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Look Ma, no integrals! (Posted on 2006-05-02) Difficulty: 3 of 5
The professor wrote the differential equation f/f'=1 on the blackboard, and asked the students to solve it.

Everybody started working with the usual methods, except for a kid at the back of the class, who happened to have skipped that material, but was very bright.

Can you solve this equation without any integration?

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Some Thoughts Stupidity Tries | Comment 3 of 14 |

Maybe this bright student misread the problem the same way I did at first, and was wondering why it took everyone so long to figure out that f^2 / f^1 = 1 simplified pretty easily to f = 1...

From the back of the classroom, a ' can look an awful lot like a little "1". :)

  Posted by tomarken on 2006-05-02 15:45:43
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