Everyone Loves a Good Math Joke [Comic]

For those of you who don’t get it, please enlighten yourself and read this.

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32 Responses to Everyone Loves a Good Math Joke [Comic]

  1. My fave math joke: There are 10 types of people in this world. Those who understand binary and those who don’t!

  2. My favorite math joke ever…
    Two cows are standing in a pasture.
    The first cow turns to the second and says, "Although pi is usually abbreviated to 5 decimal places, it actually goes on to infinity."
    The second cow looks up and says, "Moo."

      • For those who are not fans (or just plain hate) math, the first cow talks about how pi is always rounded to the first 5 places (for simplifying calculus, geometry, etc) to 3.14159 and casually mentions how the numbers are actually infinite.

        The second cow just says "moo" which is a reference to the Greek letter Mu (pronounced 'myoo'). The humor comes from the fact that in this context, Mu is a reference to minimization. So basically instead of saying pi to an infinite number of places, Mu just allows us to round off to whatever decimal place is most convenient for the sake of the theorem, equation, etc.

        Knowing this, the first cow is just talking about pi being simplified and the second cow is just generally referencing what it is. (I'll confess to being a bit long winded, but that's about as best as I can sum it up)

      • For those who are not fans (or just plain hate) math, the first cow talks about how pi is always rounded to the first 5 places (for simplifying calculus, geometry, etc) to 3.14159 and casually mentions how the numbers are actually infinite.

        The second cow just says “moo” which is a reference to the Greek letter Mu (pronounced ‘myoo’). The humor comes from the fact that in this context, Mu is a reference to minimization. So basically instead of saying pi to an infinite number of places, Mu just allows us to round off to whatever decimal place is most convenient for the sake of the theorem, equation, etc.

        Knowing this, the first cow is just talking about pi being simplified and the second cow is just generally referencing what it is. (I’ll confess to being a bit long winded, but that’s about as best as I can sum it up)

  3. An infinite group of mathematicians walk into a bar.
    One says to the bartender "I'll have a pint please."
    The second says "Half a pint, please."
    The third says "Quarter of a pint, please."

    Just as the fourth is about to open his mouth, the bartender goes "I see what's happening" and pours 2 pints.

    • I'm a bit embarrassed…. I didn't get this one… :'( … Would anyone mind and explain it please?

      • It's a fairly simple discrete math joke.

        The first guy asks for 1 whole pint. Then the next asks for half (1/2 pint). Then the next asks for half of that half (1/4 pint) and so on. So if there are an infinite number of mathematicians in a bar and all of them are just going to ask for half, then you may as well just pour a whole because it's going total 1. As a result, you just pour 2 pints (1 for the 1st guy and the second to take care of the rest).

      • It’s a fairly simple discrete math joke.

        The first guy asks for 1 whole pint. Then the next asks for half (1/2 pint). Then the next asks for half of that half (1/4 pint) and so on. So if there are an infinite number of mathematicians in a bar and all of them are just going to ask for half, then you may as well just pour a whole because it’s going total 1. As a result, you just pour 2 pints (1 for the 1st guy and the second to take care of the rest).

  4. My fave math joke: There are 10 types of people in this world. Those who understand binary and those who don't!

  5. MATH! UGGHH *jumps out window*

    I can't stand math, it never makes any sense! It's like they make it all up just to annoy you =_=

    Although I kind of figured what the joke was, it was NOT funny at all.

  6. It looks more like an 8 to me. It would be stood on its side if it was infinity. How would infinity be able to "see" an imaginary number anyway?

  7. HA! Imaginary numbers are awesome!

    If you aren't working with numbers less than 9.5, then you aren't doing real math. :P