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evf. IronSky Knife Guru
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 Subject: Happy... end of something :D Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:58 pm  
 For those who finish some sort of school, good luck finding a new school, or work, or whatever you will do next. For those who finish yet another year, happy summer holidays. For those who are at work, well, at least TRY to have some sort of holidays, or at least try to find a sunny spot at work. And for everyone, thanks for another year at the funny and amusing world of Battlefield 1942 Secret Weapons of World War 2 Multiplayer demo. (This is nicest thing you will hear in a while from me, so be goddamn happy ) _______________________________________________ "My brothers in the sword, I'd rather fight besides you than any army of thousands" 
   asad Spammer
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 Subject: Re: Happy... end of something :D Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:00 pm  
 1st sentence fits me perfectly. 
   superNOOB Veteran Member
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 Subject: Re: Happy... end of something :D Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:11 pm  
 Somebody call 911, i think iron is delirious or very sick. _______________________________________________ The biggest computerproblem is between your chair and your monitor 
   evf. Cozza Frenzy Leader
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 Subject: Re: Happy... end of something :D Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:18 pm  
 
   evf. IronSky Knife Guru
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 Subject: Re: Happy... end of something :D Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:06 pm  
 I ride a robot unicorn that shoots rainbows, your argument is invalid. _______________________________________________ "My brothers in the sword, I'd rather fight besides you than any army of thousands" 
   evf. Cozza Frenzy Leader
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 Subject: Re: Happy... end of something :D Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:14 pm  
 
   asad Spammer
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 Subject: Re: Happy... end of something :D Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:52 am  
  evf. IronSky wrote:
 I ride a robot unicorn that shoots rainbows, your argument is invalid.
HEY BUT WHERES IRON HORSE!!! 
   DarkDevil Applicant
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 Subject: Re: Happy... end of something :D Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:10 am  
 i wish i passed cuz the fucking mathmatics is so annoying and hard and i cant understand anything in it they give me things like a(52) = ? WTF is that,Fuck Newton only because an apple came on his head he annoyed alllllll Earth with his mathmatics bs,einstein is ok i guess he invented planes they dont teach us about planes in schools i would like to add something also thanks all for letting me pwn you and annoy you and joke laugh have fun with you guys i did many Great things this year and stuff i might not experience again in my Gaming life like me and Super idk how he was so mad im so mad 2 we smoked ciggs while playing knifing actually and when i ignored asad ,i knifed iron i did Good ,he was Lazy .,i dueld hankes AND many many stuff but too bad im gone again and get on PC max 3 hours a aday and lol i choose who wins and who looses in other servers buy changing tickets and yes Staying unbanned on the server and this Great Forum so good luck for all who passed schoool and who Failed lol pwnd 
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 Subject: Re: Happy... end of something :D Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:11 am  
  DarkDevil wrote:
 (52) = ?
52= 7 5+2=3 5+10=+5
Want mathematics lessons devil iam free these days after all... PM me if you do!

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 Subject: Re: Happy... end of something :D Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:04 am  
 LOL it isnt  and ROFL you must do whole stuff iDK HOW weird very weird stuff you type letters like ⅛ ≤ ½ and A B D E i give you one Of em A(π²xD) ¼F(π²xG) Do it . FFS Space of the ball : 4 A π² WEIRD STUFF AS I SAID only thing i know in mathmatics is +,, ÷and the circle is 360 thats alland thats what we will need in our life if we arnt Building Houses and engineering 
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 Subject: Re: Happy... end of something :D Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:33 pm  
  DarkDevil wrote:
LOL it isnt  and ROFL you must do whole stuff iDK HOW weird very weird stuff you type letters like ⅛ ≤ ½ and A B D E i give you one Of em A(π²xD) ¼F(π²xG) Do it . FFS Space of the ball : 4 A π² WEIRD STUFF AS I SAID only thing i know in mathmatics is +,,÷ and the circle is 360 thats all and thats what we will need in our life if we arnt Building Houses and engineering
Taken from Dr. Math.
But there are two really important reasons for learning math that don't directly link to how you will use it in your daily life.
The first is basically "the more you know, the more options you have available." I'm 21 years old. Almost everyone I know who is my age either had no idea what he or she wanted to do 5 years ago, or they thought they knew but then changed their minds later. (Actually, a fair number of my friends STILL don't know what they want to do.) I have one close friend who wanted to be a computer scientist until he got to college, and then he changed his mind and he's now studying politics. But all the math that he learned for computer science has helped him with the statistical analysis and economics he has to study as part of his politics work. Fractions, geometry, algebra, and trig will all be integrated into just about anything you ever want to study, and having practiced those things in high school will allow you to not have to worry about relearning them later. Slopeintercept form for economic graphs or for population models in biology should be second nature, so that you don't have to worry about math later and can focus on what you really do want to study.
For example, let's say you want to be an ecologist. Ecologists often study population size. Let's say that you're studying a population whose size increases like this: size = 2 * time + 100. This is a standard slopeintercept equation. A lot of people don't want to learn slopeintercept because it doesn't seem to have any point. But if you understand it enough that you don't have to think about it, then when you see an equation like that, you won't have to worry about the math at all and you can just think about the ecology.
So basically, the idea here is that if you learn math now, then when you're confronted with math later in life, you won't have to worry about it at all and instead you can just pay attention to what you want to.
The alternative strategy is to not learn math now. You can wait and see what math you end up needing for your job or your future education and just learn that. That's okay in principle, but you'll end up playing "catchup" all the time.
When I finished the math requirements at college, I was really happy at the time because I didn't like math then and I was glad to be done with it. These past couple of years, I've gotten interested in computer science as a hobby. However, not having any advanced math I can't go very far with it, so if I wanted to do anything with it, I'd have to go back and take a lot of math classes that would've been easier for me to take a couple of years ago.
Since you don't know for sure what you're going to do with your life, it's best to keep your options open. Of course, you can't learn everything, and sooner or later you have to decide what you do want to study. But, whatever it is, having a good background in math will put you ahead.
The second reason to study math is that it gives you a different perspective on things. I think that most people hate math because it is taught just as an exercise in memorization. You get the impression that all there is to math is just a bunch of formulas that you can look up in a book. I think of math as something totally different. Check out these two links:
What is Mathematics? http://www.mathforum.org/dr.math/problems/erum.09.22.00.html
Philosophy of the Truths of Mathematics http://www.mathforum.org/dr.math/problems/lauren.02.28.01.html
The way to be good at math is not to memorize a whole lot of different things, it's just to memorize a few small things and then play around with them and see what else you get.
For example, what is algebra? Well, you already know about multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. One day (a long, long time ago) somebody who knew all of those things was sitting around and thinking. Below is my own cartoonish recreation of what might have happened.
This person (we'll call him or her "Pat") was sitting around thinking about addition.
Pat knew that 3 + 4 = 7
Then Pat thought "what would happen to the equation if I added one to both sides?" Pat tried it and got: 3 + 4 + 1 = 7 + 1
Pat realized right away that this new equation was also true. So then Pat went back to the original equation: 3 + 4 = 7 and decided to subtract 3 from both sides and got: 3 + 4  3 = 7  3.
Pat then did some arithmetic, and ended up with: 4 = 4.
Right away, Pat realized that this was something that could be applied to new, different things. What Pat thought next was "what if I didn't know one of the numbers?"
Pat was already familiar with equations like this: 3 + 4 = ?, and knew that you could solve those equations.
What Pat decided to try was something a little different: ?  4 = 7. Pat knew from before that you can add or subtract the same number from both sides of an equation (see above) and you'll still have a true equation. So what Pat did was to add 4 to both sides of this equation and got:
?  4 + 4 = 7 + 4
After a little bit more arithmetic, Pat ended up with ? = 11.
So math is not just a bunch of memorization. If it's taught well, math is just an extension of a few basic ideas to more and more complicated applications. Algebra is not something new to learn, it's just another way to do addition and subtraction and multiplication and division, only with numbers and letters instead of just with numbers.
For a look at how complicated mathematical formulas are really just a new way to look at old formulas you already know, check out:
Remembering Area Formulas http://www.mathforum.org/dr.math/problems/summer.12.23.01.html
A classic example for me of how math is an exciting exploration of simple ideas that leads you to interesting results is the "golden ratio." The golden ratio is a number (about 1.62). If you make a rectangle where one side is equal to some number (whatever number you like) and the other is equal to that number times the golden ratio, it turns out to be a really pretty rectangle (at least as pretty as rectangles get). In fact, if I told you to just draw a rectangle on a piece of paper, you'd probably draw one that came pretty close to the golden ratio.
Also, if you then take that rectangle and cut it up into a square and another rectangle, the new rectangle that you make will also have the golden ratio. You can then take the new rectangle and do the same thing to that, on down forever, and each rectangle you make doing that will have the golden ratio. You can then connect the corners of these rectangles you've made and it makes a really pretty spiral (called the golden spiral) which has other neat mathematical properties.
So one day there was some guy named Fibonacci. And he thought of an interesting way to make a sequence of numbers. You start with the sequence {1, 1}. Then to get the next number of the sequence, you just add the last two numbers in it together. So you get {1, 1, 2}. Then you add the last two number of that sequence together to make a new sequence {1, 1, 2, 3}. After a couple of more times, you'll end up with {1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13}.
Now here's the cool part: One day someone asked themself what the ratio is between each number in the Fibonacci sequence and the number before it. So what that person did was take a number and divide it by the one before. At first it didn't look too interesting, but the person kept at it for a little while. As he got to bigger and bigger numbers, he realized that the ratio of numbers in the Fibonacci sequence gets closer and closer to the golden ratio. He then went on to prove using calculus that as the numbers go on to infinity, the ratio will EXACTLY approach the golden ratio.
Just imagine how exciting that must have been. To start with a simple pattern like the Fibonacci sequence that anyone can understand and to end up finding a ratio that has really cool mathematical properties when you look at rectangles and spirals!
All of math is, as far as I see it, an exploration of what happens when we assume certain basic "axioms" about the world and then see what we get from that. There have been some very surprising results that have opened the door to new questions about what our simple assumptions and trivial starting places will take us next.
If you want to learn a bit more about the golden ratio and the Fibonacci sequence, check out the Dr. Math FAQ:
Golden Ratio, Fibonacci Sequence http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.golden.ratio.html
So math really is important for your daily life, no matter what you want to do. It's true that not everything you learn will be needed later, but you never know what you'll want to do, and the more you know and have to build on, the better off you'll be. Also, if you look at it the right way, math is not a chore of memorization, it's a game where you start with a few simple rules and see what more complicated rules you can come up with using those simple tools. 
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