Morning Mathematical Monsters & Maniacs!
(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “M”)
Over the past 600+ episodes, The Simpsons has taken us on an amazing mathematical journey involving fractions, probability, Fermat’s last theorem, and hundreds of other aspects from the wonderful world off mathematics.
And what better way to start your week, then by discussing math Monday morning?
This week we look at Bart’s homework on reducing fractions to irreducible fractions. I know this will split you readers into either Barts or Lisas from Postcards From the Wedge (Season 21, E14), as they so eloquently discussed fractions:
Bart: “I would end all life on this planet just to get out of doing fractions.”
Lisa: “Fractions aren’t that hard. You just have to have a common denominator. For example, one-half plus one-third equals three-…”
Bart: “End. all. life. on. this. planet!” [makes explosion sound]
Lisa: “You’ll need to know fractions to make that explosion!”
So let’s find out if you’re a Bart or a Lisa.