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MATH

FramlingFramling Registered User regular
edited May 2008 in Social Entropy++
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I wanna talk about some math. Math is fucking awesome.

Maybe you didn't like math in school. That's cool, because there, math was all tangled up with homework, and homework sucks. Here, we just talk about zany shit in math. No homework, just the neat shit.

For example, if you measure something (anything, really, like the length of a river, or the frequency of a tone, or some dude's income over a year, whatever), the odds are about 30% that the first digit in the measurement will be a 1, but only about 4.6% that it'll be a 9. Really. It's called Benford's Law.

Let's talk about crazy math!

Framling on
you're = you are
your = belonging to you

their = belonging to them
there = not here
they're = they are
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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2008
    Math is the devil's work.

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  • PhonehandPhonehand Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    i was always really really good at math but i hated it so i quit

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    math is gay

    STEAM
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  • BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    PEMDAS!

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  • PhonehandPhonehand Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    you never quit maaaaath

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  • Shorn Scrotum ManShorn Scrotum Man Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I was told there wouldn't be any math...

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2008
    The only cool math is algebra.

    And that's because it has letters.

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  • J3pJ3p Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    MATH
    Not even once

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Fram those are gears, which is clearly technology and not maths.

  • I'd Fuck Chuck Lidell UpI'd Fuck Chuck Lidell Up Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    man algebra sucks

    trig 4 lyfe

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2008
    Logic games, that's got math, but also fun stories. And logic.

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  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    i achieved my math minor by relying solely on my algebra skills

    rather than actually learning the formulas for all the new stuff i was supposed to learn, i basically derived it all from scratch come the day of the test

    i am a terrible math person

    I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
  • FramlingFramling Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Mysst wrote: »
    Fram those are gears, which is clearly technology and not maths.

    But they are forming a trefoil, which is knot theory, which is math.

    Also, they have a quarter-twist, making them a variety of Moebius strip, so more math.

    That's two maths to your one technology. Math wins, because 2>1.

    There's another math.

    you're = you are
    your = belonging to you

    their = belonging to them
    there = not here
    they're = they are
  • BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Logic games, that's got math, but also fun stories. And logic.

    He's stood on a block of ice
    He was a fish
    He parachuted into the desert

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2008
    BusterK wrote: »
    Logic games, that's got math, but also fun stories. And logic.

    He's stood on a block of ice
    He was a fish
    He parachuted into the desert

    Those are riddles, you sodding fuck.

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  • I'd Fuck Chuck Lidell UpI'd Fuck Chuck Lidell Up Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    BusterK wrote: »
    Logic games, that's got math, but also fun stories. And logic.

    He's stood on a block of ice
    He was a fish
    He parachuted into the desert

    Those are riddles, you sodding fuck.

    whooops

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  • Shorn Scrotum ManShorn Scrotum Man Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
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    restate my assumptions: 1. Mathematics is the language of nature. 2. Everything around us can be represented and understood through numbers. 3. If you graph these numbers, patterns emerge. Therefore: There are patterns everywhere in nature.

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  • SilvoculousSilvoculous Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Math class became much more tolerable once I realized I could write a TI-BASIC program for all the mundane bits.

    Perform the quadratic formula and get the two X-intercepts plus the vertex in less than thirty lines? Yes.

  • BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    BusterK wrote: »
    Logic games, that's got math, but also fun stories. And logic.

    He's stood on a block of ice
    He was a fish
    He parachuted into the desert

    Those are riddles, you sodding fuck.

    The monk will be in the exact place going up and down the mountain one time

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Math class became much more tolerable once I realized I could write a TI-BASIC program for all the mundane bits.

    Perform the quadratic formula and get the two X-intercepts plus the vertex in less than thirty lines? Yes.

    they don't let you do that anymore :(

    STEAM
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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Framling wrote: »
    Mysst wrote: »
    Fram those are gears, which is clearly technology and not maths.

    But they are forming a trefoil, which is knot theory, which is math.

    Also, they have a quarter-twist, making them a variety of Moebius strip, so more math.

    That's two maths to your one technology. Math wins, because 2>1.

    There's another math.


    Yeah well try typing with just your maths, see how far you get!

    Yeah, told you.

  • BogdanichBogdanich Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
  • I'd Fuck Chuck Lidell UpI'd Fuck Chuck Lidell Up Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Math class became much more tolerable once I realized I could write a TI-BASIC program for all the mundane bits.

    Perform the quadratic formula and get the two X-intercepts plus the vertex in less than thirty lines? Yes.

    they don't let you do that anymore :(

    i used to get yelled at in math class because i always found the easiest way to do things and would get most of it down in 4-5 lines (i skipped a lot of writing because of this method) and i got F's all the time because i arrived at the answer "in the wrong way"

    In the words of the ancients, one should make his decision within the space of seven breaths. It is a matter of being determined and having the spirit to break through to the other side
  • J3pJ3p Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
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    restate my assumptions: 1. Mathematics is the language of nature. 2. Everything around us can be represented and understood through numbers. 3. If you graph these numbers, patterns emerge. Therefore: There are patterns everywhere in nature.

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  • Randall_FlaggRandall_Flagg Registered User
    edited May 2008
    People in High School: is anyone else competing in ARML this year?

    this is my first year and I am excited

  • ascotascot Registered User
    edited May 2008
  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Math class became much more tolerable once I realized I could write a TI-BASIC program for all the mundane bits.

    Perform the quadratic formula and get the two X-intercepts plus the vertex in less than thirty lines? Yes.

    they don't let you do that anymore :(

    i used to get yelled at in math class because i always found the easiest way to do things and would get most of it down in 4-5 lines (i skipped a lot of writing because of this method) and i got F's all the time because i arrived at the answer "in the wrong way"

    sounds like my highschool

    fuck that shit

    "Why didn't you show your work Alex?"

    "Because I didn't need to? Here, let me demonstrate so you don't think I'm cheating."

    "Sorry, I can't pass you."

    STEAM
    Spoiler:
  • BedlamBedlam Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Sure we can build robots that destroy.

    But we can never really teach them to love.

    And thats where math fails.

  • J3pJ3p Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    The proofs for ln(x) and e^x are awesome.

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I hate showing my work in math. I have terrible, large handwriting and goddamit, paper is expensive.

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2008
    My 6th grade math teacher refused to believe that i didn't have to show my work to do maths. After getting into an argument with her after one homework assignment, she got fed up. She was intent on proving me wrong, once and for all. So she set up her perfect test. A looooooong division problem on the blackboard, to be done in front of the class and her without writing anything down. If I could solve it, I never had to show my work and I'd get credit on all my past work. If I couldn't, I'd get marked off on all my past work and have to show it in my future. It took me 15 minutes, but I did it. She was shocked, to be certain.
    Spoiler:

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  • I'd Fuck Chuck Lidell UpI'd Fuck Chuck Lidell Up Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Math class became much more tolerable once I realized I could write a TI-BASIC program for all the mundane bits.

    Perform the quadratic formula and get the two X-intercepts plus the vertex in less than thirty lines? Yes.

    they don't let you do that anymore :(

    i used to get yelled at in math class because i always found the easiest way to do things and would get most of it down in 4-5 lines (i skipped a lot of writing because of this method) and i got F's all the time because i arrived at the answer "in the wrong way"

    sounds like my highschool

    fuck that shit

    "Why didn't you show your work Alex?"

    "Because I didn't need to? Here, let me demonstrate so you don't think I'm cheating."

    "Sorry, I can't pass you."
    ooh my god i got that all the time. especially cause odd answers were in the back of the book.

    here's the kicker.

    she only assigned us even numbers.

    i got up on the board and did it all on the board and i was like "see?"

    "yeah but you need to show your work"

    I'm like "here you go," *did it all and showed my work* "only difference there is it took about 3x the time"

    i am weird with math. i don't solve problems like normal people would i break it up in my head and solve it without even realizing what I'm doing half the time. when i slow down i drop numbers off all the time.

    when we had started a new unit our teacher didn't explain the formula and wanted to see if anyone could solve it as a fun game.

    i got the answer in 5 seconds and couldn't explain how I'd done it

    she thought i used one of my friends in an earlier class

    it took 15 minutes for me to work out how I'd done it

    In the words of the ancients, one should make his decision within the space of seven breaths. It is a matter of being determined and having the spirit to break through to the other side
  • WeaverWeaver Hail CascadiaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Math class became much more tolerable once I realized I could write a TI-BASIC program for all the mundane bits.

    Perform the quadratic formula and get the two X-intercepts plus the vertex in less than thirty lines? Yes.

    they don't let you do that anymore :(

    i used to get yelled at in math class because i always found the easiest way to do things and would get most of it down in 4-5 lines (i skipped a lot of writing because of this method) and i got F's all the time because i arrived at the answer "in the wrong way"

    This.

    For most of algebra I was able to infer the answer with no or little actual written work.

    Holy shit geometry kicked my ass though.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    calc ruined me

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2008
    The worst math teacher I ever had was my geometry teacher in high school.

    I'd get a 50% or a 75% on every test I did in that class.

    Because it was half off for not knowing the name of the theorum used to solve the problems.

    A fucking vocabulary test during geometry class.

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  • WeaverWeaver Hail CascadiaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I took to just writing out the problem and fudging up a little bit of what looks like work then dropping answer in because man teachers don't have time check the work on every question for their whole class.

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  • As7As7 Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I was pretty good at math in High School but I kinda lost the touch in college. I think I just didn't connect with the teacher in the same way I did in high school.

    But I remember it being pretty satisfying to be able to see my own progress as I learned trig and calculus.

    I also believe it got me a better scholarship than I would have gotten otherwise, due to the recommendation of my math teacher.

    There are some bits of knowledge I've lost and haven't used in a long time that I wouldn't mind relearning.

    Like derivatives and whatnot.

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Math class became much more tolerable once I realized I could write a TI-BASIC program for all the mundane bits.

    Perform the quadratic formula and get the two X-intercepts plus the vertex in less than thirty lines? Yes.

    they don't let you do that anymore :(

    i used to get yelled at in math class because i always found the easiest way to do things and would get most of it down in 4-5 lines (i skipped a lot of writing because of this method) and i got F's all the time because i arrived at the answer "in the wrong way"

    sounds like my highschool

    fuck that shit

    "Why didn't you show your work Alex?"

    "Because I didn't need to? Here, let me demonstrate so you don't think I'm cheating."

    "Sorry, I can't pass you."

    I hated this fucking bullshit

    Hated it

    I mean I got the answer right, what more do you want from me?

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    The teacher that made me hate math was 7th or 8th grade. He had something against me, which I can't really blame him for because I was a little prick at the time, but he put most of my homework as 'missing' so I failed and had to take algebra 1/2 again.

    Algebra fucking ONE HALF.

  • Randall_FlaggRandall_Flagg Registered User
    edited May 2008
    For everyone who says that they could get the problems without showing their work and they just had mean teachers, you are retarded

    nobody cares how easy it is for you to do problems in your head; to be a mathematician you have to show your fucking work

    seriously, this is like taking an english class, only writing introduction and conclusion paragraphs on essays, and then whining when the teacher fails you

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