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