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Date: 03/22/07 02:25 AM

86 Responses to Odd Math Story Problem

  1. Profile photo of LaChica
    LaChica Female 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 2:16 am
    Link: Odd Math Story Problem - It seems like the author of this math textbook has let his sick fantasies slip into a story problem.
  2. Profile photo of Fayth
    Fayth Female 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 2:30 am
    Hahaha, that`s great. I wonder how that got past the editors?

    PS- I`m pretty sure that`s a physics text, not just a math text.

  3. Profile photo of robofish
    robofish Male 13-17
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    March 22, 2007 at 2:34 am
    Haha Poor mary.
  4. Profile photo of kribbe
    kribbe Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 2:39 am
    ehm...wtf! but i wonder what the answer is?
  5. Profile photo of shorttriger
    shorttriger Male 13-17
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    March 22, 2007 at 2:44 am
    mmm k
  6. Profile photo of FrozenSunset
    FrozenSunset Female 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 2:44 am
    Lol, is this real?
  7. Profile photo of bambii311
    bambii311 Female 13-17
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    March 22, 2007 at 2:49 am
    Lmao, that can`t be real. My guess is a college tutor, or someone just doing sample problems.
  8. Profile photo of maples
    maples Male 13-17
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    March 22, 2007 at 2:55 am
    A lonely person writing a math textbook and daydreaming at the same time...

    ... must be a woman.

  9. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 3:05 am
    The answer is, they die and he finally gets his revenge on his ex girlfriend....on paper.
  10. Profile photo of steerpike_
    steerpike_ Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 3:14 am
    What the hell?
  11. Profile photo of CHICOMIMI
    CHICOMIMI Female 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 3:23 am
    I don`t know about that one.
  12. Profile photo of fatex52986
    fatex52986 Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 3:29 am
    Agreed on the physics text...
  13. Profile photo of notapervert
    notapervert Male 13-17
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    March 22, 2007 at 3:45 am
    lol
  14. Profile photo of dudeman1st
    dudeman1st Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2007 at 3:46 am
    who cares? either way its not that funny.
  15. Profile photo of WTFidunno
    WTFidunno Female 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 3:49 am
    Did anyone see that movie Proof? This was rather lame.
  16. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 4:04 am
    They were obviously climbing a mountain, THAT`S why they were tied together. As for the ice, either it was winter or they were near the summit. Good Gracious, you naughty-minded people!!
  17. Profile photo of jebler
    jebler Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 4:25 am
    i wonder if the don in the question is me. i dont remember ever being tied to a girl named mary but my name is don and i have been called stupid from time to time.
  18. Profile photo of FLB
    FLB Female 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 4:30 am
    o. . k.
    Wonder what the answer is. . I was never good at maths\physics so not going to attempt this.
    Funny tho.
  19. Profile photo of Tinkerbellio
    Tinkerbellio Female 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 4:38 am
    Maybe Don stepped off the cliff cos he couldn`t answer the drating question
  20. Profile photo of UndKeineEier
    UndKeineEier Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 4:49 am
    Kinkyyy...
  21. Profile photo of HylianNinja
    HylianNinja Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 4:55 am
    The answer is sex. And rough from the sounds of it. School must be getting easier....
  22. Profile photo of PimpMan420
    PimpMan420 Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 4:59 am
    And I ask myself why school wasn`t so entertaining when I had to go through it. Answer = Elephant (for those of you who get that).
  23. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 5:15 am
    "The answer is sex. And rough from the sounds of it. School must be getting easier...."
    ...or tougher, depending on if you`re the top or the bottom.
  24. Profile photo of Darkmartyr
    Darkmartyr Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 6:08 am
    Five
  25. Profile photo of Argh_Beast
    Argh_Beast Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 6:41 am
    Physics! And damn if it where all like this I would have a bigger IQ
  26. Profile photo of Deadman3215
    Deadman3215 Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 6:54 am
    The only thing that made it sexual was the "(We won`t ask why.)" part... It`s obvious that they are seperated by a distance... I can`t see the picture but I`m guessing the girl is standing to the right of the tree (You can see some of the branches.) and Don is way to the left falling off a cliff... Sorry, Didn`t like it. =(
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    Blundell69 Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 7:34 am
    38
  28. Profile photo of bumblecock
    bumblecock Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 9:12 am
    Wow, you have a lot of time on your hands.
  29. Profile photo of CheeseMan1
    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 9:17 am
    Yeah, all of these funny pictures are in the funny picture website also posted. This is a good one, but there are better.
  30. Profile photo of darkwolfyone
    darkwolfyone Female 13-17
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    March 22, 2007 at 9:54 am
    bleh, not funny.
  31. Profile photo of dragonrice
    dragonrice Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 9:58 am
    I feel like solving this problem.
  32. Profile photo of linkcma
    linkcma Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 10:20 am
    I going to say it... It`s photoshopped. I can tell by looking at the pixels and seeing quite a few shops in my time... But seriously, it doesn`t look real.
  33. Profile photo of ShrlockBones
    ShrlockBones Female 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 10:25 am
    The answer is 42. It is the answer to life, the universe, and everything.
  34. Profile photo of sunnysongbrd
    sunnysongbrd Female 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 11:08 am
    Oh my gosh, I HAD that text in AP Physics! Lol the teacher assigned that problem as extra credit, so none of the prissies in the class could get their pants in a bunch if they didn`t like it...

    Oh wow... And LiquidGlass, I`m sorry, but its ShrlockBones who ROCKS MY SOX OFF with his comment this time :-P

  35. Profile photo of sunnysongbrd
    sunnysongbrd Female 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 11:10 am
    (P.S. to LiquidGlass: yes, I am running out of sox, and must ask my boyfriend to take me to the store for some more, after he gets home from our neighbor`s house... how about purple? You went through my red ones... :-P)
  36. Profile photo of dm2754
    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    March 22, 2007 at 11:40 am
    The rope tension is 350kg PSI of sudden force then only 70kg of consist force. If Mary is not tied to something other the don, then well both fall to their deaths!
  37. Profile photo of philippic
    philippic Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 12:20 pm
    lol, yeah if that is from a text book its pretty amazing that it managed to get passed the final edit.
  38. Profile photo of norwish
    norwish Female 18-29
    432 posts
    March 22, 2007 at 12:22 pm
    I wish my math text questions were interesting like this.
  39. Profile photo of antdow3
    antdow3 Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 12:35 pm
    err wa branch r they talkin about? it says ther on ice :\
  40. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 12:47 pm
    theres nothing inherently sexual about that math problem... the issues arise when people think about those circumstances beyond the problem`s requirements
  41. Profile photo of misscutieroo
    misscutieroo Female 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 12:48 pm
    how would you even figure that out?
  42. Profile photo of Bariks456
    Bariks456 Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 12:57 pm
    All moaning coz u can`t work it out. Bet some even tried to look it up on the net :S
  43. Profile photo of driveby40
    driveby40 Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 1:03 pm
    This is a connected body problem, but as a joke, the author literally connected two bodies.

    I`m guessing the tree limb mentioned works like a pulley, but I can`t be sure since the picture isn`t shown.

    If so, the tension in the rope would be equal to Don`s weight.

    Don`s Weight = (Md)(gravity) = Tension
    (70 kg)(9.8m/s2) = 686 N (answer)

  44. Profile photo of sprink99
    sprink99 Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2007 at 1:24 pm
    If Don`s penis is length `x`, and mary`s vagina is depth `y`. How long can i spy on them through my telescope before i get caught?
  45. Profile photo of crazygal_xxx
    crazygal_xxx Female 13-17
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    March 22, 2007 at 1:27 pm
    nah, that`s mechanics! I hope there`s something like that in my M2 exam!
  46. Profile photo of schmidtjrK7
    schmidtjrK7 Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 1:29 pm
    the answer is: KY. i don`t even need to explain.
  47. Profile photo of psychostacey
    psychostacey Female 13-17
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    March 22, 2007 at 2:10 pm
    Never had a question like that in physics but I`ve had loads of similar ones in Mechanics (part of A level maths). I should be able to answer that since I`m taking the exam this summer but hey I came on here to chill not do more maths. I`ve done three hours of maths and two hours of physics already today!
  48. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    March 22, 2007 at 2:52 pm
    hmm purple sound like a twist, I guess I`ll let you go with that, next we`ll move to blue.

    and Yea I liked shrlock`s answer too, it`s been awhile since I`ve seen hitchiker`s guide to the galaxy

  49. Profile photo of Invalok
    Invalok Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 3:09 pm
    Reminds me of my chemistry exam I got once... the last question was "Knowing what you know now about chemistry and the environment, will you vote for the green party next election?" I said no... and the teacher called me over to change it to yes because that was the right answer ...
  50. Profile photo of iansquall
    iansquall Female 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 3:26 pm
    Holy crap, "Mary" and "Don" are my parent`s names o__o
  51. Profile photo of Maelstrom_x
    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 3:36 pm
    ...WTF?! Is this Fetishes for Physicists 101 or something?!
  52. Profile photo of HaruHaru
    HaruHaru Female 13-17
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    March 22, 2007 at 3:37 pm
    Obviously the answer is Mary is a whore and Don is out by fifty bucks.
  53. Profile photo of thesupreme1
    thesupreme1 Male 13-17
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    March 22, 2007 at 4:02 pm
    I don`t get it..
  54. Profile photo of bigsisjune
    bigsisjune Female 13-17
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    March 22, 2007 at 4:04 pm
    Aren`t they called word problems and not story problems?
  55. Profile photo of wales4eva
    wales4eva Male 13-17
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    March 22, 2007 at 4:30 pm
    (we wont ask why)

    please ask we want to know

  56. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 4:44 pm
    for the people who cant believe this made it into the book, you are idiots- the problem isnt inappropriate in any way
  57. Profile photo of Disco_Stu
    Disco_Stu Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 5:06 pm
    And what? AND WHAT??
  58. Profile photo of justKatrina
    justKatrina Female 13-17
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    March 22, 2007 at 5:10 pm
    "(we won`t ask why)"

    We`re rather scared to.

  59. Profile photo of arabking
    arabking Male 13-17
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    March 22, 2007 at 5:49 pm
    no to sure about this one...
    And now for something completely different!
  60. Profile photo of Felice1
    Felice1 Female 50-59
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    March 22, 2007 at 5:54 pm
    What the hell does it make a difference if the ice is wet? The problem says FRICTIONLESS - ergo wet or dry make NO difference whatsoever! Hell it could be sandpaper for all that matter. A frictionless surface is just that - frictionless.

    Water would not even STAY on it to make it wet for crying out loud. Water would roll right off of a frictionless surface.

    Geez this is wrong in so many ways.

  61. Profile photo of iansquall
    iansquall Female 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 6:20 pm
    By the way, how do you know it`s sick, necessarily? They could have been kidnapped by someone who had to go back to their car (and obviously left them there tied up so they couldn`t go anyway) to get some random torture device/weapon. Duh.
  62. Profile photo of kph155
    kph155 Male 13-17
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    March 22, 2007 at 6:36 pm
    wtf this CANT be real, they wouldnt put something like this in a math/science book
  63. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 7:05 pm
    kph are you serious or just trying to frustrate me? if youre serious, give one good reason why this is inappropriate for a textbook...
  64. Profile photo of Honeybaby626
    Honeybaby626 Female 13-17
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    March 22, 2007 at 7:15 pm
    It hurt my brain
  65. Profile photo of shiggin
    shiggin Female 13-17
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    March 22, 2007 at 7:44 pm
    Haha :P
  66. Profile photo of Boredered
    Boredered Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 7:48 pm
    dam man i dont get it
  67. Profile photo of snargh
    snargh Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2007 at 7:55 pm
    |a| = M*g/(m+M)= 5.7166 m/s^2 ; T = ma = 285.8 N
  68. Profile photo of Starfish07
    Starfish07 Female 13-17
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    March 22, 2007 at 8:26 pm
    not that funny
  69. Profile photo of -NeonCarrot-
    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
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    March 22, 2007 at 10:05 pm
    Kinkeh.
  70. Profile photo of mistoroboto
    mistoroboto Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2007 at 12:14 am
    I`ve seen something like this problem stated in a math textbook before. Might be common.
  71. Profile photo of Bariks456
    Bariks456 Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2007 at 1:27 am
    drive by im sure your wrong becuase it states the rope is horizontal and not vertical if the rope was vertical then you d be correct :P
  72. Profile photo of luckygerbils
    luckygerbils Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2007 at 1:44 am
    My AP physics textbook had a bunch of problems involving death-trap-like scenarios (mostly involving James Bond and such), but there were still things like calculating whether a henchman would be killed by a laser fired from underwater at such and such an angle. (i.e. would it hit him in a vital area such as head or heart, given his dimensions)
  73. Profile photo of luckygerbils
    luckygerbils Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2007 at 1:47 am
    Also, I really want to see the picture for this. (Not in some creepy voyeuristic way as above posts may imply, just that I want to understand what`s going on.(
  74. Profile photo of Devi3000
    Devi3000 Female 18-29
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    March 23, 2007 at 5:38 am
    This is not unusual in anyway. For anyone who has had advanced math and physics classes in college would know that the writers of these books all try to make it more interesting. They all think they are being funny too.

    You know come to think of it I bet only 13% of the people who post here have ever even been in college. To busy having kids.

  75. Profile photo of jealousblues
    jealousblues Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2007 at 5:43 am
    wow, that was the best masturbation ever...
  76. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2007 at 5:57 am
    Lol and where did you get this statistic from your "college" classes.
  77. Profile photo of evilempress1
    evilempress1 Female 13-17
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    March 23, 2007 at 10:37 am
    the answer is Q!
  78. Profile photo of schmexie
    schmexie Female 13-17
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    March 23, 2007 at 1:22 pm
    right... ok then
  79. Profile photo of MetalicDemon
    MetalicDemon Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2007 at 2:38 pm
    wow, that made me kinky. that was the most pointless image i have seen on i-am-bored, I dont understand why people think its dirty, the only bad bit is (we wont ask why), coz it makes imature people giggle like little girls
  80. Profile photo of KwEeNofKoRn
    KwEeNofKoRn Female 18-29
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    March 24, 2007 at 12:35 am
    haha. i wish i knew wtf they were talking about tho. i dont know anything about math.
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    Mbirdgurl Female 13-17
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    March 25, 2007 at 11:12 am
    I hate math.
  82. Profile photo of WyrdMann
    WyrdMann Male 18-29
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    March 25, 2007 at 8:01 pm
    LMAO yeah that is a real problem when i was in a physics class i had to solve that and yes the answer is that they do die... i was laughing all class when doing this problem people thought i had problems
  83. Profile photo of phoenix6
    phoenix6 Female 18-29
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    March 26, 2007 at 11:49 am
    well ain`t that a fun way to learn math...maybe i wouldnt fail if my text was like this. Speaking of which i have a math exam tomorrow...joy
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    nissanxterra Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2007 at 5:13 pm
    WHAT?!
  85. Profile photo of flyingpixiex
    flyingpixiex Female 18-29
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    April 30, 2007 at 12:24 pm
    Ohhh physics... what love, what love.
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    TomSFox Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2007 at 8:13 pm
    Wow, that makes me kinda horny!

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