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I saw no use for algebra until, during upon repeat viewing, I realized I could write an equation that calculated the lowest grade I could make on the upcoming test and still pass.

Carla Ulbrich

2009-06-01

I saw no use for algebra until, during upon repeat viewing, I realized I could write an equation that calculated the lowest grade I could make on the upcoming test and still pass.

On the nth day of xmas my algebra teacher gave to me A second year in the same course On the nth day of xmas my algebra teacher gave to me 2 glazed eyes and a second year in the same course On the nth day of xmas my algebra teacher gave to me 3 paper cuts 2 glazed eyes and a second year in the same course let's get this over with shall we? On the nth day of xmas my algebra teacher gave to me 8 word problems: if x is the amount of interest I have in this topic and y is the number of uses I'll have for this in real life and the sum of x + y is less than or equal to zero, what is the point of this class? 7 dirty looks 6 worn erasers one negative number (my grade) 4 notes to parents 3 paper cuts 2 glazed eyes and a second year in the same course On the nth day of xmas my algebra teacher gave to me A 12 pound textbook A feeling greater than or equal to sheer frustration An undefined purpose 9 page exam 8 word problems: if x is my potential grade on the final and the final is worth 2 times as much as each of the other 5 tests and 2x plus the total of the other 5 tests divided by 7 is greater than or equal to 60, calculate the lowest grade you can make on the final and still pass the course. Finally! A real-life application for this stuff! 7 dirty looks 6 worn erasers one really low number (59) 4 notes to parents 3 paper cuts 2 glazed eyes and a second year in the same course And a second year in the same course 12/23/00 (edited 3/08) Carla Ulbrich