Top 10 Excuses for Not Doing Math Homework

  1. I accidentally divided by zero and my paper burst into flames
  2. Gottfried Leibniz’s birthday
  3. I couldn’t actually reach my notebook…I could only get arbitrarily close to it
  4. I had a proof, but there wasn’t enough room to write it in this margin
  5. I got tied up watching the World Series and ended up trying to prove that it converged
  6. I have a solar powered calculator and it was cloudy
  7. I locked the paper in my trunk but a four-dimensional dog got in and ate it
  8. I couldn’t figure out whether i am the square of negative one or i is the square root of negative one
  9. I took time out to snack on a doughnut and a cup of coffee, but being a topologist, I couldn’t tell the difference
  10. I could have sworn I put the homework inside a Klein bottle, but this morning I couldn’t find it.

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