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Math doesn't check out

Math doesn't check out

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alk_adio_ost

each person has to fight off 3…*million* Wait, what? No.


buster_alt420

Yeah it’s a common mistake for people to forget to add in the million while they’re doing the maths and just use the number at the front 21\6.6 =3.3 Now add million onto the end of those numbers and you’ve got her answer


GAZUAG

A good reason why you should always do the sanity check after doing a math equation: “Does this make sense?”


MommasMuffins

Exactly if I had 20 apples and I gave 10 people an apple and each one ended up with 200 apples, I fucked up somewhere


ginger_and_egg

You discovered an apple duplication glitch. Nice!


Routine_Palpitation

The market crashes, yet world hunger still exists


Max_Insanity

Fuck you for being right.


atransarcticfox

Capitalism:tm:


Tomatenpresse

r/enoughcommiespam


atransarcticfox

Nah, fuck capitalism.


Fin4lGear

Problem with the idea of communism is that it only works in a perfect world


kphoenix137

You get my upvote


_NikWas_

Not if I keep duplicating apples until they cover the entire surface of Earth


Adorable-Shoulder-43

Imagine having to walk through rotten apples to get anywhere. Probably wouldn’t be as many people complaining about wearing a mask.


Mckenzie_Valais

Remarket as apple sauce, hungry anyone?, then ferment to apple beer, distilled to apple brandy, no one remembers the apples, until you need to pee


MrArtless

I can already hear ZFG complaining about the setup consistency for apple dooping.


nathanrocks1288

It was patched in the last update.


Nuwave042

Either that or you're the son of God


mimetic_emetic

> Exactly if I had 20 apples and I gave 10 people an apple and each one ended up with 200 apples, I fucked up somewhere Try this with loaves and fishes... get back to us if it works. Apostles, include me in the holy book.*


Scrotox81

Pretty sure that adds up to 2 million apples per person


vinuaikara

Jesus? Its that you?


durlxnemesis

Doctors hate you!


antspantsrants

I mean it kinda does. There would be a fuckton of penguins out there man.


LordOFtheNoldor

Or just do inverse operation and that will double check your answer everytime


ohthisistoohard

I am going to be generous and say it is because they learnt their maths by rote and don't *understand* what they are doing. 21\6.6 to me is the right way to do it, because all those 0s or millions cancel out. But I know loads of people glazed over maths class when we did all that stuff and said stuff like "when am I going to use algebra in real life?" Well, here is an example.


barto5

*This* is your example of how math matters in the real world? Calculating penguin invasions?


ohthisistoohard

Yes. This is my hill and I will die on it. But seriously, I mean working with big numbers without looking like an idiot. But knowing the odds *when* the penguins do decide to invade is also going to be pretty useful.


mr_mattdingo_oz

Imagine spending years of your life training to fight 3 million penguins only to find out that you need to fight off 3.


rengam

For what it's worth, there'd surely be people who didn't train as hard or at all, so you could pick up the slack. A lot of slack.


mr_mattdingo_oz

Then the penguins shall show no mercy; for a man who does not prepare for battle, shall not be forgiven.


rengam

You've already been training for this, haven't you?


Tribblehappy

Group projects always work that way.


ohthisistoohard

Exactly!


Kimorin

Ppl say this is common mistake, while yes, it appears that it has become common in term of frequency, this shouldn't be a *common* mistake, a grade schooler can tell you this is wrong. I can't fathom why this types of mistakes has become so common place, is this just a symptom of the US school system's failures or what?


T65Bx

I genuinely believe at this point it’s intentional, basically just a very subtle meme format. It’s always on Twitter, it’s always population of X country vs population of Y animal. (Google Ohio vs Kangaroos)


Myself6993

It's a common ~~mistake~~ joke


Luised2094

They're\* ​ A common mistake for people to forget to check their grammar when typing.


buster_alt420

Fixed it now, grammar police


Incromulent

Is there a name for this type of error?


vanleighvan

3,181,818


h2ohbaby

NGL, I’m a full grown man and I cannot state with certainty whether or not I can easily take on 3 penguins. I’ve never been in that situation. Plus, I don’t know whether they fight dirty.


PerryRubay4

Oh they fight dirty alright, you'd be amazed at all the stuff they can hide in the thick coat; knives, mace, guns... Not to mention that beak. They're the original dirty birds.


MarcelRED147

They apparently taste like both poultry and fish. I'd murder three to eat that. I'd murder way more to try one, never mind three for three.


Zelcki

If each person had to fight 3 million penguins then that would mean that there are 19 800 000 000 000 penguins in Antarctica.


k9IV

Nah, there’d be zero, because they’re all in Ireland


Zelcki

OH SHIT


Kimorin

This guy maths


ImamChapo

Where’s the alligator, giraffe, and brick ?


Killerkendolls

Or 6.6 people live in Ireland.


MarcelRED147

Maybe she just knew that they were militaristizing through excessive breeding and is going to be our savior.


Ray-Misuto

The math is true, you have to remember that penguins from Antarctica are a lot like Ultra zerglings, they hatch 1 mil per egg. The trick to the win is solid kiting ability with Marines.


populist-scum

For the penguin population they're off by 9 million


winterfate10

I’m having HTML basics drilled into me every day for like the last two weeks so as soon as I saw your comment I was like NOPE EDIT: TO elaborate, you placed your words inside angle brackets, which in HTML are called tags. Everything following the tag is an attribute with a value. Here is a tag with an attribute that has a value: (Of course, most tags require the same name but with a forward slash before hand after content in order to indicate the end of the tag)


winterfate10

Reaction

does math


checks out


reads again


”Each person has to fight off 3… million-


”Wait, what? No.”


MundaneLibrarian420

By her logic there are currently 7 people living in Ireland 😅


Redbean01

That’s after the penguins got done with them


LeeTheGoat

“That’s for the great auk”


Ambrosem123

That's everyone who's not in a pub


FulaniLovinCriminal

They're the beer delivery guys.


phome83

Or there's 19.8 quadrillion penguins.


Fuckyou_reddit_mods_

Oh my god….


magseven

6 and a leprechaun.


imaginesomethinwitty

That's weird, I can see them all from my window so...


Ziebelzubel

I've been here a couple of weeks, I'm pretty sure I've seen more so far. Maybe 10, tops 14.


mrevergood

To be fair, only seven folks would give enough of a shit to fight back. I for one, welcome our new penguin overlords.


kRH9wk8a5e

And rent is still ridiculous


Redbean01

If the penguins send in a wave of 3 million to kill the first Irish person, the second Irish person still has to fight those same 3 million.


Jim_e_Clash

It's a well known fact penguins reproduce quickly and attack in groups of 3 million exactly. They also are surprisingly skilled with assault rifles. I thank god every day Orcas exist or we'd all be dead.


Conspicuous_Plant

*Currently in the penguin war planning room...*


Analog-Moderator

Im still gonna spread this around as a fact because its hilarious.


T65Bx

PFP gave me a double take


mr_mattdingo_oz

NGL I had to read that one a second time.


Tamer_

Yeah, why would the penguins move to Ireland? I had a hard time figuring that one out too.


RugbyValkyrie

To be used for making Guinness.


iamjknet

Sometimes people drink early in the day.


theinquisition

Can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning!


MommasMuffins

Yeah, and sometimes that person is their mother when pregnant


SprinklesFancy5074

lol, just 3 penguins, actually. (3.18, so the occasional bloke will have to contend with 4 penguins.) I think I could take 4 penguins in a fair fight.


blueoffinland

The big ones or the kicking height ones?


TorakTheDark

I can’t imagine penguins can do much damage whether they be drop kick height or too small man height


blueoffinland

Might if there's four of them at once :D


muflon69

Damn, almost a πnguin


Conspicuous_Plant

Bruh


liesaboutkiwis

If they invaded my living room we'd each have to fight that many


Account3689

Ireland’s population is barely over 5 million And idk where she got that 21 million number from I found 12


GrandFew

The Republic + Northern Ireland = 6.8m, maybe she's a secret republican. Are there sectarian penguins anywhere to account for the second number?


justaboxinacage

If penguins are invading an island, it's the island population that matters. They're not going to adhere to made-up boundaries. She was correct for counting the whole island. The only thing she was correct about.


GrandFew

Who would have thought, after 100 years of partition it would be the invading hordes of penguins that would bring us back together.


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TruckinApe

Epic leg day... you know... from kicking all the... penguins


TruckinApe

It sounded funnier in my head


Redbean01

I’m still proud of you for putting yourself out there. Not everything’s gonna land, but you tell the joke, get feedback, and do better tomorrow.


davehzz

The realization of what they just wrote is part of the joke, methinks. And it's funny.


gary_the_merciless

Kicking penguins in the park, we had to stop 'cause it got dark.


mb8642

i don’t know about you guys but if I were attacked by just one penguin i would surrender on the spot. I ain’t fighting a penguin


Pointing_Monkey

I probably would, as well. While they are pretty small, I bet they would fight dirty. Saying that, have you ever met the people of Ireland? They would consider each of them having to fight 3 million pengiuns an unfair fight. For the penguins that is.


_bisexual_disaster_

Ok but seriously it absolutely would be. Yes a lot of us are only a few inches taller than the average emperor or king penguin but considering the fact that there are only about 2.6 million emperor and king penguins in Antarctica combined we could just have all the tall people fighting the big boys and the rest of us could go around drop-kicking rockhopper penguins. Easy. /j


Pointing_Monkey

>rest of us could go around drop-kicking rockhopper penguins. I'd rather you than me. With that haircut those littler f\*\*\*ers have got to be damn good martial artists. [https://lizbrownleepoet.com/2016/04/21/r-is-for-rockhopper-penguin/](https://lizbrownleepoet.com/2016/04/21/r-is-for-rockhopper-penguin/) If that face doesn't say don't mess with me, motherf\*\*\*er. Then all I can say is it's an absolute pleasure to meet a boxing world champion.


mb8642

Rockhopper penguins don't box, though. They *surf*. ​ ​ ~~... does anyone actually remember Surf's Up tho~~


Pointing_Monkey

Ahh... so that's how we get them. Waiting until low tide, then we begin our attack.


OrishaShango

I’d go insane from their [incessant vocalizations.](https://youtu.be/FKDD5t8FIY0)


YoulyNew

And it’s it’s “get to” not “have to.”


ParadiseCity77

r/theydidthemathwrong


AmbiguousMusubi

6 orders of magnitude off. Definitely not getting hired by NASA that’s for sure.


drewgjackson

Apart from the maths being wrong, why would penguins from Antarctica invade a country 50-odd degrees above the equator? For the craic?


ABiggerPigeon

Ive seen a correct version of this somewhere today. I now have trust issues. Thanks.


Qforz

Yes, and then someone with 100 billion will give all 7 billion of us 1 billion and they will have 93 billion left!


jbertrand_sr

I find it more interesting that she seems to be concerned about Penguins invading Ireland, she must be spending too much time on Facebook...


MistaBuldops

Ive seen this post maybe 3 million times


TheRetroVideogamers

I just assumed the first 18 million penguins would wipe everyone in Ireland but 1 person. That one person would then just have to fight 3 million remaining penguins.


FriedwaldLeben

you would get trouble with your basic multiplication, too if you were forced to fend of three million penguins at the same time!


SnooMacarons2615

Imagine being laid siege by penguins I mean Ireland is an island and I doubt the dumb enough to attack where they do not have the advantage.


Reload86

Second grade math disagrees


abadnit

Pretty sure that Irish boxer fella would take out most of them, proper.


The-Old-Prince

Why the hell would they go to the other side of the world


Caelus9

We have tanora and taytos, we have sites older than the pyramids of Giza and Stonehenge, we always win the Eurovisions, my dogs live here and they're the cutest things on the planet, penguins probably appreciate ancient castles... Really, the question is why the fuck would they stay in Antarctica?


cionn

Dont forget that penguins have an affity with pints of Guinness. They probably think they're liberating their kin or something


BaronVonWeeb

Even though the math here is wrong, my bet is still on the penguins


tommy_thunda

That’s the whole joke


thesyndicate__

Just the second last word killed it


Desperate_Ambrose

Sounds legit.


sinlosesb

Nice use of white in this shot :)


comfort_bot_1962

:D


ZublesBot

Can't argue with science! /s


pocketgravel

21/6.6 = 3000


Incredible_moistness

Our population actually just reached 5 million last week.


imaginesomethinwitty

She is including Northern Ireland. Which raises the interesting political question of would the Loyalists side with the Republic or the penguins? Maybe we should tell them all penguins are Catholic just to increase our odds.


Caelus9

Penguins quite famously don't respect intra-religious conflict, and consider us as weak for partaking in it. And they'd be right, it's why I don't fancy my chances when Ireland's invaded.


CodersCrux

It seems to me there are 21 trillion penguins in Africa.


THEWHITEWXLF

The math they did to get the wrong answer is even more complicated than the math they needed to get the right answer 😂


Tranqist

How does she even get that wrong...


Axt_

And if Ireland decided to invade Antarctica, each penguin would have to fight 0,333 million irishmen. It really makes you wonder 🤔🤔🤔


OhHelloThere22

this is basic math, I don't understand how they got it so wrong


Wubwave

This is just accounting for Antarctica's penguins allies, the Gallopigos rides with its Antarctic brethren


sizzlyfootcake

So you’re telling me that there’s only 7 fighters to take on 21million penguins


LoretoYes

Just 3, but still


Antokizcool

As if you really need more than 3


ThErEaLMuFfInPuFfIn

3 not 3 million


366m4n89

Math. She's not that good at it.


WeakDiaphragm

She was soooo close to getting it right


GodsAspirations

not necessarily wrong maybe it's like each person collectively has to fight 3 million because that's all that will survive being in Ireland to fight.


CriticalSpell9003

Bahahahaha


Appropriate-Pen-149

Drunk tweet? 🤞


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vinuaikara

Just push them off the edge of the earth


Haleakala1998

And that's Maff


statlete

My arm would probably get tired after clubbing the first dozen or so to death. Good thing I’d really only need to kill about 3.


a_burdie_from_hell

It's still funny


Blondieonekenobi

The math doesn't check it but my day is infinitely brighter imagining Irish people fighting off a penguin invasion.


TorakTheDark

Each person would have to fight 3.18 repeating penguins


The_Rider_11

But I really wonder how that 0.18 pinguin will fight. It's what? A wing? A head? /s


ionmoon

You know what they don't have enough of in Ireland? Math Teachers. And Geography teachers. I know people like to pick on the math in this one, but what also bugs me is why does she think that Ireland would be our first defense against an uprising of penguins from Antarctica?!?


Chrisfindlay

It's actually a very common mistake to forget to divide units.


penguin_slayer251

Fuck yeah let’s go


fyrefreezer01

There would have to be 1.98*10^13 penguins for that to be correct.


cogitaveritas

Man, even with the correct math, what kind of penguins are we talking about? I'm not sure expecting each person to fight off 3 emperor penguins is going to end in a victory. And they may be small, but those Southern Rockhoppers look like they kill people for fun. Still a scary statement.


MP5SD7

I am the only one that is interested in the logistics of transporting the birds to the other side of the planet? To say nothing about the combat training that would need to be undertaken in advance...


SueRice2

We are in deep 💩


Radmadcoolcat

You have my sword


stingyscrub

Could you imagine though? 3million penguins per person attacking Ireland 🤣🤣🤣🤣


danarsky

Only off by 1 million times.


hsnerfs

I mean fighting 3.1ish penguins doesn’t sound very fun if their all emperor penguins


not-read-gud

You have to admit though Jodie is ready for when the penguins come at any capacity


dexbasedpaladin

I mean I wouldn't wanna fight 3 penguins...


Hafax

Matt Parker did a video on this phenomenon https://youtu.be/6egeUxIEQnM


Gold-Giant

3 < penguins


TehPiggy

Ok but like, let's assume the reality of the Irish penguin wars in modern day. I believe this person is refereing to the whole population of the landmass of ireland rather than the republic or northern ireland. I'll stick with their population then. How much of Ireland would we say is children? Best I could find was about half a mil but that was for just the republic. Children alone could probably make this 6 even. Let's then drop the elderly, sick, or otherwised indisposed. They aren't useless and could probably take out the penguins especially if they had weapons, but I really want the penguins to have a fighting chance. That puts us just below 6 mil, meaning that each person would have to take out 4 penguins. I can't envision a world where this would be a loss for the irish even still. The penguins need some support to bolster their numbers. We have to get more support from the arctic so lets suppose we get all the polar bears in on this. Polar bears have a staggeringly low population at somewhere between 22 and 31 thousand, but that's still a huge increase. How many people do you think one polar bear could kill? A few, maybe a dozen or so if it's lucky. All it takes is one polar bear rambo to turn the tides. We still don't have enough info though. Are the Irish armed in this analogy. How many other animals would have to support the penguins to have a chance. I need to know but my brain is too small to make this hypothetical more convoluted. I want to see the penguins win under fair circumstances but I don't think the little guys have it in them. Would we need to involve sea lions? Maybe orcas?


hazardous_lazarus

Scrolls past the post: Oh, ok. Cool. Scrolls back to check agin: TF she on about?


Legion1442

They could just believe that penguins would decimate the population and fight everyone... right... VIVA LA PENGUINS!!!!


UnnaturalPhilosopher

So what IS the best way to fight off penguins?


Orange_penguin02

why fight when they could just form an Irish-Penguin coalition


Asleep-Emphasis860

Your math is blowing my mind


TwoBionicknees

Does maths, confused. Rereads, oh Irish, she means each sober person would have to fight 3 millions penguins. She's not wrong.


Seitantomato

She’s absolutely right, there are only 7 Irish who would fight penguins. The rest would be too busy trying to do shots with them.


welestgw

I feel like I can take 3 penguins.


shai1203d

Well, it's Ireland, so maybe it's the sober people that need to fight 3 million penguins each.../s


ladyfishesdomestici

Why do you keep posting on this sub, this sub is about as interesting as you expect to see from a circlejerk sub that's always circlejerking in every photo posted


JustYourAverageUS3R

Ok but like, I like the scenario that she's painting


Background_Balance_7

I mean if I had to fight 3 penguins even id probably just call it at that point. Good run let's see what the penguins can do now.


MagicPinapple

This would mean, that there are 6.6 Mio. Times 3 Mio. Penguins in the Antarctica. Other said you are saying that there are 19.8 trillion (in German billion) penguins in the Antarctica xD


crs1948fcd

Feminist detected


MommasMuffins

I get logarithmic increases throwing people off. But this is on the same scale of millions. What happened here love?