Monday, November 9, 2009

Math problem for today

Count the number of meters of toilet paper Europe used in February 2003.
Divide by the number of times McDonald's forgot to include ketchup for your fries.
Multiply by four.
Subtract your favorite number.
Add the number of times you've gotten annoyed with squirrels in the last 20 years. (Don't count the times it ended up just being someone dressed in a squirrel outfit, no matter how annoying they were.)
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14 comments:

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

And the answer: 1,753,243. Effin' McDonald's. And don't even start me on squirrels.

Ben said...

I am definitely sure that the answer is 5,760,400,223

I subscribe to the theory that the world only make sense on Monday. This is a little-known theory. My answer of 5,760,400,223 makes a lot of sense because today is Monday. If you read it on other day it may not make sense, unless you subscribe to another little known theory that all days are actually Mondays...

VE said...

My answer is "C"

Jeff said...

Sorry, I don't do math. Isn't there an app for my iPhone for this?

Grace said...

12

Marilyn said...

I wasn't aware I was supposed to keep track of my squirrel annoyance incidents. Since I moved here I've been annoyed by a squirrel multiple times daily... and even more when they were living in my attic. Soo... S=(365*7)+a where a is the attic coefficient. Now, where did I put that ketchup equation?

Marilyn said...

I'm sorry. THat was supposed to be S=(365*7)*a. Silly me.

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

Marilyn, I've checked your formula against Fermat's Theorem, which states that no three positive integers a, b, and c can satisfy the equation an + bn = cn for any integer value of n greater than two.

Now, if that's true, and Andrew Wiles and me are pretty sure that it is, then your equation contains serious flaws that will cause it to collapse on peer review. I think you need to check your math and revisit your premise.

Oh, and all of us had probably better stop eating at McDonald's--it's just too confusing these days, especially for guys like Jeff and VE. Those poor kids just don't get it, do they?

Janna said...

MikeWJ: But wait... what if the squirrel was barbecued?

Ben: Wow! You're like my arch-nemesis! How cool! Which one of us is the evil one?

VE: You should've chosen "All of the above"...

Jeff: Coming soon-- the Jannaverse iPhone app! Just send me a million dollars and I'll start working on it. Soon. Eventually.

Grace: Heeyyyy, wait.... that's what you said LAST time...

Marilyn: Don't you keep a journal of squirrel annoyance incidents behind the toaster like everyone else? Do you even own a toaster? Am I going to have to report you?

MikeWJ: (*Fighting... urge... to Google... Fermat's... Theorem....*)

Grace said...

Janna - The answer is ALWAYS 12...

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

Grace -- even when you're ordering a baker's dozen?

Janna said...

Grace: So when someone asks me how many bacon double cheeseburgers I want, I should say 12.... (Hey, wow! You're right! It IS the right answer!)

MikeWJ: Ok... Let's see... Fermat's Last Theorem.... not to be confused with Fermat's Little Theorem.... I bet I could understand this a lot better if I had a plate of fudge brownies and chocolate covered toffee...

Marilyn said...

flaws? I spent three whole minutes on that (well, maybe they were partial minutes. I don't remember). I'm taking the advice offered in a more recent post and going back to bed.

Janna said...

Marilyn: LOL. Let me be the one to thank you for the three minutes you spent. :) And I think I'm going to be taking a nap myself pretty soon too.