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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

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