November 30th, 2007

Evil Girls

(LJ Idol)Too geeky for my own good?

This week's topic in LJ Idol is "CURRENT EVENTS."

A friend of mine sent me this link:

50 Nerdy Pick-Up Lines

And I decided it was a current news story.

Some of these are pretty funny; however, this is the one that got me:

26. Baby, you’re a 9.999999999…but you’d be a 10 if you were with me.

However, if you look at it this way:

(Assume the .99999's go to infinity, otherwise this will make a very long post. ;))

9.999999... is the same as 10 x 0.99999

10x = 9.99999....

10x - x = 9.99999... - 0.99999...

9x = 9.

x = 1

Ergo: 10 = 9.999999999...

So, what exactly is this guy bringing to the table to make her a 10?


Another way of looking at this is:

10 = 9.9999999... + 1/(infinity)

So if her = 9.99999...

And in most math problems 1/(infinity) is reduced to 0. So back to the pick-up line at hand:

Him: Baby, you’re a 9.999999999…but you’d be a 10 if you were with me.

Her: So you're saying you're essentially a zero?

Game-Set-Match