FoxTrot Classics by Bill Amend

FoxTrot Classics

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 1 year ago

    In other words on Jason’s idiotic message, you "press 1“, right?

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    Figuring out the answering machine is the easy part…

  3. BlackKnight15

    BlackKnight15 said, over 1 year ago

    @440RoadRunner

    I did and parentheses are needed before the product (to get 1)…

  4. skeeterhawk

    skeeterhawk said, over 1 year ago

    Since you’re discussing the equation, what’s the proper way to explain the parentheses in an audio phone message?

  5. BlackKnight15

    BlackKnight15 said, over 1 year ago

    @skeeterhawk

    The difference of … and … multiplied by 17.5 subtract the 4th root of…
    This forces the difference to be evaluated before the multiplication…

  6. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 1 year ago

    nowadays, we have smartphones which have voicemail with default recording.

  7. Ray C

    Ray C said, over 1 year ago

    He should say, “…all times 17.5…”, otherwise there is no hint that you need the parentheses. On my first try I got -593, and I KNEW that Amend would give us a proper equation to get to 1 or maybe 2. I just realized that BlackKnight15 also gave us a good way to say it. Bill Amend should get a demerit for that one.

  8. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, over 1 year ago

    For the phone caller, it would be easiest to just try each number on the touchpad and see which one works.

  9. opentomeet

    opentomeet GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    As the instructions are verbal, merely calculate as each term becomes available. SR – CR * 17.5 – FR = 1

  10. Thunderdog

    Thunderdog said, over 1 year ago

    @opentomeet

    Or algebraically: (SR – CR) * 17.5 – FR = 1

    Thank you BlackKnight15 for keeping us math geeks on our toes.

  11. kea

    kea said, over 1 year ago

    @opentomeet

    yep

  12. boogshine

    boogshine said, over 1 year ago

    Yeah, with no parenthesis I got the -593 as well, but can understand where the 1 comes from. No wonder no one is calling.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Or for those of us mathematically impaired we use deductive reasoning based upon the phone button numbering system.

  14. scottjsmith

    scottjsmith said, over 1 year ago

    @opentomeet

    Actually, if you do that on a standard calculator you get -593, which as others pointed out is totally wrong. You only end up with 1 if you enter = after each operation too, which is the same as having parenthesis around the first operation.

  15. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, over 1 year ago

    Mom says, With the phone or our son?

    Answer is, Yes!

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