Saturday, March 2, 2013

A 4x4 Answer

A math problem has been posted some lately. Solve: 4x4+4x4+4-4x4=?

My answer is - "The other couple must ride in the back seat of the unwrecked Jeep."

Explanation - A jeep (4x4) and another jeep (4x4) plus four folks lose one of the jeeps -(4x4). They are left with just one 4x4 plus four; twenty, if you will.

Laugh if you must, but I'm thinking it's okay for math to tell a story, or a story to be used as a memory key to teach things like operations order to folks like me, who learn a little differently.

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