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

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    Good one!

    How about another:

    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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    500 millinaries = 1 seminary

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    10 cards = 1 decacards

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    10 rations = 1 decoration

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


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

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

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    It's called the "imaginary" number field
    Quote 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.

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    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!)

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