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To: antiRepublicrat
cancel(a-b) a+b = b

Sorry, no "canceling" after junior high. And no dividing by zero before or after junior high.

133 posted on 12/05/2005 8:12:25 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07
Sorry, no "canceling" after junior high.

Students are usually taught by their teachers to "cancel" things, and they forget the actual mathematical operation they're doing. Couple that with being so used to playing with variables, forgetting they stand for actual (oops, almost said "real") numbers, and most people fall for this joke.

Speaking of "real," more geek humor: "God is real, unless declared integer."

20 points to any old-timers who get that one.

149 posted on 12/05/2005 8:41:54 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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