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Date: 02/08/11 04:01 PM

95 Responses to Can You Solve This Problem?

  1. Profile photo of bliznik
    bliznik Male 30-39
    842 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 3:53 pm
    Link: Can You Solve This Problem? - This cute girl explains how useless school math problems really are.
  2. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
    3745 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    sorry all i really caught was the hot chick...
  3. Profile photo of architrex
    architrex Male 18-29
    37 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    OMG!!! Natalie!! Wow, I can`t believe she`s on IAB now. lol
  4. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    February 8, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    so learning to apply generic problem solving skills is useless because those specific problems are asking for data that, with modern technology, is easily accessible? Way to miss the point completely. If given some information, are you able to divine something new by applying the relationships between them?

    America (and, due to the source of this video, Britain), this is why your kids are dumb.
  5. Profile photo of Noles4tw
    Noles4tw Male 18-29
    3 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 4:13 pm
    How can an isosceles right triangle have a 45 degree angle and a 38 degree angle where x is clearly 90 degrees......She must have failed math.
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    CCMA_19 Female 18-29
    311 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 4:14 pm
    ONE HOUR
  7. Profile photo of BrainBits
    BrainBits Male 30-39
    445 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 4:16 pm
    So, if she has 120km to go and she`s driving at 40km/h then she has 3 hours to go regardless of how many hours she`s already driven!!!

    pffft. It`s a trick question that even the creator got tricked by.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3282 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 4:16 pm
    love the accents!
  9. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    February 8, 2011 at 4:17 pm
    America (and, due to the source of this video, Britain), this is why your kids are dumb.
    -.- She has an Australian accent, not British.
  10. Profile photo of BloodyCanker
    BloodyCanker Female 18-29
    96 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 4:18 pm
    I <3 communitychannel :3
  11. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    February 8, 2011 at 4:23 pm
    "America (and, due to the source of this video, Britain), this is why your kids are dumb."

    "-.- She has an Australian accent, not British."

    america this is why your kids are REALLY dumb?
  12. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 4:28 pm
    Remember all the English that you learned in school? When are you ever going to use that?!

    The answer to her question was 3 hours. If that`s wrong, she needs to learn how to English.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 4:30 pm
    hawt
  14. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 4:30 pm
    I cant Math
  15. Profile photo of maddux32
    maddux32 Male 30-39
    926 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 4:31 pm
    I want to have sex with that girl.
  16. Profile photo of YoungOola
    YoungOola Male 13-17
    325 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 4:34 pm
    Um, you learn that stuff to get a basic grasp on logic and, if you want to get snotty, have a better, tougher job than the people that made this video.
  17. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7470 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    damn, if my teachers looked like this i dont think i would have had any problems in school.
  18. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7470 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 4:41 pm
    by the way, got the answer right in seconds.
  19. Profile photo of regediT
    regediT Male 18-29
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    February 8, 2011 at 4:42 pm
    You don`t really, it`s mostly about thinking logically
  20. Profile photo of MikeyNiv
    MikeyNiv Male 18-29
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    February 8, 2011 at 4:43 pm
    You learn it to show you`re capable of learning and applying to show you are smart in exams so that schools (for little maths examples like this) and eventually jobs (when you learn harder stuff for a-levels or degrees) have a way of telling whether or not you are an idiot. If you weren`t asked questions in school, then how do you get qualifications?
  21. Profile photo of SherbertFizz
    SherbertFizz Female 18-29
    277 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 4:44 pm
    @Volsunga
    This is why people think Americans are ignorant.
  22. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 8, 2011 at 4:51 pm
    I was mildly amused but then I read topperhey`s answer and laughed harder.

    topper = no math skills

  23. Profile photo of joker7189
    joker7189 Male 18-29
    92 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 4:53 pm
    I`m a math major and I can tell you that yes I use these problems a lot simply because it`s my major, but math isn`t about plug and chug and just finding answers, it`s about a way of logical thinking that we don`t find too common. Instead of rationalizing how long it would take to reach a destination, we mapquest. Yes, we will never be asked to find how many hands were shook at the party, but if you knew how to do it, wouldn`t you think you were pretty damn smart?
  24. Profile photo of newbzoorz
    newbzoorz Male 13-17
    217 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 4:56 pm
    Gerry, technically she`s asking how many hours it will take to get to her destination which is currently 120 km away. The distance she`s traveled beforehand doesn`t matter. Topper is right.
  25. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    February 8, 2011 at 5:05 pm
    @Almightybob1
    My bad, sounded like Manchester accent to me. I`ve been a little tone deaf to accents since I started learning Russian. Wherever it is, that`s irrelevant to the main point of my post. People need to learn problem solving skills regardless of the subject matter of the stereotypical word problem.
  26. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    February 8, 2011 at 5:06 pm
    1. What time is it? 5:00 AM
    2. Older sister is a newborn baby, younger sister won`t be born for exactly five years.
    3. Angle X is 97 degrees
    4. 36 handshakes. (8+7+6+5+4+3+2+1)
    5. Poorly worded - if she had 120 km to her destination BEFORE she started 2 hours ago, she has 1 hour remaining, but if she has 120 km REMAINING to her destination AFTER starting 2 hours ago, she has 3 hours remaining.
  27. Profile photo of LittleMickey
    LittleMickey Female 18-29
    227 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 5:06 pm
    Just because you don`t like something doesn`t make it useless.
  28. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    February 8, 2011 at 5:08 pm
    isosceles right triangle have a 45 degree angle and a 38 degree angle where x is clearly 90 degrees

    Nowhere did it say that was an isosceles triangle, nor a right triangle. X is clearly 97 degrees, so it is neither an isosceles nor a right triangle
  29. Profile photo of rynEnigma
    rynEnigma Male 18-29
    193 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 5:10 pm
    The answer is one hour, not three. I hope you are just trolling.
    I was going to post of how ignorant you are and "SMART" you must feel for catching a miss wording in the question but instead I will just move on.
  30. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
    3745 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 5:15 pm
    "1. What time is it? 5:00 AM
    2. Older sister is a newborn baby, younger sister won`t be born for exactly five years.
    3. Angle X is 97 degrees
    4. 36 handshakes. (8+7+6+5+4+3+2+1)
    5. Poorly worded - if she had 120 km to her destination BEFORE she started 2 hours ago, she has 1 hour remaining, but if she has 120 km REMAINING to her destination AFTER starting 2 hours ago, she has 3 hours remaining."

    i had number 1 at 4 am but im not gonna bother checking my math...cba to even think about the rest of the questions...
  31. Profile photo of kw112
    kw112 Female 13-17
    243 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 5:28 pm
    one of her more amusing videos
  32. Profile photo of BostonKaiser
    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
    1185 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 5:48 pm
    I guess it`s true, girls just can`t learn math.
  33. Profile photo of whyme73
    whyme73 Male 18-29
    469 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 5:52 pm
    It helps to derive functions which will help you if you take any higher level math classes.
  34. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    February 8, 2011 at 6:09 pm
    change have to had and the answer would be 1 hour, otherwise, she still has 3 hours to drive.

    why can`t people understand that you are doing those word problems so you can do harder ones when you come across them later in life. not everyone is going to be a nobody deskjockey, some people aspire to be engineers and architects, so school can`t limit what they`re teaching because some people lack aspiration.

    I couldn`t tell you the number of times I`ve used math to determine the angle when building even just small wood working projects.

    next, you`re going to complain about how people will never say to you, "what rhymes with ball?" or "find the missing letter in footb_ll"
  35. Profile photo of jessly424
    jessly424 Female 13-17
    62 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 6:22 pm
    community channel!
  36. Profile photo of tincel1372
    tincel1372 Female 18-29
    423 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 6:22 pm
    ``Um, you learn that stuff to get a basic grasp on logic and, if you want to get snotty, have a better, tougher job than the people that made this video.``

    Well she soes make about 100 000$ a year from youtube alone, so I wouldn`t mind being bad at maths if I was her.
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    pfkdxius Male 18-29
    314 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 6:28 pm
    This girl is a moron. I guarantee you all the people who make her car, cellphone, computer, and internet run (engineers and scientists) know the answer to these problems. With that kind of attitude the only useful thing she`ll be able to do is occupy my free time.
  38. Profile photo of TopSmurff
    TopSmurff Male 18-29
    51 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 6:30 pm
    I use nearly everything I learned in Geometry and Algebra every day at work. (I build heating duct and fittings).
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    donthaveone Male 30-39
    953 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 6:35 pm
    bow chica wow wow... I love Nat. :)
  40. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    February 8, 2011 at 7:04 pm
    If you`re a cute girl, you don`t need to "do math" just ask your boyfriend to do it for you!
  41. Profile photo of Caretta
    Caretta Male 18-29
    540 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 7:16 pm
    This is a thing which is not entertaining.
  42. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
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    February 8, 2011 at 7:17 pm
    I do that stuff all the time. Like today, I took a break from my uni work to work out how much money this assignment cost me.

    If I spend £3500 a year on tuition fees, and this is my second year out of four, and each year is divided into 120 credits, and this year is worth 20% of my overall degree, and this assignment is worth 5% of a 7.5 credit module, how much is this assignment worth?






    Answer: £8.60ish
  43. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 7:20 pm
    "Well she soes make about 100 000$ a year from youtube alone, so I wouldn`t mind being bad at maths if I was her."

    How do you make $100K a year off YouTube? Not pretending it`s cool and that I want to do it, I was just unaware there was money-making potential in being a YouTube video maker...couldn`t possibly be off those ads... because $100K a year is a pretty good salary for 2 hours worth of work a week.
  44. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 7:26 pm
    And about the video:

    True the math logic doesn`t apply to real world. And that most necessary math is taught after High School (the people who will need Trig, will learn Trig in College/University, and the people who don`t will never use it). However algebra is useful and fun.
  45. Profile photo of Lolboy
    Lolboy Male 70 & Over
    798 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 8:02 pm
    @Batmanners: Her videos average 1 mill+ views each.
  46. Profile photo of tincel1372
    tincel1372 Female 18-29
    423 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 8:06 pm
    @Batmanners
    She isn`t the only one either.
  47. Profile photo of not_me
    not_me Male 18-29
    47 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 9:37 pm
    We`re all screwed the more people think like this I swear. First calculus is introductory math and I use more advance stuff every day to model natural systems so people can drink water in there faucets; so no real world applications my a$$.
  48. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 10:12 pm
    Math helps when you`re designing a jet engine... unless you have one of those looser jobs like making youtube vidoes. Granted the top-10 make 100k a year, but then the top-10 engineers make 10 times that easily.
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    February 8, 2011 at 10:14 pm
    @LandoGriffin: Way to be "that guy"
  50. Profile photo of DOR
    DOR Male 50-59
    93 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 10:35 pm
    I hope she doesn`t have a credit card, or a flexible-rate mortgage . . .
  51. Profile photo of DixxyRarr
    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    February 8, 2011 at 10:51 pm
    She`s funny :)
  52. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    February 8, 2011 at 11:09 pm
    Ok, the triangle made me laugh controllably XD
    Funny video is funny.
  53. Profile photo of TurkeyInButt
    TurkeyInButt Male 18-29
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    February 8, 2011 at 11:42 pm
    It really is sad that you can make money with crap youtube videos that younger kids will watch and then become even more uninterested in math. It`s not funny at all, just makes her sound like a complete moron who probably thinks her computer and iphone all magically arrive in the store.
  54. Profile photo of jamesuyt
    jamesuyt Male 13-17
    680 posts
    February 9, 2011 at 12:13 am
    5Cats: "If you`re a cute girl, you don`t need to "do math" just ask your boyfriend to do it for you!"

    Don`t be stupid.. Cute girls go for the guys that generally CAN`T do maths anyways..

    Oh, and go Community Channel :)
  55. Profile photo of fenners1906
    fenners1906 Female 18-29
    61 posts
    February 9, 2011 at 1:04 am
    "If you`re a cute girl, you don`t need to "do math" just ask your boyfriend to do it for you!"

    My boyfriend couldn`t do the Maths I do even if I wanted him to.
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    xblackstarx Male 13-17
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    February 9, 2011 at 1:06 am
    @TurkeyInButt

  57. Profile photo of som-tam
    som-tam Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2011 at 2:31 am
    unfunny and unoriginal. girls that think they`re funny are the least funny individuals on the planet.
  58. Profile photo of mluther
    mluther Male 13-17
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    February 9, 2011 at 3:09 am
    I like math. I find it interesting and actually exciting. It`s kind of weird because when I tried to figure out a problem we haven`t learned yet, people looked at me a if I had two heads. As if "you want to do MORE math? What`s wrong with you?"
  59. Profile photo of Solvent
    Solvent Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2011 at 3:29 am
    yeah, drat math and everybody affiliated with it!
  60. Profile photo of gary8162
    gary8162 Male 40-49
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    February 9, 2011 at 3:38 am
    When my kids say to me "Why do I have to know this? I`m never going to need it in life."
    I always tell them the same thing. "You`re going to need it in two weeks when you take the test."
  61. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    February 9, 2011 at 4:30 am
    I want to buy a £150 pound bottle of Glenglassaugh 26 year old to try it before its all gone, I`ve got six mates who are up for it (OK in truth I`m struggling with this bit) how much will this cost, and with 70Cl @ 43% will they be able to drive home safely afterwards..

    But 5cats is right, cute girls don`t need to know math, they just need to keep taking the twenties...
  62. Profile photo of duckflash
    duckflash Female 13-17
    570 posts
    February 9, 2011 at 4:46 am
    thats not a cute girl... thats natalie tran!

    wait, what? it didnt sound as mean in my head
  63. Profile photo of thenedman
    thenedman Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2011 at 5:46 am
    yer being a civil engineering student i use a lot of maths so it is very useful to learn
  64. Profile photo of alliknow
    alliknow Female 18-29
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    February 9, 2011 at 5:49 am
    Community Channel for the win =)
  65. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
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    February 9, 2011 at 6:57 am
    Ha! Funny. I like to make fun of math.
  66. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2011 at 7:20 am
    @xblackstarx the dude got a turkey upp his butt...
  67. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    February 9, 2011 at 7:28 am
    These problems come up all the time in real life. Stupid people are in denial about it, pretend it never happens. It`s like they wear blinders or something - very weird and more than a little disturbing.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 9, 2011 at 8:04 am
    I want to marry her!
  69. Profile photo of El_Chinche
    El_Chinche Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2011 at 8:16 am

  70. Profile photo of bliznik
    bliznik Male 30-39
    842 posts
    February 9, 2011 at 8:23 am
    I got greenlit! Yatta!
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    rogue_knight Male 40-49
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    February 9, 2011 at 8:23 am
    cute asisa with British accent- cool!
  72. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
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    February 9, 2011 at 8:38 am
    i`m in my 20`s and desperately trying to catch up on my own math-wise to high school kids.. 10th graders really.. pre algebra n shxt.. (i now have several math textbooks from pre alg. to calculus) i reaaallly seriously wish i took it seriously as a teen. Because not knowing the fancy math has been keeping me from fully understanding the world, but I`m catchin up fast look out
  73. Profile photo of Boredhero78
    Boredhero78 Male 18-29
    108 posts
    February 9, 2011 at 9:00 am
    Yeah I`d marry her in a second... so hard to find funny women
  74. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    February 9, 2011 at 9:12 am
    That why you dont have a boyfriend. Lol.
  75. Profile photo of Skabashas
    Skabashas Male 18-29
    1256 posts
    February 9, 2011 at 9:20 am
    I will make her my wife, oh yes I will.
  76. Profile photo of MountainBord
    MountainBord Female 18-29
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    February 9, 2011 at 9:41 am
    uhh rogue, her accent is from new zealand
  77. Profile photo of ggolbez
    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2011 at 9:42 am
    The question at the end is poorly worded, at least for the answers given. If you have 120km to your destination, and are driving at 40km/hr you would get there in three hours. The second part of the sentence indicates that she has been driving for two hours, but does not imply that that time should be deducted from the original distance required.
  78. Profile photo of DGbME
    DGbME Male 40-49
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    February 9, 2011 at 10:39 am
    I am sure it has been said, but so weird to see an Asian girl with that accent. Not that I mind, she is cute as all get out.
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
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    February 9, 2011 at 10:56 am
    I can`t answer that question. I missed that day in school where we converted from kmh to mph. stupid math.
  80. Profile photo of 5ofclubs
    5ofclubs Male 18-29
    90 posts
    February 9, 2011 at 11:12 am
    was she playing all the different parts or were they different people. I couldn`t tell... because shes asian
  81. Profile photo of DaShiVa
    DaShiVa Male 30-39
    47 posts
    February 9, 2011 at 11:17 am
    @MountainBord: Her accent is Aussie, but slightly blurred probably by international travel/talking with international friends.
    Also, Aussie accents from city folks aren`t quite the same as Crocodile Dundee or Steve Irwin.

    To be honest, though, unless you are a Kiwi or an Aussie it can be difficult to tell the accents apart. The same as most of the rest of the world can`t tell the different UK accents, or tell Canadians from Americans, let alone the different accents within just London, or the individual US states.
  82. Profile photo of SumRandom1
    SumRandom1 Male 18-29
    794 posts
    February 9, 2011 at 11:25 am
    i find her attractive, it must be the accent.....asian with a british accent, score
  83. Profile photo of emrsncptv
    emrsncptv Female 18-29
    52 posts
    February 9, 2011 at 11:28 am
    you probably won`t ever need math in the sense that you have to solve stupid problems, but math contributes so much to the development of logic skills
  84. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 9, 2011 at 11:46 am
    Ha ha ha, that was brilliant!
  85. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2011 at 12:14 pm
    That was funny. That accent and eyebrow raise at the end
  86. Profile photo of dhavalcohol
    dhavalcohol Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2011 at 12:34 pm
    She doesnt understand the use of these problems in real life, because she wants to end up being an housewife.
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    lowend85 Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2011 at 12:34 pm
    I think I`m in love! Love me some Asian girls. Love me some girls with accents. And definitely love me some smart-ass girls.

    Gimme.
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    Ranakamarth Male 18-29
    294 posts
    February 9, 2011 at 12:48 pm
    An Asian with an Australian Accent! Awesome!
  89. Profile photo of Ranakamarth
    Ranakamarth Male 18-29
    294 posts
    February 9, 2011 at 12:53 pm
    Watch their video "Towel Code" It is even funnier
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    GasMaskKid Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2011 at 12:54 pm
    It`s three hours. if you have 120 to go and you`re going 40, 120/40 = 3....
  91. Profile photo of SKULLMAN
    SKULLMAN Male 18-29
    64 posts
    February 9, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    Lowend, you`ll have to fight me for her. I`ve got a thing for clever smartass women too!
  92. Profile photo of kummi90
    kummi90 Male 18-29
    541 posts
    February 9, 2011 at 7:54 pm
    Damn, she`s really hot. I love her!
  93. Profile photo of srslylia
    srslylia Female 18-29
    63 posts
    February 10, 2011 at 3:38 pm
    NAT!!! I love nat! She`s hilarious.
  94. Profile photo of turbopuppy
    turbopuppy Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2011 at 9:58 am
    I agree. You will never need skills if you stay home and look pretty.
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    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2011 at 5:45 pm
    Wow, her sister wasn`t born yet...

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