Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Say What?


“So,  if six chickens laid nine eggs a week, how many did the duck lay?”  

What kind of question is that?

 I hate story problems! 

Is this a trick question where I am solving for x?  

Eggs?

Chickens?

 Ducks? 

I’m screwed!






18 comments:

  1. Ha ha ha, I am really wondering how to answer this question :D Very hilarious, Kathy!

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    1. Shailaja, I am so pleased you got a giggle out of this week's gargleblaster! Story problems used to really confuse me. Now that my kids are encountering them in school, I am still wondering why! Take out the words and I can do the math just fine, but I have never understood those problems that threw in a wild card that had absolutely nothing to do with what was stated previously. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  2. My answer would be none and if it wasn't liked they can go duck themselves lol

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    1. Pat, thanks for stopping by to read and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. tale of two tomatoes, I am so pleased you liked it! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  4. I hear that. I hated those story problems in math. I would just cry inside when I saw, 'If a train leaves Chicago going 55 mph....'

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    1. JoJo, I am with you! Thanks for stopping by to read and for your kind comments! ♥

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    1. Andrea, a little too tricky! Thanks for stopping by to read and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. Laurel, so pleased you got a giggle! Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  7. I'm the lady who made some of them up. lol, shouldn't you writers love word problems? Take care, cute post.

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    1. Ann, no. Words and numbers were never meant to go together. They are a totally different species. Lol! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  8. Those types of questions are for the birds! ;)

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    1. Stacie, I agree completely!! Thanks so much for stopping in to read and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  9. I'm with you on this... the story problems in math always seemed like trick questions. (And what's with the one about two trains headed toward each other on the same track.... do any of the calculations matter since everyone will likely die when the trains collide anyway?)

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    1. jannatwrites, I could do all kinds of problems but if I mixed up words with them I was hopelessly lost. I am a better at them now that I am relearning Algebra and higher maths with my kids as they do them. Actually I kind of amaze myself! LOL Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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