Oh! These Mathematicians


English: Caesar cipher with a shift of 3.

English: Caesar cipher with a shift of 3. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In a room, there was a small fire and there was a bucket full of sand.

An Engineer entered the room. He took the bucket of sand and sprayed it on the fire and the fire was gone.

In the same situation, a Research Scientist entered the room. He took the bucket of sand and made a ring of sand around the fire and sat in front of the fire and watched the fire.

Now a Mathematician enters the same room with the same situation. He sees that there is a fire. He also sees that there is a bucket of sand. He calculates and concludes that a solution exists and leaves the room.

 

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