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*To*: quattro@coimbra.ans.net*Subject*: Algebra R'Us*From*: "Al Powell" <APOWELL@agcom.tamu.edu>*Date*: Fri, 8 Nov 1996 13:38:32 CDT*Organization*: TAMU Agricultural Communications*Priority*: normal*Reply-to*: a-powell1@tamu.edu*Sender*: owner-quattro@coimbra.ans.net

> From: "Duff, Ian" <iduff@charter.com> > Subject: RE: We is edukatid > > Well, if you calculate the aggregate number of hours expended by members > of this list _fixing_ vs. _driving_, we don't seem quite so bright. > However, using the same formula, adnoH owners come out as *much* more > intelligent, which we all take as gospel to be false. The answer is oblivious, Mr. Dear Mr. Duff: the relationship is inverse! You failed to include the *perversity* factor, which must be taken into account, since the list members are so perverse that they take on their Audis as roughly 50% transportation, 50% challenge! So the correct formula is more like: (HD) x (HF) ------------------- X (-1) P Hour driving X hours fixing, divided by perversity, then invert the sign. Since adnoH drivers are often wonderful people, but many lack perversity and drive in a boring fashion, I suggest the "P" factor accounts for the difference. Especially after the fourth beer. Then the "P" factor is REALLY significant! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Al Powell Voice: 409/845-2807 107 Reed McDonald Bldg. Fax: 409/862-1202 College Station, TX 77843 Http://agcomwww.tamu.edu/agcom/satellit/alpage.htm "Some people can tell what time it is by looking at the sun...but I have never been able to see the numbers." [From 5th/6th grade essays....]

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