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User currently offlineSteinwayartist From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 66 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2134 times:

My math teacher (I'm dropping the course, btw, but not because of this  Smile) gave us a problem that started out like this:

"An airplane is flying at 350 mi/h and one mile high..."

Well, we all know that's a big no-no, seeing as how there's a (287.5mph) 250Kts<-->10,000ft.MSL limit  Smile

I scribbled "illegal" and all sortsa stuff on the page, explaining why it's inconceivable, etc., after which we had to turn the paper in.

I wonder what she'll have to say...

Just a little humor  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

-Nick

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User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2101 times:

Did the question state which country the aircraft was flying over?

Signed,
A. Killjoy


User currently offlineToady From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 724 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2093 times:

Why is it "inconceivable & illegal"?
The question is "An airplane..." not "A civil airliner...".
You'll end up with egg on your face if your teacher tells you that the problem refers to a military plane flying in time of war.


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2090 times:

Probably not the best thing to do, I used to do things like that is school, I corrected my English Teacher about flying over Disneyland at night, Bio teacher he cliaim gas was not a fluid (LOL!), and so on. All is does is make them grader tougher when it comes to your work!
Iain


User currently offlineSteinwayartist From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2067 times:

You don't have to bash me like that! Waahaaa  Crying

lol, but yeah, you're right. I have a history of doodling.  Smile
Long story short, I'm bored in the class.

Anyway, I should've known that there's an exception for everything, and that posting stuff about planes here was bound to be challenged. :-p

Oh well, let's go back to watching the US Open...

-Nick


User currently offlineN863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2031 times:

Slightly off topic, but I had a final, last semester for Aviation Principles of Management at ERAU, and as a bonus question at the end of the exam, the question read something along the lines of:

If a wide-body 767 jet, scheduled to depart Los Angeles at 14:45 and arrive Honolulu at 18:30, actually departs LAX at 17:00 with a headwind of 50kts over a distance of 2554 miles, a) what year was the aircraft built and b) what color(s) is/are the tail of the aircraft?

The answer, of course, being the Delta geek-orama that I am, was a) 2000 and b) (semi-trick question) Red, Royal Blue & Light Blue.

And I got the credit for it!!!! It made the difference between a B and an A for the test!

For some things, it pays to be alert and answer the trick question literally - EG 'it's not legal' - as sometimes that's the answer to some of the questions I've had in my recent finals. But for regular non-aviation based math, just go with the problem as it was meant...

FLY DELTA JETS and sail UNITED STATES LINES



N 8 6 3 D A


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2026 times:

Sorry. But you're right, you should have known  Smile

User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2005 times:

i hate when teachers do that... i had a problem on my algebra exam last year, and the final answer said it took 6 hours to fly 300 miles... stupid math teachers!!
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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