Math fails in history

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Dick Lipton wrote a great post over at Gรƒยถdel’s Lost Letter and P=NP. In his Sept 27th post he talked about surprises in mathematics. In one of his sections he gives three examples of where mathematicians “accepted” a false proof. Sometimes this happens and it might be dozens of years until someone realizes a mistake …

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Notre Dame suing worker for accidentally giving her a $29,387 tip

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Ya so, a woman named Sara Gaspar used to work for the University of Notre Dame doing catering for events. Then one paycheque she saw that the school tipped her $29,387 Of course she thought this was AWESOME (who wouldn’t). She payed off all her debts, and even bought a brand NEW car! She said …

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Amazing Math Tattoos!

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6 x 9 = 42 Summation Tattoo Complicated formula tattoo Golden ratio tattoo Quadratic formula tattoo Silly math tattoo Determinant tattoo e^{i pi}+1 = 0 2^5 Tattoo e^{i pi}+1 = 0 0/1 Matrix Tattoo Physics Tattoo Physics Tattoo Knuckle Tattoo e^{i pi}+1 = 0 Numbers Tattoo Numbers Tattoo

Patricia Heaton has troubles with easy math

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Patricia Heaton (from the tv show “Everybody Loves Raymond”), has a hard time on one incredibly easy question for $50,000 for charity on the Millionaire 10th Anniversary Celebration. The question is: If a euro is worth $1.50, five euros is worth what?a) thirty quartersb) fifty dimesc) seventy nickelsd) ninety pennies After five minutes of struggling, …

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Happy 09/09/09 day!

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For those of you who don’t know, it is indeed 09/09/09 day. Woohoo? Ya I know, it’s just another day, but for some reason the general public LOVES symmetry, so let’s give them what they like to hear ๐Ÿ˜‰ First, since it’s not a leap year, September 9, 2009, is the 252nd day of the …

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