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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for January 05, 1988
Calvin: Help me figure out this homework problem, Hobbes. What's 3+8? Hobbes: Ok. Assign the answer a value of "X." "X" always mean multiply so take the numerator (that's latin for "number eighter") and put that on the other side of the equation. That leaves you with three on this side, so what tiems three equals eight? The answer, of course, is six. Calvin: Gosh, I must have done the others all wrong. Hobbes: These problems seem awfully advanced for first grade, if you ask me.
bhillianthe about 13 years ago
omg… hobbes your smart
yeahiknow almost 13 years ago
-10. Sort of.
sunshinelegend almost 13 years ago
I think the answer is C.) Waning Gibbous.
Silver Six almost 12 years ago
That’s how everyone feels every time I’m tutoring math XD I can now see it.
FredrikBT over 11 years ago
This reminds me when I asked dad for help about my math, and he seriously thought I had contact with extraterrestrials.
yow4zip Premium Member over 10 years ago
It’s so advanced that only a tiger can do it.
bmonk over 10 years ago
Love Hobbes’ algorithm. Wonder if it generalizes well?
Comics Master over 9 years ago
Um, its 11.
morton115 over 8 years ago
Hobbes teaches Common Core math! :-)
patli618 over 6 years ago
He can make a perfect multicolored clay sculpture of himself using only one color of clay, yet can’t figure out 3+8
(insert name here) over 5 years ago
Me2times. almost 5 years ago
Sounds like Common Core
billwilliams1 over 4 years ago
Cedar the squirrel over 2 years ago
We went into thousands in first grade
Praxeria about 2 years ago
hobbes is smort
Nate Wright (Mischief God) almost 2 years ago
You’re teaching Isaac Newton some vital math, Hobbes!
Lord Serath Darklands 8 days ago
Hobbes’ grasp of basic mathematics concerns me.