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Post  Jerry on Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:41 am

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Post  Admin on Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:55 am

lol! lol! lol! lol!

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Post  mountandog on Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:44 pm

that is awesome
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Post  John Kilpatrick on Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:19 pm

Oh my. That is a 100% win. Can't believe I just saw that...

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Post  Dave-O on Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:46 pm

That's fake, right? PLease tell me that's a hoax that 5.5 million people have now watched.
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Post  ssilvert on Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:46 am

I don't think it's a hoax. People in this country don't understand math. That's one of the reasons why we are falling behind so fast. Here's a simple real-life math problem that I encountered at a real restaurant in my college days. I've asked it many times over the years and hardly anyone comes up with the right answer. The responses I get often sound like that woman in the video.

Here is your problem:
Two very hungry men go to a pizza place for lunch. Both like simple cheese pizza. The restaurant has a lunch special. You can get a 6" pizza for $5. On the regular menu they have a 10" pizza for $10. Is it a better deal to each order a 6" or should they split a 10"?

Most people get it wrong anyway, but you should be able to do the problem in your head. So bonus points if you don't use paper. I swear that less than 10% of people I have asked get this right.

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Post  mountandog on Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:55 am

@ssilvert wrote:I don't think it's a hoax. People in this country don't understand math. That's one of the reasons why we are falling behind so fast. Here's a simple real-life math problem that I encountered at a real restaurant in my college days. I've asked it many times over the years and hardly anyone comes up with the right answer. The responses I get often sound like that woman in the video.

Here is your problem:
Two very hungry men go to a pizza place for lunch. Both like simple cheese pizza. The restaurant has a lunch special. You can get a 6" pizza for $5. On the regular menu they have a 10" pizza for $10. Is it a better deal to each order a 6" or should they split a 10"?

Most people get it wrong anyway, but you should be able to do the problem in your head. So bonus points if you don't use paper. I swear that less than 10% of people I have asked get this right.

Stan



simple in the head math problem I agree. pi r 2. In your head using pi as 3 (3x3x3) you can easily come up with 27" of pizza for the 6" for $5 compared with (3x5x5) = 75" of pizza for $10 / 2 = 37.5" for $5. Buy the bigger pie using pi and split the cost with your buddy. You get more than 1/3 more za.

Far more difficult to figure out how fast I will run Boston > Very Happy
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Post  Admin on Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:10 am

Two 6 pizzas = 57sq inches
One 10 pizza = 79sq inches

Geometry is FUN!

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Post  ssilvert on Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:48 am

@mountandog wrote:
simple in the head math problem I agree. pi r 2. In your head using pi as 3 (3x3x3) you can easily come up with 27" of pizza for the 6" for $5 compared with (3x5x5) = 75" of pizza for $10 / 2 = 37.5" for $5. Buy the bigger pie using pi and split the cost with your buddy. You get more than 1/3 more za.

That's pretty good keeping that all "in your head". A simpler way to do it in your head is this:

two 6" pizzas = 2 x 3 x 3 x PI = 18PI
one 10" pizza = 1 x 5 x 5 x PI = 25PI

A single 10" gives you more PI and therefore you get more pie!
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Post  Nick Morris on Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:53 am

Check out the new unseen footage that has been released...

http://now.msn.com/now/-327-80MPH-viral-video-raw-footage.aspx?ocid=todnow11
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Post  mountandog on Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:15 am

@Nick Morris wrote:Check out the new unseen footage that has been released...

[url=http://now.msn.com/now/-327-80MPH-viral-video-raw-footage.aspx?ocid=todnow11
http://now.msn.com/now/-327-80MPH-viral-video-raw-footage.aspx?ocid=todnow11[/quote[/url]]



This doesn't help her case.
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Post  Nick Morris on Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:22 am

[quote="mountandog"]
@Nick Morris wrote:Check out the new unseen footage that has been released...

http://now.msn.com/now/-327-80MPH-viral-video-raw-footage.aspx?ocid=todnow11[/quote]



This doesn't help her case.

Ha!

They were on Tosh.0 last night and that didn't help her case either...Smile
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Post  Jerry on Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:25 am

@ssilvert wrote:
@mountandog wrote:
simple in the head math problem I agree. pi r 2. In your head using pi as 3 (3x3x3) you can easily come up with 27" of pizza for the 6" for $5 compared with (3x5x5) = 75" of pizza for $10 / 2 = 37.5" for $5. Buy the bigger pie using pi and split the cost with your buddy. You get more than 1/3 more za.

That's pretty good keeping that all "in your head". A simpler way to do it in your head is this:

two 6" pizzas = 2 x 3 x 3 x PI = 18PI
one 10" pizza = 1 x 5 x 5 x PI = 25PI

A single 10" gives you more PI and therefore you get more pie!

I always wonder what the 6/10" meant. 15 years in this country, I finally got it. lol!
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Post  Dave-O on Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:12 pm

@Nick Morris wrote:

They were on Tosh.0 last night and that didn't help her case either...Smile

I hope she gets a web redemption.
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Post  Nick Morris on Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:32 pm

@Dave-O wrote:
@Nick Morris wrote:

They were on Tosh.0 last night and that didn't help her case either...Smile

I hope she gets a web redemption.

That would be great...all they did was a web chat and she still messed up a math question.

http://tosh.comedycentral.com/video-clips/web-chat---miles-per-hour---uncensored?xrs=share_copy
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Post  ssilvert on Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:15 pm

@ssilvert wrote:
two 6" pizzas = 2 x 3 x 3 x PI = 18PI
one 10" pizza = 1 x 5 x 5 x PI = 25PI

A single 10" gives you more PI and therefore you get more pie!
Oh and this also reminds me of a farmer I knew here in the deep south. He sent his son off to the University of Georgia. He was so proud as this was the first member of his family to go to college. When he came home for Christmas break the farmer asked, "Son, what did they teach you there at UGA?." The son said, "Well Pa, we learned about PI R Squared." The farmer hung his head and said, "Son, I don't know who them college folks think they are, but any fool knows that cornbread are squared. Pie are round!"

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