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Mathematics Goes to the Movies

by Burkard Polster and Marty Ross


Les Diaboliques (1955)

Classroom scene.
TEACHER: Why are you all staring at me like that? What is wrong? Once again. The area of a hexagon in relation to the radius of the circumference? Well, I’m waiting (we also see a blackboard featuring a regular hexagon)
STUDENT: 6 AB x 1/2 OH.
TEACHER: Thank you. Very good. Go back to your seat.