These are the three bonus questions from my Pre-Algebra Final:

B1: Take the number of inches in a foot.  Subtract the number of days in a week.  Multiply that by the difference between the number of letters in “happy” and “sad.”  Add the number of protons in a carbon atom.  Square that number.  Subtract half the number of times Sideshow Bob has appeared on “The Simpsons.”  Square it again, then multiply by pi.  Add the league minimum salary for an NFL veteran.  Multiply by the difference between the number of stars on the U.S. flag and the number of states in the U.S.  What is the number?

B2: What is the sum of all the numbers from 1 to 100?

B3: A five letter word near the ocean is spelled C-O-A-S-T.  A five letter word that means “brag” is spelled B-O-A-S-T.  Spell a five letter word you put in the toaster.

I’ll post official answers tomorrow in a comment.  >:)

1. May 25, 2010 6:16 pm

B1= 0
B2= 5050
B3= B-R-E-A-D

Do I win a cyber-teeshirt? 🙂

2. May 26, 2010 4:33 pm

Well done, Nobu. You got all three! None of my students got all three.

Now the bonus-bonus question: how many of my students got each right?

• May 26, 2010 7:55 pm

wait a minute, another trick question? damnit, where’s my teeshirt? 😉

• May 26, 2010 11:32 pm

Also acceptable for B3 is B-A-G-E-L.

3. May 27, 2010 9:25 pm

I have such an aversion to math that I can’t even read this post!

Plus, the bonus-bonus requires psychic talents. Most unfair. I’ll wager, um, less than 45%.

• May 28, 2010 2:35 am

It’s a trick, Tracy… get an axe 😉