1. flat6buster

    r129 sl500 & man maths

    well I have finally booked Gertie the G in to have some remediary paintwork attended to. In what I can only consider to be one of my most successful pieces of man-maths to date I managed to persuade SWMBO that we needed another car whilst that was in being painted. Cue a 58,000 mile SL500 in...
  2. st13phil

    Man Maths Song Lyrics

    OK, just a bit of lighthearted fun. We're all familiar with the use of Man Maths to justify (normally just to ourselves) expenditure on something automotive. This concept also appears in song lyrics from time to time, so the challenge is to list some of them. My offering: "I drive a...
  3. jamesfuller

    Lets talk 124's, man maths and persuading the O/H

    I have been facing a bit of an uneasy time/upheaval and have been mulling over a few different options. I was going to sell the 126 as I don't really have a use for it. But I don't really want too as its really nice to drive and spend time in and to be honest is hardly worth selling at the...
  4. Dieselman

    Fuel price maths lesson.

    Tesco are offering up to 50p per litre off fuel if you collect vouchers on certain purchases. Tesco slashes 50ppl off fuel prices | Auto Express
  5. verytalldave

    Maths programme on Dave coming soon

    ...........anyone seen the ads for this forthcoming "Hard Maths" programme on Dave starting next week ? ? Well, if the ads are typical of the level of "hard" maths we can expect on this programme, then God help Britain. The few ads I have seen shouldn't tax the brain of a 10 year old...
  6. Dieselman

    Car related maths lesson


    Having a little trouble with my maths.

    If I recall correctly , the unemployment figure for the U.K. was recently quoted as being around 2 million. ( always feel these are scandalously lower than actual numbers). No wonder I do not have a lot of money , as it would appear I am badly lacking in simple maths skills. Official figures...
  8. M

    A maths brain teaser - thats driving us nuts

    Mrs mapleleaf has a friend who is taking an aptitude test tomorrow that involves answering a variety of questions - some multiple choice , some you have to work out and write out the answer and how you got there. We got hold of an example of the type of questions and this one has completely...
  9. Marque

    Speed limits and maths

    There has been much comment recently about 'unnecessary' enforcement of traffic regulations 'just to make money' and how the police 'should be solving real crimes'. This has divided forum members broadly into two camps: those who want the police to stop harassing honest motorists and to...
  10. Gucci

    Quick, I'm rubbish at maths...

    ......what percentage is 27 of 1677? - how do you do the calculation?
  11. verytalldave

    Maths Quiz

    Question: How do you divide the sum of £237,139-47p into two equal amounts? Dont scroll down until you come up with an answer...... ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
  12. imadoofus

    Maths Question

    My bargain-bucket Volvo 850 just sailed through its MOT (with only an advisory for a slight puff from the downpipe) :bannana: But: The tester said to me that he'd noticed I have been rubbing the inner arches on full lock, but he couldn't replicate it on the ramp, so he couldn't fail it...
  13. L

    Anyone good at maths

    I have a problem I need solving, I have an answer but cant believe the figure I get. How much will the water weigh in the following...... a 34mm internal diameter tube 4.67M long full of water. Help!
  14. splashman

    Teaching Maths in schools

    From a strictly mathematical viewpoint it goes like this: What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 103%...
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