Pop Quiz

What is the prime factorization of 74,952bizjillion and write it using exponents.

Show your work on the back of the page.

Brutally cute, Raeanne P.

Edit: Gold Star to JME for getting the correct answer! You get to be line leader all next week!



  1. kibblenibble says:


  2. This is how my eyes look after taking a statistics test… EEEEEEEEEK!!!!!


  3. Also it looks like Humphrey Bogart at the end of Treasure of the Sierra Madre/

  4. LOL

  5. the square root of the hypotanuese, multiplied by pi, divided by your left foot and factored to a power of eight.


  7. AKA Pop Yo Eyes Outta Yo Head Quiz

  8. Martha in Washington says:

    Pyrit–Please have mercy! I come here to get away from all that math sh*t! Now I have to go get my slide rule and try to figure this out or I will never sleep tonight. Thank you SOOO much! *mumbling incoherently, while shaking head and rumaging through backpack*

  9. Thanks. Thanks a pottomous.
    My engineering final-exam dream, including the nakedness, minus the tailio.

  10. That’s the same look I get when I hear :
    “If the train leaves the station at 2:35 p.m & travels at 92.7 mph……….”

  11. Poor thing, I think you broke him. Either that or someone’s been nomming his ears too much. I thought this was by Mike when I saw the hovertext.

  12. Holy smokes. It took me a full page just to find the prime factorization of 150 (2*3*(5^2)). I’d hate to see what 74,952bizjillion looks like.

  13. ♥ tarsiers.

    I couldn’t resist the prime factorization.

    74952bizjillion = 347*(2^(3+n))*(3^3)*(5^n)

    Where a bizjillion is assumed to be 10^n.

  14. Mudbug – In Maths, we would get a problem couched in terms to make it “Interesting”
    e.g. Freda, who is 5 years older than Bert, who is his cousins Aunties , Grandmas fith cousin, who was the primeminister of Bolivia in 1895.

  15. … Now I having the same face as him, trying to understand how you can do that Oo

  16. A la Hitchikers guide to the Galaxy…The answer is 42

  17. Dr. Bunsen Honeydew!

  18. OMG, Mudbug! That’s exactly what I was thinking! This picture also shows how I looked when hit by a pop quiz in quadratic equations. Oy.

  19. YES! Of course! Now why didn’t I think of that . . .

  20. Courtney S. says:

    As a high school math teacher, I see this look every. single. day.

  21. “If there are 3 red balls in the bag, and 21 blue cubes, how far will John have cycled before he has eaten his sandwich?”

  22. o_0

  23. I know the answer!!!! It’s Adorabuhls x Infinity!!!!!

    Am I right or am I right?

  24. I love looking at natures darling little handfuls of sweetness.

  25. bookmonstercats says:

    *Wanders into thread*

    *Sees numbers and clever mathy-type Peeps*

    *Wanders out………*

  26. Q2e?

  27. Argyle Donkeypants says:

    This fellow will have to limit his answer to three significant digits, because if he uses any more than that, he’s liable to fall off the branch (at 9.80 m/s).

  28. Blue Footed Booby says:

    Yeah, it’s also how I looked during my Theory of Computation final (which was on a Saturday morning ;_;).
    *puts name on test*
    *reads first problem*
    “Design (and label) a pushdown automata that…”
    “Prove that the set of countably infinite sets is…”
    *draws picture of piggy*
    *switches major*

  29. Blue Footed Booby says:

    Quick, calculate his terminal velocity!


  31. The assessment quiz on employment applications give you 10 minutes to finish and their are at least 5 of these kind of questions, plus a bunch of other kind of problems. They tell you that your first answer is probably right so don’t spend to much time thinking about it. What? It takes me a good couple of minutes just to figure out what I’m supposed to be doing with it.

  32. Ba ha ha! That’s funny! And I see him falling off the branch. Love the slapstick!

  33. ROTFLMAO… love it!

  34. TrixandSam says:

    *escorts dub1 to the Snickering Lounge*

  35. Gee, thanks for that, really. /sarcasm/

  36. Hon Glad, those are the dreaded “Word Problems”– the horror of math problems that presume you know how to read!!! 😆

    There was an old Far Side cartoon that pictured hell as lined with bookcases full of books of word problems.

  37. You are My Algebra 2 College Professor in discuise aren’t you!

  38. Yes you are . Hands Rachel the Math combined with Cuteoverload Award.

  39. “Batches?.
    We don’ got no batches.
    We don’ need no stinkin’ batches!”

  40. LOL!!!!!

  41. There, there. Do not fret. Just copy off JME’s answer.

  42. This is the kind of question that caused me to put “And Then A Miracle Happened” on my test papers.

    No, really, I did. My physics teacher gave us the answer so we’d focus on the process. So I’d write the starting equation and get as far as I could, then write “And Then A Miracle Happened” and the answer.

    I think the Tarsier is following my example.

  43. I remember a problem about a bath draining at so many gallons a minute and to calculate how long it would take. I longed to answer “Put the fri**ing plug in and we can all go home”

  44. Nuffy McNufferpants-in-a-Bunch says:

    Does it hurt to do things like that?

  45. see picture @ the top (snerk)

  46. AMEN !

  47. Argyle Donkeypants says:

    Let’s see. We need a height for the branch….let’s say 5.3 meters. Initial velocity is 0 (plinking eyes don’t factor in)…. I calculate 10.2 m/s in the downward direction. But my BA in English gives me an out if I’m wrong.

  48. LOL I think the same thing every time I get one of those problems.. turn off the spigot for crying out loud you are wasting imaginary water!(can you tell I live where we get really bad droughts that last for years?)

  49. OMG I think i read this 5 times before i got it. BrillIant.

  50. Thank you, I thought maybe a tarsiers was some kind of really difficult math type problem because of JME’s comment.

    LOL O-o by the math

  51. lol… I switched my major out of math after I *almost* flunked my first semester class freshman year in calculus – after being a straight A student in high school. How traumatic… of course, I am now a CPA… so who knows how the world works.

  52. 😯 😕

  53. Tarsier is looking for the formula for a tesseract.

  54. Is this cuteoverload or have I stumbled upon mathsoverload?

  55. The answer is ALWAYS 42… And it’s so preeeeeety when you have nothing else to do and want to look at something… *dreamy eyes*


  56. Martha in Washington says:

    Well, that IS how I got through high school algebra.

  57. Martha in Washington says:

    I think we need to do an intervention here peeps. Poor JME needs a LIFE! 😛

  58. 😆 I know it from A Wrinkle in Time.

  59. Argyle in the house!!! (waves argyle socks on a stick)

  60. There’s a difference?

  61. Velocity depends on whether he’s an African or a European lemur.

  62. The Answers:
    Numerically: Elebentey-seven
    Word Problem: Mount McKinley
    (Choose whichever you wish: they are interchangeable……!)

  63. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    @ Blue Footed Booby: Mui Excellente!!

  64. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    One of the alltime BEST lines of humorous dialogue
    in l’histoire des filmes ….. Not PROFOUNDLY meaningful dialogue, but marvelous fun!!!!

  65. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    @ HG: BWA HA AND HA also.

  66. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    @ HG: yet again, I say bwa ha and ha!!

  67. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    mp/ holy grail reference FTW

  68. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:


  69. Math is NOT cute! Math is EVIL!

  70. kibblenibble says:

    I’m right there with you, skippymom.

  71. To quote Ray Magliozzi: “It only works if the answer is 2.”

  72. Viola de Lesseps says:

    Imagine this sweetie with long blonde braids–that was me in jr. high math class.

  73. Lucky me, in my country 74,952bizjillion equals 74.952bizjillion so it’s not an integer, so no prime factorization – YAY for watching without worries!

  74. I’m glad I’m not in your math class.

  75. this was my face at the last Weight Watchers meeting. *drumroll, cymbal crash*

    “Thanks folks, I’ma be here all week. Try the tiramisu! No, wait, on second thought, might wanna skip that.”

  76. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    Rah and Rah!!!

  77. JME, we’re not worthy!

  78. Don’t calculate like my brother!

  79. Argyle Donkeypants says:

    (waves donkeypants on a stick in reply, then goes to return them to donkey, who is complaining of a draft)

  80. The answer, as in many math questions is Pi. However, in this particular case, it’s PIE, as in Cutie PIE. 😛

  81. It’s either 42 or “a suffusion of yellow”.


  83. Or… if playing Trivial Pursuit, always go with “Richard Nixon”

  84. O.M.F.G. I am SOOOO glad I swallered my drink before I clicked on your link!

  85. Absofreakinlutely!

  86. Egad. I didn’t mean to rhyme. Apologies for that lame poem.

  87. Too bad it’s not a lemur. It’s a tarsier.

  88. That works for me.

  89. WHAT are you doing to those poor kids?

  90. Oh, yes, there is a difference. A very BIG difference. When numbers chase me in my sleep, it’s a nightmare. When cute critters chase me in my sleep, I wish I never had to wake up.

  91. Thanks for that link. I’ve seen tarsiers in many things (including something narrated by Sir David Attenborough), but I had no idea how small they are! That makes them even more adorable.

  92. Yes!

  93. This is how I feel most of the time these last few weeks !

  94. (squeels) oh. mah. gahwd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i can’t stop squeeling!!!!!!!!!

  95. fatgrammafinn says:

    the zen answer is “i don’t know and it doesn’t matter” and the kindergarden physics answer is “there’s no such thing as a straight line even at the quantum level”. i think. *rummages through her accoutrements kali lunch box for her 16th-hand copy of “relativity”*

  96. fatgrammafinn says:

    *waves hi to M in WA* i’m so afraid of numbers that my high school math was actually bookkeeping. i did the whole year’s assignment in bookkeeping in one weekend because i spent all my time in the artroom making ugly pots and writing reports on heironymus bosch and vincent van gogh. which is how i got where i am today, artful yet number free!

  97. ET trying to blend into the scenery. Not succeeding.

  98. Yeah, that’s pretty much how math makes me feel.

  99. On another website, where I am for some reason unable to use my “Noelegy” login, I am known as “Noelle’s Bootcut Kittenpants.” 🙂

  100. Which may have been inspired by “Argyle Donkeypants.” Not sure.

  101. My sister-in-law and her husband are planning to teach my twin nieces, who just turned two, CALCULUS. Oh, they’re going to wait until the tykes turn three. But CALCULUS. They already have the kids counting in English, Spanish, and German. I asked the other day when they are allowed to just be two-year-olds, and my hubby piped up with, “Between 8:15 and 9:15.” 🙂

    I’m serious about the calculus thing, though. Brother-in-law insists it’s just another language and the time to hit them with it is when they’re young.