Wednesday, March 16, 2011

From Palookaville's Finest Bathroom Wall: Math Anxiety

The wall says:

30+8 = 40 pct raise in tuition in one year

To which a different handwriting appends:

(and firing math teachers)

Could use a proofreader too, I'd say.   


Anonymous said...

1.30*1.08 = 1.404. A 30% rise, followed by an 8% rise, is indeed a 40% rise (and a little more).

Buce said...

Ah, interesting point. I (and I assume the commentator) had assumed they were talking about hard tuition numbers. See, e.g.,