From the Life of Fred

From the Life of Fred Pre-Algebra Course:

“A question for English majors: Suppose you wanted to say that the digit 9 followed by a decimal point is the same as a plain 9 without a decimal point. You write something like “9. is the same as 9.” To my eye, that seems a bit strange. Or, once, when I was in high school, I wrote in an essay the sentence: Rocky owed Sylvia $2.. The first dot was for the decimal, and the second dot was the period. The teacher marked it wrong.  Okay, English majors, here is your multiple-choice question: Is English harder than math? Here are your choices: ☐yes or ☐yes.”


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