One ounce of solution X contains only ingredients a and b in a ratio of 2:3. One ounce of solution Y contains only ingredients a and b in a ratio of 1:2. If solution Z is created by mixing solutions X and Y in a ratio of 3:11, then 2520 ounces of solution Z contains how many ounces of a?

“Okay, then, let’s start at the beginning…”

But what does it mean??

“Damned if I know, honey, but it’s due tomorrow so I guess we’d better get to figuring it out.”

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“And then she said there were umpteen reasons Mike wouldn’t go out with you but that’s all she’d say.”

Umpteen? What’s that mean?

“Beats me, but it sounds like a lot.”

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“Tus padres saben que te escabulliste.”

What does that mean?

“It means you’re screwed, man.”

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“I mean, it’s not like I meant to like Chris. I know Taylor likes him, I mean, I’m not an idiot. Do they say I like him? ‘Cause I don’t. Not really – I mean, not like like like him, not like that. You know what I mean?”

No.

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Kalief’s scores on his first four History tests were 80, 85, 88 and 95. To get an A in the class, he needs to have an average of 90 or better. What score must he make on the fifth test to get an A? Let x be the required score on the fifth test. Write an equation for calculating the mean with the unknown value.

Ummm…

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Eeny, meany, miney, moe,

Catch a tiger by his toe.

If he hollers let him go,

Eeny, meany, miney, moe.

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Regina George: 120 calories and 48 calories from fat. What percent is that?
Gretchen Weiners: Um..48 into 120?
Regina George: I’m only eating foods with less than 30% calories of fat.
Cady Heron: It’s 40%. Well, 48 over 120 equals x over a 100 and then you cross multiply and get the value of x.
Regina George: Whatever. I’m getting cheese fries.
Mean Girls

Linda hosts our Stream of Consciousness Saturdays. This week’s prompt is “mean(s). Use it with or without the ‘s,’ any way you’d like.”