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Can you pass eighth grade?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by dog428, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Oh shit. Did I d_b?

    I might have busted my d_b cherry.
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Theoretically, shouldn't you have done the best on this, considering you just went through eighth grade three years ago?
  3. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    I remember getting into a pissing match with my geometry teacher in high school and I finally said, "I'm never going to need this garbage in my real-life job!"

    And y'know what? I made damn sure I wouldn't, either. That's why I became a writer. ::)
  4. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Geometry is about logic. It teaches a person how to think.
    That's why it is useful to everyone, regardless of a person's future occupation.
  5. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    It's was actually 4 years ago and yes, I should've done the best. But come on man....we talkin' bout practice.
  6. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

  7. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Flattery is the sincerest form of imitation. Err ... whateva. :D

    Anyway, I had this argument with my mother 8,428 times. I had it with every math teacher from eighth grade to 11th grade. I had it with a science teacher or three. Probably a few other adults that I can't remember now.

    But yes, I made damn sure I wouldn't need it, either. I consciously chose a career path that did not use any of that shit -- the same shit that I deemed "useless" at 14 has, indeed, been useless to me in my entire (brief) adult life.
  8. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I'll say this much ... algebra helped me, as far as figuring column widths on pages and things like that. Batting averages in my head. ERAs.

    Past algebra ... uh-uh.
  9. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Of course, you use the quadratic formula to figure out someone's VORP.
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    x = earned runs
    y = innings pitched
    x/y x 9 = ERA.

    Solve for ERA.

    It's not solving a word problem involving a train from Chicago, but it ain't rocket science either.
  11. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I hear ya. But I do. On pages, I have to.

    58-pica page, 18-pica column on right. What's left for each column of three remaining?

    40=x+1+x+1+x+1 (1-pica gutter), 40=3x+3...etc.
  12. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Buck --
    I had a HS Algebra II teacher who would violently disagree with you regarding geometry.

    He claimed it was all set up on a bunch of bogus premises and had no overall coherence. He would rant about this at least once a week.

    Then he would diagram, on the board, a geometric proof showing that 2+2=3.

    He was sort of crazy, but as an avowed geometry hater, I played along.
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