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Here's a bit of a challenge for all you math whizzes

  1. Oct 2, 2006 #1
    So my dad gave me this problem because he likes to bother me:

    Explain why this is funny: kkkkkkkkkkk.JPG

    click on it to see a big picture since it won't let me do it this way :/

    Does anyone get the joke?
     
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  3. Oct 2, 2006 #2
    You canceled out the x and it doesn't work?
     
  4. Oct 2, 2006 #3
    I don't get it.
     
  5. Oct 2, 2006 #4

    CRGreathouse

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    [tex]\lim_{x\rightarrow0}\frac{\sin x}{x}=\lim_{x\rightarrow0}\frac{n\sin x}{nx}=\lim_{x\rightarrow0}\frac{n\sin\!\!\!\!-x\!\!\!\!-}{n\!\!\!\!-x\!\!\!\!-}=nsi[/tex]

    I think this joke is usually told so that an "n" cancels, changing sin x to six.
     
  6. Oct 3, 2006 #5

    Office_Shredder

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    This response is much funnier than the original joke
     
  7. Oct 3, 2006 #6

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    some variations of that joke, i guess.
     
  8. Oct 3, 2006 #7

    chroot

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    Yes. The Meta-Joke (tm), which occurs when it becomes obvious that the joke-teller doesn't get his own joke.

    - Warren
     
  9. Oct 3, 2006 #8

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    "nsi" is National Science Institute?
     
  10. Oct 4, 2006 #9
    A joke along similar lines...
     

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  11. Oct 4, 2006 #10
    that one is cool
     
  12. Oct 5, 2006 #11

    CRGreathouse

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    Although I can't thinl of a way to LaTeX it, short of using METAFONT.
     
  13. Oct 5, 2006 #12
    I laughed and tipped my fish bowl all over my dorm floor lol.
     
  14. Oct 5, 2006 #13
    Heh i was looking for something along those lines, but i was thinking national security inspectorate...
     
  15. Oct 5, 2006 #14
    Oh No! Did the fish die? :uhh:
     
  16. Oct 6, 2006 #15

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    There was a thread called "Math is fun" a while ago by Equilibrium with a load of these.

    If the punchline to the OP is NSI, that's a pretty crap joke - even by maths standards.
     
  17. Oct 6, 2006 #16
    Q: What's the value of a contour integral around Western Europe?
    A: Zero, because all the Poles are in Eastern Europe.
     
  18. Oct 6, 2006 #17

    J77

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    What's purple and commutes?
     
  19. Oct 6, 2006 #18

    CRGreathouse

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    What's purple, commutes, and has a limited number of worshippers?
     
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  21. Oct 7, 2006 #20
    bowl is shape of a sphere. Some water was left in because the hole went sidways. The fish flew out of the bowl though but no it didn't die :D

    It sucks how you have to have an account to see it though, I'd love to share it with some friends but I'm too lazy to take and upload a screenshot of it...:surprised
     
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