Math Proves It: Grocery Store Express Lane Not So Express

Math Proves It: Grocery Store Express Lane Not So Express

Here’s a different sort of grocery store math than you’re probably used to. A high school math teacher in Santa Cruz, California drew up a lesson plan for teaching students to answer the question: “which checkout line is the fastest?” Clearly, this is education after our own hearts. You may have your own anecdata on this subject, and even try to make predictions as you choose your line and thus your destiny, but that is no match for science.

ShopRite Hopes Thirst Robs Shoppers Of Math Ability

ShopRite Hopes Thirst Robs Shoppers Of Math Ability

No, you can’t buy the 12-pack for $12. We checked.

Grocery Shrink Ray Hits Folgers, Makes More Cups From Less Coffee?

Grocery Shrink Ray Hits Folgers, Makes More Cups From Less Coffee?

Here’s a fun little mystery for you guys. How can taking away 4 oz of coffee produce more cups of coffee? We’ve been thinking about it ever since Blueprint for Financial Prosperity sent us this photo the other day, and we just can’t figure it out. Could it be magic? Some strange new property of the Grocery Shrink Ray?

Buy More! Save Nothing!

Buy More! Save Nothing!

Here are a few Walmart photos that we’ve noticed. It sort of makes us wonder:

These Tide Bottles Are Not At All Confusing

These Tide Bottles Are Not At All Confusing

Reader Garret wants to know how two bottles of Tide containing the exact same amount of liquid, with identical measuring caps, can contain two different numbers of “loads.”