integration joke type problem

romsek

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well... it's pretty obvious so I'll just groan :D

ps. Abe Lincoln was born in one he helped build!
 

topsquark

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I think his version is good.

However greg, if you post another groaner like that I'm going to give you fifty lashes with a wet textbook.

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greg1313, this usually given as $\displaystyle\int_1^{\text{cabin}} {{x^{ - 1}}dx}$
Mine was meant to be an indefinite integral so that the answer would be

log cabin + C

and possibly be read as "log cabin by the sea."
 
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Plato

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Mine was meant to be an indefinite integral so that the answer would be

log cabin + C

and possibly be read as "log cabin by the sea."
People who work in integration theory generally don't use the useless "C".
 
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People who work in integration theory generally don't use the useless "C".
It's "useless" to you. There are a number things of mathematics that are "useless"
to you, but you seek to impose what is "useless" to you on everyone
else. Imposing yourself is useless.

All that aside, the "+ C" is given for the added opportunity
to embellish the answer when "translating" it for this joke puzzle.
 
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topsquark

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Frankly I'd drop the C. Oceans are filled with fish so when you go out to C you run into a lot of fish poop.

-Dan
 

romsek

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Frankly I'd drop the C. Oceans are filled with fish so when you go out to C you run into a lot of fish poop.

-Dan
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