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Blanche and the pole point- Page 2/2 by hippo2 Blanche and the pole point- Page 2/2 by hippo2
The mathematical problem in this comic is a pretty common one: When drawing the graph of function with a pole point, many pupils use their pocket calculator to calculate some points and collect them. Often, they just enter whole numbers and thus, the last values of function they get is on unit away from the pole point. And for the pole point, the get an ERROR of course. So the graph they draw is incomplete. That's what had happened to Blanche in that comic too. But luckily, there's someone to help her.

This comic is for :icongaucelm: He's a really cool artist and I consider him a friend. After he did some awesome fanart for my genie OC Martha, I decided to pay him back in kind. The Characters in this comic are his OCs Blanche and Dae-su.
Dea-su is a mascot for maths Gaucelm desinged some years ago. [link] Dea-su is also the Corean word for algebra.
And Blanche is a girl that appeared in some comics along with his mermaid OC Aude. [link]

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Hop41 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
I would say "If you enter fractions in the term..." The most common use of the word "fractals" is to describe self similar shapes like the Koch Snowflake.

For Cartesian coordinates the more common convention is to separate the x and y coordinates with a comma, not a forward slash. I read (.2/25) as two tenths divided by 25.
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hippo2 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Thank you for the help. I'll exchange the fractals.

About the convention (0.2/25) is the common connotation in Europe. And Blanche is french.
I know know, that in the US, you rather use your connotation. But to me, (0.2, 25) just looks strange.
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Hop41 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
In Wikipedia there is a column to the left where you can choose the language for an article. Most languages seem to separate Cartesian coordinates with a comma. For example the Italian version: it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sistema_…

I notice the French version uses a semi-colon ;  and the German article uses a vertical bar | 

I dislike the forward slash because that is used very often to denote division. But I guess that wouldn't be the only ambiguous math notation that can be interpreted several ways.
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hippo2 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
It's true, there are many ambiguous notations around the world. In Germany, we hardly use the / to indicate a division, at least not if we write it down by hand. We rather use a horizontal line. Although, you'll also find the / to show division too, e.g. in commercials (1/2 Price).

The | can have another meaning as well. If you describe a set of numbers, it can be used to specify the set, e.g. {x out of R | x>2} It's read as "The set of x out of R, which are bigger than 2". But I think this one is a good compromise.

Anyway, every person, who understands maths, will figure out what I mean with the notation. You figured it out too, even though it looks uncommon to you.
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fireknight0 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Its an asymptote sorry if I spelled that wrong, stupid asymptotes
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hippo2 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Yes, the f(x)-axis is the asymptote for the simple pole at x=0. When you draw the graph of such functions, best start with drawing the asmyptotes for the poles. In that case, it's the f(x)-axis, so you don't have to draw it separately.
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SECONDARY-TARGET Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't understand at all :iconmingplz:
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gaucelm Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student General Artist
And Blanche looks very pretty in that penultimate panel!

I also really love the last panel, where she is sliding, having a lot of fun on the graph! You drew her feet very well!

I am still enjoying looking at that comic over and again. :heart:
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hippo2 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
For the feet, I used some of your other pictures as reference. You have much more experience in drawing hands and feet than I have. It seems you like drawing them.
Thanks to this comic, I could improve my style.
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gaucelm Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student General Artist
This is cool if I can help you like this! :D
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