# Proof that I am a "Good Sport"

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edited January 2014
Someone forwarded this to me in my email... pretty damn humorous even with the Andersen dig.

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Teaching Math in 1950:

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for \$100.

His cost of production is 4/5 of the price.

What is his profit?

Teaching Math in 1960:

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for \$100.

His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or \$80.

What is his profit?

Teaching Math in 1970:

A logger exchanges a set "L" of lumber for a set "M" of money.

The cardinality of set "M" is 100.

Each element is worth one dollar.

Make 100 dots representing the elements of the set "M."

The set "C", the cost of production contains 20 fewer points than set "M."

Represent the set "C" as a subset of set "M" and answer the following

question: What is the cardinality of the set "P" of profits?

Teaching Math in 1980:

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for \$100.

His cost of production is \$80 and his profit is \$20.

Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

Teaching Math in 1990:

By cutting down beautiful forest trees, the logger makes \$20.

What do you think of this way of making a living?

Topic for class participation after answering the question:

How did the forest birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down the

trees? There are no wrong answers.

Teaching Math in 2000:

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for \$100.

His cost of production is \$120.

How does Arthur Andersen determine that his profit margin is \$60?

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Damn. I guess math jokes just aren't that funny anymore. I remember in the good ole days when times was simple, we used to laugh for hours and hours at a good math joke. Even better than swappin' sheep jokes!

Kids today -- they're all spoiled I tell ya. Can't even tell time on an analog watch!
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Originally posted by Moogs

Damn. I guess math jokes just aren't that funny anymore. I remember in the good ole days when times was simple, we used to laugh for hours and hours at a good math joke. Even better than swappin' sheep jokes!

Kids today -- they're all spoiled I tell ya. Can't even tell time on an analog watch!

i found it funny.
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Bless you and all your progeny for the next 10³ years!
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Hey, I liked the Andersen dig! Probably funnier because I didn't notice this warning:

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pretty damn humorous even with the Andersen dig.

I guess I'm just too young to remember much of the rest...
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Originally posted by Moogs

Someone forwarded this to me in my email... pretty damn humorous even with the Andersen dig.

And who said Hockey fans had no brains....
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Originally posted by Moogs