# Math through the years

Discussion in 'Humor' started by KLSuddeth, Mar 28, 2004.

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### KLSuddethGuest

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I thought this to be humorous - if you do too,.....GREAT!
If you dont.......

Last month I got a burger at Burger King for \$1.58. The counter girl took my
\$2 and was digging for my change when I pulled 8 cents from my pocket and
gave it to her. She stood there, holding the nickel and 3 pennies, while
looking at the screen on her register. I sensed her discomfort and tried to
tell her to just give me back two quarters, but she hailed the manager for
help and while he tried to explain the transaction to her, she stood there
and just looked confused. Here's why...

Teaching Math in 1950: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for \$100.
His cost of production is 4/5 of the price.
What is his profit?

Teaching Math in 1960: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for \$100.
His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or \$80.
What is his profit?

Teaching Math in 1970: A logger exchanges a set "L" of lumber for a set "M"
of money. The cardinality of set "M" is 100. Each element is worth one
dollar. Make 100 dots representing the elements of the set "M".
The set "C", the cost of production, contains 20 fewer points than set "M".
Represent the set "C" as a subset of set "M".
Answer this question: What is the cardinality of the set "P" of profits?

Teaching Math in 1980: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for \$100.
His cost of production is \$80 and his profit is \$20.
Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

Teaching Math in 1990: By cutting down beautiful forest trees, the logger
makes \$20. What do you think of this way of making a living?
Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the
forest birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down the trees? There are

Teaching Math in 2000: 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?

Teaching Math in 2005: El hachero vende un camion carga por \$100. La cuesta
de produccion es............

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That's so funny yet scaaaary.

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when is the last time you had change counted back to you? the last time for me was at a small ma and pa store. stopped to get a cold drink and the lady behind the counter counted back my change for me.I was almost in a state of shock! someone besides me knows how to count.

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"Teaching Math in 1990: By cutting down beautiful forest trees, the logger makes \$20. What do you think of this way of making a living?
Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the
forest birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down the trees? There are no wrong answers."

I think the forest birds and squirrels would be glad to see the nasty trees they lived in be turned into economical housing that they could purchase with the money they could make from selling authentic nests to hippies. Hello, indoor plumbing.

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### JozSenior Member

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That's waaaay to funny!

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