monkeys -- they press your buttons
03-03-2016, 08:04 AM
Post: #1
 Duane Hess Member Posts: 178 Joined: Mar 2014
monkeys -- they press your buttons
If a safari group accidentally drops an algebriac calculator in a jungle full of monkeys and a monkey picks it up, enters a valid calculation, presses the = key but a RPN knowledgeable monkey isn't there to witness the result, did the algebraic calculator actually generate the answer?
03-03-2016, 08:22 AM
Post: #2
 Steve Simpkin Senior Member Posts: 1,229 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: monkeys -- they press your buttons
I would have to say, no.
03-03-2016, 03:21 PM
Post: #3
 Ron Ross Junior Member Posts: 47 Joined: Mar 2014
RE: monkeys -- they press your buttons
I would have to say, "Yes!"
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Change the jungle to the classroom and change the 'monkeys" to student and this happens ALL OF THE TIME. And we have to concede that math is being done and an answer was generated!!!!
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So, is the math answer understood? could be a question for both groups. 8^)
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03-05-2016, 02:16 AM
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 Dwight Sturrock Member Posts: 138 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: monkeys -- they press your buttons
monkeys -- they press your buttons
If a safari group accidentally drops an algebriac alpha-numeric calculator (such as a HP71) and a RPN alpha-numeric calculator (such as a 41C or 42S) in a jungle full of monkeys and monkeys picks them up, what is most likely to occur first:

1. Complete works of Shakespere typed into the algebraic.
2. Complete works of Shakespere typed into the RPN machine.
3. Monkeys evolve into Homo-sapiens.
03-05-2016, 02:40 AM
Post: #5
 rprosperi Super Moderator Posts: 6,486 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: monkeys -- they press your buttons
(03-05-2016 02:16 AM)Dwight Sturrock Wrote:  monkeys -- they press your buttons
If a safari group accidentally drops an algebriac alpha-numeric calculator (such as a HP71) and a RPN alpha-numeric calculator (such as a 41C or 42S) in a jungle full of monkeys and monkeys picks them up, what is most likely to occur first:

1. Complete works of Shakespere typed into the algebraic.
2. Complete works of Shakespere typed into the RPN machine.
3. Monkeys evolve into Homo-sapiens.

Does the HP71 have a FORTH ROM installed?

If so, one may get ": ROMEO BE TO BE TO NOT OR ;"

unless this is a trick question....

--Bob Prosperi
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