Monday, August 17, 2009

A Little Math Humor

A police officer arrests a man for stealing $2. The judge is not amused and sentences the man to 10 years in prison.

The man thinks.

Then he says, " Judge, it was only $2. Why don't you make it $10 for 2 years. Mathematicians say that the order can be changed without changing the result." The judge says "Seems fair. That is the commutative law of addition. I will commute your sentence to the honor farm and...

here is your $8."

(courtesy of the Hall of Science, Flushing Meadow Park)

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