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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– John Muradeli · 1 year, 10 months ago*5 mins later I be like*Log in to reply

This image is the stuff of nightmares ....... thanks for sharing it, John. :P – Brian Charlesworth · 1 year, 10 months ago

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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 · 1 year, 10 months ago

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– Michael Mendrin · 1 year, 10 months ago

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.Log in to reply

– Megh Choksi · 1 year, 10 months ago

That's curiosityLog in to reply

– Dan Hodge · 1 year, 10 months ago

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.Log in to reply

– Calvin Lin Staff · 1 year, 10 months ago

Mine just erases the board and continues on past the bell.Log in to reply

– Handayani Basuki · 9 months, 2 weeks ago

lolLog in to reply

– Llewellyn Sterling · 1 year, 4 months ago

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.Log in to reply

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 · 1 year, 10 months ago

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I

didask for a trig book for xmas! – Michael Mendrin · 1 year, 10 months agoLog in to reply

– Brian Charlesworth · 1 year, 10 months ago

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

– Michael Mendrin · 1 year, 10 months ago

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.Log in to reply

Best of the Season, Michael. :) – Brian Charlesworth · 1 year, 10 months ago

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– Llewellyn Sterling · 1 year, 4 months ago

Giving any away or keeping all of them?Log in to reply

– Michael Mendrin · 1 year, 4 months ago

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.Log in to reply

– Llewellyn Sterling · 1 year, 4 months ago

Oh, alright. Do you know if some of your book are found online? I haven't any really good ones lately.Log in to reply

– Trevor Arashiro · 1 year, 10 months ago

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,Log in to reply

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– Joel Yip · 4 months ago

Would you like beans or gates.Log in to reply

– Ashley Shamidha · 1 year, 6 months ago

I do all of these!!Log in to reply

– Melissa Quail · 1 year, 10 months ago

This is all sooo true!!!Log in to reply

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 · 1 year, 10 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 · 1 year, 6 months ago

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– Calvin Lin Staff · 1 year, 6 months ago

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

– Ashley Shamidha · 1 year, 6 months ago

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

– Aman Real · 1 year, 6 months ago

Me too!!!!!! I always keep calculating the run rate as well as strike rate!!!!Log in to reply

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 · 1 year, 10 months ago

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– Calvin Lin Staff · 1 year, 10 months ago

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.Log in to reply

– Brian Charlesworth · 1 year, 10 months ago

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

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 · 1 year, 10 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 · 1 year, 10 months ago

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True, for 4, it should be "You

wouldtell ...". LOL – Calvin Lin Staff · 1 year, 10 months agoLog in to reply

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 · 1 year, 10 months ago

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– Pranjal Jain · 1 year, 10 months ago

I used my friend's birthday card! And then he went upset!Log in to reply

omg ........i thought that i was an extrovert !!! but after reading this ....... :xd i need to know more about myself ....hahahahahaha – Tootie Frootie · 1 year, 4 months ago

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– Llewellyn Sterling · 1 year, 4 months ago

Well, at least that is a start. :)Log in to reply

1/2 math nerd, 1/2 future biologist – Hobart Pao · 1 year, 10 months ago

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bestvalidation: <<#3>> – Upanshu Gupta · 1 year, 10 months ago

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i got sign 3# – Ashay Wakode · 1 year, 10 months ago

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10/10 I'm crying – Danny Nguyen · 1 year, 10 months ago

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5 and 6 are mutually exclusive, so the maximum score is 9. (I'm tricky that way) – Calvin Lin Staff · 1 year, 10 months ago

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– Ritu Roy · 1 year, 10 months ago

That was great!!!Log in to reply

– Danny Nguyen · 1 year, 10 months ago

Right! Totally did not see that lolLog in to reply

– Danny Nguyen · 1 year, 10 months ago

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

Got five. Haha – Denel Joi · 1 year, 10 months ago

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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 · 1 year, 10 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 · 1 year, 10 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 · 1 year, 10 months ago

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6 – Mayank Shrivastava · 1 year, 10 months ago

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I don't believe people do ln(cabin)+C – Joel Yip · 4 months ago

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Today, for christmas, I asked my father for a book of Single Variable Calculus :) – Swapnil Das · 10 months, 1 week ago

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Got 6, I loved this post. – Swapnil Das · 10 months, 3 weeks ago

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wow please load more like his – Tushar Kaushik · 1 year, 4 months ago

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got 8 damn – Pawan Dogra · 1 year, 5 months ago

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My score is 6, am I a maths nerd? – Ashley Shamidha · 1 year, 6 months ago

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– Calvin Lin Staff · 1 year, 6 months ago

Yes you are!Log in to reply

– Ashley Shamidha · 1 year, 6 months ago

Wow! Thank You. Good postLog in to reply

What should be subtracted from the smallest 6-digit no. To make it exactly divisible by 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20. – Sonali Nandi · 1 year, 10 months ago

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

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 · 1 year, 10 months agoLog in to reply

@calvin.gud post – Ayanlaja Adebola · 1 year, 10 months ago

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I got 2 I suck. ;-;-;-;-; – Kunal Verma · 1 year, 6 months ago

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Haha..I believe in higher power. X^(infinity). Any higher than infinity? – Farahani Ibrahim · 1 year, 10 months ago

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