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finance - are asked what starting salary they are expecting.

The pure mathematician: "Would $30,000 be too much?"

The applied mathematician: "I think $60,000 would be OK."

The math finance person: "What about $300,000?"

The personnel officer is flabberghasted: "Do you know that we have a graduate in pure mathematics who is willing to do the same work for a tenth of what you are demanding!?"

"Well, I thought of $135,000 for me, $135,000 for you - and $30,000 for the pure mathematician who will do the work."

- Statistics Canada is hiring mathematicians. Three recent graduates are invited for an interview

one has a degree in pure mathematics, another one in applied math, and the third one obtained his B.... - The responses below mention the following works (a few added)

A Random Walk in Science - R.L. Weber and E. Mendoza More Random Walks In Science - R.... - 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.... - Q: What does NASA stand for?
A: Need Another Seven Astronauts
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Tue, 30 Oct 90 17:08:46 EST From: raf@minnie.cs.su.... - M.A.D.D is the acronym for
Mathematicians Against Drunk Deriving .

... A Native American woman is sitting on a moose hide.... - A pure and an applied mathematician are asked to calculate
*2 * 2*.

The applied mathematician's solution: We have*2 * 2 = 2 *1/(1-1/2)....* *A physicist, a statistician, and a (pure) mathematician go to the races and place bets on horses.*

The physicist's horse comes in last. "I don't understand it....*The ark lands after The Flood. Noah lets all the animals out.*

Says, "Go and multiply." Several months pass. Noah decides to check up on the animals....*Definitions of Terms Commonly Used in Higher Math The following is a guide to the weary student of mathematics who is often confronted with terms which are commonly used but rarely defined.*

In the search for proper definitions for these terms we found no authoritative, nor even recognized, source....