## Math Joke for Halloween

*October 31, 2013 at 4:25 pm* *
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A joke about a graveyard, a dead person, and being frightened. All good things for All Hallow’s Eve.

A man was walking through the Alexander Nevsky Monastery when he heard someone say, “

x^{2}+ 2x= (x)(x+ 2).” Sure that his mind was playing tricks on him, he kept walking, but then he heard, “x^{2}+ 2x+ 1 = (x+ 1)^{2}.” He paused again, then heard, “x^{3}– 4x^{2}– 7x+ 10 = (x – 1)(x+ 2)(x– 5).” Concerned, he approached a cemetery worker. “Why do I keep hearing math equations?” he asked.“Oh, that’s Leonhard Euler,” said the worker. “He’s decomposing.”

For more Halloween math jokes, see Scary Math Facts for Halloween or Trig or Treat or Math Jokes for Halloween.

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1.xander | October 31, 2013 at 7:23 pmI’ve heard a similar joke, though it involves exhuming Mozart, only to find that he is rapidly destroying music scores.

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