The Blindfold and the Chestnuts

This is good story-telling and good math..:-P

Math with Bad Drawings

The second in a series of seven fables/lessons/meditations on probability.

When the chestnuts finished roasting, a sweet aroma filled the kitchen. The student was about to dig in when, out of nowhere, a blindfold appeared in front of her eyes.

“No peeking,” the teacher warned.

The student heard the chestnuts being poured. “Now,” the teacher said, “I have divided your chestnuts among three bowls.

“I’ve also taken ten pieces of wasabi root, and carved them into the shape of chestnuts.” The teacher laughed. “These will not be to your liking. Bite into one, and your eyes will cry rivers, while your nose burns like a dragon’s.

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