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Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:01 am    Post subject: The 7 Math Deadly Sins

1) pride
2) envy
3) gluttony
4) lust
5) anger
6) avarice
7) sloth.

What could be The 7 Math Deadly Sins?

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Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:44 am    Post subject: Re: The 7 Math Deadly Sins

 Quote: The 7 deadly sins are 1) pride 2) envy 3) gluttony 4) lust 5) anger 6) avarice 7) sloth. What could be The 7 Math Deadly Sins?

I'll play.

* Falling behind in class.

* Posting before you've triple-checked your work (I do this all the
time).
Sine Nomine

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Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:13 am    Post subject: Re: The 7 Math Deadly Sins

"fishfry" <BLOCKSPAMfishfry@your-mailbox.com> wrote in message
news:BLOCKSPAMfishfry-42C8E8.18445920072006@comcast.dca.giganews.com...
 Quote: In article <1153443676.792578.302720@i3g2000cwc.googlegroups.com>, "Vladimir Bondarenko" wrote: The 7 deadly sins are 1) pride 2) envy 3) gluttony 4) lust 5) anger 6) avarice 7) sloth. What could be The 7 Math Deadly Sins? I'll play. * Falling behind in class. * Not checking your answer. * Posting before you've triple-checked your work (I do this all the time).

* multiplies through
mathsboy
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 Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:49 pm    Post subject: Re: The 7 Math Deadly Sins 1. (pride) Claiming you've proved the Riemann Hypothesis. 2. (envy) Claiming you've found a simpler proof of Fermat's Last Theorem 3. (gluttony) Proving the four-colour theorem without a computer 4. (lust) Tutoring freshman stat classes 5. (anger) Marking freshman stat assignments 6. (avarice) Referencing Wolfram's New Kind of Science 7. (sloth) Dividing by zero

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