If you're feeling down and blue and need a little pick-me-up, then this is the place to be people!

Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:30 pm

Tymaporer wrote:Nguyen? That's the last name of one of the kids in my class. Why did the teacher call him Michael in the email?

The email's in reference to the multiple-choice test right below the essay.

Sat Sep 22, 2007 4:56 pm

x = 5.

Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:50 pm

Not really. Pythagoras Theorem is a well-known fact in mathematics, and practically everyone knows that 3^2 + 4^2 = 5^2.
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Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:08 pm

CWisgood wrote:Not really. Pythagoras Theorem is an extremely common fact in mathematics, and practically everyone knows that 3^2 + 4^2 = 5^2.

Wow, couldn't have put it any snobbier?

Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:54 pm

But... it's true, it is rather elementary knowledge. That's like saying plants contain chlorophyll, or blood contains red blood cells and white blood cells. It's just stuff that's really well-known?

No snobbiness intended though.

Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:37 pm

Pythagorean Theorem =/= Red&White blood cells.

Pythagoras was developed independently across the world, being an outstanding mathematical property. Biological things aren't as obvious. Now if you were to equate it to prime numbers or the fibonachi sequence....

*deftly guides back ontopic*

I once approached a limit question in year 11 calculus by equating the equation to the tire recycling dependent economy of.... i can't remember. very random country though. The variable i had to find was represented in the economy by the amount of rain, so I said x = any real number.

Which was the right answer. Full marks!

Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:05 pm

ROFL where do you people get all these?

Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:38 am

Light wrote:Peter Nguyen strikes again! xD

http://img20.photobucket.com/albums/v60 ... guyen4.jpg

i especially like the part where it says indians have a power level of at least 10000. that means it's OVER 9000!!!!

Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:05 pm

matchbow wrote:
Light wrote:Peter Nguyen strikes again! xD

http://img20.photobucket.com/albums/v60 ... guyen4.jpg

i especially like the part where it says indians have a power level of at least 10000. that means it's OVER 9000!!!!

It's funny because it was unexpected.

Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:30 pm

Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:35 pm

haha this is all great

Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:42 pm

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DiscordantEdit: Eh, that was a funny picture but not a good one to post here. Sorry!

Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:19 am

very hilarious

Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:41 am

Tymaporer wrote:
Technically, he is right, but school wants a scientific or mathematical way to explain the graph.