Re: Re: Re: Why is the negative root?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg69806] Re: [mg69732] Re: [mg69656] Re: Why is the negative root?*From*: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl>*Date*: Sat, 23 Sep 2006 06:14:53 -0400 (EDT)

On 23 Sep 2006, at 01:08, J=E1nos wrote: > > On Sep 21, 2006, at 1:34 AM, Andrzej Kozlowski wrote: > >> >> On 20 Sep 2006, at 20:21, Andrzej Kozlowski wrote: >> >>> The key word is "root isolation". >> >> As has been, quite rightly, pointed out that's clearly two words. >> Since I think I can still count to 2 without help from Mathematica >> (but clearly not much more since recently I got completely stuck >> trying to add a 10% tip to a restaurant bill > > Hmm... 10%... That is not bad. In the States it is minimum 15%. > Can you imagine how harder our brain must work ? Now I know why > did I /subconsciously/ avoid restaurants in recent years :) > > J=E1nos > Perhaps I should have added that it happened in Poland. Here in Japan there are no tips at all, which, together with my addiction to Mathematica, probably explains why my brain is so much out of practice. Andrzej