## The Man with the Longest Arms

I can’t make anything out of this, except for two typos in the 14th line in the top board about a foot from the right.  Otherwise the proof is correct.  Here is the problem:

if”n”is a whole number that is more than 3.
The value of”x,y,z”in the equation
“x^n+y^n=z^n”will not be a whole number.
write an equation to prove it.

The man is/was a mathematician of Czech Republic, Pilsen, Westbohemian University, Department of Mathematics, RNDr. JiÅ™Ã­ ÄŒÃ­Å¾ek, CSc. [Source here.]

Then there’s this:  “[something]Ver Analysis: Relationships Built On Self Respect” followed with little train cars/lunchboxes of unintelligible words [perhaps “corp,” “banks,” and two other scribbles] and being pulled by an engine down below past the x’s where it derailed and the little engine spun out.  I dunno, Babs.

I don’t know who the master is in the top image, but I do know whose class I’d sign up for.

[Images from here and here.  As an aside, THIS is very interrrrestink.]

[UPDATE: Some folks are trying to figger out who the guy in the top photo is.  It might be RNDr. Josef Voldrich, CSc, although our crack team of webminers think it is someone older.  Email us if you have a link with positive identification.]

[UPDATE 2: This is cool, and we’re a little bit closer.]

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### 2 Responses to “The Man with the Longest Arms”

1. The Necromancer Says:

I dig chalkboards — such a simple and elegant piece of technology. Perhaps only eclipsed by the etch-a-sketch.

2. Bunk Strutts Says:

Necro– So true.

Cleaning an Etch-A-Sketch only requires a tediously complicated design and a bratty sibling for quick erasing.

As I recall, cleaning the chalkboard used to require doing something at school to earn detention first. Then Dad would find out and I’d suffer the consequences. After that the chalkboard got cleaned. Way too many steps involved.