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- July 4, 2009 by mnfife
- I don't get the arithmetic of A, B and C
You know, those maths problems you were set at school about three men who spent their whole lives in competition - digging ditches, rowing up and down rivers in leaky boats, racing each other on bicycles... A always had the best equipment; B had to contend with minor hitches, and poor old C always had to cope with the impossible - baths which emptied faster than they could be filled; boats which filled faster than they could be bailed out, and so forth.
I have never yet been in a situation where I've had to use anything remotely akin to such calculations, and suspect that if they ever did become relevant, I'd be more likely to think about phoning for an ambulance for C, than take out pencil and paper and start doing sums.