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    Re: Things you have never understood!

    Quote Originally Posted by Duxxy;2508053;
    Something I have never grasped were those stupid word problems.
    "If 2 trains left the station at the same time, one heading west at 40mph, the other heading east at 55mph which one will get to their destination first?" BLEAH! kill me now
    Those were the worst! I would need to storyboard the entire question, seriously, I'd need a train, track, diorama, and individual miniature oranges and apples for the cargo, if needed. I had to enact it if I were to have a pray at figuring it out.
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    Re: Things you have never understood!

    How people cannot love crossword puzzles!
    "...each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom, one helluva writer

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    Re: Things you have never understood!

    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay;2509950;
    How people cannot love crossword puzzles!
    I love all kinds of word games! Just not the ones involving math.
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    Re: Things you have never understood!

    Yep, count me in on word games. Numbers - the supposed international language is greek to me.

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    Re: Things you have never understood!

    I love to do the Jumble and the Crossword Puzzle in the daily newspaper. And the kids and I always took those word puzzle books with us for trips by car or plane.

    But Sudoku is the one that I just cannot grasp.

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    Re: Things you have never understood!

    I know this sounds stupid, but I think I will die never getting this. I am still convinced that people on the westcoast get 27 hours in the day and not 24. I am an eastcoaster.

    I know I sound really dumb posting it, but glad I could finally let it out

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    Re: Things you have never understood!

    Quote Originally Posted by snarkattack;2510842;
    I know I sound really dumb posting it, but glad I could finally let it out
    No, not dumb at all! I love reading this thread and seeing that I'm not the only one who struggles with these concepts! I can't keep the time zones straight either!

    Count me among those who love crossword puzzles. I also love sudoku. And I've discovered a sort of word puzzle called Places, Please to which I am totally addicted - I've ordered entire books of only these puzzles in the mail on a regular basis. If they had a subscription, like they do with the variety puzzle magazines and such, I'd get it.

    It's just the math word problems that I really can't do. I mean, I can, but I need the same set-up as lopevian, and really, if you have to do that, what's the point? There's absolutely no fun in it at all.

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    Re: Things you have never understood!

    I've never understood why cream cheese qualifies as a dairy product (sold in that section of grocery stores). It does not contain calcium. Odd.

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    Re: Things you have never understood!

    But it's cheese. Cheese is a dairy product.
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    Re: Things you have never understood!

    Who and whom. I can never remember when "whom" is appropriate. I usually just stick with "who" and probably sound stupid when I'm wrong.
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