“Hey, how was Philadelphia?” asked Darius*, as I checked his work (“Sketch a parabola in which b=0″).
“Pittsburgh,” I said, pleased and taken aback. It was Wednesday, first day back after our 4-day Veterans
Day weekend. Sometime on the previous Thursday, I’d mentioned casually I was going back east for my uncle’s 70th birthday. Six days later, Darius remembered my plans.
“The family reunion, right?”
“Yeah. How nice of you to remember. I had a wonderful time.”
I moved back to the front, checking for universal understanding of the impact that b=0 had on the position of a parabola, and then told everyone to sketch a parabola in which c=0.
“Did a lot of people…
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