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A Lot of Oil Changes

Life is filled with math problems, waiting to be noticed. For example, consider a car advertisement that occurred on TV (4/30/2011).

The ad: "This car has 26000 miles now. When I grow up I'm going to take it to 1000 million miles."

Someone's numbersense seems wrong here! Best case scenario, suppose the person drove the car 26000 miles in one year. How long will it take for that person at that same rate (even if grown up) to reach 1000 million miles?

See you in 35,714+ years! No wonder people have trouble with financial matters, understanding govermental budgets, or even things that cost 0.96 cents.