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Fall: From Grace

20 Sep

Miss Peters? I can’t figure out number 17. The book says the answer is 32, but I keep getting 34 no matter what I do.

Let’s look… You are correct. The answer is 34. Great job, Micah.

The book is wrong?

Yes.

The book? Wrong.

Yes, Micah.

But it’s the answer key in a math book. How can it be wrong?

Well, sometimes publishers make mistakes.

But it’s the answers. Why doesn’t someone check those?

Sometimes those people make mistakes, too.

Doesn’t that bother you?

Not when I’ve got clever students like you to find them.

But…how can I ever trust a book again?

 

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