Skip to comments.When getting a math problem RIGHT means more than calculating the correct number...
Posted on 03/27/2014 1:25:52 PM PDT by The Looking Spoon
We don't need to know anything else about this kid to know they're a good one...
I saw a paper where the answer was correct but the teacher chided the kid for not using “friendly numbers”
Okay I’ll bite what is a friendly number?
Dunno, but one is the lonliest number...and two can be as bad as one. So maybe that narrows it down a bit ;-)
Yeah, we can definitely eliminate 1 as a friendly number.
But two can be as sad as one. It’s the loneliest number since the number one, you know.
Wasn’t this nonsense stopped decades ago as it was called New Math?
I have no clue, if I see reported somewhere I will copy it here
Three is a magic number.
Well, it is the lonliest number since the number one...
Jeez! Isn’t anyone reading the paper???
I thought three was a crowd?
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Holy Mackerel Der Andy!
This is a definition useful in the study of number theory, related (as you can see above) to the concept of abundancy and a first cousin (as it were) of the notion of an "amicable number".
WTH kind of crap is THAT?
Is someone testing out a new random word generator?
Looking up the word *tuple* I came across this.....
What's a tuple in normal English?
The word derives from the extended series of single, double, triple, quadruple, quintuple,..., where named multiples beyond five are generally words that end in "tuple". The natural (Latin-derived) words peter out pretty quickly, and mathematics needs more terms than a simple bipedal meat unit can easily memorize, so the term "n-tuple" was coined. Computer science took that ball and ran with it, dropping the "n-" altogether. In other words, "tuple" has no meaning in everyday English.
My understanding is that if you arrange a tuple that is a smoot long then it’s
value is equal to the IQ of the present resident of the Oval Office.
That’s a friendly number with benefits.
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