If this competition were held in Swedish, one could probably make up something funny about “liggande stolen”, which means “the lying chair” (with the meaning of “to lie down”, not “to tell a lie”!). That’s the Swedish name for the method of long division that used to be taught in schools until a few years ago (nowadays they apparently only teach short division). http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liggande_stolen

“A photograph of Professor Sacha Ivanovitch Stulov, a few minutes after being appointed chairman of the mathematical faculty.”

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ogerardon November 20, 2010at 9:59 pm

“Take a seat here on this perpendicular line”

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Uğur Efemon November 20, 2010at 10:23 pm

“One must be able to say at all times — instead of points, straight lines, and planes — tables, chairs, and beer mugs.”

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Todd Trimbleon November 21, 2010at 12:21 am

“Of course, one little drawback of this method of drawing lines is that you cannot sit through an exam…”

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ogerardon November 21, 2010at 7:20 am

Seat of the rulers

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S.Sureshon November 21, 2010at 7:52 am

and the chair of the hypotenuse

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Tom Franklinon November 21, 2010at 8:08 pm

“I have found a new method for trisecting the angle.”

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peteron November 21, 2010at 11:42 pm

“We will now prove Brouwer’s Fixed Point Theorem, using a proof due orignally to Marcel Breuer.”

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peteron November 22, 2010at 12:04 am

“In Soviet Russia math teaches you.”

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foloneon November 22, 2010at 8:51 am

Seat of the rulers

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ผลบอลon November 25, 2010at 11:00 am

If this competition were held in Swedish, one could probably make up something funny about “liggande stolen”, which means “the lying chair” (with the meaning of “to lie down”, not “to tell a lie”!). That’s the Swedish name for the method of long division that used to be taught in schools until a few years ago (nowadays they apparently only teach short division).

http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liggande_stolen

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Hans Lundmarkon November 28, 2010at 4:11 pm

“This would be the best approximation to the saddle point I can produce”

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Francisco Maciason November 30, 2010at 7:06 pm

Women also do math — but they are invisible.

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JoAnneon December 6, 2010at 2:05 pm