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Is Math a sport?

  1. Jul 16, 2004 #1


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    Entertaining article about the recent Math Olympiad held in Athens.

    http://slate.msn.com/id/2103903/ [Broken]

    I'm not sure if math should be a sport, but I think a couple of the other things he mentioned would be entertaining.
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  3. Jul 16, 2004 #2


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    Haven't read the article yet, but there used to be a time when I would play math games, like mentally calculating logarithms, cube roots, etc. of randomly chosen numbers, with a couple of buddies. (Such games are more fun in between tequila shots.) The winner was the one with the first correct answer (good to 4 sig figs). This is not very different from say, a 400m hurdles, except you use your brain instead of your legs.
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