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Re: [Phys-L] problems with the teaching of algebra

-> -----Original Message-----
-> From: Phys-l [] On Behalf Of John
-> Denker
-> > 2. Which of the following units would be most appropriate for
-> > measuring the length of a pen?
-> > A: Miles
-> > B: Meters
-> > C: Micrometers
-> > D: Centimeters
-> My answer: B.
-> Each of the horse pens is 5 meters long.
-> The hog pen is about 20 meters long.

If you were in Texas, the answer would be A. "Each of my cattle pens is 20 miles long, but only because I don't want my cows mixing with my neighbor's bull." :)