Okay… here is a ran. Be forewarned.
Math puzzles irritate me. More to the point, math puzzles on facebook irritate me because it makes painfully obvious that people can not think. They irritate me more when I’m 5 weeks out on a 4 week infusion schedule, so I’m really not feeling overly conciliatory right now.
One rabbit saw 6 elephants while going towards River.
Every elephant saw 2 monkeys are going toward river.
And Every monkey holds one parrot in their hands.
Now, honestly, I don’t care how many were going to the freaking river. The puzzle reminds me of one I learned as a kid…
As I was going to St Ives I met a man with seven wives, every wife had seven sacks every sack had seven cats every cat had seven kittens… kittens cats sacks wives, how many were going to St Ives…
Sometimes I read through the comments and shake my head at the math (there were answers ranging from three to five to thirty one to twenty five)
TODAY I read through the comments and lost it. One of the comments was that it had to be three… one rabbit and two moneys because parrots are birds not animals. The EXACT same comment was on a post when I googled the math puzzle to see what other responses there were.
Now, I’m no math wiz, but I do know that a parrot (and a seagull and a freaking pigeon) are not plants, they are not insects, they are not rocks or dirt… birds ARE ANIMALS!!!
I don’t care how bad at math you are, I don’t care how much you think you know about absolutely everything… birds are animals. They are not mammals they are birds, but animals they are indeed.
It frightens me that our schools have failed so badly in that simple thing.
and maybe some Napproxen
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