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Drabble by Kevin Fagan for April 24, 2016

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    dadoctah  about 5 years ago

    That would be a brilliant theory if you could only convince me that Wally is also able to multiply by seven.

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    WDemBlk Premium Member about 5 years ago

    When I worked for a chain drug store, I would be upset when the manager checking us out at the end of the shift had to go to the calculator for 2 $1.00 coupons!!

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    pschearer Premium Member about 5 years ago

    I saw a store clerk use a calculator to decide on 10% of a price.

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    kevin87031  about 5 years ago

    As a college math instructor, I can tell you that most of today’s college aged adults cannot do simple arithmetic without a calculator. For example, one divided by three is clearly one-third, but many tell me it’s 0.33.

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    gaslightguy  about 5 years ago

    Pathetic, but so true. What a shame. No battery. No answer.

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    californicated1  about 5 years ago

    Calculators are so 1970s these days.There’s probably a calculating app on your smart phone or your computer that replaced that.

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    Wiley Woolies  about 5 years ago

    And we wonder what is wrong with the country….start here…

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    OldestandWisest  about 5 years ago

    At least 50 years ago, Isaac Asimov wrote a great story called “The Feeling of Power” about a future in which all calculations had been done by computers so long that when someone rediscovered how to do simple calculations by hand, he was regarded as a genius!

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    sbwertz  about 5 years ago

    Math was always my worse subject….mainly, I think, because I found it boring. But I can still do pretty complex arithmetic calculations in my head.

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    Frankie5466  almost 2 years ago

    Seriously. It’s always been a thing for young high school age kids to work as cashiers at stores and restaurants but now you would be surprised if they could do basic math to make change etc. Have they stopped teaching math at school?!

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