Wednesday 01 November 2006

Dinner time math

At dinner the other night, Charles was exploring numbers once again.

Charles: What is a billion one hundred plus a billion one hundred?

Dad: Corwin, you handle this.

Corwin: [thinks] 2 billion one hundred?

Dad: No.

Alice: Yes way!

Charles: Alice, what is it then?

Alice: 16!

Dad: No, but good try Alice.

Corwin: 2 billion two hundred?

Dad: Yes.

Corwin: I was only 100 off, while Alice was way more off.

Dad: Careful, or you’ll be figuring out exactly how much Alice was off.

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