Great math solutions

I was just perusing the internet and stumbled upon a couple really funny (but geeky) math problems. I guess it is really the solutions to the problems that make them funny. Initially, they may both seem quite ditsy, but really both of the solutions show a perspective on each problem that I had never noticed or realized. Personally, I think I like the latter one better because it has to do with language deficits. The professor should have requested the appropriate value of x instead of just asking to “find x.” Further proof that slight semantic inaccuracies can make all the difference!

Sin 6


Find X

|:| Zach |:|


    • QU on Monday, 18 June 2007 at 14:37
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    I can think of several of my students that would answer in this way. I would have to give them credit for creativity and of course for actually finding x.

    1. I would give them credit too considering they answered the question, and they were correct considering how it was worded. 🙂

    • Samii D on Monday, 18 June 2007 at 13:03
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    They took finding X so literally. Hilarious. 🙂

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