Which of the following did you get?

What's your score?

1) You’re on Brilliant now!

This statement is trivially true.

2) You fully expected this list to end here.

There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who do not.

3) Any piece of paper is covered with math equations.

Equations are related to this note.

4) You tell your boyfriend/girlfriend 3303 on Valentines day

See this problem.

5) You told your parents \[ \large y = \frac{ \ln \left( \frac{x}{m} - as \right) } { r^2 }. \]

See this problem.

6) If you did not do #5, you totally wished you did it.

7) For christmas, you asked for a Trig textbook.

Based on a true story.

8) You know the answer to: Why couldn’t the chicken cross the Mobius Strip.

9) To get a beachfront property in the woods you take

\[ \int \frac{1}{ \text{cabin} } \, d \text{ cabin} .\]

10) You believe in higher powers.

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Is there a ladder around, or does one just 'get high on math' and levitate to write stuff at the top of the board?

This image is the stuff of nightmares ....... thanks for sharing it, John. :P

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Does college actually look like this (below)

In every Hollywood movie I've seen, there's your stereotypical math professor infront of a giant board with complex small writing that absolutely no one in the room

A) understands

B) can even see from their seats

C) looks at

Or

D) cares about

Because they're all too busy wondering "when's the next party?"

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A math nerd copies John Muradeli's posted picture and enlarges it enough to see that it's about quantum physics, and then tries to figure out what part of quantum physics it's about, in spite of unreadable blurry writing, and still finds it fascinating.

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Our college calculus classroom had chalkboards on four walls. The professor would enter the room, begin talking and writing on the board. When the last board was full, class was over.

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Mine just erases the board and continues on past the bell.

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lol

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I am that same way, John. I did it for the entire class time several times as well. Other/Most times, about a good 5-10 minutes.

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Great list, Calvin. I can relate to Sign #3 to the \(n\)th degree, and Sign #8 is my favorite joke ever, which I guess makes me even more of a nerd. :)

Edit: Sign #11: You always smile when you see a (digital) clock read times like 12:34 or 3:14.

Sign #12: You automatically prime factorize (in your head) every integer you see in everyday life.

Edit #2: Sign #13: You are reading this on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day.

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This Christmas? I would have thought that you already had enough trig books. :)

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It was a long time ago, I think I was in 6th or 7th grade, and you couldn't buy books like that in local stores. Bless my dad.

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Best of the Season, Michael. :)

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Yup true for me. I do mesmerize my class mates with math and they say"Really?".

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Would you like beans or gates.

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I do all of these!!

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same here

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This is all sooo true!!!

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there are 10 kinds of people in the world: (1)those who understand octal. (2)those who don't.

(3)and then those who don't understand ternary and were expecting me to write eight statements!!!

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Three more signs: 1. Every time you see the clock you calculate the angle between the hour hand and minute hand. 2. When you watch cricket, for every ball you calculate the run rate and projected score. 3. When you see a tough problem (for others) you say "BEAUTIFUL"

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Thanks! Those are good suggestions, seeing the beauty of math in everyday life!

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This proves the beauty of mathematics http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/beautiful-minds/2014/05/07/the-neuroscience-of-mathematical-beauty/

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Me too!!!!!! I always keep calculating the run rate as well as strike rate!!!!

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It gets worse...

Well, I asked my mom for a trig text book... And a math tutor

I had my friend get me another math book

And my grandma to get me a white board 😅

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I love white boards! I bought 2 of them in college to scribble on. When the department got rid of a huge whiteboard on wheels, I contemplated rolling it into my dorm room. Sadly though, it was too big to have fit into my small dorm.

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Huh, a white board ..... yeah, that is epically nerdy. That definitely deserves a place in the pantheon of Signs.

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It's this thing from school, we always work on a white board, it just seems to help for some reason.

Our math team quote is, "it's the white board that keeps us sane"

Also cuz our hand writing looks like it's in low quality 8bit.

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I got 7, what does that mean? Should I have counted #5 if I can solve it, but don't say it to anyone? Also, stereotypically not having a girlfriend/boyfriend at all would make you a bigger nerd, right?

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That's pretty great!

True, for 4, it should be "You

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No.7: Though I haven't asked for any book for Christmas but I usually buy a lot of Maths books (even if I don't read all of them) of general interest. Accidentally, sometimes, I end up buying stuff that are beyond my ability to understand.

Once I bought an algebra book named as 'Linear Algebra' which contained abstract ideas and college level material. I did't understand it. It is a 'forever alone' in my book shelf. If that adds anything to being a Math Nerd...

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Guess what I'm in grade 8 and I asked my parents to get me a 10th grade physics and math textbook for fun

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Actually, it seems that I am closest to the 3rd one...Most of my Brilliant problems are solved on my graded exam papers!

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I used my friend's birthday card! And then he went upset!

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omg ........i thought that i was an extrovert !!! but after reading this ....... :xd i need to know more about myself ....hahahahahaha

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Well, at least that is a start. :)

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1/2 math nerd, 1/2 future biologist

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bestvalidation: <<#3>>

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i got sign 3#

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10/10 I'm crying

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Hmm ... I've got to call you out on this.

5 and 6 are mutually exclusive, so the maximum score is 9. (I'm tricky that way)

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That was great!!!

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Right! Totally did not see that lol

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I literally asked my mom for "The Art of Problem Solving, Volume 2: and Beyond" book yesterday (That counts as a trig book, right?!?).

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Not a standard Trig book, but anything Aops related signifies math nerdyness.

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Got five. Haha

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Congrats! That's a great score.

FYI, I've updated your name, and it is now reflected in your profile. It might take a while for us to update all of our caches across the site.

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Great list! Although, if there's any truth to number 7 being a real math nerd... well, let's just say a good portion of my Christmas list was math books.

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6

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There are 2 kinds of people in the world The ones who want to get as far away from math as possible and the ones who are attracted to mathematics(A.K.A. Me)

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## 5 and #9 are too good... math nerd confirmed.

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I don't believe people do ln(cabin)+C

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Today, for christmas, I asked my father for a book of Single Variable Calculus :)

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Got 6, I loved this post.

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wow please load more like his

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got 8 damn

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My score is 6, am I a maths nerd?

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Yes you are!

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Wow! Thank You. Good post

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What should be subtracted from the smallest 6-digit no. To make it exactly divisible by 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20.

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40

\(LCM(5,8,10,12,15,20)=120\)

Smallest 6-digit number=100000

\(40\equiv 100000\mod 120\)

So \(\boxed{40}\) is the minimum natural number which must be subtracted from 100000 to make it divisible by 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20.

In general \(40+120n\) must be subtracted where n is any integer.

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@calvin.gud post

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I got 2 I suck. ;-;-;-;-;

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Haha..I believe in higher power. X^(infinity). Any higher than infinity?

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