# Sven mathmatics

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by NeedMoney?, Nov 12, 2004.

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Sven (Steve) is out of work and has to apply for a job at the plant, which is known for not hiring Norwegians. "Here's
your first question," the foreman said. "Without using numbers, represent the number 9."

"Vut numbers?" Sven says. "I can do dat easy," and proceeds to draw three trees.

'Ave you got no brain? Tree and tree and tree make nine," says Sven.

"Fair enough," says the boss. "Here is your second question. Use the same rules, but this time the number is 99."

Sven stares blankly into space for a while, then picks up the picture that he has just drawn and makes a smudge on each tree.

"'Ere you go."

The boss scratches his head and says, "How on earth do you get that to represent 99?"

"Each of da trees is dirty now! So it's dirty tree, and dirty tree, and dirty tree. Dat is 99."

The boss is getting worried he's going to have to hire this Norwegian, but then figures out one that he figures Sven doesn't
have a chance and and says, "All right, last question. Same rules again, but represent the number 100."

Sven stares into space some more, then he picks up the picture again and makes a little mark at the base of each tree, and
says, "Ere you go. One huntret."

The boss looks at the attempt. "You must be nuts if you think that represents a hundred!"

Sven leans forward and points to the marks at the base of each tree, and says, "A little dog come along and crap by each tree.

So now you got dirty tree and a turd, dirty tree and a turd, and dirty tree and a turd, which make a huntret ... So when I start?"

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