Algebra Boy

So, on Sesame Street, the number of the day was 4, and the letter of the day was X. After SS was over, and the Boy and I were downstairs and had been doing some reading and recognition practice, I said to him; “If you can remember the number of the day, you can have that many M&Ms”.

He looked at me for a minute, and you could see the wheels turning. And he said “I know what the number is, but I would rather have X m&ms.” I about fell over I laughed so hard. I told him we’d have to solve for the value of X before he could have X m&ms. And he said he didn’t know how many X was, but that he was sure it was more than 4.


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