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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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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Reblogged this on Travel and commented:

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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