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Wearing this at work today. Getting lots of chuckles.
Actually, mostly blank stares because we're all corporate zombies, but that's another story...
Only one person has figured out the equation so far.
Asceticism is for those that can't afford Hedonism.
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"Mathematically, arrows generally indicate continuation presumably (Euclidean anyways) into infinity...arrows on each end being a line rather than a line segment or an arrow on one end being a ray.
Since there is no numerical or variable along the "string", it is hard to argue that the intent is a dimension rather than a mathematical "un-arrowed" line segment."
So, since it *does* have an arrowhead at one end, according to your info, what it indicates is a ray, not the diameter? Ergo, Euclid would say it's shown wrong? OK then. I, for one, am not going to argue math with Euclid. Or you, of course. Hey, you and Euclid are the experts here, not me.
A diameter symbol (Unicode character number 8960) above a line with no arrowhead might have been a tad clearer for a non-mathematician like me.
I have no problem with the slice/whole pie thing. To me, a slice of pie is still "pie"; a whole pie is "a pie". If someone asks me "Would you like pie for dessert?" I don't expect the whole thing served up on my plate.
...more of a curmudgeon by the hour.