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Wizard
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September 17th, 2019 at 9:23:40 PM permalink
I just finished watching Mean Girls. Apologies in advance for the spoiler, but the climax of the movie asks the following question:



Beer to the first correct answer and solution. Don't just copy and paste from another site. Please put answers in spoiler tags.

The question for the poll is what is the answer?

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PokerGrinder
September 17th, 2019 at 10:00:12 PM permalink
This poll is so fetch!
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September 17th, 2019 at 10:07:31 PM permalink
I know Axel will mock me on this but I’ve always loved this movie!
You can shear a sheep a hundred times, but you can skin it only once. — Amarillo Slim Preston
PokerGrinder
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September 17th, 2019 at 10:09:33 PM permalink
The limit does not exist
You can shear a sheep a hundred times, but you can skin it only once. — Amarillo Slim Preston
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September 17th, 2019 at 10:47:26 PM permalink
Quote: PokerGrinder

I know Axel will mock me on this but I’ve always loved this movie!

Wait, what, you liked a movie with no tranny boys in it?

If the reason why you liked it was because of Amanda Seyfried and Lindsay Lohan I then wouldn't mock you.

Oh wait, I bet Jonathan Bennett had you all sprung.

Other movies I felt what kind of similar to Mean Girls was Heather's, Jawbreakers.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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September 18th, 2019 at 1:19:31 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I just finished watching Mean Girls. Apologies in advance for the spoiler, but the climax of the movie asks the following question:



Beer to the first correct answer and solution. Don't just copy and paste from another site. Please put answers in spoiler tags.

The question for the poll is what is the answer?



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onenickelmiracle
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September 18th, 2019 at 1:26:16 AM permalink
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In the land of the blind, the man with one eye is the care taker. Hold my beer.
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September 18th, 2019 at 1:42:17 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

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I would have watched "Mean Girls" if I had known this math question was in it.

I remember some of my high school and college calculus. The limit as n approaches 0 for the numerator is 0. The same applies to the denominator. When an expression is of the form 0/0, "L'Hopital's rule" can be applied.

With L'Hopital's rule, the answer is the ratio of the limit as n approaches 0 of the derivative of the numerator and the limit as n approaches 0 of the derivative of the denominator.

The derivative of the numerator is -1/(1-n) - cos(n), and its limit is -1/(1-0) - cos(0) = -1-1=-2.

The derivative of the denominator is -2cos(n)(-sin(n)) = 2cos(n)sin(n) = sin(2n), and its limit is sin(0) = 0.

The ratio of the -2 and 0 is infinite. So, the limit of the original expression does not exist.

Edit: Uh oh! I just remembered your 24-hour rule.
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September 18th, 2019 at 3:24:08 AM permalink
Taylor expansion (or L’Hospital rule, which is the same) gives
-2n / n sin(2n) = -2/sin(2n)
—lim—> -2/2n = -1/n
—> +/- infinity
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September 18th, 2019 at 4:02:27 AM permalink
Quote: ChesterDog

Uh oh! I just remembered your 24-hour rule.



I forgot to mention that rule this time. Your answer and explanation are good.

To the best of my memory, kubikulann hasn't won a beer yet. If that is the case, I will award you the glory, but him the beer.
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