I concur, peeps. Algebra DOES save lives. But you know what’s more important? Punctuation. Seriously:
“Let’s eat Grandma.”
“Let’s eat, Grandma.”
See? A comma just saved Grandma’s life. For a complete guide to punctuation, I recommend the book Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss.
I would suppose that it is physics that would save lives, the equations that Wiz would apply are the result of formulating a theory and checking it, which is called the scientific method.
Without some very complex calculations, because the Earth is moving at a varying speed in its elliptical orbit around the sun with additional gravitational influence from our moon, they would not have known the meteor was heading right for Earth.
Algebra! I like algebra!! It’s Trigonometry and Calculus I hate!!
The Fink will shortly re-evaluate his equation with the Wiz.
Wow, the wiz is a math wiz! Who knew?
Didn’t Val Kilmer say something like that in “Red Planet”?
Every school math teacher, college math professor and general math geek is going to have this comic pinned to their wall/desk/locker forever.
The above comments will be added to the Wikipedia examples of: “Droll humor.”.
“We don’t have time for Algebra, just zap that meteor! "
It took calculus to detect the meteor – it’s going to take applied practical magic to save lives.
The math is way beyond algebra. You have, at least, a 3body problem.
Let’s here it for giant meteor. Giant meteor. -————- He’s our man. -—————- If he can’t give us relief, -——————————— No one can.
Impeach trump…..Impeach, trump……for me it works both ways
When I attended our last high school reunion in 2010 (50th) while shaking hands, and hugging a bunch of classmates, ran into a couple of the “brains” that they were noted for in school. Asked them how algebra, calculus, etc. etc. had helped them through the years. Never heard laughter that loud in a long, long time ! Then again, those that did take those classes? Hopefully they were successful in whatever job (s) they had.
I’d recommend orbital mechanics and calculus over algebra for this problem. “It doesn’t take a rocket scientist … Oh, wait, it does.”
Zap it to the other side of the Earth’s orbit.
I think geometry is gonna play a role too.
If I had a dollar for every time algebra has helped me I have X dollars.
Mastroianni and Hart