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- Poll: How are your math skillz?

- Jun 18, 2013 12:00 AM
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- Jun 18, 2013 1:46 AM
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I can do betterish math than I used to, but I'm nobody's wiz.

- Jun 18, 2013 1:57 AM
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Sucks, I'm a kid of 70's and 80's, We didn't need no Stinking Algebra.

- Jun 18, 2013 2:07 AM
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7 girls on a bus being driven to school

each girl has 7 bags

for each bag there are 7 big cats

for every big cat there are 7 little cats

how many legs are in the bus?

- Jun 18, 2013 2:14 AM
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Playin' Wit Da Calculus...

De-riv-a-tive Ba-by!

- Jun 18, 2013 2:15 AM
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mandasdave wrote:7 girls on a bus being driven to school

each girl has 7 bags

for each bag there are 7 big cats

for every big cat there are 7 little cats

how many legs are on the bus?

Buses don't have legs!

They have wheels!

- Jun 18, 2013 2:20 AM
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ardubu wrote:Buses don't have legs!

They have wheels!

You got it through semantics! I changed the question

- Jun 18, 2013 3:29 AM
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mandasdave wrote:7 girls on a bus being driven to school

each girl has 7 bags

for each bag there are 7 big cats

for every big cat there are 7 little cats

how many legs are in the bus?

(7 girls*2 legs/girl)+(7 girls*7 bags/girl){(7 Bcats/bag)[(4 legs/Bcat)+(7 Lcats/Bcat*4 legs/Lcat)]}

+(1 driver*2 legs/driver)

Simple

10,992 legs

- Jun 18, 2013 3:30 AM
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mandasdave wrote:You got it through semantics! I changed the question

Not to nit-pick but you said in the bus. Should that not be on the bus?

If so:

http://carryingthegun.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/personal_trollface_hd.png

:p

- Jun 18, 2013 4:10 AM
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I was good at it. Took some high level courses in college, but didn't retain any of it

- Jun 18, 2013 6:03 AM
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Read " The Man Who Counted". Best way to learn math ;)

- Jun 18, 2013 7:07 AM
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I is a Engineer so I does maths all day, but my english itn't vury gud.

- Jun 18, 2013 7:45 AM
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My math skills are lacking, so I married a math teacher.

Smart chicks are HOT!

- Jun 18, 2013 9:59 AM
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mandasdave wrote:7 girls on a bus being driven to school

each girl has 7 bags

for each bag there are 7 big cats

for every big cat there are 7 little cats

how many legs are in the bus?

16 legs, 7 girls and the driver, there's no way a bus is being driven anywhere with that many cats.

- Jun 18, 2013 10:08 AM
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I'm pretty damn good. Majored in chemistry, minored in math. Chemist by profession.

But boy did i SUCK in anything involving history, English, ect. I can't spell worth a crap either.

I hate when people say you'll never need algebra. I use it all the time!

- Jun 18, 2013 11:47 AM
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Used to be a math whiz. State Math competition, scholarships, National Merit Scholar, et al. Then I had kids. Little demons suck the IQ points right outa ya!

- Jun 18, 2013 12:58 PM
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I'm also an engineer, so the math is pretty high up there, but I also got a minor in english. I like to keep both sides of the grey matter active.

- Jun 18, 2013 1:06 PM
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die13lda wrote:I'm also an engineer, so the math is pretty high up there, but I also got a minor in english. I like to keep both sides of the grey matter active.

I can haz grey matter?

- Jun 18, 2013 1:33 PM
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I thought about being an engineer but decided i didn't want to work that hard so I became an accountant. I remember my SAT score for Math becuase I got every question right. My reading score in comparison was so much lower I was recommended for special reading classes.

- Jun 18, 2013 1:43 PM
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Anything lower than differential equations I'm fantastic at. I got an A in DE, but I can't claim to have learned anything.

But I am the QUEEN of calculus!

- Jun 18, 2013 3:23 PM
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I'm terrible at math...but I'm an awesome bookkeeper! Go figure!

- Jun 18, 2013 5:43 PM
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mandasdave wrote:7 girls on a bus being driven to school

each girl has 7 bags

for each bag there are 7 big cats

for every big cat there are 7 little cats

how many legs are in the bus?

16. They don't let animals on the school bus. Probably legs on the bus seats. ((shrug))

- Jun 18, 2013 6:15 PM
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I thought I sucked at math (and hated it with the fury of 1000 suns) for most of my education, until I finally got past computational math and into conceptual math. That's when I discovered that what I really suck at (and hate) is calculation. Math is fine as long as the focus is on knowing *how* to get the answer rather than on actually getting the answer.

- Jun 18, 2013 8:22 PM
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I am a math whiz and i have all math ap class but my spelling sucks. I love spell correct.