How I solve math. .. This happens all the time at my school. One guy always gets top marks without reading books, without studying, just plays Pokemon in class. Top guy. How I solve math This happens all the time at my school One guy always gets top marks without reading books studying just plays Pokemon in class Top
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#2 - theannoyingFJguy
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This happens all the time at my school. One guy always gets top marks without reading books, without studying, just plays Pokemon in class. Top guy.
User avatar #24 to #2 - friendlyanonymous
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My teachers hate me because I never study, pay attention, or do my homework, but get at least a 90 on a test.
I don't get it either.
#29 to #2 - tweetieh
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i once took a society exam, where the teacher and sensor agreed on this: You said some good things, and some bad things, but in general, because you said so much in so little time, we didnt have the time to validate what you said, and so, you pass with a grade of A..it would have been a whole lot lower if we got the time to check, so clever work on that one"

-lots of words per minute = sometimes a good idea xD
#54 to #2 - anon id: e607ab3d
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I got a 34 on my ACT without even trying

ihavenoideawhatimdoing.jpeg
User avatar #58 to #54 - theannoyingFJguy
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34 is good or what?
#91 to #58 - lolibear
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Extremely, it's out of 36 and even getting 30 or above is really good.
User avatar #102 to #91 - theannoyingFJguy
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is it exponential?
#116 to #102 - tkfishandchips
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It's broken up into multiple categories, then calculated on a weighted scale, I believe. I made a 23, (20 in English, and 28 in math).
User avatar #117 to #116 - theannoyingFJguy
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Sounds similar to our school subject scores. They're out of 50, but it's a bell curve, so most people get about 30 and very few get above 40.
User avatar #70 to #2 - jasonmaki
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honestly its not difficult to do well without studying, all you have to do is pay attention during explanations of how to solve problems and everything is a piece of cake
User avatar #214 to #2 - mettih
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Can I get his number?
User avatar #215 to #214 - theannoyingFJguy
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yeah sure i'll pm you
#12 to #2 - anon id: 1b9a1d13
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i'm one of those guys, and i do essays at the last minute , printing them buy sun up, turn in with a's and b's, ima college student now, im doing fine c:, i can easily major in english and become a teacher, but i rather go into animation
User avatar #15 to #2 - fridginator
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I keep believing that I am that kind of guy. Every test shows otherwise though...
User avatar #17 to #15 - gomugomuno
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you need a bigger data sample to prove the theory wrong, keep doing what you do
User avatar #104 to #2 - theannoyingFJguy
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So apparently FJ is suddenly full of geniuses
#108 to #2 - tkfishandchips
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I'd like to give you this gif, sir.
I'd like to give you this gif, sir.
User avatar #110 to #108 - theannoyingFJguy
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What's ********
#111 to #110 - tkfishandchips
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I didn't criticize you.
User avatar #113 to #111 - theannoyingFJguy
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Oh right, I'm just retarded. Thanks for the gif.
User avatar #119 to #2 - terafyde
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Just like me, back in Highschool didn't study once, always got everything right in class
I studied for the GCSE and failed ironically.
User avatar #173 to #2 - nthmetal
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english classes in a nutshell
User avatar #206 to #2 - daftiduck
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One of my friends is like that.
This guy got 96% in a repeatable assessment task that counts towards the final grade. He was told that 96% would pretty much solidify him top grades even if he ****** up the exam. This guy re-did the task to get the last 4% because, and I quote, "I'm not gonna revise for the exam so I might as well get full marks in this so not revising doesn't become an issue."
#208 to #2 - kompellion
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is me
is me
User avatar #20 to #2 - cookiel
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I almost never read the book or studied but had at least a B average in honors classes. I did do almost all of the homework though so that's how I knew what the **** was going on.
User avatar #22 to #20 - magnuskasparov
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well don't be ashamed, you should still study, just because others get the material faster than you doesn't mean it should stop you, in college even prodigies open up the books and read them
User avatar #19 to #2 - drzix
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I know someone like this, he's one of my best friends and it pisses me off so much. I try as hard as i can and fail, and he passes whilst pissing about during lessons
#103 to #2 - lfunnymanl
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**lfunnymanl rolled image**math is great
#202 to #103 - anon id: 0927ffba
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To the gif maker
you'r - oh man, you almost had it, I believe "you're" is what you were looking for.
2 points for trying, practice makes perfect
Signed
Anon grammar nazi
#14 to #2 - sparox
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Sorry
User avatar #95 to #2 - hellsjester
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i used to be like that then college quizes everywhere. did i mention none of the answers were on anything we went over.....
User avatar #23 to #2 - walhor
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I had two freinds like that. They would literally come to school with hangover or still be drunk. they one time invited me down onto a bar at 02:00 am on a tuesday.. they did nothing but fool around and still got A's in everything..
#71 to #2 - anon id: 9ae4f997
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You just perfectly described me
#3 to #2 - theXsjados
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But that's not what happened here. The student used the wrong formula, it just so happened that the right formula and the formula the student used both lead to the same answer.
User avatar #62 to #3 - sublemon
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Or he cheated
User avatar #176 to #3 - hellfury
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That stuff used to happen to me a lot. I was good at finding the solution in my head but terrible at writing it down. I'd end up spending more time figuring out how to write it down, than actually solving the equation
User avatar #11 to #3 - shumdek
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The thing is, it's not necessarily the wrong formula. It's just a different one. My math teachers always gave me **** for using "wrong" formulas for my problems, yet I always got the right answer. I just thought way differently than they did. Theyexpected us to go through a stupidly complicated equation when it could be solved with a simple plus/minus solution.
User avatar #13 to #11 - createdjustnow
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no no no, the teacher means that the formula wouldn't have worked if the variables hadn't been what they were. one time in chemistry, this girl told the teacher the math she did to get the answer to the problem. it was totally wrng and shouldnt have worked, but the checked it with the problem, then a new one, and it didnt work the second time.
User avatar #31 to #3 - traelos
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It's probably just the right formula in a different order.

Math is weird, don't take calculus.
User avatar #36 to #31 - Lilstow
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calculus is easy.

it's the algebra you need to get good at in calculus courses that's difficult.

also, stop being a pussy.
#37 to #36 - ennemi
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calculus isn't easy. There's easy calculus problem, but there's also ******* hard ******** problem to solve and sometime it's just impossible.
User avatar #114 to #37 - nought
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calculus is easy if you have an intuitive understanding
IMO vital to all math
#154 to #114 - ennemi
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Yes, in the beginning it's easy, it's still is a very complex field.

Easy is always in relation to something hard, what is hard in math for you ?
User avatar #39 to #37 - Lilstow
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my roommate told me to tell you to suck a chode.

i'm just passing on the message.

also, he's a math major.

i still think calculus itself is pretty easy.
#41 to #39 - ennemi
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I'm also a math major.

You can say that learning the basic of calculus is easy, but you can't say that a whole freaking field of math is, there's still a ******** of questions in this field that no one is able to answer yet.
#56 to #41 - shadowgandalf
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Math never really gets hard before university, atleast in my experience.

It's usually just something like: Find out what formular(s) you need through various methods, and then proceed to apply it.
As long as you understand how all the formulars you have had in your course/semester work, then you won't have any problems, aside from mis-typing in a calculator doing long assignments.
User avatar #43 to #41 - Lilstow
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to be fair, i doubt traelos was talking about advanced calculus.

he's probably referring to intro level college courses.

"suck a chode!" - my room mate, again.
#60 to #43 - anon id: 85793a09
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Why is your imaginary roommate obsessed with sucking small dicks?
"Your roommates a piece of **** closeted queer"-me
User avatar #74 to #60 - Lilstow
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lol i'll make sure to let him know.

i don't particularly care either way if you believe me.
#46 to #43 - anon id: 6352f0ce
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It's true, I did say that.
User avatar #168 to #36 - buttgauges
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Not even... I aced all my algebra classes. But when I hit calculus, I struggled hardcore. I know how to use algebra, I just don't know how calculus WANTS me to use them.
User avatar #171 to #168 - Lilstow
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everyone is misunderstanding what i'm saying.

i also aced the **** out of my algebra classes. when i started taking calculus i realized though that there were a lot of algebraic concepts that i wasn't as good at as i thought i was.

it isn't algebra CLASS that is difficult, it's the algebra WITHIN calculus that is difficult.
User avatar #233 to #171 - buttgauges
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I didn't misunderstand, and I still don't agree. If I had to just do the algebra separately, I'd be fine. It's how calculus wants me to incorporate the algebra into equations that I don't know how to do. I could compare it to physics. The math in physics is easy, but it's how you plug it in to fit the equation that is difficult.
Same goes for calculus. I can do the math easily, it's just that I'm terrible at calculus concept so I don't know where to start.
...If that makes sense.
User avatar #142 to #36 - penileburglar
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Saying 'calculus is easy' is too vague. That's like saying 'science is easy' without specifying whether you mean basic earth science or doctorate-level thermodynamics courses. 'Calculus' covers a REALLY broad range of math with varying difficulties.
User avatar #153 to #142 - Lilstow
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lurkmoar. already had this conversation.
#161 to #153 - penileburglar
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Mmm, aren't you pleasant.  Sorry, wasn't aware that being having more than one person disagree with you was too much for your delicate sensibilities--I'll be going now.
Mmm, aren't you pleasant. Sorry, wasn't aware that being having more than one person disagree with you was too much for your delicate sensibilities--I'll be going now.
User avatar #165 to #161 - Lilstow
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i'm saying that i already had the discussion that of course advanced calculus is difficult, but the calculus that traelos was almost certainly referring to, that being intro level calculus, is trivial.
User avatar #122 to #36 - kotetsulovesfj
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Algebra is easy for me. Calculus made my head hurt.
User avatar #139 to #122 - Lilstow
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algebra, as in that **** you do in middle/highschool, is easy, but in intro level calculus courses most people are actually struggling with the algebra, not the calculus itself.
User avatar #145 to #139 - kotetsulovesfj
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It's mainly graphing that messes with me.
User avatar #59 to #36 - lech
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I agree with this guy.

Calculus is easy. Understanding Calculus? That's when your balls hit the fan.
To be fair (and I don't mean to brag), but I discovered basic differentiation while still learning Algebra. Didn't get very far, though.
#4 to #3 - theannoyingFJguy
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Yeah that's the kind of thing this guy would do.
#5 to #4 - theXsjados
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I don't think it was an intelligence thing though. 99% of the time he would have gotten a wrong answer. The kid did it wrong but was lucky enough to get the right answer. Knowing math teachers he still probably got points off because he didn't do it the way he was supposed to.
User avatar #6 to #5 - theannoyingFJguy
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I know, part of it is luck, and this guy from school lucks through a lot of stuff, like when he didn't read the book and got the top mark
#7 to #6 - theXsjados
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You don't get the top marks on luck. Math teachers don't just look for right answers, they look at how you got the answer. The kid is very smart and doesn't need the book. When I entered college I had to start in a pre-algebra class because I dropped out of high school. I only opened my book to do the assigned homework, everything else I either knew, was able to figure out on my own, or the teacher explained well enough in class.

Text books are overrated and even if the kid acts like he isn't listening in class he really is. I can read a book and keep up with a professor's lecture at the same time.
User avatar #8 to #7 - theannoyingFJguy
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I was talking about english there
#9 to #8 - theXsjados
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Oh well arts are a bit different than sciences. Talent can carry people through art classes most of the time.
User avatar #10 to #9 - theannoyingFJguy
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talented master race
#21 - muffintime
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This happened to me on my physics in class final... The bitch teacher only gave me a 3/5 on the question even though I got it right.... At the end of the day I should have gotten at least a 4/5 on the question because I did it my way and not that way the systems wants you to do it...   
   
You are probably wondering why i'm so upset over this.. well the reason was if I got over 80% on my final my parents would have bought me a car... I got 79% on the test.... The one mark would have gotten me the 80%....
This happened to me on my physics in class final... The bitch teacher only gave me a 3/5 on the question even though I got it right.... At the end of the day I should have gotten at least a 4/5 on the question because I did it my way and not that way the systems wants you to do it...

You are probably wondering why i'm so upset over this.. well the reason was if I got over 80% on my final my parents would have bought me a car... I got 79% on the test.... The one mark would have gotten me the 80%....
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User avatar #50 to #21 - KayRed
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First of all, you're an asshole for not wanting to get good grades for the sake of getting good grades, and second of all, they're not gonna give you points for randomly flailing around and getting the right answer if you don't actually know what you're doing.
User avatar #109 to #50 - muffintime
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It was grade 12 physics... Half the kids in my class couldn't even spell physics, they should be happy I actually got the right answer because from what I remember the class average was 59%... Also my parents told me if I got over 80% on my finals they they would get me a car as a reward... I didn't need physics to go into firefighting (want I want to be) but my parents wanted me to take all the sciences and physics was the one I had the hardest time with... I believe in good grades, I worked my ass off to prove to my parents that I deserve a car and that I'm responsible..
User avatar #125 to #109 - KayRed
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You also probably messed up on the units (either putting the wrong ones there, or not putting any there at all), which may seem like a bunch of anal details, but when you're balls deep in energy and thermal dynamics (and basically all physics), you really need to pay attention to units. Even if it doesn't matter to you or anyone else in the class, your teacher was right for enforcing that, in the off chance some one did go into physics.
User avatar #123 to #109 - KayRed
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Ok, maybe the whole car thing was a little unfair on my part.

You gotta understand dude, I am a physics major, this is my ****, and even if you got the right answer, that's not good enough. It's all about how you get the right answer, because if you know the processes, then that means you understand the physics and the calculus (that **** goes even harder in calculus, where they won't give you credit if you don't show all of the work), so I'm not gonna stand by and watch some one bitch about not getting full credit when full credit wasn't deserved.

I mean, everyone knows that gravity is roughly 9.8 m/s^2, so if you can't prove that using equations, then it does not show any understanding of physics. If you know the equation but lets say you make the gravitation constant 6.67x10^11 instead of 6.67x10^-11, you'll get a very wrong answer, but at least it shows you know what you're doing and that you just made a stupid mistake that you won't make again.
User avatar #72 to #50 - lolollo
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"First of all, you're an asshole for not wanting to get good grades for the sake of getting good grades"

Well I guess you're just better than all of us.

Congratulations.
User avatar #82 to #72 - KayRed
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I care about self-improvement and don't bitch about not getting handed points when I don't do something right. I believe in working hard because it's the right thing to do, as opposed to doing the bare minimum for a reward. So yeah, if you're gonna generalize and say that everyone is like you, then I am better than all of you, but I don't think most people are like you.
User avatar #87 to #82 - lolollo
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Actually, I was commenting on the fact that someone who valued their own self development over anything else wouldn't really give a **** how anyone else was doing, meaning you're being overly judgmental over something that's trivial.

But whatever you said I guess.
User avatar #96 to #87 - KayRed
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No you weren't, you realized your argument was stupid so you're back tracking now.
User avatar #98 to #96 - lolollo
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I'm actually not. I was commenting on how you called him an asshole, "First of all, you're an asshole", for an incredibly trivial reason, "for not wanting to get good grades for the sake of getting good grades". Is that really the argument you're going with for the rest of whatever this is?
#198 to #98 - anon id: 0927ffba
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you win, yay
User avatar #75 to #21 - srskate
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Well yeah... Physics tests (at least in Advanced Placement Physics) give points based upon you following the correct steps to get the answer. If you forget to say conservation of momentum whilst doing a collision problem, for example, you will not get the points.
User avatar #78 to #21 - dsendz
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At the beginning of the year I was told I don't care if you get the answer right as long as you got tho path to the answer right
#147 to #21 - cagetheelophant
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Showing incorrect work is a sign of cheating bro, your teacher was right.
even if you weren't actually cheating
User avatar #175 to #21 - twofreegerbils
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Life sure is hard in the first world
#194 to #21 - anon id: fb0ff61a
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>less than 90%
>physics
lel, what a plebian.
#195 to #21 - anon id: 52ce13da
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How the **** do you get a 3/5 on math

Either it's right or it isn't
#118 to #21 - LaughAtYou
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If you got the correct answer it doesnt matter how you should of worked it out. Probably about 50% of questions on tests throughout school I used the "correct" formulas while the rest were pretty much my own ones in which I found quicker or easier ways to work out the answer. I always got full marks..... The teacher was even interested half the time how I worked it out.
User avatar #121 to #21 - lifesavers
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Argh, this reminds me of my old chemistry teacher. Wrong formula? 0/5. No work? 0/5. Teacher couldn't read your handwriting in the work? 0/5.
I seriously failed multiple tests without missing a single answer by simply smudging the ink on the page (I'm left-handed, so everything gets smudged).
User avatar #26 to #21 - twiztidxson
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Oh you poor thing, how devastated you must have been over not getting a car.
User avatar #27 to #26 - spyisspy
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sounds like someone's a privilged ****
User avatar #219 to #27 - xankon
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actually its not of that privelage... i dont know about the rest of the world, but you can buy and acceptable car with a minimum income if you save for 5 mounths... i guess in the end its all about being open about it
User avatar #63 to #26 - thebaseballexpert
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i agree. the car my parents gave me when i graduated, i am now making payments for
User avatar #85 to #21 - Soundateer
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Not to sound like an overall douche here, but to quote my old physics teacher; "If you get anything under a 60%, the system will consider it a failing grade. If you get anything under an 85%, I will consider it a failure. Because when it comes to engineering and the like, 15% can cost somebody their life."
User avatar #112 to #85 - muffintime
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It was grade 12 physics though lol. Half the kids in my class couldn't even spell physics.
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User avatar #42 to #21 - xankon
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then your parents are ******* asswholes, not giving you a car after all that and just for 1 %...
User avatar #44 to #42 - muffintime
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I got it... after I graduated with a 85% average....
User avatar #45 to #44 - xankon
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but still you clearly were right, your teacher was bitch. my parents would gave you the car, for them its not the grades, its all about the principle!
#203 to #42 - anon id: af8f72d6
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The fact that they were considering buying him a car proves they're not "asswholes"
User avatar #218 to #203 - xankon
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the fact the where open minded enough to offer to give the car is what makes them even more assholes than others...
#34 - angelusprimus
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I had a problem in middle and high school because I'd do chunks of calculations in my head and skip steps.
I kept getting only half mark for correct answers because "You didn't show your work", yes I did, I showed all I did on the paper, how the **** am I supposed to show what I did in my head? Vulcan mind meld?
#53 to #34 - ainise
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4th through 12th grades are a ******* joke. I dropped out in 10th grade and immediately enrolled in college. The classes who "prep" you for college are ******* useless. Just take the college courses. Don't have the money? Sign up for community college and get loans. Sure you'll rack up a debt, but a debt you can pretty much indefinitely suspend. After you get your AA with a 3.5 or higher, go sign up for a real college, or go for your BA in a cheap local college before heading to an expensive grad school.

**** high school, **** middle school and **** 95% of the teachers who "teach" there.
User avatar #69 to #53 - lolollo
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No you didn't. Unless it was a ****** community college (and I mean ******), no university will even consider you without any sort of way to prove you graduated high school, or some high school equivalent, and an SAT/ACT score.
User avatar #97 to #69 - angelusprimus
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You can apply to take SATs early, if you are sponsored by a teacher.

Or you can get GED.
User avatar #99 to #97 - lolollo
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The guy didn't say he got a GED, he said he dropped out at 10th grade and went right into college.
#170 to #99 - ainise
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I got my GED immediately after dropping out...It wasn't exactly hard.
User avatar #172 to #170 - lolollo
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Oh, see, now your story actually makes sense. The way your story was before was impossible, you can't just drop out of high school and walk into college.

And no, you didn't even do that, you had to get your GED first.
#177 to #172 - ainise
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I'm fairly sure I didn't need my GED, they had me do ACTs when I told them I dropped out, never mentioned my GED. I got the GED for myself, not really for college - though they may have had it on record and I just didn't know.

That's awful nitpicky of ya, though.
User avatar #178 to #177 - lolollo
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Boy, you sure are committed to this trivial point that high school is super pointless, aren't you? Everyone who's been through/graduated high school knows it's just a glorified babysitting service, but trying to prove this point that it isn't a necessary glass ceiling to break through is just stupid. Look at it like this, if it's so stupid easy, what does it say about you that you couldn't bear through it like everyone else?
#180 to #178 - ainise
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Oh, I dropped out because I spent 9 years of my life in the hospital. I would have finished high school if I hadn't had been sick, but it wasn't necessary. Most everything important you learn in hs is re-taught in your first year of college, from MLAs to algebra in required courses. That's all I was saying.
User avatar #181 to #180 - lolollo
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Nobody in their right mind would argue against that, not even the teachers who teach High School. The point I was getting at was that you didn't drop out after the 10th grade and walk right into college.
#182 to #181 - ainise
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I mean..at least here in Florida, you can get your GED pretty much whenever you want. It takes about 30-45 minutes, if you're a slow reader and I don't remember if you had to schedule it...but it's not that big of a deal to get one. Two forms of ID and proof of residence, 30 minutes of testing and voila.

I mean..if you wanted to be this nitpicky, you could say no one can just walk in to college...you have to spend close 2 weeks - a month proving you live in your state(for financial aid), you have to take a dozen tests, talk with a bunch of people.. all of those took longer & I consider a bigger deal than GED. There's a lot you have to do before you can start college, I just sorta lumped GED into that big ass list of **** to do. Sorry for the confusion.
User avatar #183 to #182 - lolollo
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1) A GED generally looks worse to a respectable University, which severely limits your options.
2) Again, the whole point is that a GED shows you should know everything they'd teach you in high school. It's just a cheap, quick way to show someone you know things from high school.
3) You show someone your GED, chances are they're going to ask you about it as a conversation piece.
User avatar #100 to #99 - angelusprimus
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yeah that doesn't work.
User avatar #80 to #69 - dsendz
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my mother did this and now has her masters in audiology
User avatar #83 to #80 - lolollo
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I guarantee she didn't.
User avatar #84 to #83 - dsendz
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she did have an SAT and an ACT score that was very high
User avatar #88 to #84 - lolollo
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Then she didn't drop out of the 10th grade.
#129 to #88 - chubbies
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Why? I know people who got a perfect on the ACT in the 8th grade.
User avatar #133 to #129 - lolollo
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1) I highly doubt that.
2) That's highly anecdotal.
#134 to #133 - chubbies
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To be fair, she was in my "magnet" class and a **** ton of higher level classes, too.
User avatar #135 to #134 - lolollo
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You mean like an accelerated progress sort of program?
#155 to #135 - chubbies
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Yeah it was like the AP courses of middle school
User avatar #156 to #155 - lolollo
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Well that's believable, but that wasn't included with what I was arguing against. You can't just drop out of high school at 16 and walk into college. It doesn't happen like that.
#157 to #156 - chubbies
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Well the average Joe sure couldn't but some could.
User avatar #160 to #157 - lolollo
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Those people wouldn't "drop out", though. Dropping out and walking into college suggests that the college accepted you without a high school diploma, or an equivalent document. In fact, were you like that, it'd raise the question of why you didn't just get the diploma and move on.
User avatar #47 to #34 - PgFalcon
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When you're surrounded by morons, it's hard to believe even one kid is capable of something more. Physics major... and my professors don't ask that you show yoru steps for differentiation, much less your steps for adding or multiplying numbers or basic algebra. They just want to see the correct sequence of events and proper use of formula.
User avatar #67 to #34 - yetaxaa
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they want to see your mental process. You can show this by writing it down.
User avatar #40 to #34 - chuckbob
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I hated that teachers would punish for having a mind capable of computation without the need for writing. Saying that the student might be copying is a terrible excuse as well since tests would reflect their knowledge.
User avatar #124 to #40 - penileburglar
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Showing your work is important in high-level math. You need to show work not only so others can follow, verify, and replicate your methodology (there will often be many ways to solve a problem), but because the problems get *MUCH* more complicated and you simply will not be able to solve them (or find your mistakes) if you skip chunks to do in your head. Now, what they'll allow you to do 'in your head' will increase as you go to higher-level maths, but you still need to show work.

It's not that hard. Whatever thought process you used, write it down mathematically--being able to put your mental processes onto paper *IS* an important part of mathematics. Sorry to break it to you, but in college-level math, the right answer really IS no good if you can't show how you got it, because each stage of the 'work' is often an answer to one part of the 'problem.'
User avatar #190 to #124 - chuckbob
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You don't need to explain to me that is necessary. I don't think I would ever want to try to skip the steps to iterated integrals, let alone not write it down simply because there would be too many variables. I was referring to high school though where the math doesn't get much harder than introductory calculus. Thank you for assuming that I wasn't in college though, for whatever reason.
User avatar #227 to #190 - penileburglar
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Because I've honestly never met a college student in high-level math who still whines about what happened in high-school math, as if having to write down all your work so the teacher knew what you were doing was *SUCH* a torturous process, 'punishing' the intelligent students...
User avatar #230 to #227 - chuckbob
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If you notice, I spoke in past tense. I hated it then. I don't care now. I only brought it up because it was relevant to the original comment, and I was sharing my experience. Anyways, it isn't uncommon to dislike something that one finds tedious and unnecessary, which is how I felt in high school.
User avatar #197 to #190 - Mortuus
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They do it to make it a habit, bro. Don't take it to heart.
User avatar #101 to #40 - hoponthefeelstrain
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they also teach you to show your work to see where you're having trouble.
User avatar #132 to #101 - cdarthvader
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the way i usually do it, is if there is a part of the equation i cant do in my head i wright that part down, not the entire thing
#192 to #132 - fourtitwo
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... I can't imagine that being very productive. You'd answer a paper with something like
"Square root of 9000 = 94.9
Answer = 7"
User avatar #18 - Zydratejunkie
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There is always more than one way to solve a problem.
#48 - hyeroshi
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I had a math teacher earlier this year whose class I ended up withdrawing from due to my consistent failure in her class. She would only ever give us difficult problems far above what we had already learned in class, expecting us all to solve the problem perfectly in just a short time. Needless to say, everyone still in her class has around a 60 or below.

On an unrelated note, here's a simpler way to do multiplication problems.

User avatar #169 to #48 - Flammenwerfer
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Mathematically this makes perfect sense, and if actually done correctly this could yield a faster result.

You're essentially breaking the number up and "FOILing" it like you would when multiplying two linear factors to create a higher degree polynomial, except, of course, you're only using constants.

Thumb for you
User avatar #81 to #48 - iceeyboi
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Wait, thats not how most people do multiplication? I've always done it like that...
#86 to #81 - hyeroshi
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I was taught this method, although I ended up forgetting it by 5th grade and learned how to multiply in my head until I learned box multiplication.
User avatar #89 to #86 - iceeyboi
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I can remember something like that from elementary school but I just did box multiplication in my head because I find it infinitely easier, now I dont even remember how to do it any other way
User avatar #90 to #89 - hyeroshi
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I'd kill to learn a new way to do long division. I can't do it worth crap lol.
User avatar #65 to #48 - thebaseballexpert
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Maybe i'm just stupid, but the picture seams to be the harder way to do multiplication
User avatar #79 to #65 - hyeroshi
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The process is a bit longer, but it becomes very easy to multiply large numbers this way.
User avatar #115 to #79 - thebaseballexpert
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i still use the other way. It seems easier to me for some reason. not that i haven done it in YEARS, i always use a calculator anyway
User avatar #179 - tisjunkisdamnfunny
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school: where memory is mistaken for intelligence
#191 to #179 - TwiztidNinja
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To be intelligent one needs a strong memory.    
Intelligence comes from knowledge and time, it is not something that you just are.   
   
Being able to store large quantities of knowledge and then apply it is intelligence.    
And yes that is how people with seemingly natural intellectual abilities gain their knowledge, They learn quicker, store more and process/use said knowledge to their advantage more effectively than those who are "unintelligent"    
   
You are right though the way schools judge intelligence is questionable, it is a flawed system that is built to cater to the "Average" person, which is why they have special schools for the advanced and potatoed.    
TLDNR: I have a challenge for you, drag a pokemon out, that is your pokemon.   
Go to this website.   
www.vizzed.com/playonlinegames/index.php?search=Pokemon&system=&searchBy=name#searchjump   
Pick your pokemon game of choice, find the pokemon you picked from the gif, that is your only pokemon, you are not allowed to use any other pokemon for the entire game.    
Now defeat the elite four.    
   
STLDNR: **** cunt your life already sucks if you are on funnyjunk i just gave you **** to do, go read it.
To be intelligent one needs a strong memory.
Intelligence comes from knowledge and time, it is not something that you just are.

Being able to store large quantities of knowledge and then apply it is intelligence.
And yes that is how people with seemingly natural intellectual abilities gain their knowledge, They learn quicker, store more and process/use said knowledge to their advantage more effectively than those who are "unintelligent"

You are right though the way schools judge intelligence is questionable, it is a flawed system that is built to cater to the "Average" person, which is why they have special schools for the advanced and potatoed.
TLDNR: I have a challenge for you, drag a pokemon out, that is your pokemon.
Go to this website.
www.vizzed.com/playonlinegames/index.php?search=Pokemon&system=&searchBy=name#searchjump
Pick your pokemon game of choice, find the pokemon you picked from the gif, that is your only pokemon, you are not allowed to use any other pokemon for the entire game.
Now defeat the elite four.

STLDNR: **** cunt your life already sucks if you are on funnyjunk i just gave you **** to do, go read it.
User avatar #209 to #191 - donalbaine
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I believe you're mistaking "intelligence" for "education".. Education being the sum of all things you have learned, intelligence being a measure of your cognitive abilities.. Henceforth, memory is a huge part of education, not so much intelligence. I can look at something mechanical and figure out how it works, not because I remember what all the pieces do (education), but because I have the intelligence to understand it. Make sense?
User avatar #211 to #209 - TwiztidNinja
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Oh and wait, not exactly, you are wrong, intelligence, memory, and ability are all factors when determining intelligence. Without a strong memory you have no knowledge to apply, it can go the opposite way though which is why intelligence should never be measured by memory alone, someone could know everything and still be an idiot because they have no idea and lack the ability to use that knowledge.
User avatar #213 to #211 - donalbaine
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.... You just said intelligence is a factor in determining intelligence. And I still maintain that memory isn't a factor (or at least not as much of a factor as you proclaim), because intelligence means you can look at something new and figure it out, without having to have been taught it in the first place..
User avatar #225 to #213 - TwiztidNinja
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im over tired give me a break
User avatar #210 to #209 - TwiztidNinja
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No that was exactly the point i was making.
Quite possible what i was trying to say came out wrong or you misunderstood/did not finish reading what i said.
User avatar #212 to #210 - donalbaine
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No, no, I believe I read that right.. you said that intelligence comes from being able to store large amounts of information and then apply said info, whereas I said that that defines education. You go to school to get an education, not to gain intelligence. Consider the following.. two people go to the same school, the same classes, read the same books and do the same work.. Subject A picks up everything easily, understands the concepts and theories, progresses quickly through the material.. Subject B struggles to understand the material, gets lost easily, gets confused.. One can reasonably assume Subject A has a higher intelligence than the Subject B. Their education is the same, their level of intelligence is not.


TLR Education is remembering that a tomato is a fruit, Intelligence is not putting one in a fruit salad.
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You can not learn to use knowledge, some people have the mental capacity to process more of the information than others, meaning they can use knowledge, yes you are right but you do not have to be a dick about trying to rub a point in that i agree with, why the **** are you lecturing me all i am doing is trying to explain that we have the exact same ******* beliefs but you are being a dense mother ****** and assuming everyone is an idiot, turns out most people are pretty ******* smart, stop your **** cunt.
#229 to #226 - donalbaine
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Well, that was eloquent. My point was that we weren't, in fact, saying the same thing..
Well, that was eloquent. My point was that we weren't, in fact, saying the same thing..
User avatar #222 to #191 - rachex
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I have been watching your gif for 5 minutes No Regrets
#126 - penileburglar
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This can happen if you know how to derive a formula on your own. Often, the formulas we use are just the simplest way to write something--but if you figure it out on your own (remember, SOMEONE had to figure all these formulas out, and some of them weren't actually that hard to figure out) you might have a correct formula, but arranged differently and with variables labelled differently. There are also some situational formulas that aren't commonly studied, but can make work much faster as long as certain conditions will met (they will give you wrong/incomplete/nonreal/illogical answers otherwise.) I can't really tell how high-level the math is from the little piece we get here, but those are both possibilities.

Of course, the other option is he copied the answer and worked backwards with a B.S. formula in order to make his cheating less obvious.
User avatar #136 to #126 - zekeon
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A lot of teachers will mark you wrong if you use a different formula.
#140 to #136 - penileburglar
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...Okay.  Where did I say they wouldn't?  Where was that relevant to my comment?  All I did was explained how/why it can happen.
...Okay. Where did I say they wouldn't? Where was that relevant to my comment? All I did was explained how/why it can happen.
User avatar #141 to #140 - zekeon
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And I pointed out that teachers will tend to not give a **** regardless.
User avatar #144 to #141 - penileburglar
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...Okay. Again, I never said they would. It's still not relevant.

(And worth noting, at university level, as long as you can prove you used a functional method of finding the answer, teachers don't give a ****. And if you really cared you could even go off and dispute the validity of your methods. That kind of stuff only matters in high school / early college classes.)
User avatar #148 to #144 - zekeon
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How is it irrelevant?

I know you didn't say they wouldn't, is it so bad to point out that what you are saying can be irrelevant to most teachers?
User avatar #149 to #148 - penileburglar
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...I wasn't even remotely addressing how the teachers were reacting to it, only how it can happen in the first place. The teacher's reaction is a completely separate issue, it didn't make any sense to reply to my comment with a statement about it.
User avatar #152 to #149 - zekeon
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You like the ellipses huh?

That's the problem, you didn't mention it. It's a related thing, therefore relevant. Just because you didn't mention it doesn't make it meaningless.
User avatar #158 to #152 - penileburglar
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Being related doesn't make something relevant. I didn't say it was meaningless--just there was no reason to reply to my comment as opposed to just commenting on the thread itself. It wasn't any more relevant to my comment than to the overall thread, or to ANY other comment on the thread.

How is me not mentioning it a 'problem'? It's not my job to mention every single possible thing that could ever be related to this topic. If you want to say something that's not relevant to *MY* post, then it makes much more sense to make your own.
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I'll make it simpler then,

>you comment talking about how you can use/think of different fomulae to solve a problem - directly referring to the different formula thing
>I point out teachers will still mark you wrong regardless
Apparently that's irrelevant.
Why is it such a big deal for you? So what if I could have also made a separate comment, it would be just as relevant that way. I figure it's more here when you're directly addressing it more than others.
User avatar #166 to #163 - penileburglar
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Why is it such a big deal to you to directly address me, as opposed to the dozens of other comments all talking about how / why this happened? I'm not addressing it any more than many of the other comments.

At this point, it's obvious you're just out to argue (which actually answers my original question as to why you felt the need to state something so irrelevant to me) and not actually trying to do anything sensible or constructive. So, bye, have a good one.
User avatar #167 to #166 - zekeon
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>turns my question around for no reason
>"accuses me of just wanting to argue"
wat.
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User avatar #188 to #126 - rockamekishiko
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once i did a problem with half the work the teacher had shown us. i got the right answer but i did some stuff in my mind so i had no ******* idea what i did. the teacher was impressed
#164 - flnonymousseven
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"wrong formula"
User avatar #107 - useroftheLOLZ
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Not bragging or anything, but I did this **** all the time in my English classes. Pretty much all of my teachers for my english courses, were dusty old cunts, who didn't like the fact that I would sit in class, and **** around on my laptop, by either browsing FJ, writing my own stories that had nothing to do with the assignment, or by playing pokemon or some ****. There was a day of reckoning though, for each one of them, when mid term finals came around, and we had our first big assignment. It was usually just writing a paper on some ********, or a story. And on the weeks leading up to having to turn in the assignment, I would pull my same old routine, and they would sigh or smile, because they thought I was just a flunkie, because they thought they saw it all. Come to turning in the assignment, I'm the first one to do so, and on the completion date for the paper, it's listed as one week after the paper was assigned.

**** always cracked me up because I usually scored within the top 20% of the class. And I did this for other classes too. Wouldn't do homework during class, ****** around, turned the assignments in, and aced the test.

Of course, when I came home, it took me just over an hour and a half to finish my homework, but they didn't know that, nor did my councilor when he called me into his office, and had a discussion with me.

Ah high school, you bring back memories... I ******* pray to the god damn snow demons that, that place burns in the hottest flames of hell.
#193 to #107 - fourtitwo
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... Wouldn't it be more productive not to pray to a snow demon for that? .____.
#130 - Orc
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**Orc rolled image** ravioli ravioli give me the formuoli
**Orc rolled image** ravioli ravioli give me the formuoli
#204 to #130 - anon id: 0927ffba
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**anonymous rolled image** the true formula