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This IIT Professor Loves Memes So Much That He Added One To A Math Test

Maybe I would have been better at math if memes were a prime component.

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The question reads:

Determine if a person 'x' is bewafa, what is the probablity that Sonam Gupta is bewafa given a dependence structure between variables where all variables are binary and their high values mean the following: G means gender of 'x' is female (~G means the opposite), S means biological parents of 'x' are strict with her, W means x is wealthy, A means x is attractive, L means x has lots of options, B means x is bewafa, C means at least one other person y claims that the person x is bewafa.

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For the uninitiated, "Sonam Gupta bewafa hai" (Sonam Gupta is unfaithful) blew up a few years ago, after a dude wrote the phrase as a warning on a ₹10 note. The meme recently re-emerged on one of the new ₹2000 notes.

Because of his wackiness, a lot of students add him on social media, and Sethi is pretty liberal with accepting the requests.

Amit Sethi

"Basically, I relive my college days to some extent by keeping up with pop culture, and giving my creativity about jokes an outlet there. Obviously, sometimes I self-censor because I do not want to indulge in too much boyish/crude humour with my students," he added.

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Piyush Rai, one of Sethi's students told BuzzFeed that the class was happy and amazed to see the question, and that Sethi is known for his wittiness.

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Rai also said that the meme has been pretty popular on the IIT campus because it was all over the internet.

Andre Borges is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Mumbai.

Contact Andre Borges at andre.borges@buzzfeed.com.

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