Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Memoir(Memoir-1)(Memoir-2)...3.2.1

Hard to believe, but I used to be one of those irritating children who always used to finish his school books before a new session started. This got increasingly difficult, especially with mathematics, as we progressed to higher classes.

One of the class XI books, flipped randomly, said "the number of ways in which n objects can be arranged is n!". This intrigued me: well, it can be any damned number, but why should anyone be surprised, whatever the outcome be? Why the exclamation?

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  1. Clarification: You're supposed to comment here. Not address.

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  2. Naki eta basically (((Abhishek Da factorial) factorial) factorial)?

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  3. ((5*(10!))!)! onek boro number!!

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  4. ei fact ta ami jani as i know know u from a long time now i won't say as a kid but atleast from the time when serious mathematics came to our lives.so no surprises.

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  5. electrifying, shortlyApril 26, 2010 at 10:43 PM

    Same thing happened to me as I was made to read these stuff in 9th grade for some math olympiad crap by ambitious parents who over-rated their genes. And when the answer was 24, I could not see any reason for changing my intonation...

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  6. And then Satan said, "Put the alphabet in math...".

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