The 3 Saddest Mathematics Love Stories

There are many unfortunate events in mathematics as well as the lives of mathematicians. You haven’t probably heard the misfortunes of Evariste Galois; he died at the age of 20 in a duel for a lady who didn’t love him.You probably know some famous theorems by great mathematicians, but you probably didn’t know that they died young.  You probably do not know that Descartes could not marry either of the two woman he loves because they were on different social status.

But despite these unimaginable events, there are actually untold stories that history failed to acknowledge. I think they are probably the 3 saddest mathematics love stories ever told. Now, don’t be depressed.

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The 3 Saddest Mathematics Love Stories

1. Tangent lines who had one chance to meet and then parted forever.

2. Parallel Lines who were never meant to meet.

3. Asymptotes who can get closer and closer to each other but will never be together.

Source: Unknown (I saw this in Facebook).

7 Funny Math Comic Sites You Will Love

Mathematics is difficult to many, but it sometimes can be fun as well.  And luckily, there are creative and gifted people who never stop from making the subject light and funny. In this post, we look at some of the funny math sites on the web, particularly those who publish math web comics. Enjoy browsing the list!

1. XKCD – XKCD is a web comic of romance, sarcasm, and language. Among the three, I think sarcasm is the most successful (lol). In its home page, it says that “This comic occasionally contains strong language (which may not be suitable for children), unusual humor (which maybe unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which maybe unsuitable for liberal arts majors).” A web comic of sarcasm indeed.

2. (x,why?) – A math comic sites written by Chris Burke. The blog also contains some math jokes and also serious math sometimes. Mr. Burke usually allows bloggers to use his comics on blogs (I asked him two years ago) as long as you ask his permission. » Read more

Math Fun: How to Count in Japanese

I am currently in Japan, so I thought that maybe I should share to you a little bit of Japanese mathematics. Counting is Japanese is easy. Try if you can see the pattern below.

How to Count in Japanese

1 to 10: ichi (1), ni (2), san (3), yon/shi (4), go (5), roku (6), nana/shichi (7), hachi (8), kyuu/kuu (9), juu/too (10).

11 to 20: juu ichi (11), juu ni (12), juu san (13), juu yon (14), juu go (15), juu roku (16), juu nana (17), juu hachi (18), juu kyuu (19), ni juu.

21 to 30: ni juu ichi (21), ni juu ni (22), ni juu san (23), and so on.

30 – 90 by tens: san juu (30), yon juu (40), go juu (50), roku juu (60), nana juu (70), hachi juu (80), kyuu juu (90)

100 – 900 by hundreds: hyaku (100), ni hyaku (200), sanbyaku (300), yon hyaku (400), go hyaku (500), roppyaku (600), nana hyaku (700), happyaku (800), kuu hyaku (900)

1000: sen


28: ni juu hachi

67: roku nana or roku shichi

135: hyaku san juu go

1765: sen nana roku juu go

I hope you enjoyed learning how to count in Japanese. 🙂

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