Unformatted text preview: X was not, in fact, a trick question. Until I got to middle school, I lived in a happy, peaceful existence where numbers were numbers and letters spelled words and colors could be seen and not smelled. But all of a sudden, letters were subtracting numbers, and what’s worse, five times X equaled a different number each time I was given the problem! Now there’s a way to ruin a kid’s life! And sometimes it didn’t even equal a number, but a different letter! Well, ever since then, I’ve passively respected numbers for their ability to torture, deceive, and ruin kids’ lives, but otherwise, I try to stay out of their way. It’s better for everyone that way, I assure you. 1 Actual date unknown, date referenced in paper is completely merely the author’s humble opinion....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MATH 1911 taught by Professor Coughlin during the Fall '07 term at Temple.
- Fall '07