If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is. -Neumann

Hello everyone;

It's May! The May Newsletter is out and we hope everyone enjoys their summer vacation!

**New Features you should be excited about**

- Did you like the new look with the Topics tab on the top?
- Logic is up! Feel free to be a bit more rational.
- Want to be a Curriculum Developer? Brilliant is hiring

Oh, and do not worry. The Chemistry Map is on the way.

**The Wiki Parties**

You might have already contributed to the Basic Algebra, Physics, Logic or Trigonometry parties.

Some of the recent wikis worth mentioning are:

Do not forget checking out Rajdeep's, Mursalin's, Kishlaya's and Agnishom's contributions!

**Creative and Challenging Problems**

- Level 1 - 2:

- Level 3 - 5:

- Level 6:

Do you like Carrots?

**Popular Posts in the Past Month**

- But you don't look like a programmer
- Best Problem Posted Contest
- Yahoo!
- Sandeep's Philosophy of Life
- How do I love mathematics?

**Top New Active Members**

**The WhoToFollow List**

**Joke of the Month**

One professor of mathematics noticed that his kitchen sink at his home broke down. He called a plumber. The plumber came on the next day, sealed a few screws and everything was working as before.

The professor was delighted. However, when the plumber gave him the bill a minute later, he was shocked.

"This is one third of my monthly salary!" he yelled.

Well, all the same he paid it and then the plumber said to him:

"I understand your position as a professor. Why don't you come to our company and apply for a plumber position? You will earn three times as much as a professor. But remember, when you apply, tell them that you completed only seven elementary classes. They don't like educated people."

So it happened. The professor got a plumber job and his life significantly improved. He just had to seal a screw or two occasionally, and his salary went up significantly.

One day, the board of the plumbing company decided that every plumber has to go to evening classes to complete the eight grade. So, our professor had to go there too. It just happened that the first class was math. The evening teacher, to check students' knowledge, asked for a formula for the area of the circle. The person asked was the professor. He jumped to the board, and then he realized that he had forgotten the formula. He started to reason it, he filled the white board with integrals, differentials and other advanced formulas to conclude the result he forgot. As a result he got "minus pi r squared".

He didn't like the minus, so he started all over again. He got the minus again. No matter how many times he tried, he always got a minus. He was frustrated. He looked a bit scared at the class and saw all the plumbers whisper:

"Switch the limits of the integral!"

Looks like we should start a plumbing section on Brilliant...

Do not forget to check out Mathematics Jokes 4, 3, 2 and 1

Sincerely Yours,

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TopNewestMay is the best and lucky month in which my father born,my father is simply awesome and best in the world than any other – Kutumbaka Jaswanth · 1 year, 8 months ago

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It is just a couple months I joined brilliant and it's jut awesssomme – Satya Mishra · 1 year, 8 months ago

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The joke though. Mehehe. – Jeremy Bansil · 1 year, 8 months ago

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Well, Looks like I answered the Level 6 Question. My answer was a Yes! And I Actually Got It correct. I feel like a personality right Now. Doing Kaboobly-Doo Stuff here On Brilliant XD – Mehul Arora · 1 year, 8 months ago

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i really did not understand the joke, which maths professor does such a mistake that plumbers can correct it? – Mvs Saketh · 1 year, 7 months ago

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Good one. . – Pravesh Mehta · 1 year, 8 months ago

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Brilliant – Al Amin · 1 year, 8 months ago

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It's an honour to be mentioned in the WhoToFollow list, Agnishom :3 Great newsletter! – Jake Lai · 1 year, 8 months ago

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I hope chemistry comes soon!

@Agnishom Chattopadhyay sir, thanks for mentioning the Rocket physics section! :P

BTW, the letter was cool! – Sravanth Chebrolu · 1 year, 8 months ago

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Thank you for your contribution in the wikis

There is no need to call me

Sir. You could just call me Agnishom :) – Agnishom Chattopadhyay · 1 year, 8 months agoLog in to reply

– Sravanth Chebrolu · 1 year, 8 months ago

I've a doubt, can anyone in the brilliant community become a moderator? Is there any qualification?Log in to reply

I think you mean

question, as opposed todoubt. – Agnishom Chattopadhyay · 1 year, 8 months agoLog in to reply

– Sravanth Chebrolu · 1 year, 8 months ago

Actually the thing is that I'd like to be a moderator too.Log in to reply

– Sravanth Chebrolu · 1 year, 8 months ago

Thank you very much Agnishom(sir)! :PLog in to reply

May is the best month, I become one year older!! – Parth Lohomi · 1 year, 8 months ago

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– Mehul Arora · 1 year, 8 months ago

NO need To Rejoice, Your Life Decreases by 1 Year. Jk :P Happy Birthday In Advance, Genius!Log in to reply

– Parth Lohomi · 1 year, 8 months ago

"Genius" doesn't suit me....Log in to reply

– Mehul Arora · 1 year, 8 months ago

Well, It does :3Log in to reply

– Parth Lohomi · 1 year, 8 months ago

Thanks bro!!Log in to reply

– Mehul Arora · 1 year, 8 months ago

Aah, No need to thank me. You deserve it :DLog in to reply

Ohh. I am mentioned in the May newsletter. I am so Happy. Thanks – Rajdeep Dhingra · 1 year, 8 months ago

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