Mathematics Humor

Yes, there is such a thing.

What do you call a crushed angle?

a rectangle.

What do you call people who are in favor of tractors?

Protractors.

Do paramedics in Rome refer to IV's as "4's"?

There are 3 kinds of people: those who can count and those who can't.

A farmer thought that one of his horses had some intelligence so he took it to the local university. A mathematics professor agreed with the farmer. The professor was able to teach the horse arithmetic, which it learned with no difficulty; algebra was not a challenge. The horse was able to prove theorems in simple geometry. However, when the professor tried to teach the horse analytic geometry, it would run and jump wildly about and run away. The moral of this story?

Don't put DesCartes before the horse.

One day, in an Indian village, the chief married three women. After the ceremony he placed an antelope hide on the ground and asked the first squaw to sit on it. He then announced to the tribe that the first squaw weighed 125 pounds. Next he sat the second squaw on buffalo hide and told the tribe that the second squaw also weighed 125 pounds. The third squaw, who was noticeably heavier than the other squaws sat on a hippopotamus hide. The chief did not tell what she weighed. Instead, he asked if anyone could guess the weight of the third squaw. A young Indian immediately stepped foreward and said that the third squaw weighed 250 pounds. The chief was astonished and said that was her weight and then asked the young Indian how he knew that. The reply was "It was easy. I just learned about it in school today: The Pythagorean Theorem says that the squaw on the hippopotamus is equal to the sum of the squaws on the other two hides.