# question for the math people

#### roo

##### TRIBE Member
what does it mean that

5x5=25
6x6=36
5 divided by 2 = 2.5 and
6 divided by 2 = 3 and
both square umm.. stems end with the number you're multiplying by itself.

8

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#### Guest

##### Guest
posTMOd whispered in my ear that it means Jesus is coming.

But he's probably just joking, that rat-bastard.

#### mingster

##### TRIBE Member
Keith? Sunny? Beaker?

Ming.

#### AshG

##### Member
nothing much.
just a quirk of those particular sets you've chosen.

for example, try 4x4, 7x7...

#### joey

##### TRIBE Member
Originally posted by mingster
Keith? Sunny? Beaker?

Ming.

hahahahahaha cause they're asian right?  That's racist.
You're mean.

#### joey

##### TRIBE Member
Originally posted by mingster
That's racist.
You're mean.

you said it first Mandy #### mingster

##### TRIBE Member
k there, Jebediah.

Whatever!

#### joey

##### TRIBE Member
eer.. sorry Merigold

#### Deus

##### TRIBE Member
Has anybody seen the movie Pi?

#### AshG

##### Member
no - always wanted to though.

#### Jeffsus

##### TRIBE Member
You have discovered the secret of the universe.

Be careful not to tell anyone.

-jM
A&D

#### AshG

##### Member
no - always wanted to though.

#### PosTMOd

##### Well-Known TRIBEr
I have one too:

1-1=0

How can you take stuff, and make it into nothing? Some sort of magic I suppose....

Actually, something I do find interesting is that any number with an infinite series of nines anywhere past the decimal place is... ah, lemme show you:

1.343567999999999999... = 1.34568

1.999999999999999... = 2

etc.

Prove it.

#### aether

##### TRIBE Member
1/9 = .11111111111111111111111111...
2/9 = .22222222222222222222222222...
3/9 = .33333333333333333333333333...
4/9 = .44444444444444444444444444...
5/9 = .55555555555555555555555555...
6/9 = .66666666666666666666666666...
7/9 = .77777777777777777777777777...
8/9 = .88888888888888888888888888...
9/9 = .99999999999999999999999999...

what an insane and crazy world

##### TRIBE Member
try:

exp(pi*i) = -1... << know as the unifying equation because it eloquently links geometry, algebra, and complex analysis.. it is also interesting because it is the backbone in some ways of wave theory mathematics... weeeiirrd (i = squareroot of -1 a number which exists only in theory in case you dont know)

but even more f******* is Picard's Theorem:

"in each neighborhood (area surounding a critical point) of an essential singular point (a position at which a contour becomes infinite in an irriversable fashion), a function assumes every finite value, with one possible exception, an infinite number of times"

so, lets say our contour is a gravitational field, our essential singular point is some kind of black hole or some other fuck'd up shit, then the gravitational intensity of each around that position will assume every known value in existance except for ONE.. (ooohhh).. even more interesting is the fact that that value will be unique to the design of the singularity..

its like identification numbers for black holes #### Eclectic

##### TRIBE Member
Originally posted by aether
9/9 = .99999999999999999999999999...

what an insane and crazy world

I'm sorry, but last time I checked, I though 9/9 = 1

Kinda like 4/4 = 1, 3/3 = 1

#### AshG

##### Member
Originally posted by Eclectic

I'm sorry, but last time I checked, I though 9/9 = 1

Kinda like 4/4 = 1, 3/3 = 1

yes, but .99999999999... is a 'convention' only.
its just an axiom.

like in euclidean geometry, "two parallel lines never intersect" (or they intersect only at infinite distance away)
you can't prove it; its a definition.

i could likewise simply define *&#%& = 2 and that'd be fine.

#### roo

##### TRIBE Member
but even more f******* is Picard's Theorem:

"in each neighborhood (area surounding a critical point) of an essential singular point (a position at which a contour becomes infinite in an irriversable fashion), a function assumes every finite value, with one possible exception, an infinite number of times"

so, lets say our contour is a gravitational field, our essential singular point is some kind of black hole or some other fuck'd up shit, then the gravitational intensity of each around that position will assume every known value in existance except for ONE.. (ooohhh).. even more interesting is the fact that that value will be unique to the design of the singularity..

its like identification numbers for black holes say... that makes a lot of sense. because, some day, someone might want to pull stuff out of a black hole, so they have to have an id for each one so they know where to go.

#### Sporty Dan

##### TRIBE Member
Originally posted by AshG

like in euclidean geometry, "two parallel lines never intersect" (or they intersect only at infinite distance away)
you can't prove it; its a definition.

pffft.....I could prove it.... if I had enough tortoises.

dan.

#### PosTMOd

##### Well-Known TRIBEr
Originally posted by Eclectic
I'm sorry, but last time I checked, I though 9/9 = 1

Kinda like 4/4 = 1, 3/3 = 1

Were you paying attention? 0.9999999.... = 1

M'kay?

#### PosTMOd

##### Well-Known TRIBEr
Look at it this way:

1/9 = 0.11111111111111....

8/9= 0.888888888888888...

1/9 + 8/9 = 9/9

OR 0.11111111.... + 0.88888888.... = 0.9999999999....

M'kay?