Thread: Cr. Math and a dumb math question

1. Cr. Math and a dumb math question

Dumb question: What do brackets mean outside of matrices? Ex: [4+(9 - -x)]
and CR. math question, fill in the blanks with words to make a pun
the words:
addition, center, circumference, polyhedron, postulate, coincide, concentric, dimension, divide, rectangle, rhombus, secant, elliptical, factor, hypotenuse, subtract, multiply, plus, theorem.
heres the riddles:
A child's face will light up at _______ of candy
I bought my mother a book and ________ it by parcel post
A banana is sure to make an ______static
While giving his report, the nervous student became non__________ed
This _______ board consists of three layers
"Please, Rick, say yes. Won't you ___________?

2. Dumb question: What do brackets mean outside of matrices? Ex: [4+(9 - -x)]

From Dumbo: Is that a matrix?
If it is, how about containing the matrix to prevent it from spilling over or disintegrating or playing around or being scattered or being stolen or being messed up by non-Math people, or the brackets are just being there to perplex you?

and CR. math question, fill in the blanks with words to make a pun
the words:
addition, center, circumference, polyhedron, postulate, coincide, concentric, dimension, divide, rectangle, rhombus, secant, elliptical, factor, hypotenuse, subtract, multiply, plus, theorem.
heres the riddles:

A child's face will light up at dimension of candy
"the mention"

I bought my mother a book and secant it by parcel post
"sent"

A banana is sure to make an ______static.
"an...."
There are only two words in the list that begin with vowels: additition and elliptical.
I take elliptical. "electrical" static.

While giving his report, the nervous student became nonplused
"nonplussed"

This theorem board consists of three layers
"3 of 'em"

"Please, Rick, say yes. Won't you concentric?
"concentrate"

3. Hello, Nightfire!

I have some different interpretations of those puns.

Fill in the blanks with words to make a pun the words:
addition, center, circumference, polyhedron, postulate, coincide, concentric,
dimension, divide, rectangle, rhombus, secant, elliptical, factor, hypotenuse,
subtract, multiply, plus, theorem.
I bought my mother a book and center it by parcel post.
(and "sent her" it)

I believe a word-choice is missing from the list:
A banana is sure to make an apex static.
(make an "ape ecstatic")

This multiply board consists of three layers.
("multi-ply" board)

Please, Rick, say yes. Won't you concentric?
(Won't you "consent, Rick?")

4. Wow, good ideas.. Soroban, Apex was on the list, but i took it off because i thought it was for another pun, but was mistaken :/
i looked at these answers before school, and we got the answers today:
Dimension of candy was right,
center by parcel was right,
apex static was right,
multiply and theorem were both acceptable for the board one,
nonplussed was right,
and the "please rick" one was coincide (come inside) which i found a little strange compared to concentric >.>

5. Hello, Nightfire!

I agree . . . "coincide" does quite fit.

"Please, Rick, say yes. Won't you ____?"

If "coincide" (go inside) is correct, why is his name Rick?
Why not "Jeremy" or "Heather"? ... and what does "say yes" have to do with it?

Why not something like, "Just walk in. Open the door and ____."

Could it be a typo?