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The Final

Markus Wennrich - Mon Apr 26 10:17:54 1999

These four friends were so confident, that the weekend before finals they 
decided to go up to the University of Virginia and party with some 
friends. They had a great time, however, after all the hearty drinking and 
partying, they slept all day Sunday and didn't make it back to Duke until 
early Monday morning.  

Rather than take the 100 point final then,they decided to find their 
professor after the final and explain to him why they missed it. They 
explained that they had gone to UVA for the weekend with the plan to come 
to study but, unfortunately, they had a flat tire on the way back, didn't 
have a spare, and couldn't get help for a long time. As a result they 
missed the final.  

The Professor thought it over and then agreed they could make up the final 
the following day. The guys were elated and relieved. They studied that 
night and went in the next day at the time the Professor had told them.  

He placed them in separate rooms and handed each of them a test booklet 
and told them to begin.  They looked at the first problem, worth only 5 
points, something simple about free radical formation.  "Cool," they 
thought at the same time, each one n his separate room, "this is going to 
be easy."  

Each finished the problem, and then turned the page.  On the second page  
was written: (For 95 points): Which tire?
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