Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Family Math Issues

Mrs. Hyper: "I have 3 kids."

Dr. Grumpy: "That's nice. Boys? Girls?"

Mrs. Hyper: "One of each."

10 comments:

Rachael said...

uuuummmm...... but you forgot the imaginary child.

Amanda said...

I bet she home schools.

D(ea)r Abby said...

To be fair, she didn't say ONLY one of each. So if she, say, had two boys and a girl, her answer is still true, she just left one out.

The Ovingelf Man said...

Specifically, they're hermaphrodite amputee triplets.

The Mother said...

And this after I just posted a whine about math education in this country.

Frank, CPhT said...

Well, you know what they say. There are three types of people in this world, those who can count, and those who can't.

Anonymous said...

If she is pregnant and doesn't now the sex of the child then according to quantum mechanics the child is:
a boy and not a boy and also
a girl and not a girl.

Classof65 said...

The third child is her husband...

The Disca Man said...

Anonymous: don't forget that you have to renormalize the wavefunctions of all three children so that the sum total adds up to one boy and one girl.

Anonymous said...

Disca Man: But if the wave function has not collapsed yet then currently the third child is 50% male and 50% female.
Is half one way or the other?

 
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