# A sine of the times

September 10, 2013 5:04 AM Subscribe

The Movie Math Quiz: Can you figure out which movies are being described by these mathematical equations?

Oh, that math is not what my maths looks like Oh-oh!

*stymied*

My maths looks like this: Forrest + (

posted by glasseyes at 5:49 AM on September 10, 2013 [8 favorites]

*stymied*

My maths looks like this: Forrest + (

*space*) + Gump = Forrest Gumpposted by glasseyes at 5:49 AM on September 10, 2013 [8 favorites]

I got "Sines" for Signs, but supremum of duck for Duck Soup? Come on!

posted by Obscure Reference at 5:56 AM on September 10, 2013 [2 favorites]

posted by Obscure Reference at 5:56 AM on September 10, 2013 [2 favorites]

As far as I can tell, they're not in order of difficulty.

posted by schmod at 7:10 AM on September 10, 2013

posted by schmod at 7:10 AM on September 10, 2013

Question 8 feels like cheating. The math bits are just red herrings with a yellow colored letter i as the only real clue.

Some of these are pretty clever, though.

posted by GrumpyDan at 7:34 AM on September 10, 2013

Some of these are pretty clever, though.

posted by GrumpyDan at 7:34 AM on September 10, 2013

#11 made me laugh harder than it should have.

Thanks for sharing this!

posted by wiskunde at 8:07 AM on September 10, 2013

Thanks for sharing this!

posted by wiskunde at 8:07 AM on September 10, 2013

{Dad jokes} ∩ {Maths jokes}

posted by the quidnunc kid at 8:15 AM on September 10, 2013 [4 favorites]

posted by the quidnunc kid at 8:15 AM on September 10, 2013 [4 favorites]

I got very few of them, but it was rewarding when I was able to guess it without getting any of the hints.

posted by codacorolla at 8:54 AM on September 10, 2013

posted by codacorolla at 8:54 AM on September 10, 2013

#20 was easily my favorite.

posted by schmod at 9:47 AM on September 10, 2013 [1 favorite]

posted by schmod at 9:47 AM on September 10, 2013 [1 favorite]

Apparently this movie "Alpha and Omega" was a decent and recent hit, and I had never, ever heard of it before now.

posted by Navelgazer at 11:25 AM on September 10, 2013

posted by Navelgazer at 11:25 AM on September 10, 2013

I'm glad that these lie on the 'merely atrocious' part of the spectrum of maths jokes, instead of 'lightly irradiating' or 'infertility inducing'. It's a dangerous search, but I remain hopeful that someday the fabled 'funny maths joke' will be discovered.

posted by Quilford at 2:45 PM on September 10, 2013

posted by Quilford at 2:45 PM on September 10, 2013

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