Monday, 16 April 2012

Logic doesn't come into the equation

It seems to me that, logically, two squared plus three squared should equal (two plus three) squared, but it doesn't. I have spent a long time trying to find the fault in my logic and I think I have it - at last! (I have tried writing those figures in a word processor and pasting into Blogger but the little 2 meaning squared doesn't come out properly.)

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Back to that list of 50 Things to Do Before You're 11¾ two days ago. Buck commented that he had to Google a number of them. He's not alone. "Wild swimming" was something I had never heard of but I guessed it meant swimming in the sea, a river or lake. I was right. But I still don't know what a grass trumpet might be.

9 comments:

Uncle Skip, said...

"But I still don't know what a grass trumpet might be"

I feel better now ;-)

Incidentally, Buck explained it over at WHTPFIHC

Uncle Skip, said...

2² x 3²

...had to try

Uncle Skip, said...

I mean 2² + 3²

Brighton Pensioner said...

Yes, I say Buck's comment - but how did you get the superscript? I tried pasting and it came out as 22 and 32.

Brighton Pensioner said...

I meant I saw Buck's comment.

Uncle Skip, said...

I just pasted directly from an Open Office document

Brighton Pensioner said...

I suppose it serves me right for using Wordperfect.

Stephen Hayes said...

Now that I've had time to think about it, I remember that some of my friends growing up would hold a blade of grass in their mouths, cup their hands around it and blow. The blade of grass would vibrate and give off a curious sound. I wonder--is this a grass trumpet?

Brighton Pensioner said...

Stephen, you've got it.