The Teacher and the Student

老師與學生

 

A teacher walked into the class and said, "Today, children, we are going to do some maths problems. Tell me, Billy, if three birds are on a fence and you shoot one of them how many would be left?"  

有一位老師走進教室說:「孩子們!今天我們要做一些數學問題。告訴我,比利!如果三隻鳥在圍牆上,你射擊其中一隻,多少隻會留下來?」

 

Billy replied, "None, the shot bird would fall to the ground and the other two birds would be frightened away by the noise."  

比利回答:「完全沒有。被射中的鳥會掉落地上,另外二隻鳥會被響聲嚇跑。」

 

The teacher said, "The actual answer is two, but I like the way you're thinking."

老師說:「真正的答案是二隻,但是我喜歡你的思考方式。」

 

"Let me ask you a question," said Billy. "Three women are eating a lollipop, one is licking it, one is crunching it and one is sucking it. Which of the three women is married?"

「讓我問您一個問題。」比利說。「三個女人在吃一枝棒棒糖,一位用舔的一位用咬的,一位用吸的,哪一個女人已婚?」

 

"I'm not sure Billy, I'll say the one who is sucking it," said the teacher.

「我不確定,比利!我猜是用吸的那一位。」老師說。

 

"No," said Billy, "the correct answer is the one wearing the wedding ring, but I like the way you're thinking!"

「不!」比利說。「正確的答案是戴著結婚戒指的那一位。但是我喜歡您的思考方式!」