Random Joke #13: Right Triangle

3-4-5-pythagorean

Little Johnny is not so little anymore. So, now, it’s time for him to learn some algebra.

Johnny’s math teacher was bemused over the answer to an exam question about right triangles that he had written. It was the single word “rhinoceros.”

“Well,” the teacher said, “This is not a word that I ordinarily associate with mathematics. Whatever did you mean by this?”

Johnny replied, “I knew that the answer was something like ‘hippopotamus’. But I thought that if I wrote that then you’d be upset. So ‘rhinoceros’ was the first thing that came to mind.”

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13 thoughts on “Random Joke #13: Right Triangle

  1. Random Joke.
    A fur trader was in his canoe in the wilds of Saskatchewan when he saw a little Indian boy fall in the water. He quickly paddled to him jumped out of the canoe, got soaking wet and saved the boy, the Chief’s son. The chief was so grateful he welcomed the trapper into the tribe and offered him a wife from all his own daughters. The three daughters all slept in the same tent. There were two sylph like maidens who slept every night on skins of white tailed deer. The third was a large, quite well endowed in all ways older woman who slept on a very large animal skin. “Choose whichever you would,” the chief said. The trapper chose the most beautiful young maiden. But the chief said he should choose the large older woman because she would keep him warm during the worst of winter.
    As he explained, “The squaw on the hippopotamus is equal to the squaws on the other two hides.”

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