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10 signs you are a math nerd

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.

Note by Calvin Lin
2 years, 11 months ago

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*Teacher absent*

*5 mins later I be like*

John Muradeli - 2 years, 11 months ago

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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

Brian Charlesworth - 2 years, 11 months ago

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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?"

Trevor Arashiro - 2 years, 11 months ago

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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.

Michael Mendrin - 2 years, 11 months ago

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@Michael Mendrin That's curiosity

U Z - 2 years, 11 months ago

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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.

Dan Hodge - 2 years, 11 months ago

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

Calvin Lin Staff - 2 years, 11 months ago

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lol

Handayani Basuki - 1 year, 11 months ago

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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.

Llewellyn Sterling - 2 years, 6 months ago

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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.

Brian Charlesworth - 2 years, 11 months ago

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I did ask for a trig book for xmas!

Michael Mendrin - 2 years, 11 months ago

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

Brian Charlesworth - 2 years, 11 months ago

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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.

Michael Mendrin - 2 years, 11 months ago

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@Michael Mendrin 6th or 7th grade? Wow, I didn't even know what trig was until 8th grade. I think I must have been a late bloomer when it came to having a passion for math; calculus and number theory did the trick for me. Anyway, it's good that your father was there to support your curiosity.

Best of the Season, Michael. :)

Brian Charlesworth - 2 years, 11 months ago

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@Michael Mendrin Giving any away or keeping all of them?

Llewellyn Sterling - 2 years, 6 months ago

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@Llewellyn Sterling In all the years that I've had books come and go from my personal library, I've never let go of my math and physics books. Books have fallen out of favor in this internet age, but the internet still cannot duplicate what's in them.

Michael Mendrin - 2 years, 6 months ago

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@Michael Mendrin Oh, alright. Do you know if some of your book are found online? I haven't any really good ones lately.

Llewellyn Sterling - 2 years, 6 months ago

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@Michael Mendrin 6th grade.... Wow. I just asked this year, which is 10th grade, guess I'm 4 years late XD. I didn't love math nearly as much in lower school but I wish I had,

Trevor Arashiro - 2 years, 11 months ago

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  • You use math to mesmerize people, it's super effective!
  • You write math equations during the bus stop, subway, etc. above the air like you cast some magic stuffs on people.
  • You can awake yourself during boring class with math.
  • You dream about solving math problems at least 1 night.
  • You think the word "or" as the logic operators.
(based on my true story.)

Samuraiwarm Tsunayoshi - 2 years, 11 months ago

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Would you like beans or gates.

Joel Yip - 1 year, 5 months ago

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I do all of these!!

Ashley Shamidha - 2 years, 8 months ago

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This is all sooo true!!!

Melissa Quail - 2 years, 11 months ago

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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!!!

Somesh Singh - 2 years, 11 months ago

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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"

Ashley Shamidha - 2 years, 8 months ago

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

Calvin Lin Staff - 2 years, 8 months ago

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

Ashley Shamidha - 2 years, 7 months ago

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

Aman Real - 2 years, 8 months ago

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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 😅

Trevor Arashiro - 2 years, 11 months ago

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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.

Calvin Lin Staff - 2 years, 11 months ago

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

Brian Charlesworth - 2 years, 11 months ago

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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.

Trevor Arashiro - 2 years, 11 months ago

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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?

Michael Sullivan - 2 years, 11 months ago

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That's pretty great!

True, for 4, it should be "You would tell ...". LOL

Calvin Lin Staff - 2 years, 11 months ago

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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!

Pankaj Joshi - 2 years, 11 months ago

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

Pranjal Jain - 2 years, 11 months ago

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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

Tootie Frootie - 2 years, 6 months ago

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Well, at least that is a start. :)

Llewellyn Sterling - 2 years, 6 months ago

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1/2 math nerd, 1/2 future biologist

Hobart Pao - 2 years, 11 months ago

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bestvalidation: <<#3>>

Upanshu Gupta - 2 years, 11 months ago

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i got sign 3#

Ashay Wakode - 2 years, 11 months ago

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10/10 I'm crying

Danny Nguyen - 2 years, 11 months ago

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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)

Calvin Lin Staff - 2 years, 11 months ago

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That was great!!!

Ritu Roy - 2 years, 11 months ago

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Right! Totally did not see that lol

Danny Nguyen - 2 years, 11 months ago

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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?!?).

Danny Nguyen - 2 years, 11 months ago

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Got five. Haha

Denel Joi - 2 years, 11 months ago

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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.

Calvin Lin Staff - 2 years, 11 months ago

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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...

Soumo Mukherjee - 2 years, 11 months ago

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  1. Already had a trig book. Ahahaha. :P

Vishnuram Leonardodavinci - 2 years, 11 months ago

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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.

Ryan Tamburrino - 2 years, 11 months ago

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6

Mayank Shrivastava - 2 years, 11 months ago

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

Joel Yip - 1 year, 5 months ago

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

Swapnil Das - 1 year, 11 months ago

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Got 6, I loved this post.

Swapnil Das - 2 years ago

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wow please load more like his

Tushar Kaushik - 2 years, 6 months ago

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got 8 damn

Pawan Dogra - 2 years, 7 months ago

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My score is 6, am I a maths nerd?

Ashley Shamidha - 2 years, 8 months ago

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Yes you are!

Calvin Lin Staff - 2 years, 8 months ago

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Wow! Thank You. Good post

Ashley Shamidha - 2 years, 8 months ago

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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.

Sonali Nandi - 2 years, 11 months ago

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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.

Please post a note to ask problems rather than posting it as comment. It would reach more audience this way.

Pranjal Jain - 2 years, 11 months ago

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@calvin.gud post

Ayanlaja Adebola - 2 years, 11 months ago

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

Kunal Verma - 2 years, 7 months ago

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

Farahani Ibrahim - 2 years, 11 months ago

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