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Mathematics in the Real World

Three students were being given a test to decide who should get a summer job at the local hamburger joint. Each student was asked: "What is 2 + 2?"

The first student answered "37" and was ruled out.

The second student answered "Wednesday" and was ruled out as well.

The third student confidently answered "4."

"That's great," said the manager. "How did you work it out?"

"It was easy," said the student. "I just subtracted 37 from Wednesday."