I am having mixed feelings about this drawing: this is a funny cartoon. But at the same time it conveys the idea that advanced math do not reflect real life, which is wrong in my opinion 😬

@erou Well, it is a kid seeing but not quite understanding how to apply mathematics he's just learned. There's probably a good discussion to have about whether Gil did just divide one-half by one-half, for instance, and what he might have done that did reflect his new discovery.

On my blog I used to run a regular feature about mathematics-in-comic-strips. ( nebusresearch.wordpress.com/ca ) 'When am I going to use this' was a common enough joke I ran out of things to say about it.

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