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Dangerous Mind – Mathematics and Insanity

Problem solving is a top-notch skill. All of us face problems, in work, in life and every day happening. Jokingly mathematicians identify the following stages of a problem solving:

  1. Identifying the problem (includes preparation, collecting information, identifying challenges and risks) .
  2. Attacking the problem (use existing tools, techniques to derive new method). Get vigorous, consciously.
  3. The problem attacking becomes an unconscious activity from a  conscious one, then the problem starts attacking you.
  4. Either problem is consumed or the attacker is consumed by problem.

Especially at stage 4, one will be thinking only about the problem. While driving, eating, teaching and even in sleep. Archimedes resolved the problem when he was bathing. Isaac Singer, the american inventor of sewing machines was supposed to found solution for the problem of finding where to put hole in needle so that it is easy to stitch, in dream, he dreamt of someone chasing him with strange spear with a hole in the spear head. These are examples of sub conscious mind solving problems.

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To run or not to run in rain? – A math solution

Ever faced with the inability to take decision whether to run or not to run in rain? or in a snow fall? The question is of course not about running on heavy rain.Most of the time when it drizzles you are left with inability to take decision whether you should ran like mad to home or just walk into it. Friends who wait for the rain to subside have always one easy solution to take. Few brave people decide to fancy it and run in the rain. I always used to run and think afterwards why I ran.

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