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Nov. 4th, 2008 | 03:36 pm

From rufas

Book Meme

* Grab the nearest book.
* Open the book to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST

So, I'm in the dining room right now. I'm presuming this means a paper book rather than an e-book.

The closest book I could find was "Fun With Maths: Prepare for Key Stage 1". This unfortunately had only 32 pages.

Next, I headed for the adjacent kitchen. Nigella Lawson's "Feast" lay therein. Page 56 has only a picture of some food, no sentences.

Moving on to the living room - Joe Haldemann's "Forever War" is the closest. Page 56 is at the end of a chapter and only has 4 sentences. Doh!

A little further into the room lies Ken Stroud's "Further Engineering Mathematics" and Joel Sklar's "Principles of Web Design". Equidistant from my starting point. I flip a coin. Stroud wins.

I'm thinking that by 'sentence' we mean something with words in rather than steps in the solution of an equation. By this criteria the 5th sentence is:

"1 real and two complex roots (conjugate pair)"

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from: rufas
date: Nov. 4th, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)

I have to commend you sir for your dedication!

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