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One for resident mathematicians

Farenhajt
06-10-2008, 04:35 PM
What has to happen before Wimbledon for Novak to become #2 seed there, according to their seeding formula (if it's at all possible, of course)?

elessar
06-10-2008, 04:36 PM
I thought it wasn't possible :scratch:

Black Adam
06-10-2008, 04:36 PM
Not possible.

elessar
06-10-2008, 04:38 PM
Cheater :ras:

scarecrows
06-10-2008, 04:38 PM
of course it is possible

nadal to withdraw :p

Johnny Groove
06-10-2008, 04:41 PM
of course it is possible

nadal to withdraw :p

I'm sure you'd love that :kiss:

leng jai
06-10-2008, 04:43 PM
If Federer retires from tennis which he most likely will he will be second seed.

scarecrows
06-10-2008, 04:43 PM
I'm sure you'd love that :kiss:

nah, I'm not you

Andre♥
06-10-2008, 05:07 PM
With Nadal being a two times in a row Wimby finalist, no way he is going to be dropped from the Top 2 in the seedings.

Beforehand
06-10-2008, 05:12 PM
My answer was going to be "Nadal dies.", but I think the point has already been driven home.

EDIT: I don't wish that, either. It was just the only way I could imagine Novak being the 2 seed.

Merton
06-10-2008, 05:29 PM
Either Federer or Nadal not to be in the draw. If both of them are not in the draw Djokovic will be the #1 seed.

groundstroke
06-10-2008, 06:10 PM
Before Wimbledon: Nadal losing first round, Djokovic winning title?? Nadal has to defend a QF at the Queen's Club.
At Wimbledon: Nadal losing first/2/3/4th round/Djokovic reaching final.

l_mac
06-10-2008, 06:19 PM
It can't happen before Wimbledon.

Rafa is 350 points ahead with the Queen's points off, and Queens only offers 225 points to the winner.

gebl
06-10-2008, 06:38 PM
In the Wimbledon-adjusted points, Nadal is 1012 points ahead of Djokovic, as Judio's rankings thread makes clear

arm
06-10-2008, 07:10 PM
Damn you, Farenhajt. :mad:

I love maths and was hoping you were giving us a great challenge. :mad::mad:

I'm so disappointed. :sad:

JediFed
06-10-2008, 07:36 PM
Meteor smashing into his villa on Mallorca. :D

MacTheKnife
06-10-2008, 08:14 PM
Damn you, Farenhajt. :mad:

I love maths and was hoping you were giving us a great challenge. :mad::mad:

I'm so disappointed. :sad:

Yea, when the answer is none it kinda takes the challenge out of it, I guess you could just make it 0 to be more math like.

I am however predicting some upsets and surprises at this W.. Don't think it will be as true to form as the FO. I would not be at all surprised to see all three top seeds upset. This could be one of those years... Haven't had one in a while and it's overdue..

Go ahead bash me.. I'm a Fed fan too, just expecting some surprises.

GlennMirnyi
06-10-2008, 08:29 PM
Mathematics?

This is more to wizards and astrologists.

~*BGT*~
06-10-2008, 08:39 PM
You didn't even need Hermione Granger for this. You could have used Ron Weasley. ;)

arm
06-10-2008, 08:51 PM
You didn't even need Hermione Granger for this. You could have used Ron Weasley. ;)

:lol:

I thought J.K. Rowling taught and warned us not to underestimate Ron! :sad:

~*BGT*~
06-10-2008, 09:40 PM
:lol:

I thought J.K. Rowling taught and warned us not to underestimate Ron! :sad:

I thought that was Neville. ;) Didn't he almost kill Voldemort in the 7th book? I don't remember as I read it just once.

arm
06-10-2008, 09:51 PM
I thought that was Neville. ;) Didn't he almost kill Voldemort in the 7th book? I don't remember as I read it just once.

Neville too. But remember how Ron was important in the first book?

The chess game. He was the one who won the game and allowed Harry to go further and stop Voldemort. ;)

~*BGT*~
06-10-2008, 10:00 PM
Neville too. But remember how Ron was important in the first book?

The chess game. He was the one who won the game and allowed Harry to go further and stop Voldemort. ;)

But Neville could have been the Chosen One if Voldemort had known about him. ;) I'm just ready for movie 6 as book 6 is my #1 favorite of the series. :banana: Ron and Lavender snogging. :lol:

arm
06-10-2008, 10:04 PM
But Neville could have been the Chosen One if Voldemort had known about him. ;) I'm just ready for movie 6 as book 6 is my #1 favorite of the series. :banana: Ron and Lavender snogging. :lol:

Me too!

My fav book were the 4th and the 6th. But that secret about Snape in the 7th is just :eek:. Who would have guessed? :shrug:

Here in portugal, we only have the book in portuguese about 5 months after the book is released in England / USA, etc. So I read book 5, 6 and 7 in english. I couldn't wait.. :shrug:

(Now the quality of this thread is much better :p)

~*BGT*~
06-10-2008, 10:18 PM
Me too!

My fav book were the 4th and the 6th. But that secret about Snape in the 7th is just :eek:. Who would have guessed? :shrug:

Here in portugal, we only have the book in portuguese about 5 months after the book is released in England / USA, etc. So I read book 5, 6 and 7 in english. I couldn't wait.. :shrug:

(Now the quality of this thread is much better :p)

The 4th and 6th are MY faves too. :eek: I always knew Snape was a good guy as he is my favorite character out of them all -- even before it was confirmed in book 7 he was good. Draco Malfoy is my 2nd favorite book character while Ron Weasley :hearts: and Lucious Malfoy are my favorite movie characters.

I thought the 7th book was, for the most part, pretty boring, except for the last 100 pages or so. :shrug:

arm
06-10-2008, 10:25 PM
The 4th and 6th are MY faves too. :eek: I always knew Snape was a good guy as he is my favorite character out of them all -- even before it was confirmed in book 7 he was good. Draco Malfoy is my 2nd favorite book character while Ron Weasley :hearts: and Lucious Malfoy are my favorite movie characters.

I thought the 7th book was, for the most part, pretty boring, except for the last 100 pages or so. :shrug:

Fav characters: Snape and Black (I almost cryed when he died :bigcry:)

Fav movie characters: humM, never really thought about it but maybe Hagrid :lol:

As for the seventh book, what I found boring and disappointing about it was the fact that they weren't at school. The best part is always at school :shrug:. But I loved the war at school and the part when Harry found out about Snape.

Another thing I disliked about the book 7 were the last pages, I felt like I was reading a novel (the children and they all married and about to live happily ever after :Puke: ).

~*BGT*~
06-10-2008, 10:51 PM
Fav characters: Snape and Black (I almost cryed when he died :bigcry:)

Fav movie characters: humM, never really thought about it but maybe Hagrid :lol:

As for the seventh book, what I found boring and disappointing about it was the fact that they weren't at school. The best part is always at school :shrug:. But I loved the war at school and the part when Harry found out about Snape.

Another thing I disliked about the book 7 were the last pages, I felt like I was reading a novel (the children and they all married and about to live happily ever after :Puke: ).

Yeah, the epilogue was the worst of it. The Dumbledore death was the most shocking of them all. The saddest deaths for were obviously Snape but Tonks and Lupin too. The baby is gonna be just like Harry. :sad:

DDrago2
06-10-2008, 11:06 PM
Why are you discussing children's literature in this thread? And it even isn't written by a mathematician, like Alice was

prima donna
06-10-2008, 11:20 PM
Moderators ?