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Off the Number Line: Why 7 "8" 9

funny math carton 7 8 9

Interviewer:

I’m assuming there’s a backstory here.

Cartoonist:

Actually, this is providing the backstory for the most famous math joke of all time: Why is 6 afraid of 7? … Because 7 “8” 9.

Interviewer:

Haha. I see. But is this really “math”?

Cartoonist:

You’re right. We stooped a little low on this one, but I couldn’t resist paying tribute to the first number joke I ever heard. We’ll get back to some deeper math concepts next week.

Interviewer:

I guess it’s good to have some variety! Looking forward to next week’s Off the Number Line cartoon.

Matthew Peterson and James Huang

About the Author

Matthew Peterson, Ph.D., is Co-founder and Chief Research & Development Officer at the MIND Research Institute. James Huang is Senior Visual Designer at MIND Research Institute.

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