# Fun with Numbers - Jokes

## A good mathematical joke is better, and better mathematics, than a dozen mediocre papers.- J. E. Littlewood.

#### Philosophy is a game with objectives and no rules. Mathematics is a game with rules and no objectives.

### Teacher: If you had $750 in one pocket and $600 in the other pocket, what would you have?

### Pupil: Somebody else’s pants.

Teacher: How old were you on your last birthday?

Student: Seven.

Teacher: How old will you be on your next birthday?

Student: Nine.

Teacher: That’s impossible.

Student: No, it isn’t, Sir. I’m eight today.

## Question: Why was Six afraid of Seven?

## Answer: Because 7, 8, 9. (Seven ate Nine)

Question: Why couldn’t the seven and the ten get married?

Answer: They were under eighteen.

**Question: Simplify: 2x/(2x+1)**

Answer: Cancel x in 2x/(2x+1)

So we get 1/(1+1)

Finally 1/2

Right?

Question: Expand: (x+a)^{n}

Answer: ( x + a )^{n}

( x . . . + .... a )^{n}

( x ............... + ................a )^{n}

How is it?

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