crazyjimbo wrote:gmalivuk wrote:pretty please can we be assholes to people who just blindly expect us to jump up and do their work for them?

If they really are saying 'here's my homework, do it', I'm all for being an asshole. My personal preference for assholery would be to give a solution involving large quantities of irrelevant/made up maths, arriving eventually at the the correct solution, and hope they hand it in without really understanding.

I would be most disappointed if others did not continue the discussion with more gibberish maths, a la mornington crescent.

So here's where we answer simple questions with made-up math. I'll start us out with one from the LJ math help community I'm in. Relevant because of how much I hated grading calc assignments where "limits" were computed by calculator.

Find the limit as X approaches 0 for the equation : sin(2X) / X.

On my calculator, the answer is .03491, but the answer should be 2.

When someone decides a question has been suitably answered, ask another one.