April 28th, 2007

And further to a discussion at over at Mark’s…. Find x.

2 Responses to “maths?”

  1. John Says:

    I saw this one on British-born Chinese Blog a few days ago. I can just about remember how to solve questions in the English problem. As for the rest, I recall enough about geometry to know that it’s a pointless subject. In fact, that’s my answer to all the questions of the Chinese problem:

    This is pointless.

  2. wangbo Says:

    Pointless for most people. Apparently it’s quite useful for some, and there are people out there who seem to think maths is amazingly important. For most of us, basic arithmetic is all we’ll ever need. Others were describing maths as an amazingly concise language. I can see the connection between maths and language, but I don’t think it’s time for linguists to brush up on their maths.