# Writing equations on cornflakes packets?

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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Does anyone else write equations on cornflakes packets?

When I've eaten all the cornflakes, I separate the seams of the packet by running a finger down them, and flatten out the cardboard into the huge rectangle it started as.

Then the rough blank side is a nice solid surface for writing equations on, and it didn't cost me anything!

And it has several very wide margins for afterthoughts!

(And when I throw it away, it takes up much less room in the trash than if I hadn't straightened it out.)

Or … they can be given to small children … to keep them quiet …

## Answers and Replies

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Kurdt
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Then the rough blank side is a nice solid surface for writing equations on, and it didn't cost me anything!
It costs you a packet of cornflakes at least.

dst
Yes, I had a magnificent Theory of Everything, alas, it was too large to fit into the margin.

Then don't die too soon.

Math Is Hard
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Yes, I had a magnificent Theory of Everything, alas, it was too large to fit into the margin.
Keep working on it until you have something that can be written on a cornflake.

Kurdt
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The quantum cornflake.

dst whats your theory on everything ?

cristo
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dst whats your theory on everything ?
He doesn't really have a theory; it's a parody of Fermat's Last Theorem ("I have a proof but this margin is too small to contain it")

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I checked out dst's proof …
it's both corny and flaky!

cristo
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I checked out dst's proof …
it's both corny and flaky!
Hmm.. wheres that "groan" smilie again :uhh:

Alfi
groan indeed

I like to write some big impressive looking equation on the paper place mats at bars and make sure an equal sign ends up getting placed just at the edge :)

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I like to write some big impressive looking equation on the paper place mats at bars and make sure an equal sign ends up getting placed just at the edge :)
I think they're called Fer-mats!

Astronuc
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