Can You Solve This Problem?

Submitted by: bliznik 6 years ago in Funny

This cute girl explains how useless school math problems really are.
There are 95 comments:
Male 1,451
Wow, her sister wasn`t born yet...
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Male 158
I agree. You will never need skills if you stay home and look pretty.
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Female 63
NAT!!! I love nat! She`s hilarious.
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Male 541
Damn, she`s really hot. I love her!
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Male 64
Lowend, you`ll have to fight me for her. I`ve got a thing for clever smartass women too!
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Male 694
It`s three hours. if you have 120 to go and you`re going 40, 120/40 = 3....
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Male 294
Watch their video "Towel Code" It is even funnier
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Male 294
An Asian with an Australian Accent! Awesome!
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Male 32
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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Male 625
She doesnt understand the use of these problems in real life, because she wants to end up being an housewife.
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Male 5,413
That was funny. That accent and eyebrow raise at the end
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Male 25,417
Ha ha ha, that was brilliant!
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Female 52
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
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Male 794
i find her attractive, it must be the accent.....asian with a british accent, score
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Male 47
@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.
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Male 90
was she playing all the different parts or were they different people. I couldn`t tell... because shes asian
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Male 2,390
I can`t answer that question. I missed that day in school where we converted from kmh to mph. stupid math.
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Male 451
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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Male 1,931
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.
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Female 1,894
uhh rogue, her accent is from new zealand
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Male 1,256
I will make her my wife, oh yes I will.
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Male 6,694
That why you dont have a boyfriend. Lol.
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Male 108
Yeah I`d marry her in a second... so hard to find funny women
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Male 2,591
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
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Male 868
cute asisa with British accent- cool!
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Male 1,689
I got greenlit! Yatta!
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Male 546

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Male 14,331
I want to marry her!
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Male 5,194
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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Male 3,076
@xblackstarx the dude got a turkey upp his butt...
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Female 4,039
Ha! Funny. I like to make fun of math.
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Female 155
Community Channel for the win =)
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Male 313
yer being a civil engineering student i use a lot of maths so it is very useful to learn
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Female 570
thats not a cute girl... thats natalie tran!

wait, what? it didnt sound as mean in my head
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Male 2,220
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...
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Male 946
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."
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Male 2,841
yeah, drat math and everybody affiliated with it!
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Male 1,023
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?"
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Male 714
unfunny and unoriginal. girls that think they`re funny are the least funny individuals on the planet.
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Male 42
@TurkeyInButt

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Female 61
"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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Male 680
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 :)
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Male 101
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.
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Male 3,076
Ok, the triangle made me laugh controllably XD
Funny video is funny.
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Female 2,674
She`s funny :)
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Male 93
I hope she doesn`t have a credit card, or a flexible-rate mortgage . . .
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Male 2,034
@LandoGriffin: Way to be "that guy"
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Male 10,440
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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Male 47
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$$.
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Female 423
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Male 798
@Batmanners: Her videos average 1 mill+ views each.
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Male 4,004
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.
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Male 4,004
"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.
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Male 2,121
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
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Male 540
This is a thing which is not entertaining.
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Male 40,277
If you`re a cute girl, you don`t need to "do math" just ask your boyfriend to do it for you!
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Male 953
bow chica wow wow... I love Nat. :)
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Male 51
I use nearly everything I learned in Geometry and Algebra every day at work. (I build heating duct and fittings).
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Male 314
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.
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Female 423
``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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Female 62
community channel!
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Male 2,703
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"
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Male 469
It helps to derive functions which will help you if you take any higher level math classes.
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Male 1,215
I guess it`s true, girls just can`t learn math.
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Female 243
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Male 3,745
"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...
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Male 193
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.
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Male 3,842
[quote]isosceles right triangle have a 45 degree angle and a 38 degree angle where x is clearly 90 degrees[/quote]

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
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Female 227
Just because you don`t like something doesn`t make it useless.
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Male 3,842
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.
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Male 1,548
@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.
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Male 217
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.
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Male 92
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?
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Male 39,528
I was mildly amused but then I read topperhey`s answer and laughed harder.

topper = no math skills

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Female 277
@Volsunga
This is why people think Americans are ignorant.
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Male 697
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?
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Male 716
You don`t really, it`s mostly about thinking logically
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Male 7,808
by the way, got the answer right in seconds.
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Male 7,808
damn, if my teachers looked like this i dont think i would have had any problems in school.
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Male 325
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.
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Male 926
I want to have sex with that girl.
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Male 15,510
I cant Math
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Male 2,988
hawt
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Male 1,929
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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Male 3,745
"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?
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Female 96
I <3 communitychannel :3
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Male 4,290
[quote]America (and, due to the source of this video, Britain), this is why your kids are dumb.[/quote]
-.- She has an Australian accent, not British.
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Male 3,326
love the accents!
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Male 445
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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Female 311
ONE HOUR
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Male 3
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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Male 1,548
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.
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Male 37
OMG!!! Natalie!! Wow, I can`t believe she`s on IAB now. lol
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Male 3,745
sorry all i really caught was the hot chick...
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Male 1,689
Link: Can You Solve This Problem? [Rate Link] - This cute girl explains how useless school math problems really are.
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