Tall, Dark, and Mysterious

9/29/2004

I swear this happens with every single test I give

File under: Those Who Can't. Posted by Moebius Stripper at 5:08 pm.

Student (waving me over): Miss, I have a question about this problem. (Points to question that reads One of the sides of a pentagon has length 10. The lengths of the other four sides are each equal to a sixth of its perimeter. What is the perimeter of the pentagon?). How many sides does a pentagon have?

Me (reading aloud): Well, let’s see - ONE of the sides of a pentagon has length 10. The lengths of the OTHER FOUR SIDES are each equal to a sixth of its perimeter.

Student (pauses for a second, and then looks up): Oh, okay, cool, thanks, I get it now!

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