# Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for April 24, 2017

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1. ##### BE THIS GUYover 5 years ago

Calvin will eat the brains of math nerds.

2. ##### Professor Wover 5 years ago

The living dead only eat flesh

3. ##### The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discoverover 5 years ago

Next question: “How long will Calvin get away with this?”

4. ##### debra4lifeover 5 years ago

The question didn’t say whether the 3 points were in a straight line or in a triangle….Makes a big difference.

5. ##### Rocket Chihuahuaover 5 years ago

Simple really

6. ##### CharliegirlPremium Memberover 5 years ago

I never could “get” those kinds of problems!

7. ##### orinoco wombleover 5 years ago

Wait…is the brain show and tell arc over? Just like that? Did I miss something?

8. ##### GRogerStreffover 5 years ago

First: BC=5 AC=2BA, insufficient data; second: Watterson majored in Political Science.

9. ##### Bilanover 5 years ago

Let’s rephrase this for Calvin. The female brain is twice as far away as the male brain. If the female is 5 feet away from the male, how far do you need to shuffle to get to the male brain?

10. ##### Gentover 5 years ago

Yup. Maths is evil… It creates deadites…

11. ##### AlanMover 5 years ago

If A, B, & C are on a line AC is either 10 or 10/3 (which is ~3.33). If the three points are on a plane then there are an infinite number of answers between 3.33 and 10.

12. ##### Mikeyover 5 years ago

Wow! I forgot about the zombie mode. Calvin was wayyy ahead of his time for the latest zombie fad. Good stuff!

13. ##### AlanMover 5 years ago

All solutions are on a circle. If B is at 0,0 and C is at 5,0 then it’s a circle with a diameter of 6.67"

14. ##### AlanMover 5 years ago

Goto http://www.wolframalpha.com/examples/Math.html and enter this into Plot sqrt(x^2 + y^2) = (sqrt( (5-x)^2 + y^2))/2

15. ##### NeedaChucklePremium Memberover 5 years ago

OMG! Not Math Class!!!

16. ##### walk.richover 5 years ago

Solutions are: 10 or 1.66 if all points are on a straight line (ABC or BAC).

NAH!!

18. ##### gantechover 5 years ago

If Calvin put as much ingenuity into his homework as he does in finding ways to avoid it, he’d be Stephen Hawking.

19. ##### Night-Gaunt49over 5 years ago

My brain was not geared for math.

20. ##### rentierover 5 years ago

Calvin has become 66 meanwhile!!

21. ##### johndifoolover 5 years ago

I think this arc (about a year or so into the strip) was where C&H began to hit its stride.

22. ##### alondraover 5 years ago

In this I don’t blame Calvin one bit. Those story problems are murder! One reason to be so glad to be out of school.

24. ##### battycomicPremium Memberover 5 years ago

I would say that the answer is 10 inches.

25. ##### Alfkowitzover 5 years ago

I think I just solved it. Assuming that the points are on a straight line, we have A-B-C, where each dash represents 5 inches. Therefore, A—C=10 inches.

26. ##### A Hip loving Canadian...over 5 years ago

Grrahh… must eat brains to solve math question…

27. ##### Doug TaylorPremium Memberover 5 years ago

What’s the point?

28. ##### yangeldfover 5 years ago

there isn’t enough information in the question to solve the problem. It’s easy to solve if the 3 points are arranged in a straight line (the answer would be 10) But it doesn’t say that, if the 3 points are arranged in a triangle then you would need to know at least one of the angles of the triangle to solve the problem.

29. ##### Number Threeover 5 years ago

Just like “I before E except after C” or whatever.

That is obviously a American thing because I have never heard that kind of nonsense in the UK.

Haha.

xxx

30. ##### Luanaphileover 5 years ago

This is a clever puzzle. The square of AC follows an elliptical path as the angle between AB and AC varies. HIgh school math but a little beyond poor Calvin.

31. ##### bigcatbusinessover 5 years ago

That won’t work on College.

32. ##### Yontropover 5 years ago

The answer is 10 inches if you assume you go from point A to point B to point C in a strait line. We see that Calvin does not go from point A to point B or anywhere in a strait line.