I was checking over Hailey’s math homework this morning and she’d left one blank because she said there wasn’t a good answer and I told her that there is always a good answer in 4th grade and then I looked at the question and my brain melted a little and she was like, “SEE? 4TH GRADE IS TRYING TO KILL ME.”
Am I just stupid? Is there a clearer answer to this?
UPDATED: First off, I apologize for making you do math word problems and I love that you stuck around and answered them so brilliantly. Secondly, I asked Pearson (the company that wrote the question) what the answer is but I think they’re avoiding me. Probably because they don’t know the answer either. Hailey’s teacher, however, just answered my email asking what the answer is and she says:
” Rudy made $40 minus $3 bus fare, so profit is $37 for Sadie and he made all $45 for Chad with no expenses.”
I’m tempted to respond with “Who is Rudy? And why do Sadie and Chad need so many piano teachers?” but then I realized that this poor woman is answering a ridiculous parent’s math questions at 10pm on a school night and now I just feel bad and want to send her flowers. Or piano lessons. Those seem popular all of a sudden.