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Teacher: 'As an adult you'll probably only use a quarter of what you're taught at school - which brings us to fractions.'
'When I say 'February' what do you think of? . . . I was hoping for 'Valentine's Day', but I guess that was a long shot.'
'Uhhh... Houston, we have a problem.'
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Turning with mathematical precision.
"Hey, no problem!"
Gretchen encounters the mother of all SAT questions.
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'It's not an accounting breakthrough, Sam. It's wrong.'
'If your cell phone has five hundred minutes, and you use one of them during this class, how long will you be in detention?'
"At least with math and physics you sometimes find the answer."
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"Maybe it's not a wrong answer - maybe it's just a different answer."
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Concert goers form a line to see The Mathematics.
"Well, if you're sure 7x8 doesn't equal 62, then we'll have to recall 3 million units."
'It's your other 0.5.'
'This would be a lot easier, Miss Reed, if you didn't require such pinpoint accuracy.'
Fig 1. Fig 2. Fig Newton.
"Who dealt this mess?"
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"When I say 'Do the Math' I of course mean have your accountant do the Math."
"If this piece of paper lands in that trash basket, I'll quit teaching, move to the country, write my novel, and never grade another math quiz ever again." "Let's see, six right, four wrong..."
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'I think your son shows aptitude for becoming a pollster. After each Math answer he writes 'plus or minus 10%.''
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'And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the way the ball bounces.'
First addition, then subtraction, then multiplication, and now this! Where is it all going to end?"
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'I proved that when you start to count your blessings, you find that they're infinite.'
"He's a nice young man, but are you sure he's an M.B.A.?"
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'Just shoot! You're thinking about it too much!!'
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