Gretchen’s Diary #7: Practical Mathematics

It’s funny how, throughout your education, you’re required to know a wide variety of mathematical functions, equations and rules.

You’re taught the angles of a tetrahedron, the voltage of an electrical current, the volume of a glass cylinder, the structural integrity of a steel cable, the threshold temperature of a diesel engine, and the rate of a skydiver’s free fall including wind resistance.

You’re expected to calculate a world of difficult problems and scenarios, when all you really need to understand is:

       Rent
       Groceries
       Internet
       Cell Phone
       Gas Money
       Insurance
+      Student Loans
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       Broke

– Gretchen the Grumbling Grad

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