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# Nerdy Tattoo Of The Day: Math! [Pic]

Cue the uptight prigs that are going to say this isn”t math, but rather something else.

### Submitted by: eugenius

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Category: Science
Date: 03/17/12 04:25 PM

### 24 Responses to Nerdy Tattoo Of The Day: Math! [Pic]

1. eugenius Male 30-39
1620 posts
March 17, 2012 at 4:26 pm
Link: Nerdy Tattoo Of The Day: Math! - Cue the uptight prigs that are going to say this isn`t math, but rather something else.
2. BlankTom Male 30-39
1673 posts
March 17, 2012 at 4:38 pm
pretty lame, coming from a math guy
3. blonc Male 30-39
127 posts
March 17, 2012 at 4:40 pm
would that be the golden ratio? C is to B as B is to A?
4. simbha Male 30-39
412 posts
March 17, 2012 at 4:45 pm
Funny thing is - I have a math background (BS in applied math) and yet, what pops into my mind first is Piet Mondrian... not Golden Ratio.
5. punk7634 Female 18-29
192 posts
March 17, 2012 at 4:57 pm
I WAS going to say this applies more to art than to math even though it it mathematical.....The Golden Rectangle is a fairly common proportion in art work. Piet Mondrian is probably the most obvious use of it and modular grid systems.
6. Fatninja01 Male 30-39
25348 posts
March 17, 2012 at 5:42 pm
Thats just a waste of advertising space
7. Ripper398 Male 18-29
1310 posts
March 17, 2012 at 6:40 pm
It`s really the house of leaves.
8. 5Cats Male 50-59
30838 posts
March 17, 2012 at 7:02 pm
Vi Hart did a video on this!
9. LandoGriffin Male 30-39
3844 posts
March 17, 2012 at 7:04 pm
would that be the golden ratio? C is to B as B is to A?

So close, I`ll give you partial credit.
The Golden Ratio is a/b = b/(a+b)
or in your words, A is to B as B is to A+B
10. SquirrelBait Female 18-29
2 posts
March 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm
@simbha: that`s because you`re APPLIED math :p For us PURE mathematicians, this is instantly recognizable. My first thought was that it`s a little dull for a tattoo if the golden rectangle.
Also, punk7643, that just goes to show how much art relies on math :)
11. tehbionic Female 18-29
313 posts
March 17, 2012 at 7:09 pm
Donald Duck.
12. darkmagic14n Male 18-29
1625 posts
March 17, 2012 at 7:23 pm
why are people so big on the golden ratio lately?
13. TkA Male 30-39
115 posts
March 17, 2012 at 9:12 pm
14. razbitom Male 40-49
900 posts
March 17, 2012 at 11:05 pm
i`m just having a hard time believing that`s a tattoo. those numbers would be nigh on impossible to install.
15. blonc Male 30-39
127 posts
March 18, 2012 at 2:36 am
The only reason I knew even where to start with this tatoo was because I`ve just read through Echo by Terry Moore^^
16. blonc Male 30-39
127 posts
March 18, 2012 at 2:37 am
and thanks for the correction:)
17. scarfie Male 30-39
35 posts
March 18, 2012 at 8:24 am
I wonder if you change weight the proportions would be wrong? Like a triangle drawn on the surface of a sphere would have angles that add up to more than 180 degrees.
591 posts
March 18, 2012 at 8:50 am
It`s perfect.
19. MrLill Male 18-29
371 posts
March 18, 2012 at 12:05 pm
i loled
20. Lobotomy Male 13-17
495 posts
March 18, 2012 at 12:05 pm
Hope he doesn`t gain any muscle mass there.
21. fabarati Male 18-29
1240 posts
March 18, 2012 at 2:02 pm
Hey, look, A0 to A8 paper!
22. fabarati Male 18-29
1240 posts
March 18, 2012 at 2:03 pm
Wait, never mind. It`s not as good.
23. thelonious Male 40-49
3271 posts
March 18, 2012 at 8:34 pm
You just put part of a text book on your arm. Congrats!
24. PringleMan Female 13-17
1356 posts
March 20, 2012 at 11:18 pm
naah, any decent nerd always goes with fractions.