Odd Math Story Problem

Submitted by: LaChica 10 years ago in Funny

It seems like the author of this math textbook has let his sick fantasies slip into a story problem.
There are 86 comments:
Male 732
Wow, that makes me kinda horny!
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Female 152
Ohhh physics... what love, what love.
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Male 425
WHAT?!
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Female 407
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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Male 2
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
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Female 920
I hate math.
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Female 74
haha. i wish i knew wtf they were talking about tho. i dont know anything about math.
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Male 1,485
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
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Female 351
right... ok then
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Female 416
the answer is Q!
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Male 1,111
Lol and where did you get this statistic from your "college" classes.
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Male 213
wow, that was the best masturbation ever...
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Female 1,496
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.

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Male 12
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.(
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Male 12
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)
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Male 10
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
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Male 20
I`ve seen something like this problem stated in a math textbook before. Might be common.
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Male 1,496
Kinkeh.
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Female 29
not that funny
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Male 26
|a| = M*g/(m+M)= 5.7166 m/s^2 ; T = ma = 285.8 N
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Male 2,506
dam man i dont get it
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Female 1,470
Haha :P
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Female 163
It hurt my brain
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Male 2,616
kph are you serious or just trying to frustrate me? if youre serious, give one good reason why this is inappropriate for a textbook...
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Male 528
wtf this CANT be real, they wouldnt put something like this in a math/science book
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Female 601
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.
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Female 43
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.

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Male 147
no to sure about this one...
And now for something completely different!
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Female 1,007
"(we won`t ask why)"

We`re rather scared to.

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Male 593
And what? AND WHAT??
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Male 2,616
for the people who cant believe this made it into the book, you are idiots- the problem isnt inappropriate in any way
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Male 572
(we wont ask why)

please ask we want to know

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Female 214
Aren`t they called word problems and not story problems?
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Male 148
I don`t get it..
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Female 1,065
Obviously the answer is Mary is a whore and Don is out by fifty bucks.
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Male 1,882
...WTF?! Is this Fetishes for Physicists 101 or something?!
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Female 601
Holy crap, "Mary" and "Don" are my parent`s names o__o
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Male 724
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 ...
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Male 1,111
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

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Female 18
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!
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Male 31
the answer is: KY. i don`t even need to explain.
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Female 351
nah, that`s mechanics! I hope there`s something like that in my M2 exam!
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Male 393
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?
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Male 7
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)

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Male 10
All moaning coz u can`t work it out. Bet some even tried to look it up on the net :S
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Female 1,944
how would you even figure that out?
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Male 2,616
theres nothing inherently sexual about that math problem... the issues arise when people think about those circumstances beyond the problem`s requirements
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Male 946
err wa branch r they talkin about? it says ther on ice :\
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Female 432
I wish my math text questions were interesting like this.
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Male 1,704
lol, yeah if that is from a text book its pretty amazing that it managed to get passed the final edit.
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Male 3,612
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!
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Female 532
(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)
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Female 532
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

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Female 13
The answer is 42. It is the answer to life, the universe, and everything.
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Male 302
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.
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Male 632
I feel like solving this problem.
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Female 109
bleh, not funny.
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Male 1,406
Yeah, all of these funny pictures are in the funny picture website also posted. This is a good one, but there are better.
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Male 643
Wow, you have a lot of time on your hands.
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Male 44
38
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Male 536
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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Male 838
Physics! And damn if it where all like this I would have a bigger IQ
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Male 130
Five
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Male 4,246
"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.
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Male 181
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).
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Male 902
The answer is sex. And rough from the sounds of it. School must be getting easier....
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Male 89
Kinkyyy...
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Female 1,001
Maybe Don stepped off the cliff cos he couldn`t answer the drating question
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Female 1,228
o. . k.
Wonder what the answer is. . I was never good at maths\physics so not going to attempt this.
Funny tho.
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Male 1,142
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.
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Male 4,246
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!!
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Female 395
Did anyone see that movie Proof? This was rather lame.
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Male 1,354
who cares? either way its not that funny.
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Male 2,567
lol
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Male 1,129
Agreed on the physics text...
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Female 854
I don`t know about that one.
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Male 157
What the hell?
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Male 1,111
The answer is, they die and he finally gets his revenge on his ex girlfriend....on paper.
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Male 1,217
A lonely person writing a math textbook and daydreaming at the same time...

... must be a woman.

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Female 333
Lmao, that can`t be real. My guess is a college tutor, or someone just doing sample problems.
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Female 193
Lol, is this real?
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Male 49
mmm k
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Male 2,005
ehm...wtf! but i wonder what the answer is?
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Male 506
Haha Poor mary.
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Female 496
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.

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Female 1,596
Link: Odd Math Story Problem [Rate Link] - It seems like the author of this math textbook has let his sick fantasies slip into a story problem.
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