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# It makes no sense how on the covers of a lot of textbooks there's things like ferris wheels, peacocks, oranges, etc. that have absolutely nothing to do with the subject,

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Well, if the ferris wheel has a 30 foot diameter, and there is 1/4 a peacock for every square foot, and 2 oranges for every peacock then how many peacocks and oranges are there?

Show your work.

Who am I kidding, math is stupid.

Area of Ferris Wheel face = (pi)(30 ft)

^{2}~ 2827 ft^{2}.(~2827 ft^{2})(.25 peacocks/ft^{) ~ }706.86 peacocks.(706 peacocks)(2 oranges/peacock) = 1412 oranges. 706 peacocks and 1412 oranges.Next, how much will they cost?

Last time I checked, the area of a circle was (pi)(r)

^{2}, not (pi)^{2}.(pi)(diameter)

^{2}*OHHHH. The DIAMETER is 30 ft! Shoot, good catch. Oh well. 176 peacocks and 352 oranges.

According to http://www.exoticmeatmarket.com/peacockmeat.html, one peacock is $250. 176

250=$44,000. Oranges are around $0.5 (http://www.chacha.com/question/...an-orange-cost), and 3520.5=$176. 176+44,000=44,176, so the total cost would be $44,176 or €29,888.(pi)

15225=~706 ft squared^{2}=(pi)1/4

706.5=176.5 peacocks2= 353 oranges.176.5

My accounting book has people skydiving on the cover. Because when you say accounting, the first thing that pops into my head is extreme sports!

one of my science books a few years ago had that! It also had a sea turtle swimming in mid air, and a rocket ship blasting off :D

It's because math can be used it REAL LIFE situations, and ferris wheels, peacocks, and oranges make up real life!

Apparently. I don't know. It's not often that I come across a ferris wheel, a peacock, and an orange on the same day...

I know! I mean, a ferris wheel, yeah, that's pretty common. But oranges? How do they come up with these random things that no one ever sees in real life?

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This is what I have to look at every time I bring out my geometry book.

Dude, what the heck? That makes NO sense.

Also, this is my stats book. I have no idea what trees and car headlights have to do with stats:

I had that book last year! This year i have a gecko

Hahahha I love you anon

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There's probably a metaphor behind it...I'm a nerd, I know.

HA! I remember the oranges! but now my math book has math on the front :/

Apparently people use trig when rock climbing... weird

I remember that was on my Everyday Math Notebook.

In FOURTH GRADE. How old are you? Or, more accurately, how dumb are you?