# Dumb Math Fail

## Types of Mathematical Proofs

Do you ever feel like something is completely true but can’t prove it to the rest of the world? Here are a couple of types of mathematical proofs that will help you make your case, no matter how wrong you really are. Proof by Multiplicative Identity Additive Identity Multiply both expressions by zero, e.g., 1 …

## Math fail at the Indy 500!

Apparently 223.868 mph is slower than 223.684 … go figure. Thanks to Michel Alexandre Salim for this submission! Source: http://www.indycar.com/

## You Could Transfer to Harvard with math skills like those!

Thanks to ch20youk for this submission!

## 1 orange = 2 oranges

With this technique, you can make a lot of orange juice! Source: http://wtfscience.com/orange-multiplication/ Credit: WTF Science

## Fahrenheit

Now yes Thanks to BG for this submission!

## Year of the Dummy!

Thanks to Kyle M. for this submission Got the below email last summer. First, in the next 823 years, July will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays 120 times and will happen 823 times for all months combined. Second, apparently anyone born in the 1800’s or 2000’s is not recognized as being part …

## Pythagoras theorem prove

“Secret name” says: My philosophy teacher, who I do not know why he thinks he can do math, tried to prove Pythagoras theorem and drew that picture on the board. Then he said “It proves Pythagoras theorem because 3^2 + 4^2 = 5^2, as shown in the picture”. Then I said I had not understood …

## Tide goes in, tide goes out

O’Reilly proves the existence of God once again.

## So much fail…

This is what happens when you let a BBA college student a basic Economics problem… Credit: Fer