Comments on: Dirt Sells
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Mathematics, applications of mathematics to life in general, and my life as a mathematician.Fri, 26 Sep 2014 21:30:31 +0000
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By: Geneal
https://blog.tanyakhovanova.com/2010/08/dirt-sells/#comment-1579
Mon, 13 Sep 2010 19:13:33 +0000https://blog.tanyakhovanova.com/?p=267#comment-1579There are two approaches to the Math Problem. Grem and I used different ones. Grem solved the simultaneous equations and then figured out the answer to the question. I figured out the necessary answer to the question first and then did the math to check whether the problem had been stated correctly. So I posed it to a number of people who I thought might have a chance of solving it. Most couldn’t, which tells you something about who I know. My son did what I did, which maybe tells you something about the heritability of cognitive styles. Most of those who solved it did it Grem’s way, and in a couple of cases they concluded that the solution to the simultaneous equations has no physical correlate, which tells you something about their mental flexibility.
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By: CoolMathGuy
https://blog.tanyakhovanova.com/2010/08/dirt-sells/#comment-1578
Sun, 05 Sep 2010 20:03:47 +0000https://blog.tanyakhovanova.com/?p=267#comment-1578Interesting but very clever jokes! I had to laugh at the last one! Thanks!
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By: Jonathan
https://blog.tanyakhovanova.com/2010/08/dirt-sells/#comment-1577
Wed, 01 Sep 2010 04:08:16 +0000https://blog.tanyakhovanova.com/?p=267#comment-1577Agreed! I like that last one…
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By: Gregory Marton
https://blog.tanyakhovanova.com/2010/08/dirt-sells/#comment-1576
Sat, 21 Aug 2010 18:38:48 +0000https://blog.tanyakhovanova.com/?p=267#comment-1576That last one is a gem!
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