Frazz by Jef Mallett for May 16, 2012


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    Varnes  about 9 years ago

    Just as they expected …..math is just there to make school harder….

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    dataweaver  about 9 years ago

    Oy, that old canard again.

    The commutative property isn’t even universal in math; just try to say that 5 – 2 is the same as 2 – 5 and see how far you get.

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    williamemory1924  about 9 years ago

    Now you’re talking higher math skills, leaves me out. Never liked it

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    Harryfan  about 9 years ago

    Too many Liberal Arts Majors doing our governmental budgets.

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    bagbalm  about 9 years ago

    And an economist is offended when reality doesn’t follow the model.

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    RonaldDavis  about 9 years ago

    Economists think the real world is a special case.- Horngren

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    Charles Wingard  about 9 years ago

    I was always told that was Buttercup flowers, not Dandelion flowers…

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    rugeirn  about 9 years ago

    The commutative property applies to operations. The dandelion – butter relationship is an equation, not an operation. Also, the inverse of “dandelions reflect implies likes butter” is “likes butte implies dandelions reflect,” not “butter reflects implies likes dandelions.”

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    rshive  about 9 years ago

    But can the mathematics graduate prove that reality exists?

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    tigre1  about 9 years ago

    As an extreme case…such as irreversible thermodynamic processes…such as combusting gas in a car engine…you CAN’T reverse it,ie, take the various vapors and reassemble them into crude oil, for instance.

    Like a forest, or a meadow paved over. That’s how WEALTH is created…but it DOESN’T work in reverse.

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    rroush Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Cruel, but oh so unfortunately true.

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    burleigh2  about 9 years ago

    They’re using the wrong logic, too… “All lemons are yellow so all yellow plants must be lemons!”

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    MeanBob Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Barring the obvious and obscene, Goat Dancing Academy, Global Domination Alliance, Genetically Diverse Aardvarks….really, I can haver on like this all day.

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    RogerInHawaii  about 9 years ago

    It’s buttercups that reflect yellow on your chin, not dandelions.

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    oldteacher  about 9 years ago

    A dandelion will not reflect on a face, Jeff. The flower that children hold under the chin is a buttercup. Its shiny petals actually reflect a bright yellow light on the skin.

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    froschell  almost 9 years ago

    re: statement 5-2 does not equal 2-5: your reasoning is incorrect. 5-2 = 2 +5, therefore commutative rule still applies. Remember there is no subtraction, only adding of negatives, and there is no division, only multiplying of fractions :)

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