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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A not so funny joke

The Math Test

A foreigner with an accent wants a job as a construction worker, but the foreman won't hire him until he passes a little math test.

Here is your first question, the foreman said. 'Without using numbers, represent the number 9.'

'Without numbers?' The foreigner says, 'Dat's easy.' and proceeds to draw three trees.



'What's this?' the boss asks.

'Vot! You got no brain? Tree and tree and tree make nine,' says the foreigner.

'Fair enough,' says the boss. 'Here's your second question. Use the same rules, but this time the number is 99.'

The foreigner stares off into space for a while, then picks up the picture that he has just drawn and makes a smudge on each tree. 'Dar ya go,' he says.



The boss scratches his head and says, 'How on earth do you get that to represent 99?'

'Each of da trees is dirty now. So, it's dirty tree, and dirty tree, and dirty tree. Dat is 99.'

The boss is getting worried that he's going to actually have to hire this foreigner, so he says, 'All right, last question. Same rules again, but this time represent the number 100.'

The foreigner stares into space some more, then he picks up the picture again and makes a little mark at the base of each tree and says, 'Dar ya go. Von hundred.'



The foreman looks at the attempt. 'You must be nuts if you think that represents a hundred!'

The foreigner leans forward and points to the marks at the base of each tree and says, 'A little dog come along and pooped by each tree. So now you got dirty tree and a turd, dirty tree and a turd, and dirty tree and a turd, vich makes von hundred.'

'So, ven do I start?'

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1 Comments:

At 01 February, 2009 11:13, Blogger Priscilla said...

Lol I was going to ask you to explain this because I didn't get it-but then the lights came back on :) good one (slaps knee and laughs heartily)!!

 

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