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Because she'd always had a crush on the handsome but stupid professor, sometimes at night she'd fix some of his more obvious computational errors.
'It's not an accounting breakthrough, Sam. It's wrong.'
'I told you I knew what nine sevens is...'
"Before we go on to division, does anybody want to share any feelings about multiplication?"
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'My class can't wait to start multiplication. I made them sign a pledge never to use it for evil purposes.'
"REally? But it looked so good on paper."
"I was an eight, too, until the number crunchers got hold of me."
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"I teach in the department of people who aren't good at math."
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How To Use "The Safe Word" During Square Root Extraction.
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Lady cleaning hypothesis off blackboard.
'If you had £12 in one pocket and £8 in the other, what would you have?'
'Who invented arithmetic?' 'Henry the 1/8.'
'In other words, statistics prove that statisticians aren't always right.'
"If we have ten students, and no child is left behind, how may students will go to college?"
"What does any of this have to do with football?"
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"But it's not as wrong as it could have been."
"No, it's not a gray area."
"Can I carry the remainder over to the next question?"
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'What do you expect? My edition of the math book doesn't have the answers in it like yours does.'
There's supposed to be a fine line between a guess and an educated guess.
'Oh, Wow! You write math books? That's wonderful! Where do you get your ideas?'
'True, we have encouraged you to use your imagination, but not in math.'
'Take my word for it. The answer is two. I'm a college graduate.'
'Do you want the correct answer or the politically correct answer?'
'Rather than learning how to solve that, shouldn't I be learning how to operate software that can solve that?'