# Verizon Math Fail

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by uanuglyfool, Sep 7, 2009.

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3. ### jmann macrumors 604

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LMAO. Except Verizon communications is a completely difference company and doesn't deal what-so-ever with data charges, only Verizon Wireless. But other than that it's great.

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Writing cheques in imaginary amounts must really show extreme boredom.

5. ### nullx86 macrumors 6502a

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actually that's a mathematical formula, so not imaginary amounts. Therefore you fail.

6. ### aethelbert macrumors 601

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e^(i*pi) is imaginary. Just because it equals negative one doesn't mean that it isn't still in imaginary form. Maybe you're yet to learn about imaginary numbers?

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lol you got owned...

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Oh... hai!

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9. ### jav6454 macrumors P6

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It's actually a 2... so the equation does exist... you fail...

10. ### KompleX macrumors regular

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e^(i*pi) = cos(pi) + i*sin(pi) = -1 + i*0 = -1

my math is very rusty so where are you getting the 2?? and -1 is a real number.

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Told you so. I win

12. ### jav6454 macrumors P6

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Do not convert.... just solve as it is... also it's a 2, not an i.

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no.

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15. ### gibbz macrumors 68030

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Yeah, isn't the total just \$0.002?

exp(i*pi) = -1
and sum from 1 to infinity of 1/2^n = 1

so you have .002 -1 + 1 = .002.

Plus, that is what was in the video.

16. ### Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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It's i.

Euler's identity. One of the most, if not THE most mathematically elegant equation. Look it up.

17. ### jav6454 macrumors P6

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I made a mistake.... well, my eyes made the mistake, but still.... Why would you write a check for \$0.002?

18. ### Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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There's a long backstory behind the check. You can read about it here:

http://verizonmath.blogspot.com/

The check was written by Randall Munroe, the writer of XKCD, a webcomic, in response to Verizon's math fail.

19. ### NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000

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That was one of the most painful conversations i have ever listened to. I cant believe how uneducated some people are.