Saturday, June 07, 2008

Don't Piss Off a Scientist


Keith Sader said...

Does anyone know what that series sum is? I could probably go through my old math books, but I'm feeling lazy right now.

Xavier Onassis said...

Pretty sure it has to be 42 for all the right reasons.

SmedRock said...

This made it's rounds 3 years ago. Will find out if I still have the answer.

SmedRock said...

OK found a reference. He was contesting his phone bill. So he sent this, because he felt he owed nothing. So the answer is 0.

Here is a quote.

January 27, 2007 at 5:01 pm

noob mathematicians ;-p the total is essentially 0.

e^([pi]i) = -1
just like ln(-1)=[pi]i

i, indicates an imaginary number which has a few different calculations than real numbers. You can do it by hand, or just say ’screw it’ and use a TI-83 or equivalent.

∑1/2^n = 1

Even though beginners will translate it as .999… that number is a fallacious number, and is thus translated as 1. (Just like 2/3 is equal to .666…, 3/3 = .999… AND 1)

And finally, when dealing with money, anything less than a cent, can NOT be rounded up to a cent. It is in fact rounded down.

Plan and simple, he gave them a check for nothing… and is refusing to pay his bill."

Xavier Onassis said...

smedrock - "The Geek King is dead! Long Live The Geek King!" Where do you find this shit? You rawk.