By IvyLeague? - United States - Buffalo
Today, I was babysitting, and a little girl asked for help with her homework. I cheerfully began an explanation, only to freeze mid-sentence. I could not for the life of me remember how to do long-division. I'm about to graduate from Cornell University, and her little brother had to correct me. FML
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  sens3sfailing  |  24

im an engineering student taking calculus classes and differential equations. lets see if i can help. long division? ummmm. don't you do something where you...*draws a picture of a giraffe* there you go.


Division's either easy enough you don't need long division or painstaking enough that you should go for the calculator...really I'm just rationalizing me forgetting it too though. #suckstosuck :(


I'm a student in my first year at the University of Imnottellingyouwhere, and I certainly remember. It is also used in calculus, but on polynomials instead of simple numbers. It's not hard at all, anyway.

  freshberries22  |  17

Exactly, I'm a junior in college and I barely remember anything from last semester. The mind is a funny thing and if you don't use it you lose it. Cheer up op when my brother brought home factors I could barely remember how to do them.

By  zingline89  |  18

I'm sure it's just a product of not having done it for a while. You should spend the remainder of your night studying up. Just give it your undivided attention.

  zingline89  |  18

That's not even a fraction of what I'm capable of. Frankly there were too many variables when deciding what puns to use, so I left some on the table for the replies. So take this as a Sine, FML community, to unload your best math puns below.

  iOceanus  |  18

24: As I read your comment, I imagined your puns materializing into projectiles, then speeding towards your enemy as a final move to finish him... It's 3am, don't judge me.


62: No, all math through high school and a good portion of the math in college is immediately applicable to the real world. You're highly employable if you understand this.

  saksxalmo  |  20

Math can actually be really fun and beautiful (fractals, man), but math class is horrible. I love thinking about calculus, but as soon as I actually enter the classroom I'm ready to take a nap. :(

By  missababgaga  |  19

Join the club... I wasn't able to help my little sister with her long division hw when she asked. I didn't even know how to do it when it was first taught to me in class as a kid! That's why I'm thankful for calculators.