*Does 3÷3=0?*

Well, what’s the opposite of division?

*[blink blink]*

You can do it. The **opposite** of **division**?

*[blink blink blink] Multiplication?*

So that means if 3÷3=0 then – STOP THAT! Put that calculator away. You don’t have to run crazy equations in your head and there’s plenty of times to double check your answers but this isn’t one of them.

*[sigh] But we’re allowed to use our calculators.*

They didn’t mean for this kind of math. I know, I’m a monster. What’s the opposite of division?

*Multiplication.*

Right. So if 3÷3=0 then that means 0×3=3. Is that right?

*One! It’s one!*

Ah. So if 3÷3=1 then does 1×3=3? Yes? That’s the kind of math you can double check yourself on. You don’t need no stinkin’ calculator.

Linda hosts Stream of Consciousness Saturday. This week’s prompt is “starts with cal.” Use a word starting with the letters “cal” as your prompt word. Have fun!

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That’s beyond this accountant. The Numbers Force is strong with you.

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Would it amuse you to know I had to “study” when I was teaching 3rd grade math? Because they ask questions like this all the time and when the teacher stammers over answering kids laugh like hyenas… 😆

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Of course 0 X 3 + 0. But you knew that.

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It’s the new math.

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I see.

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Good for you! They’ll thank you one day. For something.

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Probably not for this, though. 😆😂

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🙂

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You are soooooo evil. Good mom!

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It’s practically a hobby at this point. 😆

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Laura, I feel your anguish. I do something retro to stay keen. I reconcile my checkbook sans a calculator. I recognize I could do this online and do so, but still balance it to do the simple math. Keith

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I get that. I used to balance my checkbook with pencil/paper but double checked with my calculator because that wasn’t a place I wanted to gamble and miss.

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I’m laughing at your post, but only because I am not a math person. Not ever. That means I appreciate the existence of calculators, whatever the answer may be.

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I am entirely certain some things I use my calculator for (particularly at the grocery store where I have enough on my plate trying to remember all the stuff) looks pretty dumb to the math folks. 😆

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Lol! This is good.

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Wish I could say it wasn’t a real world example…😆 It’s just so easy for them to grab their phone.

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It is, and that’s how they think!

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