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I have 6^2 students. How many do you have?

When my daughter Sabrina was 2^3 years old, her grandfather would have been 3^4 if he were still alive. Unfortunately my father had already passed away on his birthday when I was 6^2 years old. While the above paragraph is all true, I don’t know of anyone who writes or talks like this. No one writes or speaks […]

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When I Got Them To Beg

A quick flip to the quadratics section in each of the six textbooks lying around here I find at least one problem about finding the width of some border. The concrete around a pool, the walkway around a garden, the frame around a picture, the border around a rug. I present to you the collage. […]

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