Everyone likes a math joke !

January 25, 2007 at 6:58 am 2 comments

Alright, I just thought it would be appropriate to inject some humour in here, so since the math exam is coming up, I thought everyone would like some math jokes ! Some of the more ‘incredible’ ones I saw on the various MIT blogs, and some of them have been forwarded to me by people at MIT…

Should put a smile on your face for sure !
I love this one !

and now, some one liners (and more liners) that I simply couldn’t pass up !

“A biologist, a physicist, and a mathematician were sitting in a street café watching the crowd. Across the street they saw a man and a woman entering a building. Ten minutes later they reappeared together with a third person. “They have multiplied,” said the biologist. “Oh no, an error in measurement,” the physicist sighed. “If exactly one person enters the building now, it will be empty again,” the mathematician concluded.”

“If I were an enzyme I’d be DNA helicase so I could unzip your genes.” (ok, this is not exactly math)

“A mathematician is someone who thinks that if there are supposed to be three people in a room and five walk out, then two must enter the room in order for it to be empty.”

“I Wish I Were Your Derivative So I Could Lie Tangent To Your Curves!”

and probably the best one of them all…

An engineer, a physicist, and a mathematician are trying to set up a fenced-in area for some sheep, but they have a limited amount of building material. The engineer gets up first and makes a square fence with the material, reasoning that it’s a pretty good working solution. “No no,” says the physicist, “there’s a better way.” He takes the fence and makes a circular pen, showing how it encompasses the maximum possible space with the given material.

Then the mathematician speaks up: “No, no, there’s an even better way.” To the others’ amusement he proceeds to construct a little tiny fence around himself, then declares:

“I define myself to be on the outside.”


Two mathematicians are in a restaurant, bemoaning the fact that the general public knows so little about mathematics. One is totally pessimistic, but the other thinks there’s some hope.

Eventually the pessimist goes to the bathroom and while he’s gone, the optimist brings over the waitress, who’s a vacant-eyed blonde (oops! maybe this is a blonde joke). He hands her $10 and says, “When my friend comes back, I’ll call you to the table, and I’ll ask you a question. Just answer ‘log x’ and there’s another $10 in it for you.”

The friend returns, and the guy says, “You know, I think the general public DOES know more math than you think. I’ll bet you $100 that the blonde waitress can integrate 1/x.” Of course the other guy accepts, the waitress is brought over, and she’s asked, “What is the integral of 1/x?”

She answers, “log x”, then pauses, and adds, “plus an arbitrary constant.”

….. and that concludes a very humorous post.. now, get back to your books… we’ve got an exam on saturday **whooooopppieeeeee**

P.S. : tell me which ones you liked the best, and why don’t you try to come up with some ?


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. iamvisheshur  |  January 25, 2007 at 8:26 am

    all were nice=============================
    n all the best 4 ur maths exam!!

  • 2. Barath  |  January 25, 2007 at 4:13 pm

    i jus cant control myself!

    im jus wonderin.. if ppl who go to MIT turn into dese lunatics


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