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Here's a bit of interesting stuff for Friday.

Firstly, here's a scan of the menu from a Wimpy (for non-South Africans - an eat-in burger restaurant) from 1983. I don't know what exchange rates were like then - probably around R2 to the US$, but currently the rate is about R7.40 to the US$.



Secondly, here's one of the Grade 12 final mathematics papers for 2009. Apparently something like 60% or so of the students writing this exam failed it. I thought it was relatively easy, especially considering the students had a formula sheet in the exam.

Mathematics P1 November 2009 (warning: the PDF is 4MB in size)

What do you think? Too easy?

Date: Friday, 15 January 2010 14:07 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ihlanya.livejournal.com
Grade 12 as in Matric?

*looks at paper*

I failed Higher Grade in std 9 and nearly flunked Standard Grade in matric. I reckon I would have passed THIS paper no problem (not that I could now!)

Date: Friday, 15 January 2010 14:19 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ihlanya.livejournal.com
That is just what I was thinking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: Friday, 15 January 2010 14:16 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pcb.livejournal.com
The UK had Wimpy for years. Then McDonalds iced them off most of the face of the earth. There may be the odd one about the place still, but I've not seen one since the 1980s.

Date: Friday, 15 January 2010 14:19 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ihlanya.livejournal.com
Wimpy is much nicer than Mickey D's.

Date: Friday, 15 January 2010 14:25 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pcb.livejournal.com
Oh it was.
McD's left me curled under a chair with stomach cramps

Date: Friday, 15 January 2010 14:30 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ihlanya.livejournal.com
.... crying in the foetal position.

Date: Friday, 15 January 2010 16:40 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pcb.livejournal.com
Just whining faintly - didn't want my mother to start asking questions like 'where did you get the money to buy ANYTHING at McDonald's?'

Date: Friday, 15 January 2010 15:08 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evildmguy.livejournal.com
*sigh*

I am too removed from math, unfortunately. I could probably eventually figure the problems out but I think it would take a long time since I am not studying that at the moment.

Interesting about Wimpy's.

edg

Date: Sunday, 17 January 2010 16:29 (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Amazing how much one forgets over the years. I could have done this at one point, but I can't now. I figure I could easily study up and get back to this level of ability though, and better.

Date: Sunday, 17 January 2010 16:31 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] polymale.livejournal.com
Ok, let's try this again, now that I'm actually logged in:

Amazing how much one forgets over the years... I can't do this now, but I once could. I figure I could study up and get back to this level fairly easily though, if I wanted.

Date: Sunday, 17 January 2010 18:21 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] windrider-09.livejournal.com
Sigh, these prices are long gone:(

I cannot remember how to solve most of this stuff, but I do remember that the questions are straightforward enough for most pupils to crack - no trick questions/ Also, we never got a formula sheet for our exams!
Edited Date: Sunday, 17 January 2010 18:28 (UTC)

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