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Pay to the order of...: $e^(i*pi) +1

Otter (3800) writes | more than 7 years ago

Math 5

One of the Subversion heads received a bill from the Mathematical Association of America for $0.00. Naturally, he took the opportunity to send them a check for e^(i*pi)+1, which went tragically uncashed. Adding to the fun, it was check number 1729! (I'd provide clarification, but if you don't laugh at this as written, an explanation won't help...)One of the Subversion heads received a bill from the Mathematical Association of America for $0.00. Naturally, he took the opportunity to send them a check for e^(i*pi)+1, which went tragically uncashed. Adding to the fun, it was check number 1729! (I'd provide clarification, but if you don't laugh at this as written, an explanation won't help...)

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HAHAHA (1)

AntiFreeze (31247) | more than 7 years ago | (#20013489)

That's priceless. Totally priceless. </mathgeek>

Re:HAHAHA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#20014259)

I get everything until the thing about check number 1729. What's the significance of that??

Re:HAHAHA (1)

Otter (3800) | more than 7 years ago | (#20014517)

I get everything until the thing about check number 1729. What's the significance of that??

It's the Hardy-Ramanujan number [wikipedia.org] .

Spoilers (1)

Megane (129182) | more than 7 years ago | (#20028613)

Correction: "Speulers" (1)

Megane (129182) | more than 7 years ago | (#20028725)

Sorry, I didn't figure out the pun until a few minutes later.
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