FoxTrot by Bill Amend for January 25, 2009
Paige: Aaaa! I can't do these math problems! Why am I so stupid?! "If 2x + y = 60 and x + 2y = 75, solve for x and y." How the heck do I figure that out?! Peter: If two shirts and a sweater costs $60, and a shirt and two sweaters costs $75, what does each item cost? Paige: The shirts are $15 and the sweaters are $30. Duh. Peter: You aren't stupid, Paige, just weird. Paige: Come back! You still haven't told me how to solve the problem!