Day 67

An undefined slope

June 1st, 2010


  1. Thomas says:

    I think that one means “You don’t even want to know how steep!!!!”

  2. Chris says:

    Maybe it just means that the world is a little crooked and the truck is level…

  3. Pete says:

    Boy, those DOT guys sure do have a sense of humor!

  4. Mujahid says:

    Undefined? Could it be a divide by zero error? If grade percentage is vertical distances divided by horizontal distance, the grade is only undefined if the horizontal distance is zero… which is the case for cliffs, ledges, and other discontinuities.

    It may be safer to take an alternate route – at least something where the grade is numerically tractable.

  5. Karen Too says:

    Gotta love the road signs. I’m thinking that someone simply forgot to print/paint in the appropriate number, as the % is off to the right.

  6. Craig (Yeah..from NC) says:

    Nah… it means your percentages of making it ain’t good in a big truck going down that steep hill!

  7. Scot says:

    Who put the sign post in backwards ?

    • JuJu says:

      The guy who was promoted to measure the grade of the slope and paint it on the sign, of course! My guess it was Sven or Olie. If they had asked Lena to do it, Matt wouldn’t have had the opportunity to share his acute observational skills with us.

  8. Andrew in VT says:

    That’s one steeeeeep hill.

  9. George Broze says:

    This will be on the trig final.

  10. JLa says:

    y = mx + b

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