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Jun
17
comment How big is infinity?
Well, obviously 42
May
17
comment What is the largest prime number?
@user2566092: On SO we have come to the conclusion that these kinds of upvotes are from the same kinds of users that would also ask this kinds of questions. They simply think "oh, I always wanted to know that too"
Apr
28
comment Why do mathematicians sometimes assume famous conjectures in their research?
There is also research that leads to practical applications and algorithms that just work well in practice, even when (partly) based on unproved hypothesis. Who would not use an O(n) algorithm to factor numbers whos runtime assesment depends on the riemann hypothesis, just because of that?
Apr
8
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Apr
8
comment Tell me problems that can trick you
This even got famous in programming as "fencepost error"
Apr
8
comment Tell me problems that can trick you
If you ask me, everything can easily lead me down the wrong path...
Apr
3
comment How can a piece of A4 paper be folded in exactly three equal parts?
Just make your latex letter class/template contain fold marks ;)
Jan
14
comment Splitting a sandwich and not feeling deceived
Since we are in mathematics, we might want to apply the Banach–Tarski paradox N-1 times to solve the problem for N people...