## Questions to Which I’ll Never Answer, “No”

*April 16, 2012 at 5:21 pm* *
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We finished a meal at our favorite Mexican restaurant, and my wife said, “I’m not going to finish my margarita. Would you like the rest?” My response was:

Now there’s a question to which I’ll never say, “No.”

That got me to thinking… there are quite a few questions to which my answer would never be, “No.” The following is a partial list:

- Do you want to tell me a math joke?
- Paper or plastic?
- Do you want to play Scrabble
^{®}? - Will the Barbershop Harmony Society’s international convention be a harmonic function?
- Would you like to hear a really great math problem?
- Would you like to give a talk to our math club?
- Isn’t 2 to the power of infinity equal to infinity, and therefore isn’t 2
^{ℵ0}= ℵ_{0}? - Do good math jokes exist?
- Do you want to go see the Escher exhibit at the art museum?
- Aren’t almost all numbers very, very, very large? (See Frivolous Theorem of Arithmetic.)
- Do you want to learn a new math game?
- Is there a seed number
*A*for which*A*^{3n}will always be prime, for integer values of*n*? - Is math cool?

And all this talk of yes/no questions reminded me of a joke:

Professor: Are you good at math?

Student: Well, yes and no.

Professor: What do you mean?

Student: Yes, I’m no good at math!

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