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    1. Teaching Maths in 1970

    A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100.

    His cost of production is 4/5 of the price.

    What is his profit?

    2. Teaching Maths in 1980

    A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100.

    His cost of production is 80% of the price.

    What is his profit?

    3. Teaching Maths in 1990

    A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100.

    His cost of production is £80.

    How much was his profit?

    4. Teaching Maths in 2000

    A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100.

    His cost of production is £80 and his profit is £20.

    Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

    5. Teaching Maths in 2005

    A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and
    inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the
    preservation of our woodlands.

    Your assignment: Discuss how the birds and squirrels might feel as the
    logger cut down their homes just for a measly profit of £20.

    6. Teaching Maths in 2009

    A logger is arrested for trying to cut down a tree in case it may be
    offensive to minority religious groups not consulted in the
    felling licence. He is also fined a £100 as his chainsaw is in breach of
    Health and Safety legislation as it is deemed too dangerous and could cut
    something. He has used the chainsaw for over 20 years without incident,
    however he does not have the correct certificate of competence and is
    therefore considered to be a recidivist and habitual criminal. His DNA is
    sampled and his details circulated throughout all government agencies.

    He protests and is taken to court and fined another £100 because he is
    such an easy target. When he is released he returns to find Gypsies have
    cut down half his wood to build a camp on his land. He tries to throw them
    off but is arrested, prosecuted for harassing an ethnic minority,
    imprisoned and fined a further £100. While he is in jail the Gypsies cut
    down the rest of his wood and sell it on the black market for £100 cash.
    They also have a leaving BBQ of squirrel and pheasant and depart leaving
    behind several tonnes of rubbish and asbestos sheeting. The forester on
    release is warned that failure to clear the fly tipped rubbish immediately
    at his own cost is an offence. He complains and is arrested for
    environmental pollution, breach of the peace and invoiced £12,000 plus VAT
    for safe disposal costs by a regulated government contractor.

    Your assignment: How many times is the logger going to have to be
    arrested and fined before he realises that he is never going to make £20
    profit by hard work, give up, sign onto the dole and live off the state
    for the rest of his life?

    7. Teaching Maths in 2010

    A logger doesn’t sell a lorry load of timber because he can’t get a loan
    to buy a new lorry because his bank has spent all his and its money on a
    derivative of securitised debt related to sub-prime mortgages in Alabama
    and lost the lot with only some government money left to pay a few million
    pound bonuses to their senior directors and the traders who made the
    biggest losses. The logger struggles to pay the £1,200 road tax on his old
    lorry however, as it was built in the 1970s it no longer meets the
    emissions regulations and he is forced to scrap it.

    Some Bulgarian loggers buy the lorry from the scrap merchant and put it
    back on the road. They undercut everyone on price for haulage and send
    their cash back home, while claiming unemployment for themselves and their
    relatives. If questioned they speak no English and it is easier to deport
    them at the government’s expense. Following their holiday back home they
    return to the UK with different names and fresh girls and start again. The
    logger protests, is accused of being a bigoted racist and as his name is
    on the side of his old lorry he is forced to pay £1,500 registration fees
    as a gang master.

    The Government borrows more money to pay more to the bankers as bonuses
    are not cheap. The parliamentarians feel they are missing out and claim
    the difference on expenses and allowances.

    You do the maths.

    8. Teaching Maths in 2017

    أ المسجل تبيع حموله شاحنة من الخشب من اجل 100 دولار. صاحب تكلفة الانتاج
    من الثمن. ما هو الربح له؟

  • #2
    Would say thats just about right mate


    • #3
      That just about sums the country up
      The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others