Numbers are Alive

Panel 1: The mathematician: The power of mathematics is truly greater than most contend. Panel 2: When you write with your pencil, the numbers come alive. Paper (pencil on it): ⎡ 1 4 2 ⎢-2 -7 -1 ⎣-1 -1 0 Panel 3: The numbers watch you eagerly anticipating your next move. They are alive. Paper: ⎡ 1 4 2 ⎤ ⎢-2 -7 -1 ⎥ ⎣-1 -1 0 ⎦ ⎡ 1 0 0 ⎤⎡ 1 4 2 ⎤ =⎢-2 1 0 ⎥⎢ 0 1 3 ⎥ ⎣-1 3 1 ⎦⎣ 0 0 2 ⎦ Panel 4: And then when you aren't looking they move themselves around so you lose points on all your tests. (numbers in the matrix moved, a mess)

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Numbers are Alive

8 June 2007