Monday/ math joke

Here’s Homer in a Simpsons episode called ‘Mathlete’s Feat’ that aired in May 2015.  It’s actually a pretty sophisticated mathematical joke we have going here.  I suspect some people may recognize the π at the end (Greek letter pi, and for Homer it would be ‘pie’) .. but the other symbols are more hard-core math.  So let me decode it.  The square root of negative 1 is a mathematically imaginary number usually written as ‘i’.  Two to the power of three is 2 x 2 x 2 which is eight.  The Greek letter sigma is used to indicate ‘sum’ or ‘sum of’.  And so : Homer says ‘I ate some pie and it was delicious’.


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