Albert Einstein's mom:

Albert, we have to make dessert for your school carnival. Can you help me make 8 pies, squared, so they will fit in the box. Thanks dear!

**Edited by Keith Rivich, 28 October 2021 - 09:03 AM.**

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Posted 28 October 2021 - 09:01 AM

Albert Einstein's mom:

Albert, we have to make dessert for your school carnival. Can you help me make 8 pies, squared, so they will fit in the box. Thanks dear!

**Edited by Keith Rivich, 28 October 2021 - 09:03 AM.**

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Posted 28 October 2021 - 01:38 PM

There was an astronaut who flew so close to the sun that he was able to touch it in exactly one spot.

After that, he was a real tangent.

Posted 28 October 2021 - 01:42 PM

When using the equation Y=1-T to understand how citizens react to changes in taxation, what happens when T>1?

A lot of T gets dumped in a harbor.

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Posted 28 October 2021 - 02:14 PM

When using the equation Y=1-T to understand how citizens react to changes in taxation, what happens when T>1?

A lot of T gets dumped in a harbor.

Boo!

Posted 29 October 2021 - 04:18 AM

Words from the mathematician's Bible"

And the Lord spoke to the animals, and He said, "Go forth and multiply!"

The snakes came up to Him and said, "Oh Lord, forgive us, but we cannot fulfill your commandment, we cannot multiply, for we are adders."

"Go and cut down the trees and build furniture out of them", said the Lord, "for with the aid of log tables, adders can multiply."

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Posted 29 October 2021 - 04:19 AM

Did you know that the first ever musicians were also mathematicians?

Their music was based off log-rhythms.

Posted 29 October 2021 - 04:20 AM

Never go bowling with a mathematician.

They always find the X's...

Posted 30 October 2021 - 07:16 AM

Why couldn't the mathematician cross the road?

Because he kept going half the distance.

Posted 30 October 2021 - 07:17 AM

An engineer, a physicist, and a mathematician have to build a fence around a flock of sheep, using as little material as possible.

The engineer forms the flock into a circular shape and constructs a fence around it.

The physicist builds a fence with an infinite diameter and pulls it together until it fits around the flock.

The mathematician thinks for a while, then builds a fence around himself and defines himself as being outside.

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Posted 30 October 2021 - 07:21 AM

What did the mathematician say that offended the non-binary person?

01001001 00100000 01100100 01101111 01101110 00100111 01110100 00100000 01101100 01101001 01101011 01100101 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 01110010 00100000 01101011 01101001 01101110 01100100

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Posted 30 October 2021 - 09:30 AM

Not a joke but VERY cool!

Are we supposed to find an error? The 5 o'clock is wrong. The sqrt(9!)-9/9 = 601.3952191...

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Posted 30 October 2021 - 10:10 AM

Are we supposed to find an error? The 5 o'clock is wrong. The sqrt(9!)-9/9 = 601.3952191...

The issue is it's written ambiguously (or just poorly / incorrectly). I think it's (sq rt 9)! -9/9 = (3x2x1)! - 1 = 6-1 = 5

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Posted 31 October 2021 - 01:52 PM

The issue is it's written ambiguously (or just poorly / incorrectly). I think it's (sq rt 9)! -9/9 =

(3x2x1)!- 1 = 6-1 = 5

The original was just plain incorrect, assuming a desired solution of "5" for the expression under discussion.

Yet two more errors appear in the above quote: (sq rt 9)! - 9/9 does not equal (3x2x1)! - 1.

And (3x2x1)! - 1 does not equal 6 - 1.

(sq rt 9)! = 3! = 6

(3x2x1)! = 6! = 720

That being said, the original clock-face was an attractive and clever concept. It's unfortunate that one error appears within it.

P.S. We all make misstakes (Oops! ). I've enjoyed dropping in on a regular basis to check out the jokes. Keep up the good work!

**Edited by Sketcher, 31 October 2021 - 01:57 PM.**

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Posted 31 October 2021 - 01:55 PM

Here's one that if not as imaginative at least is not presented with errors/typos

sq rt clock.JPG

This would be a great addition to a classroom.

Posted 31 October 2021 - 03:51 PM

The original was just plain incorrect, assuming a desired solution of "5" for the expression under discussion.

Yet two more errors appear in the above quote: (sq rt 9)! - 9/9 does not equal (3x2x1)! - 1.

And (3x2x1)! - 1 does not equal 6 - 1.

(sq rt 9)! = 3! = 6

(3x2x1)! = 6! = 720

That being said, the original clock-face was an attractive and clever concept. It's unfortunate that one error appears within it.

P.S. We all make misstakes (Oops! ). I've enjoyed dropping in on a regular basis to check out the jokes. Keep up the good work!

Yeah, oops, that was * my *mistake !

I got all excited to explain the error. Sq Rt 9 = 3. 3! = 6. Etc.

Now that we got that ironed out, we need to get us a 4s clock !!

Posted 01 November 2021 - 04:00 AM

A mathematician is going through security check at an airport

When it’s his turn one officer suddenly starts jumping around exited and yells: “There is a bomb in this man luggage!”

The mathematician is immediately arrested, searched and confined in a separate room.

A while later authorities come in and ask him what he was thinking, to which the mathematician responds:

“You see gentlemen, I actually wanted to go vacationing with my friend. It took them a while to convince me, as I was afraid of flying because there might be a bomb on board.”

The security guards confusedly note that this doesn’t explain why he was bringing his own bomb.

The mathematician nods understandingly and says: “You see, with modern security checks and all, the probability that there is a bomb on board is very low. But the probability of 2 bombs being on board is not significantly different from 0”.

Posted 01 November 2021 - 04:01 AM

An infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar.

It takes forever.

Posted 01 November 2021 - 04:03 AM

Why do mathematicians prefer escalators over stairs?

Step-functions

Posted 01 November 2021 - 09:15 AM

I was reading a book on helium. I couldn't put it down

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Posted 02 November 2021 - 03:07 AM

Two physicists and two mathematicians are invited to a conference at university.

*(different twist ending this time )*

The four guys meet up and find a train to the conference.

At the train station, the physicists buy two tickets each, but the mathematicians only buy one.

They board the train and begin talking, but when they hear the ticket checker coming, one physicist says, “Oh no, there’s a ticket checker on this train, you guys are screwed!”

One of the mathematicians reply, “Don’t worry, we have a plan.”

The two mathematicians run to the toilet and enter the same stall. When the ticket checker knocks on the door, they slide one ticket under the door.

“That’s genius!” exclaims one of the physicists. “We have to try that on the way back.”

They get to the conference and it goes well.

On the train back, the physicists buy one ticket, but this time, the mathematicians don’t buy a single ticket.

The physicists are confused, but go along with it. When they hear the ticket collector approach, the physicists run to the toilet while the mathematicians stay seated.

The mathematicians then go to the toilet stall the physicists are in, knock on the door, and say, “Tickets please.”

The mathematicians snicker that they’ve pulled this off, and one mathematician says to the other,

“Classic physicists, they use our system without understanding it.”

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