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Math Trivia

Math Trivia

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Published by Archy Calizo
Math trivia, Math prayer, Math quotation, Math Jokes, Math Poem
Math trivia, Math prayer, Math quotation, Math Jokes, Math Poem

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Published by: Archy Calizo on Feb 22, 2010
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Math Trivia

Q: What mathematical symbol did math whiz Ferdinand von Lindemann determine to be a transcendental number in 1882? A: Pi. Q: What do you call an angle more than 90 degrees and less than 180 degrees? A: Obtuse. Q: What's the top number of a fraction called? A: The numerator. Q: What Greek math whiz noticed that the morning star and evening star were one and the same, in 530 B.C.? A: Pythagoras. Q: What's a polygon with four unequal sides called? A: A quadrilateral. Q: What's a flat image that can be displayed in three dimensions? A: A hologram.

Math Poems
The Spider and the Fly
'Come right into my parlour,' said The spider to the fly, 'And answer one small question, please, Unless you want to die. I've eaten scores of flies, of course, But tell me if you dare: If females had two more, and males But half their present share, How many flies like that, d'you think, I really would require, To give me twenty-eight fly legs, The number I desire?'

Math Songs
Addicted to Math Your heart beats fast... You start to sweat... You have this fear That you’ll forget... You start to pant... Your headache pounds... And then you jump At every sound... Your stomach is queasy and your skin gets a rash! You might as well face it: you’re allergic to math! I’ll tell the cure Without delay. First, come to class, Don’t miss a day. Go to the lab, And questions ask, Take good classnotes, Then learn the facts. You must believe in this logical path, And you might just find that you’re addicted to math!

Math Prayer

Dear Father in heaven, enlighten my mind so that I may recognize Your good works for what they are and neither add to nor subtract any fraction from all that You have commanded of me. (Deuteronomy 12:32)

Supply and multiply the seed of Your righteousness in and through me, so that I may rightly divide the word of truth and present myself to You as a worker who does not need to be ashamed. (2Corinthians 9:10-11; 2 Timothy 2:15) For You are worthy of all praise and deserve nothing less than my best, as there is no other god who is equal to or greater than You. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! (Psalms 139:17) May my thoughts also be a sweet savor to You as I count Your blessings to infinity, in Jesus name, Amen!

Math Jokes
• Two mathematicians went out to lunch. Over lunch, one
complained that most people don't understand even basic math. The other took a more optimistic view. A short time later, while the pessimist was in the bathroom, the other called the waitress over. "I am going to call you over in a few minutes," he explained, "and I am going to ask you a question. I want you to answer X3/3. OK?"....When the pessimist came back, he called the waitress over. "Look, I'll prove people understand math better than you think. OK, young lady, what is the integral of X2?"... "X3/3" she slowly repeated and walked away. Then she turned around and said, "Plus a constant."

• An absent minded professor (alright, it was Norbert Weiner)
was moving. His wife, knowing Norbert would forget his address, took out a sheet of paper and wrote it down for him. Later that day, Norbert had a flash of insight, and fumbling for a piece of paper, wrote down his new theorem on the paper his wife gave him. On further reflection, Norbert found a fallacy in this thinking and threw out the paper in disgust. When he came home that night, to the now empty house he moved from, he remembered he had moved, but had no idea where he had moved to. Just then he spied a little girl on the street. "Little girl," he asked, "my name is Norbert Weiner, do you know where I live now?" "Yes daddy, mommy thought you would forget."

Q: What is the most erotic number? A: 2110593! Q: Why? A: When 2 are 1 and don't pay at10tion, they'll know within 5 weeks whether or not, after 9 months, they'll be 3...

Math Quotation
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is. ~John Louis von Neumann Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas. ~Albert Einstein Mathematics are well and good but nature keeps dragging us around by the nose. ~Albert Einstein Black holes result from God dividing the universe by zero. ~Author Unknown Mathematics - the unshaken Foundation of Sciences, and the plentiful Fountain of Advantage to human affairs. ~Isaac Barrow I never did very well in math - I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally. ~Calvin Trillin I don't agree with mathematics; the sum total of zeros is a frightening figure. ~Stanislaw J. Lec, More Unkempt Thoughts If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them. ~Phil Pastoret

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