Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dinner conversation topics

It is September, and the thoughts of youth everywhere turn to... math? Here are some tidbits captured from our dinner conversation tonight.

Youngest Daughter says: Infinity is the third largest number. The second is googol and the first is googolplex.

Son says: How come there is an infinite number of numbers between 0 and 1, and there is also an infinite number of numbers between 2 and 50,000? That’s just not fair.

Youngest Daughter says: Here’s a probability question. If there is a 1/10 chance that you will find a $1 bill on the street, and a 1/50 chance that you will find a $5 bill on the street, what is the chance that you will find both a $1 and a $5 bill on the street?

Youngest Daughter says: How many carrots do I have to eat in order to get another serving of macaroni and cheese?

Oldest Daughter says: Can a cube have a volume of zero?

Youngest Daughter says: “Money is just a concept.”
To which Oldest Daughter says: “Australia is a concept. Australia is a better concept than money.”

1 comment:

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