## Gatsby Math

The Yuppie emailed me this link today. He thought if anything could help me pass my math class it would be video games. I thanked him, but was quick to point out I’m not only bad at math, but I’m also bad at video games.

Knowing I’m obsessed with The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald he sent me the following:

*Damn, I thought I found a solution to your problems. Maybe if they made story problems centered around Gatsby? If Gatsby has three times as many shirts than Nick Carraway, and 1/3 of those shirts are striped Egyptian cotton and 2/3 have French cuffs suitable for molar cuff links (They’re real teeth! See!), and Nick has one shirt for every year that Daisy Buchanan has been alive, how many Egyptian cotton and French cuff shirts does Gatsby own?*

My answer would have to be: Who cares how many shirts Gatsby owns, I just want him naked! It’s no wonder math isn’t going so well.

## Comments

ummm…I’m a math teacher, so I’ll totally help you solve that problem. Come on. I’m thinking of using it when we do our fractions unit.

That’s just a messed up math problem!

P.S. Naked is best.

No brainer.

I made it halfway through Gatsby in high school and then Cliffs Notesed it for the rest. I’m not sure if I just really didn’t like the book, or if I just hadn’t learned to appreciate literature yet. Maybe I’ll put it on my list and give it another try.

Agreed, trick question, the answer is naked, always naked.

Are there video games to help people into functional relationships?

This is a link to something totally non-post related. Something a pug owner may appreciate (it is a little sad and heartwarming).

http://www.erinvey.com/bark/2008/10/08/contest-entry-punky/

We were doing story problems last night in class and I have to say I much prefer this version over their crap.

“If Betty Sue is 10 years younger than Joe and their combined age is 62, what is the parameter of both of their legs while scissoring?”

Haha…I made that last part up!

I dont get math either…..and im in IT.. lol

Hope you are having a wonderful day all!!

=o)

No good at math? So what. You shouldn’t care either, unless you’re my accountant. Besides, if you can’t figure out the probability that RLO is trying to take his skin boat to Tunatown, you’ll NEVER pass a college math class. By the way, its 100%.

Mmmhmm

Gatsby + shirts = naked. What is shirts?

According to the interwebs, Daisy is 23. That gives Gatsby 23 Egyptian Cotton Shirts and 46 shirts w/ french cuffs suitable for molar cuff links. Which all inexplicably adds up to 69. Hmmmm methinks the yuppie has ulterior motives.

You can join the tutoring session at the SLC library with Maddy and I. I’m a mathlete.