### The Pointless Midpoint Pointer

#### by good2begone

The high school sophomore brings home 18 geometry problems that need to be properly equated and turned in the following day.

The stepfather, who is 27 years removed from anything and everything high school, has just worked 10 hours a day for 5 days in 103 degree heat.

Using “x” for the stepfather

(Since he has been dubbed the homework helper which means he has to EXplain why letters in math are very much vital to further enhancement in life after high school)

And

Using “y” for the stepdaughter

(Since the only question she will be asking over the next 3 hours is WHY am I solving letters when math is numbers)

Solve how long it will take “y” to reach his boiling point with the questions from “x” and resort to cheating by googling all the answers, which results in “z”.

Use the midpoint system to find X-Y,

Y-Z and use those to solutions to solute X-Z.

Show all work to receive full credit.

For me the only letters that really matter in this process are-

UGGGH

Soo…. 5? Don’t take that as gospel. I have no friggin’ idea. ðŸ˜›

We are in the same boat then!

Yeah, without a paddle. ðŸ˜›

So is there a point to finding the midpoint that the math teacher can point out poignantly. (OK, I’ll stop now.)

Not without sharpening the pencil to a point….repeatedly.

These are only the first weeks. Have fun!

Just started week….2. If I had any hair, I would be pulling it out!