19.14.35 - Mark
At least that seems to be the message the gold old USA is sending. I can't agree with the author about America not needing math skills. I know I'm a geek but try setting up, as the author proposes, a spreadsheet to crunch the numbers for anything. You still need to know how to form the answers. In my experience the best way to do that is solving similar problems. Reverse engineering is fun. Now if I could figure out how to calculate the perimeter of a fractal (OSIX.net's Geek Challenge Level 3). I was trying an equation that I know works for the first few generations, but it isn't giving the right answer for the last level.