# Mathematical Jokes

## At The End Of His Course On Mathematical Methods In Optimization

At the end of his course on mathematical methods in optimization, the professor sternly looks at his students and says: "There is one final piece of advice I'm going to give you now: Whatever you have learned in my course - never ever try to apply it to your personal lives!"
"Well, some years ago, I observed my wife preparing breakfast, and I noticed that she wasted a lot of time walking back and forth in the kitchen. So, I went to work, optimized the whole procedure, and told my wife about it."
"And what happened?!"
"Before I applied my expert knowledge, my wife needed about half an hour to prepare breakfast for the two of us. And now, it takes me less than fifteen minutes..."

## This guy is selling three

This guy is selling three parrots. Another guy who wants to buy a parrot approaches him and asks, "How much are your parrots?"The salesman answers, "The first one is \$1,000." "Well, what does he know?" asked the potential buyer."He knows 10,000 words and 500 sentences, and is able to solve mathematical expressions.""How about the second one?""The second parrot costs \$5,000.""What does he know?""He knows 100,000 words and 10,000 sentences, is able to solve mathematical expressions, AND create computer programs.""Then what is the price for the third one?," the buyer wondered."This one costs \$20,000.""Really?!," exclaimed the exciting buyer. "What does he know?""This one knows absolutely nothing, but the two others always call him 'their boss'."

## Two nuns

There were two nuns...
One of them was known as Sister Mathematical (SM), and the other one was known as Sister Logical (SL).
It is getting dark and they are still far away from the convent.
SM: Have you noticed that a man has been following us for the past thirty-eight and a half minutes? I wonder what he wants.
SL: It's logical. He wants to rape us.
SM: Oh, no! At this rate he will reach us in 15 minutes at the most? What can we do?
SL: The only logical thing to do of course is to walk faster.
SM: It's not working.
SL: Of course it's not working. The man did the only logical thing. He started to walk faster, too.
SM: So, what shall we do? At this rate he will reach us in one minute.
SL: The only logical thing we can do is split. You go that way and I'll go this way. He cannot follow us both.
So the man decided to follow Sister Logical.
Sister Mathematical arrives at the convent and is worried about what has happened to Sister more...

## Giving more than 100%

This equation should be taught in all math classes!
From a strictly mathematical viewpoint it goes like this:
What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%?
We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 103%? What makes up 100% in life?
If A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.
Then H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K =
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%
And
K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E =
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%
But
A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E =
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%
And
B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T =
2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%
AND, look how far ass kissing will take you:
A-S-S-K-I-S-S-I-N-G
1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%
So, one can more...

## A Mathematical Biologist Spends His Vacation Hiking In The Scottish Highlands

A mathematical biologist spends his vacation hiking in the Scottish highlands. One day, he encounters a shepherd with a large herd of sheep. One of these cuddly, woolly animals would make a great pet, he thinks...