Yeah, what he said.
Movie Executive: So, do you have any feedback on the mathematics in the script?
Math Professor: Wait… it had mathematics?
Executive: Yes! That’s why we brought you in and gave you this free lunch.
Professor: Ah, you mean where the bomb counts down from 10 to 1? That was well-done. All the right integers, in just the right order.
Executive: No, no. For example, the villain’s chief scientist uses the secret equation to stop all the traffic in the city.
Professor: Ah… that. Tell me, what is a secret equation?
Executive: Let’s say youwanted to get every car in the city to stop, by hacking into the traffic system and turning the lights to red. What equation would a mathematician use?
Professor: That’s not what mathematicians do.
Executive: But if you did, what would you use?
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