FoxTrot by Bill Amend for September 10, 2006

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    gingerr  almost 16 years ago

    exponential growth

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    JasonFoxIsMyHero  almost 14 years ago

    For the last week of school, she would have 34,359,738,368 seconds of work, or 572,662,306:08 minutes or 9,544,371:46:8 of homework, and if she worked straight through, it would take her over 397,682 days! That’s over 1,089 years!!!

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    nate1994a  almost 14 years ago

    o my god that evil

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    sonicmario2  over 11 years ago


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    PEARLSBEFORESWINELOVER88  over 10 years ago


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    gocomics  over 10 years ago

    Er, once the seconds of homework exceeds the seconds in a week, the math teacher can no longer honor his offer, retroactively invalidating the entire agreement.

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    lordheart  about 10 years ago

    He can give homework that needs that much time, to actually complete it it would have to be parallelly run.

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    Perkinsus C.  over 9 years ago

    While JasonFox IsMyHero (btw thanks for figuring out so many of the puzzles found in this comic strip!) solved for how long the last week of homework would take, I couldn’t help but to take it a step further and crunch the numbers (read: make a Matlab script) to figure out how much time she would have spent on homework during the entire 36 weeks.

    This would result in her spending 47,070,313 Years, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 32 Minutes, and 14 Seconds on homework over the course of the school year. Of course this is including leap years.

    Truly Mr. Thompson is the epitome of evil.

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    Elaphe Gutatta  over 9 years ago

    Wow. Mr. Thompson should be renamed Voldemort. He’s that evil.

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    Stan the Building  almost 5 years ago

    34359738368 seconds

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    Pig111  about 4 years ago

    I got 34,359,738,368mins

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    huky  about 4 years ago

    at the thirty-sixth week, you would be getting 2,179 years of homework ever day

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    MJ J  almost 4 years ago

    On the last week of school they’re have to do 9544371 hours of homework HOURS with an H. Given that their are only 168 hours in a week that would be impossible.

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    apples  over 3 years ago

    Anyone know why Peter is always eating a banana?

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    Official Foxtrot Page  almost 2 years ago

    Well, it’s probably because he eats so many junky things that when he’s hungry and eats everything, he has to have a banana. It’s also an easy thing to draw in a person’s hands.

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    Oh, bananas!  7 months ago

    That would be 9544371.76889 hours on the last week!

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