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1. Teaching Maths In 1970
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for £100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?

2. Teaching Maths In 1980
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for £100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or £80. What is his profit?

3. Teaching Maths In 1990
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for £100. His cost of production is £80. Did he make a profit?

4. Teaching Maths In 2000
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for £100. His cost of production is £80 and his profit is £20. Underline the number 20.

5. Teaching Maths In 2010
A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of £20.
What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: how did the birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes?

6. Teaching Maths In 2020
أ المسجل تبيع حموله شاحنة من الخشب من اجل 100 دولار. صاحب تكلفة الانتاج من الثمن. ما هو الربح له؟
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6. Teaching Maths In 2020
أ المسجل تبيع حموله شاحنة من الخشب من اجل 100 دولار. صاحب تكلفة الانتاج من الثمن. ما هو الربح له؟
Why would the figures change to dollars if the language changed to Arabic?
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Why would the figures change to dollars if the language changed to Arabic?
Far too clever for me, JVR, far too clever...... I didn't even know that it was a GENUINE Arabic sentence........
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Far too clever for me, JVR, far too clever...... I didn't even know that it was a GENUINE Arabic sentence........
Oh no, I don't vouch that it is... dollar was the only word I could identify. in fact if it talks about four-fifths I'd expect even with my Pidgin level to spot some derivation of the word 7amsa (5) in it but couldn't.
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