The best math joke ever.

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Q: How does a mathematician deal with constipation?

A: He works it out with a pencil.

- Warren
 

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When Newton invented his calculus (fluxions), he wrote them with dots over the letters of the variables (fluents) he was deriving. So, x with a dot over it meant the rate of change of x with respect to time. Pretty soon the equations started to fill up with dots, looking like flyspecks on the page.

That was before (pronounce this!) DDT.
 

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