# Why Are Mathematicians Like Airlines

Why is a mathematician like an airline?

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gbeatty | Certified Educator

This is a fairly common math joke. The answer is, because they both use pilots. The airlines use them to fly their planes, and in math, you do pilot studies.

I didn't say it was a good joke, just a common one.

sciencenorth.on.ca/schools-educators/teacher-resources/pdf/**math**-trail-3.pdf

curriculum.bsd405.org/personal/gleicher,%20shaina%20l/Shared%20Documents/.../**Airline**%20Handout.pdf

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