An infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar. The first one orders a beer. The second orders half a beer. The third, a quarter of a beer. The bartender says “You’re all idiots”, and pours two beers.
November 21st, 2008 at 8:51 am #Tristan
Understand it … just fail to see the humour.
March 17th, 2009 at 10:36 pm #Mokawi
That’s because you need to get more geeky.
October 14th, 2009 at 12:36 pm #Zenos
The key is infinity of mathemeticians and decreasing fractions of beer quaffing will never exceed two beers. I think it’s a good joke, but because you have to think…then the punchline response is ‘oh.’
March 20th, 2011 at 2:26 pm #Swye
Actually, it doesn’t make sense the infinite series 1/n diverges => two cups of bear is not going to be enough for the infinitely many mathematicians. If they had instead ordered 1, 1/4, 1/9, … (i.e 1/n^2) cups of bear resp, then the joke would make sense.
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