A math problem

Teacher: OK, class. If Martin has three apples, and Stacey has four, how many apples do they have together?

Donny: Six!

Teacher: Sorry, Donny, that’s incorrect. Does anyone else have the answer?

Joey: Seven.

Teacher: Very good, Joey.

Donny: Hey! That’s not fair! Why did you say Joey was right, and I was wrong?



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Matthew Arnold Stern

Matthew Arnold Stern


A novelist and award-winning public speaker and technical writer. My novels Amiga and The Remainders are available now.