You Might Be A Mathematician If......

  1. You are fascinated by the equation eiπ+1=0e^{i \pi} + 1 = 0.

  2. You know by heart the first fifty digits of π \pi

  3. You have tried to prove Fermat's Last Theorem.

  4. You know ten ways to prove Pythagoras' Theorem.

  5. Your telephone number is the sum of two prime numbers.

  6. You have calculated that the World Series actually diverges.

  7. You are sure that differential equations are very useful tool.

  8. You comment to your wife or girl friend/ boy friend that her/his hair is nice and parallel.

  9. When you say to a car dealer, "I'll take the red car or the blue one," you must add " but not both of them."

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My phone number isn't the sum of two prime numbers. It is a prime number.

Mursalin Habib - 4 years, 7 months ago

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So, you've memorised a ten digit prime

@Amrita Roychowdhury you too. Q

Agnishom Chattopadhyay Staff - 4 years, 7 months ago

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Well, I disagree with you, sorry!

Kartik Sharma - 4 years, 7 months ago

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Nice compilation , I must say!

Well for me , I think it's :

  • Yes for 3,4,5,7

  • No for 1,2,6,9

  • No comments for :8

But I really don't mind what the criteria is , I know I am a great fan of Mathematics !!

A Former Brilliant Member - 4 years, 7 months ago

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1 is true for me. No for the rest 8.

Mehul Arora - 4 years, 7 months ago

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I have sign(s) -

  • 1,
  • 2 (partially),
  • 3,
  • 4 (one can easily find a new method, so I guess I have > 10 methods),
  • 5 (that's very near to Goldbach's Conjecture),
  • 7 (but it depends in what manner are you taking them to be useful tools)

And I don't have sign(s) -

  • 6 because I'm not all familiar with World Series (I'll google it out),
  • 8 because I still don't have any girlfriend,
  • 9 because I never went to a car dealer

Are these enough signs to come to any conclusion???

Kishlaya Jaiswal - 4 years, 7 months ago

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  1. Yes
  2. No, forty
  3. Yes
  4. No
  5. Yes, every 1 in 2 phone numbers is so.
  6. I would if I knew what the World Series is.
  7. Yes
  8. No, but I had shown them that their phone number is a sum of two prime numbers.(Search 'A Late Night Conversation' on Brilliant)
  9. No, I have never been to a car dealer

Agnishom Chattopadhyay Staff - 4 years, 7 months ago

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55. Are you sure?

Mursalin Habib - 4 years, 7 months ago

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In our country, phone numbers are 10 digit numbers and the Goldbach conjecture has been verified upto 10^17

Agnishom Chattopadhyay Staff - 4 years, 7 months ago

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@Agnishom Chattopadhyay No, Goldbach's Conjecture has been verified upto 4×10184\times 10^{18} (as verified by Wikipedia).

And I wonder if someone in this world has got the number 33255817073339605283325581707333960528?

Kishlaya Jaiswal - 4 years, 7 months ago

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You might be a mathematician if it's Year 2015, you can't help but devise a million math problems that involve the number 2015. Do a Brilliant search on "2015" and see what happens.

Michael Mendrin - 4 years, 7 months ago

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  • Yes, definitely

  • Yes, 51 :P

  • Yes, foolishly though

  • Nope, I know 3 or 4, maybe

  • Nope, it is the sum of three primes

  • Nope

  • Yes, of course.

  • Nope, I don't have any

  • Nope, I've never talked to car dealer.

Swapnil Das - 4 years ago

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You know 51 digits of π\pi, really?cool!

Rohit Udaiwal - 4 years ago

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Yeah, it is of no use though :P

Swapnil Das - 4 years ago

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Thanks for crushing my every hope of being a mathematician. I will now hate you for the rest of my life.

Rahul Saha - 4 years, 7 months ago

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