Understanding Limits in Mathematics

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  1. Johan Schoeman

    Johan Schoeman Expert Licensed User

  2. stari

    stari Active Member Licensed User

    Mathematically very fine. But, it can be lost over time, i think .
  3. Johan Schoeman

    Johan Schoeman Expert Licensed User

    You saw a shirt worth $97 and since you don't have the money available you borrowed $50 from your Mom and $50 from your Dad. So, you have $100 and since the shirt is only $97 you have $3 left after paying for the shirt. You give back $1 to your Mom and $1 to your Dad and you are therefor left with $1. Now you owe your Mom $49 and your Dad $49. So, $49+$49=$98 plus the $1 you have = $99. WHERE IS THE MISSING $1?
  4. Johan Schoeman

    Johan Schoeman Expert Licensed User

    Wife: Please lend me $1000.
    Husband: What for?
    Wife: To buy some stuff for myself
    Husband: OK

    Husband takes out his wallet and gives her $1000

    Wife: Only need $500 for now (and gives back $500 to her husband)
    Husband: OK (and puts the $500 she returned back into his wallet)

    Wife: (Walking away on her way to go do some serious $500 shopping) You know that you owe me $500 and I owe you $500? So, we are all square now hey! See you later!

    Husband: !^#$&#@*!
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  5. thedesolatesoul

    thedesolatesoul Expert Licensed User

    Hold on, what kind of maths is that.
    You owe your mom and dad $98, and you have $1. $98-$1=$97 (price of shirt)
    There is no $100 and wont equate to $100, what would it?
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  6. Johan Schoeman

    Johan Schoeman Expert Licensed User

    Found some good ones to share:

    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history – with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.

    If it weren’t for C, we’d all be programming in BASI and OBOL.

    In a world without fences and walls, who needs Gates and Windows?

    Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.

    Computers make very fast, very accurate mistakes.

    Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft… and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor

    A logician tells a colleague his wife just had a baby.
    – Is it a boy or a girl?
    – Yes.

    Lotteries are a tax on people who suck at math.
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  7. KMatle

    KMatle Expert Licensed User

    If there are 20 people in a room and 25 leave it, 5 people have to go back in to have an empty room...
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  8. Beja

    Beja Expert Licensed User

    A man was locked in a room and left alone..
    he found a mirror in the room, he picked up the mirror and he saw the window in the mirror and got out.
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