to boil some water in a tea pot. They are both

given empty tea pot.

So they both fill it up with water and then

put it on a stove and boil it.

Now the problem becomes more complicated:

The tea pot filled with water is standing

on the stove. The task is the same.

PHYSICIST: turns on a fire and heats the water.

MATHEMATICIAN: Pours out the water and the

problem is reduced to the previous one.

- 1)physicist and mathematician are given a task:
to boil some water in a tea pot.

They are both given empty tea pot. So they both fill it up with water and then put it on a stove and boil it.... - Proof By Intimidation
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A Horse has an infinite number of legs.

A horse has two legs in back and forelegs in front.... - An engineer and a mathematician are in a room with one door.

Both of them are asked (one at a time) to go into the next room, where they will find a pot of water and a stove, and boil the pot of water.... - There were two men trying to decide what to do for a living.

They went to see a counselor, and he decided that they had good problem solving skills.... - A group of scientists were doing an investigation into problem-solving
techniques, and constructed an experiment involving a physicist, an
engineer, and a mathematician.

The experimental apparatus consisted of a water spigot and two identical pails, one of which was fastened to the ground ten feet from the spigot.... - 1) A topologist is a man who doesn't know the difference between
a coffee cup and a doghunt.

2) A statistician can have his head in an oven and his feet in ice, and he will say that on the average he feels fine.... - A Physicist and a mathematician setting in a faculty lounge.

Suddenly, the coffee machine catches on fire. The physicist grabs a bucket and leap towards the sink, filled the bucket with water and puts out the fire....