Lesson N+2

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Stop counting on your fingers and toes (Thanks to:  Kaplan InterActive)
Math Brain Teaser

48 divided by -6 equals:

(A) -6

(B) 6

(C) -8

(D) 8

(E) 288

The distance formula.
Knowing the formula, Distance (D) = Rate (R) * Time (T), is the first part of the

battle; the second step is knowing when to use it:

Terrance can lick 12 envelopes every 3 minutes.

How many envelopes can Terrance lick in one hour?

Finding Terrance's rate using the first part of the question allows you to figure out how many envelopes he can lick in one hour.

“The eye is bigger than the belly”;
“His bark is worse than his bite”;

“Whose house is of glass, must not throw stones at another”;

“God’s mill grinds slow, but sure”;

“For want of a nail, the shoe is lost, for want of a shoe the horse is lost, for want of a horse the rider is lost”;

“One half the world knows not how the other half lives”;

“He that lies with the dogs, rises with fleas”

“One hour’s sleep before midnight is worth three after.”

Commuter—one who spends his life
In riding to and from his wife;

A man who shaves and takes a train,

And then rides back to shave again.

E. B. White (1899–1985), U.S. author, editor. The Commuter.


A horse is dangerous at both ends and uncomfortable in the middle.

Ian Fleming (1908–64), British author. Quoted in: Sunday Times (London, 9 Oct. 1966).



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