## Sunday, 17 August 2008

### 4 Sure Ways To Fail Math

There are ways to pass math, and there are ways to fail math.

Failing math is easy. Just handing up a blank math paper will surely results in failure outright.

But how to fail math gracefully without submitting a blank paper?

Here 4 sure ways are proposed (from compilation of past experiences).

Way ONE:
Ignore the purpose of "equal" symbol (=).

Example:
x + 5 = 8 ==> x = 8 + 5. This will guarantee a cross.

Way TWO:
Ignore the written size of the text.

Example:
2x = 6 ===> 2x = 6.
logx = 5 ===> log x = 5. Two crosses are confirmed!

Way THREE:
Ignore the purpose of the parenthese (or brackets).

Example:
5 (x + 6) = 0 ===> 5x + 6 = 0. Wonderfully incorrect!

Way FOUR:
Treating function name as variables.

Example:
sin x + sin 2x = 0 ===> sin (x + 2x) = 0. Confirm failure!

From the above 4 techniques, you can be reassured a failure for math.

Why?
All the basic principles of mathematics have been violated and they are almost needed for most mathematical computations.

To pass math, therefore, is to reverse the above 4 sure ways to math failure!
(Unless you are challenging the norm!)

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