Ma and Pa Kettle are convinced that

`25 divided-by 5`

equals`14`

.Pa's math...

5)25(1 - 5 five goes into five 1 time === 20 five goes into 20 four times 5)25(14 - 5 === 20 five goes into 20 four times -20 === 0 according to Pa Kettle, 25 / 5 equals 14"I'll prove you using multiplication" that five times five is twenty-five...

5 x 5 === 25Ma takes a turn doing math to show that fourteen times five is twenty-five...

14 x 5 ==== 20 five times four is 20 + 5 five times one is 5 ==== 25 according to Ma Kettle, 14 x 5 equals 20"I'll prove to you by addition" that fourteen times five is not twenty-five...

14 14 14 14 + 14 ==== begin by adding up the ones place... 4 + 4 is 8, 8 + 4 is 12, 12 + 4 is 16, 12 + 8 is 20... Pa takes over and continues adding up the tens place... 20 + 1 = 21, 21 + 1 = 22, 21 + 1 = 23, 23 + 1 = 24, 24 + 1 = 25The following was a comment about the Ma and Pa Kettle video: "Abbott and Costello do a similar 'old math' routine based on the equation of 7 goes into 28, 13 times."

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**Creator:** Gerald D. Thurman
[gthurman@gmail.com]

**Created:** 14 February 2007

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