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Old 2017-12-24, 19:22   #1
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Default A counting problem

The bank in the local supermarket I was in today had a contest question:

What is the 38th Mersenne Prime?

Just kidding. It was to count the total number of gifts received from the true love in The 12 Days of Christmas. I won because I knew about Euler-Maclaurin summation, the other winner was told the answer by her husband.

The moral of the story: know math, win chocolate.
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Old 2017-12-24, 19:38   #2
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There are 3 kinds of people in the world, those
who can count,and those who can't.
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