This is a list I made quite some time ago. Might as well publish it here.

1. Even Galileo didn’t know calculus, so why should I?

2. When I tried to reach my textbook, I could only reach half the distance, then when I tried to reach it again, I could only reach half of that distance, then…

3. I know the proof, but there isn’t enough space to write it in this narrow margin.

4. I was unable to find some logs in our backyard.

5. Since you were constantly talking about those imaginary stuff, I thought that the homework was just imaginary as well.

6. Wolfram Alpha was down last night.

7. I accidentally dropped it on a paper shredder, and it shredded my homework into an infinite number of pieces.

8. My homework is about Godel’s Incompleteness Theorem, so I didn’t complete it as well.

9. I have a solar powered calculator and it was raining all day.

10. My math skill is at a transcendental level, so I didn’t bother to show you my homework, you won’t comprehend it anyway.

11. I had a constant amount of homework. I tried to derive its purpose, but I got nothing.

12. I tried to calculate the *π*th root of infinity and my computer exploded.

13. I was stuck in an infinite loop while using L’Hôpital’s rule.

14. I dug all around the yard but I never found the square roots that I needed

15. I ate too much pi and went to bed with a transcendental stomach ache.

16. I left it in the πth dimension, and I have to wait for another Pi day to be able to enter to that dimension again.

17. I was exhausted from moving countless decimal points and raising complicated algebraic expressions to large powers.

18. The range of the improper integrals was between zero and infinity, so I was unable to finish them.

19. I put my homework in my bag but a four-dimensional dog got in and ate it.

20. I tried to divide by zero and my homework burst into flames.

I hope that you would be able to determine the references that I used in some of the excuses especially in excuse #3. Well, if you can’t, you can always ask me.

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Hahahahahah, awesome 🙂 .

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One time my brother had to use “the dog ate my homework” excuse. The funny part was that our dog did really eat his homework! The teacher called our mom and verified that our dog did in fact “eat his homework!”

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the 10th made me smile

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Hahaha…

Still laughing over 11 and 15

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As a lover of math myself, I appreciated all of the mathematical references you made in the “excuses.” My favorite was #11. You tapped into my math-happy side with this post. Thank you!

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This is super awesome! Hahaha! Made me laugh so much.

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Thanks, glad you liked it. Really appreciate your comment.

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My maths teachers told my parents, ‘It’s clear she is a humanist with no interest in maths,’ so my excuse for not doing my homework could be, ‘Sir, I thought it would be insulting to try and prove you wrong.’ 🙂

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This is wonderful!!! 🙂

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A real knee slapper. Thank you, Edmark.

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LOL! Great list of excuses. My 11-year old would definitely choose no. 19 if she needs an excuse not to do her homework.V●ᴥ●V

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🙂

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True indeed 😂😂

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HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! Good one, bro 🙂

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Thanks.

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I always got full marks in math as a child but in high school I SUCK lol thanks for sharing this post

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Well, some say that high school math is “different”.

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yea it is different and difficult too in high school

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Hahaha…

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I will have to pass these tips onto my niece who hates math! thank you, it will up my status to favorite aunt.

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🙂

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As Isaac Newton never said to his teacher, “If I have seen less far than others it is because giants have been standing on my shoulders…”

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That would be a heavy burden.

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Brilliant excuses 😂

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Hahaa a wonderful read

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LOL 👍😆 Thoroughly enjoyed your excuses and #3 agree too much to write proof in narrow margin😆

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🙂

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Brilliant!

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What a delightful list of excuses! I liked excuse #2 best, which entails the concept of never reaching your goal, although you can get as close to it as you wish. Great post worthy a bookmark!

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Really clever! I loved this post

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Lolz

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Very funny! I can certainly relate. I hated math and that is why I got an engineering degree. Funny, right?

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Oh, I can understand that.

You have to hate math to take engineering. Engineers tell math jokes, mathematicians tell physics jokes, physicists tell engineering jokes, vice versa, vice versa 😀

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That is so true! My boyfriend is a physicist and he tells engineering jokes and makes fun of me😆

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I have a master’s degree in math so I enjoyed your list very much. May I add one?

21. I was doing a Fibonacci search and, in the process, lost my Fibonacci…

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Prof’s reply: That’s golden… Spiral the hell out of here!

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Hahaha this is hilarious 😀

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🙂

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Why would someone not do the maths homework… maths is awesome, especially calculus. I am offended…

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Funny piece!

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Thanks for reading.

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Seriously!

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Haha, I loved maths Edmark, and so very good at Calculus,

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It’s a fun subject.

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Depended on your teacher/lecturer, I was lucky, he was fun and excentric, and I looked forward to the classes, had him for a few years in a row. 😊

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Indeed.

I’ve loved math for as long as I could remember. However, I’ve never liked it as a subject due to how boring my teachers were. They just taught it like how the textbooks explain the topics. Sadly for me, I already know all the topics beforehand so what I’d like to hear was new perspectives.

I think I only started to enjoy math as a subject during my university years.

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Yep, its always a bonus to have engaging lecturer.

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Glad I’d put the drink down at this point 🙂

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🙂

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This is now making the rounds of Gutenberg University. Found Fermat-mentally sound.

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🙂

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LOLOL! I’m partial to #1, #8, and #9! 😀 😀

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Wow!! This is so cute. I loved it!!

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Thanks for the reblog

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Ha Ha Ha. Enjoyed thoroughly!

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Glad you liked it.

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