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Old 20 January 2013, 07:03 PM
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Sorry, I didn't think I was ambiguous: ∑π doesn't make any sense. How (and why) would one sum a constant?
I think it doesn't work well as a joke because it uses two Greek letters in a row but expects the reader to interpret them in contradictory ways: the first by the mathematical concept it represents (but not its name), and the second by its name (but not its mathematical concept). I got the gist of the joke, but not its specifics, because I kept reading the sequence as "i 8 sigma pi."
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Old 20 January 2013, 09:44 PM
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"i 8 sigma pi."
Sounds like a frat party gone wrong.
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Old 20 January 2013, 09:51 PM
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Y = (r^3)/r
Hardy har har
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Old 20 January 2013, 11:03 PM
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You beat me to it (deliberately or accidentally)

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Quite deliberate.
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Old 21 January 2013, 12:22 AM
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The OP might mean 'i 8 alphabet pi'. That would be more delicious. How about this?
√(-1) 2^3 ∑a
That makes a little more math sense to me.
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