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Extra hugs to Pepper for this one!

Math iz fun fer da whole team.
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Episode:  Lesson In Evil, Season 6           Screen Capture from:  rda_daily

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pepper_field From: pepper_field Date: 26th July 2010 20:50 (UTC) (Link)
Bwah! Good one.
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 27th July 2010 03:27 (UTC) (Link)
*bows* Thank you! And, of course, it's all your fault.
dieastra From: dieastra Date: 26th July 2010 21:50 (UTC) (Link)
Um, is Mac saying this to the viewer? Or you saying to Mac? Because watching that screen cap I really find something disturbing.

Why is the 6x2 and the 3x10 in brackets? There shouldn't need to be brackets. Everyone knows that x comes first.

Or do you mean the last line? I don't see enough of it but if it is really 2x12-4=22 then yeah, THAT'S disturbing!
pepper_field From: pepper_field Date: 26th July 2010 22:20 (UTC) (Link)
Don't worry, it says 2x12-4=20 (there's a long tail on the 0). It was a stupid episode, but not QUITE that stupid!
dieastra From: dieastra Date: 26th July 2010 22:30 (UTC) (Link)
Ah, okay, now I see it. Thanks, now I can go to bed with my mind on rest ;)
draco_somnians From: draco_somnians Date: 26th July 2010 22:40 (UTC) (Link)
I was always taught to write sums like that with brackets...
dieastra From: dieastra Date: 26th July 2010 22:50 (UTC) (Link)
I mean, when you have an x (or / )and an + (or -) in an equation, the x always comes first. So you only need the brackets if you want the + to come first. But since the x comes first anyway, there is no reason to put brackets on. It's like belt and braces.

1+2x3=7 because 2x3=6+1=7

but (1+2)x3=9

And there are many calculators out there which do it wrong if you enter it like in my first equation. But the one I have recognizes that it should do the 2x3 first and then add 1, it does not immediately jump to 3 after the 1+2 but waits for what's coming next.
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 26th July 2010 23:15 (UTC) (Link)
At this point, they aren't worrying about what calculators do, trust me! See my note about the visual consistency.
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 26th July 2010 23:01 (UTC) (Link)
The caption is a parody of a line from Star Wars: "I find your lack of faith disturbing." The line has become very popular as a joke in the last few years, with all the hysterical religious nutcases in this country (most of whom are also really bad at math). I thought it worked especially well with Mac's dubious expression.

With the brackets, I think they may have been trying to make them look uniform. The brackets are required for the third line, (10 + 8) / 6, and optional for the others.
From: technoshaman Date: 26th July 2010 22:01 (UTC) (Link)
Mac's sad devotion to ancient formulas hasn't helped him conjure up those stolen data tapes... (/advocatus-diaboli :)
lothithil From: lothithil Date: 26th July 2010 23:16 (UTC) (Link)
It is good to know we can always count on Mac... and if necessary, multiply with him.

Omg! did I say that out-loud? LOL!
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 26th July 2010 23:34 (UTC) (Link)
libido + temptation * hawtness - inhibitions = *WEG* [factorial]
lothithil From: lothithil Date: 26th July 2010 23:36 (UTC) (Link)
That sums it up well! :D
From: technoshaman Date: 27th July 2010 02:01 (UTC) (Link)
Divide and conquer? :)
From: katxander Date: 27th July 2010 02:10 (UTC) (Link)

Brain...cell...malfunctioning...

...all *I* know is my head hurts. You all sit and do that mathy-thing...Mac and I are gonna go over *here* and....um...tabulate.

C yas!!
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 27th July 2010 02:31 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Brain...cell...malfunctioning...

He can get an axe and build you a log table.
perkyandproud From: perkyandproud Date: 27th July 2010 05:47 (UTC) (Link)
I found this screen-cap to be a bit formulaic...

On the other hand, I'd love to do some multiplication with him! ;-)
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 27th July 2010 05:55 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, the episode was pretty formulaic too.

Personally, I look at him and think of irrational numbers . . . I also think get that damned tie off right this instant.
alternatealto From: alternatealto Date: 27th July 2010 12:45 (UTC) (Link)
Does that mean my days are numbered?
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 27th July 2010 18:00 (UTC) (Link)
I'm pretty sure they already were. Today, for example, is numbered 07.27.2010 in one widely used system. ;-)
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