i just found this in my tag and ok other than deciding not to check my tag much anymore and thanking Carrie for defending my Intellectual Person Honour, I’m going to have to address this anon, partly because this is gross misrepresentation of me as a person (I am in fact a math person, an intellectual, and the proud daughter of an engineer), mostly because there is a serious error in this person’s math and it’s bugging me.
- I CAN do math, you little shit. I’m not an idiot. I finished high school at 16 and went straight to college because I was bored. I had a 4.0 for YEARS until I got sick and messed up a semester. I’d tell you my IQ but I’m concerned that the number might confuse you. Somehow I doubt that you work with numbers that large on a regular basis.
- My father is an engineer. Math smarts seem to have run in the family regardless of gender. I was doing algebra when I was 8 and base math when I was 11. (Most people don’t do base math until AP classes in high school, or, more often, Math 151 in college.) (If you don’t know what base math is, anon, that’s ok, you won’t need it in your job at McDonald’s.)
- I did not happen to catch it at exactly 333 so I celebrated “one third” at 350 because that was the next time I checked it.
- Saying “I have one third of 1000” and having 350 isn’t being wrong. I had passed the one third point. So as Carrie pointed out, I was right. I was not saying “I have exactly one third of 1000,” I was saying “I have passed the one third point.”
Last but not least, the thing that’s really bothering me:
- 333 is NOT 1/3 of 1000, you little twat. 333 is 1/3 of 999. 333.33 [followed by an infinite sequence of 3’s] is 1/3 of 1000. Or, 333 1/3, if you want to use fractions, which is quicker.
I can stand having my math corrected by actual Smart Math People (TM), but NOT by morons who don’t know what they’re talking about.