Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Washer

(Click on the cartoon to see the entire image.)
(C)Copyright 2010, C. Burke. All rights reserved.


I've seen this problem mentioned online twice in the past couple of weeks, neither time with any illustration. The first time that I read it, it took me a moment to realize that the washer referred to was the kind used with nuts and bolts.
I realized that my students would probably react the same way.

This was supposed to be up yesterday -- as the date on the comic suggests -- but it was so late already that I decided to just hold it for Tuesday.

1 comment:

lnthomp said...

I just got a nice new front-load washing machine, and your chalkboard drawing might not even clear up the question for kids who are familiar with those.