Let ε < 0.


What is 2 x 2?

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Several professionals were asked the following question: What is 2 x 2 ? Here were the responses.

  • A trained mathematician:
  • A poorly trained mathematician:
    “I don’t what the answer is, but I can tell you, an answer exists.”
  • A physicist, after consulting technical references, and setting up the problem on his computer:
    “It lies between 3.98 and 4.02.”
  • An engineer, after consulting his slide rule:
  • A philosopher:
    “But what do you mean by 2 x 2 ?”
  • An accountant, after closing all the doors and windows, in a whisper:
    “What do you want the answer to be?”
  • A computer hacker, after 2 hours of breaking into the NSA super-computer:

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