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# Gnomon

• ### Why do people say "Gravity does not suck, it pulls"?

Pulling and sucking are the same thing.

• ### Nobody has posted a question about fake moon landings today?

Do you think aliens have abducted all the conspiracy believers and imprisoned them in the Bermuda triangle?

• ### How do the people on the leaderboard get so many points?

The person who is second on the leaderboard (Richard) has 303,646 points. He has:

answered 6,572 questions = 13,144 points

best answer 3,556 questions = 35,560 points

That's a total of 49,000 points approximately. Where did he get the other 254,000 points?

Is there something I'm missing here?

• ### Which of these mathematical expressions is simpler?

When I'm asked to simplify something, I'm not sure which is considered to be simpler:

(x+1)(x+2)

or

x² + 3x + 2

I can see applications where each way of writing is useful, and they both seem simple. Which is simpler?

• ### Do you think giving someone else the answer to a maths problem helps them learn?

Should we do people's homework for them? Or should we try and explain to them how to do the homework and let them do the actual work?