Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for March 15, 2020


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    retrocool  about 1 year ago

    typical asinine math story problem

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    Ned Dickens  about 1 year ago

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

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    sonicwhite  about 1 year ago

    Probably Nate’s best math work.

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    AlanM  about 1 year ago

    Mandy will arrive first by 1 hour and 8.4 minutes.

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    Stillstuck01  about 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.

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    ComicFan4Life  about 1 year ago

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

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    belgarathmth  about 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.

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    Brian G Premium Member about 1 year ago

    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

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    jruckman  about 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.

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    MikeM_inMD  about 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.

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    jpayne4040  about 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.

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    Jeff0811  about 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.

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    Oakwood13  about 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.

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    ZachOWott  about 1 year ago

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

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

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    Teto85 Premium Member about 1 year ago

    At least Nate understands Common Core.

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    BiggerNate91  about 1 year ago

    Word problems are not meant to be overanalyzed.

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    WCraft Premium Member about 1 year ago

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

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    brick10  about 1 year ago

    The directions were: “Show your work,” NOT explain your thinking.

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    minecraftfan01  about 1 year ago

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

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    ✨ Texas Smash ✨  about 1 year ago

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

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    WØW  about 1 year ago

    Dorky names? why?

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    PinkYoshiFan  about 1 year ago

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

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    PBS1!  about 1 year ago

    Moral: Never overcomplicate the question.

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    Nierro  about 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.

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    orbenjawell Premium Member about 1 year ago

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

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    Tkdgator Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Give him an A for creativity

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    Chase WP  about 1 year ago

    LOL, I love seeing these types of comics

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    Mr. Epic  about 1 year ago

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

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    TheJustinator  about 1 year ago


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    King Of The Casual Gamers  about 1 year ago

    Nate gets an A+ if I was in charge

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    NateWrightOffical  6 months ago

    im sensitive to names

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    LeilahEllison  about 2 months ago

    we need to give him a round of applause

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