You bastard. From whom did Pythagoras get his theorem? The Babylonians! Typical Hellenic cultural appropriation. Babylonians work it all out, put it on clay tablets, but fail to get it peer reviewed and published properly. Bloody Pythagoras then nicks it, gets his mates to write it all up and immortalise him as a brilliant scientist, despite this being the same genius who reckoned the celestial bodies were all humming in harmony. Which has led to pretentious albums by Mike Oldfield and bloody Bjork... sui generis, major cultural offences.Last week I used Pythagoras for the first time since I learnt it 50 something years ago. There was some debate as to whether to order a flat pack wardrobe for the daughter's spare room as it has to be constructed lying down (IKEA) and then raised. Would the corner to corner hypotenuse length be too tall for the floor/ceiling dimension? Utterly beyond number 1 daughter who has 2 university degrees more than I. She watched me do the calculation as though I was doing some kind of black magic. Turns out my figures were right and it did, with an inch to spare.
I knew it would come in handy one day.
Still need to find a use for calculating the volume of a cone though.....
Which sort of calculus? There needs to be some sort of differentiation. And for inclusivity's sake, can there please be some integration?Math is really about maths!
But on a more serious note; fcuking mental. And the comments on calculus...............
Some pigs are more equal than the other pigs however are they not as clever as some of the other pigs .The logical conclusion is that exam results are racist, and you should award the highest marks to the most marginalised members of a class irrespective of ability to eradicate the racist colonial patriarchal construct of the western education system
To reiterate:- ( That means to say again*) The only time america finds out where a country is, is when they bomb it.A generation of thickoes?
How could you tell the difference*?
*As evidenced by their utter cluelessness when it comes to geography.
Sadly, in this fair Dominion we would have 50% female content regardless of capability or skill just to tick boxes for a vastly overrated PM's virtue signalling requirements
Now I would have thought that a place that has Silicon Valley would be encouraging these geniuses not holding them back.
I tell you the world HAS gone mad.
I encounter a similar thing most weeks. I get 16 year olds showing me their maths exam revision and half of it is gibberish to me. They are remarkably good at doing very complicated methods (providing they have been extensively coached in those methods first).Utterly beyond number 1 daughter who has 2 university degrees more than I. She watched me do the calculation as though I was doing some kind of black magic.
I assume you meant 3,500,000. A lot easier to read.
the other day, on Forged in Fire, they gave contestants a huge blade to copy.
In one fifth scale.
So... blade was 75" long, and just over a foot wide.
tape measure and calculators were supplied. [yes... calculators]
Some of the mongs still got it wrong, on width and length... twelve inch blade, or < 2 inch width.