Joke... Drabble Math

GDT typically doesn't read comics, but he looked at the Sunday comics on 21 January 2007 and found some math in a comic strip by Kevin Fagan named Drabble®.

   picture 1:  Drabble is sleeping.
   picture 2:  Drabble awakes thinking it's 6:00.
   picture 3:  Drabble notices his clock says 3:15.
   picture 4:  Drabble says to himself the he can go 
               back to sleep for 3 more hours.
   picture 5:  Drabble realizes that 3 hours isn't right.
   picture 6:  Drabble uses pencil and paper to figure out
               the difference between 6:00 and 3:15 and he 
               says "carry the two."
   picture 7:  Drabble correctly figures out he can sleep 
               for another two hours and forty-five minutes.
   picture 8:  Drabble can't go back to sleep because now
               he's wide awake.
Exercises
  1. What, if anything, do you find questionable about picture six?


Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 21 January 2007

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