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March 2, 2010

Centers of the known world?

devadutta @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1267574341 ) Play

yay! Guest question time! This one is from sidsen

A and B can jointly stake claim at the highest ranks. C, D and E (who some may claim is higher up) are next in line. But since one can’t live on pictures of old men, the eye candies (who also feature fairly high up). What be I talking above?

A. 

B. 

C. 

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E. 

F. 

G. 

Cant take my eyes off G :)

Cracked by: MadGenius , Logik , quaziluffy , bobo , Atul Mathew , sidsen , Vishal , Vinay Nair Karath , Rogi , udupendra , shrik , Dibyo , Higgers , Kaustuba , googboog , shenoyvarun86 and umang

Answer:

Erdos-Bacon Number


18 Responses to “Centers of the known world?”

  1. Erdos-Bacon number


  2. Logik
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    5
    3

    The Erdos – Bacon number.

    a – Daniel Kleitman. MIT math
    e – Erdos himself.

    F – Danica McKellar


  3. quaziluffy

    Erdos and bacon number ?


  4. sidsen is recycling questions – erdos number.


  5. Erdos Numbers
    E-Erdos,F-Danica McCellar,G-Natalie Portman


  6. sidsen
    2

    Erdős–Bacon number – being the sum of one’s Erdős number(the “collaborative distance” in authoring mathematical papers between that person and Paul Erdős) and one’s Bacon number (the number of links, through roles in films, by which the individual is separated from Kevin Bacon). Erdos and Bacon being the known centres of the mathematical and entertainment worlds.

    Daniel Kleitman and Hank Aaron each have a Erdos-Bacon number of 3.

    Mike Hirschhorn, Dave Bayer come in next with an Erdos-Bacon number of 4.

    Paul Erdos himself can only manage a 4 (though if unoffical credits are considered, he also has a combined number of 3).

    Danica Mckellar and Natalie Portman both have Erdos-Bacon numbers of 6 and amongst the highest amongst the actors.


  7. Vishal

    Erdos-Bacon numbers :)


  8. Vinay Nair Karath

    E-> Paul Erdos
    B -> Josh Gibson

    Something to do with the Erdos number?


  9. Rogi
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    Because you’ve actually included Paul Erdös in your list, this must be the Erdös-Bacon number.

    Also no idea why the list includes Josh Gibson

    A = Daniel Kleitman
    B = Josh Gibson http://explorepahistory.com/di.....p?imgId=44
    C = ?
    D = Ronald Graham?
    E = Paul Erdös
    f = Danica McKellar
    G = Natalie Portman


  10. Rogi
    48
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    ETA: C = Mike Hirschhorn


  11. udupendra
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    4
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    Erdos-Bacon number. That’s Daniel Klietman right on top.


  12. shrik
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    7
    9

    Must we identify all of them? Too time-consuming.. eye candies are Danica McKellar and Natalie Portman though :p

    Erdos-Bacon numbers be the answer.

    One assumes you meant to show Hank Aaron as B, but ended with Josh Gibson of the Homestead Grays for whatever reason :)


  13. Dibyo
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    10

    erdos bacon number


  14. Higgers

    Erdos number.


  15. Erdos-Bacon Number. A repeater. This was a guest question from me on Varun saar’s blog.


  16. Erdős–Bacon number
    The question is incorrect, the picture that’s supposed to be Hank Aaron is actually Josh Gibson
    A.Daniel Kleitman
    B.Hank Aaron
    C.
    D.
    E.Paul Erdos
    F.Danica McKellar
    G.Natalie Portman


  17. shenoyvarun86
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    6
    2

    Assuming that Pic B is Hank AAron(which he is not, infact it is Josh Gibson) The answer is
    Erdos-Bacon Number


  18. umang

    erdos bacon number


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