# Can You Get These 10 'Funny' Math Jokes?

Karamchand Rameshwar - Apr 23, 2019

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Math jokes have been an elemental role in the Internet’s history. We have picked some of the best math jokes for this list and we will explain the jokes when necessary.

Now, let’s check out our list of the top 10 math jokes.

**Math Joke #1**

*Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?*

*A: The answer is trivial and is left as an exercise for the reader.*

Source: Reddit

**Explanation:**

This is a common refrain found in mathematics texts.

It is widely considered a cruel professor's malicious cop-out by particularly lazy students of mathematics.

**Math Joke #2**

*When a statistician passes the airport security check, they discover a bomb in his bag. He explains. "Statistics shows that the probability of a bomb being on an airplane is 1/1000. However, the chance that there are two bombs at one plane is 1/1000000. So, I am much safer..."*

Source: Andrej and Elena Cherkaev

**Explanation:**

While this statistician is correct that the joint probability there are two bombs on a plane is 1/1,000,000, his bringing one on doesn't change the prior probability that there is still a 1/1,000 chance of his flight being the one with a random bomb.

**Math Joke #3**

*What do you get when you cross a mosquito with a mountain climber?*

*Nothing. You can't cross a vector and a scalar.*

Source: Reddit

**Explanation:**

A vector is a mathematical entity with both magnitude and direction in any number of dimensions. You can take the cross product of two vectors to form a new vector, similar to multiplication of real numbers.

A scalar is just a real number, a directionless magnitude in vector space. You cannot take a cross product of a scalar and a vector.

Hence, you can't cross a mosquito (disease vector) and a mountain climber (a scalar).

**Math Joke #4**

*A physicist, a biologist, and a mathematician are sitting on a bench across from a house. They watch as two people go into the house, and then a little later, three people walk out.*

*The physicist says, "The initial measurement was incorrect."*

*The biologist says, "They must have reproduced."*

*And the mathematician says, "If exactly one person enters that house, it will be empty."*

Source: Reddit

**Math Joke #5**

*Infinitely many mathematicians walk into a bar. The first says, "I'll have a beer." The second says, "I'll have half a beer." The third says, "I'll have a quarter of a beer." The barman pulls out just two beers. The mathematicians are all like, "That's all you're giving us? How drunk do you expect us to get on that?" The bartender says, "Come on guys. Know your limits."*

Source: Reddit

**Explanation:**

This is a reference to a converging infinite series.

The limit of this:

from n=0 to ∞Σ (1/2 n) = 1 + 1/2 + 1/4 + 1/8 + ... = 2

**Math Joke #6**

*Two random variables were talking in a bar. They thought they were being discrete but I heard their chatter continuously.*

Source: armchairdetective / Reddit

**Explanation:**

You will get the result among 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 when you roll a dice. Therefore, the possibilities will only be finite. The statistic involved in this case is called a discrete random variable. However, when you choose any number from 0 to 1, you can get an unlimited number of results. And the statistic involved in this case is called a continuous random variable.

**Math Joke #7**

*There was a statistician that drowned crossing a river... It was 3 feet deep on average.*

Source: anatiferous_outlaw / Reddit

**Math Joke #8**

*Write the expression for the volume of a thick crust pizza with height "a" and radius "z".*

Source: Reddit

**Explanation:**

The formula for volume is π·(radius)2·(height). In this case, pi·z·z·a.

**Math Joke #9**

*A: "What is the integral of 1/cabin?"*

*B: "log cabin."*

*A: "Nope, houseboat--you forgot the C."*

Source: Reddit

**Explanation:**

We're treating "cabin" is a variable.

The integral of 1/x is log e(x).

However, since it's integration, you've got to add a constant.

So ∫(1/cabin) = log e(cabin) + c, or "a log cabin plus the sea."

**Math Joke #10**

*Three statisticians go out hunting together. After a while, they spot a solitary rabbit. The first statistician takes aim and overshoots. The second aims and undershoots. The third shouts out "We got him!"*

Source: chjilloutdamnit / Reddit

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