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Sunday: August 5, 2007

Overheard while Waiting to Take the PRAXIS Test

Filed under: — site admin @ 11:00 PM UTC

Dramatic dialogue recounted by a man who teaches in a small town in the country (T = teacher, S = student):

T. What’s 60 divided by 15?
S. Four.
T. What’s 15 divided by 60?
S. We can’t do that, moron!
T. You’re twenty years old, still in high school, taking a course designed for 13-year-olds, and failing it, and I’m the moron?

I assume the last line is what he would have liked to say in retrospect, or what he did say under his breath, rather than something he actually said out loud to the student’s face.

2 Comments »

  1. The answer is .25 or 1/4. It can be found by doing stright division, or using short cuts, such as 15 divided by 6 equals 2.5, then shift the decimal one place left to compensate for turning 60.00 to 6.00.

    Learned many years ago in elementary school.

    Comment by Mikey NTH — Sunday: September 9, 2007 @ 3:04 PM UTC

  2. Other response: “What do you mean, ‘we’, Dumbassabi?”

    Comment by David — Monday: October 29, 2007 @ 9:45 AM UTC

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