# What kind of person are you?

1. What kind of person are you?
There are 10 kinds of people in this world. Those who understand binary and those that don't.

2. Good one!

Evolution of the Math Problem ::

1960: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for \$100. His cost of production is 4/5 of this price. What is his profit?

1970 (traditional math): A logger sells a truckload of lumber for \$100. His cost of production is 4/5 of this price, in other words \$80. What is his profit?

1970 (new math): A logger exchanges a set L of lumber for a set M of money. The cardinatliy of set M is 100 and each element is worth \$1. Make one hundred dots representing the elements of the set M. The set C is a subset of M and its complement is the set P. Circle the elements of the set P of profit.

1980: A logger sells a truckload of wood for \$100. His cost of production is \$80 and his profit is \$20. Your assignment: underline the number 20.

1990 (outcome based education): By cutting down beautiful forest trees, a logger makes \$20. What do you think of this way of making a living? (Topic for class participation: How did the forest birds and squirrels feel?)

2002: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for \$100. His cost of production is \$120. How does Arthur Andersen determine that his profit margin is \$60?

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Metric Conversion Chart

365.25 days of drinking low-calorie beer because it's less filling = 1 lite year

10^12 Microphones = 1 Megaphone

500 millinaries = 1 seminary

2000 mockingbirds = two kilomockingbirds

10 cards = 1 decacards

10^21 picolos = 1 gigolo

10 rations = 1 decoration

3 1/3 tridents = 1 decadent

1 millihelen = amount of beauty required to launch one ship

Ratio of an igloo's circumference to its diameter= Eskimo Pi

1 millionth of a mouthwash= 1 microscope

Time between slipping on a peel and smacking the pavement = 1

Weight an evangelist carries with God = 1 billigram

Time it takes to sail 220 yards at 1 nautical mile per hour = Knot-furlong

16.5 feet in the Twilight Zone = 1 Rod Serling

Shortest distance between two jokes = A straight line (think about it for a moment)

3. Good ones Kris...I especially like the "365.25 days of drinking low-calorie beer because it's less filling = 1 lite year"

4. my fav too, AmyB...but sadly my "lite" years =/= "light" years!

5. It's called the "imaginary" number field
Originally Posted by KrisKringle
2002: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for \$100. His cost of production is \$120. How does Arthur Andersen determine that his profit margin is \$60?
It is frighting how much this has in common with the 1980 math.

6. Cause and effect? ----- and now they are an "imaginary" firm....

That was probably Arthur Anderson's fatal mistake....60's:80's ration too low

(That and the great bulk deal they got on shredders!)