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Even Older Man Yells at Whippersnappers

On 19/09/17 19:33, Larry Martell wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 1:38 PM, ROGER GRAYDON CHRISTMAN <dvl at psu.edu> wrote:
>>   I recall giving a quiz to my college students sometime back around
>> the late nineties which had a little bit of arithmetic involved in the answer.
>> It's been too long ago to still have the exact details, but I remember
>> a couple solutions that would be of the form:
>> 5 + 10 + 1*2
>> And then the student would write he was unable to actually
>> compute that without a calculator.   And yes, I deliberately
>> designed the questions to have such easy numbers to work with.
> It was my birthday the other day. People at worked asked how old I
> was. I replied:
> ((3**2)+math.sqrt(400))*2
> Quite a few people somehow came up with 47. And these are technical people.
You obviously look very spry for your age.

Rhodri James *-* Kynesim Ltd