Math test

by Volker Weber

[via Alex]



But why you put it that easy? or I don't get the joke?


Alex Hernandez, 2005-10-27

No, you don't get the joke. :-) And you failed the test. :-))

Volker Weber, 2005-10-27

Alex, your answer is much better then the picture itself!

Alexander Kluge, 2005-10-27


Alex Hernandez, 2005-10-27

richtig a^2 + b^2 = c^2 => 5

Thorsten Ebers, 2005-10-27

What- did they have to show their work? Looks like they found it to me...

Tom Nichols, 2005-10-27

1.96850394 inches.

Though I'm sorry, If the short (right) side is 3 cm, that long (bottom) side is at least 5 cm itself, making the diagonal hypotenuse almost 6 cm. That or the picture has been compressed vertically.

Kevan Emmott, 2005-10-27

Reminds me of an exam question I had once, how do you find the diameter of a needle, the answer was something like use a micrometer, sadly I didn't know that so I put down call the manufacturer. Whilst factually correct I had points deducted for being cheeky.

Carl Tyler, 2005-10-27

Don't you just love algebra humour! I'm not sure what I find more entertaining, the initial question and answer, or this comment thread. I have to be honest though, I did start to do the calculation before I got the joke. I'm glad I was not the only one.

Ken Porter, 2005-10-27

The following questions and answers were collected from last year's
GCSE exams, and are some of the answers given by British students
writing their fifth form GCSE Exams last year. These are genuine
responses from 16 year olds.


Q: Name the four seasons.
A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.

Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink.
A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutant like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists.


Q: What guarantees may a mortgage company insist on?
A: If you are buying a house, they will insist you are well endowed.

Q: In a democratic society, how important are elections?
A: Very important. Sex can only happen when a male gets an election.

Q: What are steroids?
A: Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs.


Q: What happens to your body as you age?
A: When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental.

Q: What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty?
A: He says goodbye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery.

Q: How can you delay milk turning sour?
A: Keep it in the cow. [He got an A]

Q: How are the main parts of the body categorised? (e.g.abdomen.)
A: The body is consisted into three parts - the brainium, the borax the abdominal cavity. The branium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels, A,E,I,O and U.

Q: What is the Fibula?
A: A small lie.

Q: What does "varicose" mean?
A: Nearby.

Q: What is the most common form of birth control?
A: Most people prevent contraception by wearing a condominium.

Q: What is a seizure?
A: A Roman emperor.

Q: What is a terminal illness?
A: When you are sick at the airport


Q: What does the word "benign" mean?
A: Benign is what you will be after you be eight.

řór Víkingur ∆gisson, 2005-10-27

das ist für mich der beste :-)

Q: In a democratic society, how important are elections?
A: Very important. Sex can only happen when a male gets an election.

Andrea Altefrone, 2005-10-28

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