Monday, November 22, 2004

Pop Quiz

Is the following possible:
11+ 2 = 1 ?
If yes, please give an example. If no, please explain why not.

3 comments:

Gary said...

Yes, when it is 60 minutes till lunch time!

Anonymous said...

A response yes, for time it is true 11 am + 2 = 1 PM or -11 + a + 2 = 1

-Steven

Barbara said...

POP QUIZ ANSWERS

NO
Because I don't like math and I don't care what the answer is.

NO
11+2=13
13 does not equal 1 so the statement is false.

NO
If we consider addition of whole numbers to represent combining sets of objects, then it is impossible to get a sum smaller than either addend.

YES
It is currently 11:00. What time will it be in 2 hours? 1:00
see comment #2

YES
Because the teacher says so.

YES
11 children plus 2 parents make 1 family.

YES
Subtract 2 from both sides of the equation
11=-1
T-1 until lunch -see comment #1

YES
Subtract 1 from each side so that 12=0
I have a credit card which gives frequent flyer miles. I receive 1 point for each dollar spent. Points are accumulated yearly but do not carry over from calendar year to year. Miles/points may only be redeemed if they total 100 points or more. I only use my credit card for emergencies so I used it once all year to buy gas which cost $12 and then I kept the card in my wallet for the remainder of the year. My miles/points total 12 but equal zero because the balance is under 100 points