I do this with my University Math Students.

In general, when we complete a proof in Mathematics, we "sign it" with the initials QED (often written in script form). I tell the kids what it means. It is basically a Latin Phrase (quod erat demonstrandum) with the loose translation: The Truth Has Been Demonstrated. But, the "joke" among mathematicians is "Quite Easily Done."

Now for my little test to you guys.

In England, the mathematicians often conclude a proof, with the HUMOROUS phrase abbreviation, EMDW. It's in the QED joking spirit.

So, what does it stand for!??

If nobody gets it, I'll give you all a hint!

Also: you are on your honor not to look it up!

Mel

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