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Mathematical words that add up to 50

  1. Nov 1, 2006 #1
    This is kinda Urgent, i need an answer as soon as possible-
    Can anybody think of Math words that add up to 50 if:
    a=1
    b=2
    c=3 etc
    Needs to be one word.
    Consonants must be added and vowels subtracted eg.
    to work out the word "add" you do 4+4-1=4 in any order.
    Thanks for your help!
     
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  3. Nov 1, 2006 #2

    arildno

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    Blarrgh....your teacher should find another job.
     
  4. Nov 1, 2006 #3
    tell me about it, it isnt even anything much to do with math, its just monotnous and boring
     
  5. Nov 1, 2006 #4

    arildno

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    So give that as your answer to her (sounds like a woman). Ask her when you are supposed to actually learn MATHS, and not nonsense.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2006 #5
    its a him and he's the most stuffy,irritating,"always right" teacher that ever lived. If he makes a mistake he's too stubborn to correct it and complaining is liable to get a detention, believe me, I've tried!
     
  7. Nov 1, 2006 #6

    arildno

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    Complain to the headmaster all the same.
    This "exercise" is just nonsense and has nothing to do with maths, nor with coffee-table puzzles.
    Put your case cogently forth, it is rather important that this teacher of yours gets an official reprimand for his "work".
     
  8. Nov 1, 2006 #7

    quasar987

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    mouhaha diffeomorphism, got it on first try :biggrin:

    consonant: d+f+f+m+r+s+m =4+12+13+18+16+8+19+13=103

    vowels: i+e+o+o+i = 9+5+15+15+9=53

    You'd better double check

    If he asks what a diffeomorsphism is tell him it's a map btw objects that conserves the topological properties (never done topology b4 but I think that's correct). Like the famous exemple that a donut can be continuously transformed into a cofee mug is because these two objects are diffeomorphic, i.e. there exists a diffeomorphism btw them.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Mug_and_Torus_morph.gif
     
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  9. Nov 1, 2006 #8
    good idea,thanks for your help.
     
  10. Nov 1, 2006 #9

    arildno

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    You're kidding, right?
     
  11. Nov 1, 2006 #10
    sorry to burst your bubble, but it needs to be a single word(forgot to mention that)but great word.
     
  12. Nov 1, 2006 #11

    quasar987

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    note: there was an error in my post, the word that works is "diffeomorphism", not "phic", but I edited it.
     
  13. Nov 1, 2006 #12

    Office_Shredder

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    diffeomorphism IS a single word... so how is his bubble burst?
     
  14. Nov 1, 2006 #13

    arildno

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    Would that be "mouhaha diffeomorphism", or just "diffeomorphism"???
     
  15. Nov 1, 2006 #14

    quasar987

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    mouhaha is the sound of my glorious laughter
     
  16. Nov 1, 2006 #15
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  17. Nov 1, 2006 #16

    arildno

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    Eerie..:uhh:
     
  18. Nov 1, 2006 #17
    ooooooooooohhhhhhhh sorry i get easily confused!
     
  19. Nov 1, 2006 #18
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  20. Nov 1, 2006 #19

    arildno

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    You ought to complain to the headmaster all the nonetheless.
    Your complaint will have all the more force behind it now that you have "solved" that idiot teacher's problem.
    He shouldn't get away with this.
     
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  21. Nov 1, 2006 #20

    Office_Shredder

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    Define [tex] \alpha [/tex] to be 50.

    Then [tex] \alpha[/tex] works
     
  22. Nov 1, 2006 #21

    matt grime

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    A diffeomorphism is a differentiable map with differentiable inverse. It is nothing to do with donuts to coffee cups. That is a homotopy. Homotopies are in general neither differentiable nor invertible.
     
  23. Nov 1, 2006 #22

    quasar987

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    I stand corrected.

    Matt, I've seen the definition of a diffeomorphism in the context of differential geometry as a smooth map with a smooth inverse btw surfaces. Are you saying it's ok to call just any r time differentiable map with a r times differentiable inverse a diffeo?
     
  24. Nov 1, 2006 #23

    matt grime

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    No, smooth is probably required, I can't be bothered to check.
     
  25. Nov 1, 2006 #24

    0rthodontist

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    This might actually have been a fun exercise if you were meant to use a program to compute it. It took me a few minutes to find a suitable word list and write a Python program (actually not really a program, just using the interpreter), and it came up with a zillion words with sum 50, like spheric and pentagon.
     
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