9x=9 reminds me of 1=0.999999999999...
x = all real numbers
this comic is awesome!
no wait, nvm
I don't get it. Isn't 3 the same as 1?
P.S.: Yes, I _am_ a computer scientist, thank you very much.
if 3=1, then 3+1=1+1, or 4=2, so 4/2=2/2 or 2=1.
Dude... Consider my mind blown!
This bothered me as a kid actually. And then when I got into computers I had to cope with X = X + 1 which was even more traumatic.
It's only a problem because = is used for "assignment" operator in computer science and for "equality" in math. Once you realize that == is the real equality operator it's not a problem anymore :-p
Mike, it's only a problem when you thing about x=x+1 repeatedly...
Just make it x++ ;P
One of my coworkers had this happen to her. And the kid was serious about her "lying" to him.
weird though I really didn't have a problem, when I started to *program * I really didn't do it on computers, it was mostly algorithms, and some book used := instead of = for assignment so no confusion there :). (oh btw I'm not really old :P)
I like using statements like "if(x=3)" in C just to bug people out... :)
cute one :) :) :)
I remember thinking that, when I got to algebra, I'd have to memorize values for each letter.
Also, when I get bored of the standard set of variables, I like to add in Klingon letters.
x is from transformers now?