itself?) and Gödel (of Gödel's incompleteness theorems) are all prominent figured in the development of axiomatic (ZFC) set theory


More specifically, Godel showed that the aim by mathematicians (or philosophers, depending on who you ask) like Russell to axiomatize arithmetic is impossible. That's why his Godel is killing him.

I believe the continuum hypothesis states that there is no cardinality strictly between aleph_0 and aleph_1. See Continuum hypothesis
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who is Godel? :roll:
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wildhorse wrote:
Who is Godel? :roll:


Kurt Godel (with two dots over the "o") is a mathematical logician. Wiki him.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my head hurts, lol. All I know is that Bertrand Russell was a brilliant mathematician and logician and proved that 1 + 1 = 2
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You scored 7 out of a possible 10
Well done, you have earned a degree in geometeeheehee.

on topic:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJQWtGm3eIs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fmb3TCvlETk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JOAoiX1LHA
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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my head hurts, lol. All I know is that Bertrand Russell was a brilliant mathematician and logician and proved that 1 + 1 = 2
I like the guy talking about it being a bit late to prove it in the 20th century :)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

juniper wrote:
wildhorse wrote:
Who is Godel? :roll:


Kurt Godel (with two dots over the "o") is a mathematical logician. Wiki him.


if you are too lazy or too dumb to write ö, the write it oe.

Everything else marks you as an idiot.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

energyman76b wrote:
juniper wrote:
wildhorse wrote:
Who is Godel? :roll:


Kurt Godel (with two dots over the "o") is a mathematical logician. Wiki him.


if you are too lazy or too dumb to write ö, the write it oe.

Everything else marks you as an idiot.


Real languages don't need funny dots and slashes.

and speaking of language, your second sentence makes no sense.

of course, in order to get the joke about Godel, you have to pronounce it "girdle". Presumably, because that's the germans say it.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

juniper wrote:
energyman76b wrote:
juniper wrote:
wildhorse wrote:
Who is Godel? :roll:


Kurt Godel (with two dots over the "o") is a mathematical logician. Wiki him.


if you are too lazy or too dumb to write ö, the write it oe.

Everything else marks you as an idiot.


Real languages don't need funny dots and slashes.

and speaking of language, your second sentence makes no sense.


well, at least I did not exchange some important letter for a completely different one while educating wildhorse.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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well, at least I did not exchange some important letter for a completely different one while educating wildhorse.
He probably stayed at the Hilton "Dusseldorf" Hotel. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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energyman76b wrote:
well, at least I did not exchange some important letter for a completely different one while educating wildhorse.
He probably stayed at the Hilton "Dusseldorf" Hotel. :)

LOL US Canada


wow. you guys are really touchy about umlauts. the funny thing is I even mentioned them.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mmmmm. Bacon and cheese umlauts.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

juniper wrote:
wildhorse wrote:
energyman76b wrote:
well, at least I did not exchange some important letter for a completely different one while educating wildhorse.
He probably stayed at the Hilton "Dusseldorf" Hotel. :)

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wow. you guys are really touchy about umlauts. the funny thing is I even mentioned them.


Yes, we are.

How would you feel about Joonipa? Hm? Where do you come from? Känada? Does that look funny or strange?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
cokehabit wrote:
my head hurts, lol. All I know is that Bertrand Russell was a brilliant mathematician and logician and proved that 1 + 1 = 2
I like the guy talking about it being a bit late to prove it in the 20th century :)
The woman is funny as well
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What an extraordinary achievement and all you did was bring up his halitosis!
Yeah, David Mitchell is funny. He's very good at observational comedy
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

energyman76b wrote:
juniper wrote:
wildhorse wrote:
energyman76b wrote:
well, at least I did not exchange some important letter for a completely different one while educating wildhorse.
He probably stayed at the Hilton "Dusseldorf" Hotel. :)

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wow. you guys are really touchy about umlauts. the funny thing is I even mentioned them.


Yes, we are.

How would you feel about Joonipa? Hm? Where do you come from? Känada? Does that look funny or strange?


I'm cool.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cokehabit wrote:
pjp wrote:
cokehabit wrote:
my head hurts, lol. All I know is that Bertrand Russell was a brilliant mathematician and logician and proved that 1 + 1 = 2
I like the guy talking about it being a bit late to prove it in the 20th century :)
The woman is funny as well
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What an extraordinary achievement and all you did was bring up his halitosis!
Yeah, David Mitchell is funny. He's very good at observational comedy


I love david mitchell.
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