The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

30 April 2005

For every formula, a form

I am legitimately something of a math geek — I didn't score 800 on the math portion of the SAT, but I came close, and the second BASIC program I wrote (after a variation of Hello World) was a Fibonacci number generator — and once upon a time I worked for H&R Block. So I'm bound to appreciate something like this: If the IRS had discovered the quadratic formula. [Link requires Adobe Reader.]

(Found at Hatless in Hattiesburg.)

Posted at 3:01 PM to Entirely Too Cool

Haha! That's funny. I'm not particularly fond of math (anymore), but I remember the quadratic formula very well. As in it took me at least a week to understand/solve it. At least that's shorter than the amount of time it takes to understand a tax form!

Posted by: MeeCiteeWurkor at 5:01 PM on 30 April 2005

FOIL. You must remember to use FOIL.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 8:50 PM on 30 April 2005

Good heavens, I'd forgotten that little admonition.

"First Outside, Inside Last."

Posted by: CGHill at 4:30 AM on 1 May 2005

That's all I remember, unfortunately.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 6:45 PM on 1 May 2005