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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, amirite?

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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.

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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...

Area of Ferris Wheel face = (pi)(30 ft)2 ~ 2827 ft2.(~2827 ft2)(.25 peacocks/ft) ~ 706.86 peacocks.(706 peacocks)(2 oranges/peacock) = 1412 oranges. 706 peacocks and 1412 oranges.

Next, how much will they cost?

@(pi)(diameter)2*

OHHHH. The DIAMETER is 30 ft! Shoot, good catch. Oh well. 176 peacocks and 352 oranges.

@NfskMjmMal Area of Ferris Wheel face = (pi)(30 ft)2 ~ 2827 ft2.(~2827 ft2)(.25 peacocks/ft) ~ 706.86 peacocks.(706...

According to http://www.exoticmeatmarket.com/peacockmeat.html, one peacock is $250. 176250=$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.

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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!

@kellbells My accounting book has people skydiving on the cover. Because when you say accounting, the first thing that pops...

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

Sergs avatar Serg Yeah You Are 0Reply

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...

monstrositys avatar monstrosity Yeah You Are +4Reply
@monstrosity It's because math can be used it REAL LIFE situations, and ferris wheels, peacocks, and oranges make up real...

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?

Anonymous +1Reply

http://postimage.org/image/1k4w1638k/

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

calebs avatar caleb Yeah You Are +3Reply
@caleb http://postimage.org/image/1k4w1638k/ 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: Image in content

Hahahha I love you anon

vinegars avatar vinegar Yeah You Are +2Reply
@vinegar Hahahha I love you anon

shoulda pressed the love button then, or at least a thumb up

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

Anonymous -1Reply

I remember that was on my Everyday Math Notebook.

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

PinkSponges avatar PinkSponge Yeah You Are -8Reply
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