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  1. Sep 13, 2013 #1

    D H

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  3. Sep 13, 2013 #2

    berkeman

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    :rofl:
     
  4. Sep 13, 2013 #3

    drizzle

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    Lol! What textbook is that?
     
  5. Sep 13, 2013 #4

    AlephZero

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    Since the number of guns in the USA is the same order as the number of people, Bayes' theorem would suggest that any weirdo who wants to talk about math in a dark alleyway probably has a gun. So what's unreal about the textbook scenario?
     
  6. Sep 13, 2013 #5

    Pythagorean

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    Eh, we need better distribution information though. Everyone in Alaska has five guns.
     
  7. Sep 13, 2013 #6

    AlephZero

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    But do they have dark alleyways in Alaska? If not, the number of firearms is irrelevant.

    (There is at least one weirdo in Alaska - but I don't remember Ms Palin ever attempting to talk about math)
     
  8. Sep 13, 2013 #7

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    No, the rule in rural Alaska is don't go onto people's yards at night when cutting through the woods because some crazy old man with a shotgun might feel threatened, especially if your'e wearing a hoodie.
     
  9. Sep 13, 2013 #8
    I love it when textbooks have terrible (read: awesome) jokes.
     
  10. Sep 13, 2013 #9

    jhae2.718

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    I think math weirdos use pipe bombs.
     
  11. Sep 13, 2013 #10

    OmCheeto

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    I love that he purposely misspelled l'Hopital.

    Who didn't think, back in their uni days; "Hey! That looks like a French Hospital, without an 's' "?
     
  12. Sep 13, 2013 #11
    According to sources, this is a valid spelling.

    http://mathworld.wolfram.com/LHospitalsRule.html

     
  13. Sep 13, 2013 #12

    jim mcnamara

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    The circumflex is there to indicate a following 's' character was "ess"-orcised from the word. "Ess"-orcisms were doubtlessly performed on hapless students of the language by well-meaning French clergymen, masquerading as instructors. Ah the joys of parochial school!
     
  14. Sep 13, 2013 #13

    OmCheeto

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    Bah! Show me the birth certificate!

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    Ok. I went to my pre-internet encyclopædia and they spelled it L'Hospital.
    But my college text spells it L'Hopital.
    Interesting footnote in my textbook, about how L'Hospital came by the rule.
    It's mirrored on wiki, so I won't bother typing it in.
    Probably not a bad idea they kept L'Hospital's name, as those Bernoullis bred like mathematical rats!
     
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