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INNUMERACY, was Re: Use of Calculators

At 06:35 PM 2/24/97 -0600, you wrote:
Hi Physics Phriends,

Of course, when I'm feeling mischievous at a particularly slow cashier, I
wait until the register says that the change is $2.63 when I give her/him a
10 dollar bill for a $7.37 purchased. Then I say, oh, here's 37 cents.
Talk about INNUMERACY.

Bye, DiRT

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INNUMERACY - I went to the store with a handful of coupons - most of them
"normal" - 50 cents off, etc, but one gaot me 10% off the TOTAL purchase.

The cashier had no idea why I wanted the 10% off rung up PRIOR to all the
cents off coupons credited.

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Physics Teacher 5101 McRee Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110