Sue earned $18 in 2 weeks. She earned $4 more dollars this week than last. How much did she earn each week?*
I immediately thought that it was a trick, so I started scribbling on the back of a magazine, working out different equations. Then I figured it out.
I'm beginning to wonder if maybe I'm a little too hermitlike and selfish to ever become a parent. I like messing around on my laptop at night, watching long hours of programs on DVD, drinking beer. I'm too lousy at math and like to treat myself to having my eyebrows waxed, eat tater tots for dinner and swear a bit too much. This doesn't seem much like motherhood fabric. I guess I'd make a good buddy.
*$7 + $11 = $18