# Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for March 15, 2020

## Explore Big Nate

1. ##### retrocoolabout 1 year ago

typical asinine math story problem

2. ##### Ned Dickensabout 1 year ago

“Todd and Mandy are dorky names”, said the kid who once called Chad “Todd”.

3. ##### sonicwhiteabout 1 year ago

Probably Nate’s best math work.

4. ##### AlanMabout 1 year ago

Mandy will arrive first by 1 hour and 8.4 minutes.

5. ##### Stillstuck01about 1 year ago

In U.S. land surveying under the Public Land Survey System (PLSS), a section is an area nominally one square mile (2.6 square kilometers), containing 640 acres (260 hectares), with 36 sections making up one survey township on a rectangular grid.i.e. over 200 years of infrastructure built on dividing the country up into one mile by one mile grid.

6. ##### ComicFan4Lifeabout 1 year ago

I find this kinda similar to Calvin’s work in Calvin and Hobbes.

7. ##### belgarathmthabout 1 year ago

Where t=time in hours, wouldn’t it be 80t=1825 for Mandy, and 55t=1192 for Todd. So, Mandy’s time = 1825/80 = 22.8125 hours. Todd’s time = 1192/55 = 21.67272 hours for Todd. Todd will arrive first, by 1.139 hours. That’s about one hour, eight minutes, thirty seconds sooner. (.139*60) These problems always assume simultaneous departure, instant acceleration, and constant rate of speed, which is not possible in practice, so Nate’s right about that “stopping at a convenience store” bit.

Having taken the train from Chicago to LA (Which goes through St Louis), I can tell you that it in no way travels at 80 mph and St Louis to LA is more like 60 hours. (But the food on board is very good) And if Todd isn’t going to stop for gas he better be wearing some diapers. ;o

9. ##### jruckmanabout 1 year ago

Todd gets there first. However, having been on the road for 21 hours and 40 minutes, he parks his car on the busy street by the cafe where they were to meet, gets out, and gets run over by the bus he didn’t see because he was so exhausted.

10. ##### MikeM_inMDabout 1 year ago

While Todd’s trip is faster by 1:08:23, we don’t know who arrived first, because nothing is said about when each of them started traveling.

11. ##### jpayne4040about 1 year ago

Sometimes I would answer something like, “I don’t know. I guess we’ll find out when one of them gets there.” Not quite what the teacher was looking for.

12. ##### Jeff0811about 1 year ago

Does it really matter who gets there first? As long as they both arrive safely, why quibble about “first” anything. Life too short to be preoccupied with the minutiae of it all.

13. ##### Oakwood13about 1 year ago

Without worrying about traffic. Mandy will take about 23 hours and Todd will take about 21 hours. Just using simple math dividing distance by speed.

14. ##### ZachOWottabout 1 year ago

Woah, the panels are all different colors, is that new?

15. ##### tiger2003 (whew this mask is getting itchy)about 1 year ago

https://www.gocomics.com/bignate/1997/01/05

At least Nate understands Common Core.

17. ##### BiggerNate91about 1 year ago

Word problems are not meant to be overanalyzed.

Raise your hand if you read every word (mine is not up):

20. ##### minecraftfan01about 1 year ago

The first bit is obsolete because the problem already told the speed (yeah I know r/wooosh but constructive criticism amirite?)

21. ##### ✨ Texas Smash ✨about 1 year ago

Hey it’s my birthday to anyone that cares… i’m turning 14.

22. ##### WØWabout 1 year ago

Dorky names? why?

23. ##### PinkYoshiFanabout 1 year ago

It says constant, not average driving speed. That’s got to be impossible/illegal.

24. ##### PBS1!about 1 year ago

Moral: Never overcomplicate the question.

25. ##### Nierroabout 1 year ago

Louis will get there first because while he is travelling 69% as fast as Mandy, he only has 65% as much distance to cover as Mandy does.

Showed his work, all right……as (un)crowned King Of All Snow-jobs"……….ALL HAIL!!

Give him an A for creativity

28. ##### Chase WPabout 1 year ago

LOL, I love seeing these types of comics

29. ##### Mr. Epicabout 1 year ago

That’s kind of offensive to people who are named Todd or Mandy.

baldi

31. ##### King Of The Casual Gamersabout 1 year ago

Nate gets an A+ if I was in charge

32. ##### NateWrightOffical6 months ago

im sensitive to names

A+

34. ##### LeilahEllisonabout 2 months ago

we need to give him a round of applause