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Topic: Mathematics

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    1. If God is perfect why did He create discontinuous functions? (Contributed by Don F.)
    2. Can God create a square circle? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. Are Factorials someone's attempt to make math look exciting? (Contributed by Don F.)
    4. Is it possible to round off infinity? (Contributed by Don F.)
    5. They say half of the people in the world are below average. How is this possible? (Contributed by Don F.)
    6. Is a polar bear just a rectangular bear after a coordinate transform? (Contributed by asharpe)
    7. How long will a floating point operation float? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    8. Did the Roman empire fall because they had no way of indicating zero? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    9. Why do mathematicians keep wanting to mess up the alphabet? You know when they keep saying 'if a=b and b=c . . .'. (Contributed by J.J.)
    10. Why are children not taught how to divide up a bill for a Chinese meal 12 ways at school? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    11. Is it true that five out of four people don't know how to read percentages? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    12. How do we know Isococeles didn't invent the square and circle as well as the triangle? (Contributed by Jim Adams)
    13. Why is it that 47 percent of all statistics are worthless? (Contributed by Brian Shoemaker)
    14. Isn't it meaningless to speak of a 45 degree angle unless you specify Fahrenheit or Celcius? (Contributed by UFC Physics)
    15. Why do two negatives make a positive but two positives don't make a negative? (Contributed by Angela Trana)
    16. When comparing the answers of two subtraction problems is that in fact the difference difference? (Contributed by Stew)
    17. Isn't a square just a triangle with more sides? (Contributed by John)
    18. If it takes 10 men 10 days to dig a hole does it take the same 10 men 5 days to dig half a hole? (Contributed by Wayne Gemmell)
    19. What is the probability that something will happen according to the odds? (Contributed by Piperak)
    20. Aren't there just three types of people in this world? Those that can count and those that can't. (Contributed by Kel B.)
    21. How did the Romans do math with Roman numerals? (Contributed by MailBits.com)
    22. What kind of trees have square roots? (Contributed by John Mark)
    23. Isn't it true that five out of four people have trouble with fractions? (Contributed by Don Chisholm)
    24. How come in math class, the questions are always called Problems? (Contributed by Allen)
    25. In math, they represent 0.9 followed by an endless string of 9s by putting a bar over the 9. They call this 0.9 bar. When this is used in formulas, how come they tell us that it equals one? If it equals one then why can't we write it that way? Isn't math supposed to be an exacting science? (Contributed by Don H.)
    26. If infinity goes on for ever in all directions, does that mean that technically, every number is in the middle of infinity? (Contributed by Ossie Michelin)
    27. Isn't it true that you know you're doing arithmetic when you can count up to twenty without taking off your shoes? (Contributed by Mickey)
    28. Have those people who wish they could have their youth back, forgotten about Algebra? (Contributed by Gene Yasenak)
    29. If you're good at math, would you say it's easy as PI? (Contributed by Valerie)
    30. Why can't we count our odds? (Contributed by Lin)
    31. If a mathematician breaks up with his girl friend, gets back together with her and breaks up with her again, does she become his ex-squared? (Contributed by Paul G.)
    32. How come school kids can remember 82 screen names and the person they belong to but can't remember to do 30 math problems? Shouldn't 30 be easier then 82? (Contributed by Rachel and Mike Bence)
    33. Do arithmetic teachers call retirement ‘the aftermath’? (Contributed by Pam)
    34. Doesn't it make sense that 1+1= 11, instead of two? Or that 4+9= 49? (Contributed by Vy)
    35. Do they keep teaching arithmetic in case the world runs out of calculators? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    36. Was Math created to give teenagers something to truly hate? (Contributed by Ralphie)
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