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  1. jayasala42

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    Italian MathematicianA recent Italian immigrant to New York wanted a job,
    but the foreman won't hire him until he passes a
    little math test.

    "Here's your first question," the foreman said.
    "Without using numbers, represent the number 9."

    "Without numbers?" the Italian says, "Dat is easy."
    And he proceeds to draw three trees.

    "What's this?" the boss asks.

    "Ave you got no brain? Tree and tree and tree make
    nine," says the Italian.

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

    The Italian stares into space for a while, then picks
    up the picture that he has ust 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."

    "All right, last question. Same rules again, but
    represent the number 100."

    The Italian man 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
    hundred."

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

    (You're going to love this one!!!)

    The Italian leans forward and points to the marks at
    the base of each tree and says, "A little dog came
    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, dat make one hundred. So, when I start?"

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  2. Thyagarajan

    Thyagarajan Finest Post Winner

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    Turd must correspond to one third? Not poop.
    Thanks & Regards.
     

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