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Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed May 10, 2006 1:52 pm

acsguitar wrote:That pressue has to be tough.

I guess 16 but I just did it quickly.

I was thinking that the smaller squares had to be the same number or something.

Oh well sorry I suck at math and you suck for making that obvious to me


i did the same thing, and i had to take a ton of math in college
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Postby acsguitar » Wed May 10, 2006 2:07 pm

In college I failed pre calc twice thanks to bong hits but I got a B in conect the dots math.
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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Wed May 10, 2006 2:10 pm

finalheaven wrote:Ok, so I was flipping around the channels since no baseball was on, and I turn it to ABC where "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" is on. The $16,000 question is this:
Which of these squared numbers also happens to be the sum of two smaller squares?
16, 25, 36, 49

He used 2 lifelines, and one of them was ask the audience. HALF (51%) said the answer was A. I'm sorry, maybe its because I was slightly educated in math, but what idiot needs any help on this one?????????? Good grief, people are completely idiotic.


well have fun living in japan.
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Postby acsguitar » Wed May 10, 2006 2:13 pm

finalheaven wrote:
HALF (51%) said the answer was A.


Isn't half 50%
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Postby Simulacrum » Wed May 10, 2006 2:20 pm

acsguitar wrote:In college I failed pre calc twice thanks to bong hits but I got a B in conect the dots math.


Those bong hits before class will get you every time, eh? :-b ;-D
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Wed May 10, 2006 2:24 pm

I wouldn't consider TV gameshow audience members typical American citizens.
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Postby roninmedia » Wed May 10, 2006 2:37 pm

Simulacrum wrote:
acsguitar wrote:In college I failed pre calc twice thanks to bong hits but I got a B in conect the dots math.


Those bong hits before class will get you every time, eh? :-b ;-D


I told you people to stop concentrating on fantasy sports. If every one of us put in the effort we do for fantasy baseball, we would all be einsteins.
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Postby knapplc » Wed May 10, 2006 2:42 pm

josebach wrote:
roninmedia wrote:
knapplc wrote:
roninmedia wrote:if you think we blow in math, see how badly we blow in geography and history.


82% of the audience of one episode think the capital of australia is sydney.


DUH!! I can't believe people are so stupid! :-t


Idiots. Everyone knows it's Vienna.



:-t I said Australia, not Austria!

I'm working on a minor in geography/history so I hate it when I see people not know basic history/geography. I've seen kids say the first president of the United States is Abraham Lincoln. I once say a british study that a majority of british students that not know that the USA was a former british colony.


You don't know Knap. He was joking. Not a bad one either. :-)


Thanks for the assist, JB! ;-D

Yes, that was a joke, Ronin. I am VERY good at geography & history, but of course you don't know that or me, so my joke was lost. I didn't want to include a ;-7 for fear of it not being as funny.

By the way, just to rattle your cage a bit - "british" should be capitalized. And yes, I'm just giving you a hard time. ;-7 :-D
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Postby finalheaven » Wed May 10, 2006 3:01 pm

I know half is 50%, I should have put over half. :-B And, no, I'm not going to live in Japan. I just hate how our country sees itself as a superpower when we don't even know how to do basic algebra.
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Postby knapplc » Wed May 10, 2006 3:10 pm

finalheaven wrote:I know half is 50%, I should have put over half. :-B And, no, I'm not going to live in Japan. I just hate how our country sees itself as a superpower when we don't even know how to do basic algebra.


What kind of nonsense is this? Do you understand that there is not a country in the world where EVERY citizen is intelligent? Why in the world would you expect every American to know the answer to this question?

I just don't understand your point in this statement above. Are you making the statement that Americans are somehow less than the citizens of other countries? If so, on what do you base that statement? Against whom are you comparing Americans?

Sorry, but you sound very young and very inexperienced by making a statement like this.
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