Monday, April 23, 2007

I'm not a slowpoke, dammit

Ok, in my most recent Math Problem I said I was going an AVERAGE of 55 mph during my trip.
Some people felt that was much too slow.
But the 55 was only an AVERAGE, which takes into account all the stop signs and villages where one must slow down to 25.
(Perhaps the word "highway" was confusing people... here in Michigan, "highway" can refer to just about any paved road; it doesn't have to mean the Interstate where everyone's zooming along at a non-stop speed of 75 or more).
So, for example.... If I spend equal time doing 35 and 75 throughout the journey, the AVERAGE would be 55.
Thank you.
Remember me when you take your SAT's.
Unless you flunk.
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8 comments:

Lynda said...

People get so hung up on those little technicalities. Sheesh! :)

Janna said...

Lynda: I wonder how often those people get speeding tickets... LOL!

Natalie said...

you can't flunk the SATs, you can only do very poorly.

Janna said...

Natalie: I know. It just sounded funnier that way.

Lynda said...

I am guessing all the time, unless the cops are like the ones in Indy who don't stop you if you have an Indy plate.

amisare waswerebeen said...

I posted a problem of my own for you to ponder. You have math, I do grammar. Give it a try. (p.s. I posted it in the middle of the night under the influence of a final paper due this morning, so I can't be held accountable for the stupidity within.)

onionboy said...

i don't know, it doesn't appear that you've taken the effect of time going slower at a higher speed into your calculation.

Janna said...

Lynda: I need the equivalent of an Indy plate here...

Amisare: I left a comment for you. :)

Onionboy: Einstein made that mistake a lot too.