Cajun math


A Cajun man wants a job, but the foreman won’t hire him until he passes a
little math test.

"Here’s your first question, the foreman said. “Without using numbers,
represent the number 9.”

“Without numbers?” the Cajun says, “Dat is easy.” and proceeds to draw
three trees.

“What’s this?” the boss asks.

“Ave you got no brain? Tree and tree and tree make nine,” says the Cajun.

“Fair enough,” says the boss “Here’s your second question. Use the same
rules, but this time the number is 99.”

The Cajun stares into space for awhile, then picks up the picture that he
has just drawn and makes a smudge on each tree. “Ere you go.”

The boss scratches his head and says, “How on earth do you get that to
represent 99?”

“Each of da trees is dirty now. So, it’s dirty tree, and dirty tree, and
dirty tree. Dat is 99.” The boss is getting worried that he’s going to
actually have to hire this Cajun, so he says, “all right, last question.
Same rules again, but represent the number 100.”

The Cajun stares into space some more, then he picks up the picture again
and makes a little mark at the base of each tree and says, “Ere you go. One

The boss looks at the attempt. “You must be nuts if you think that
represents a hundred!” (Thought you’d like this one)

The Cajun leans forward and points to the marks at the base of each tree
and says, “A little dog came along and crap by each tree. So now you got
dirty tree and a turd, dirty tree and a turd, and dirty tree and a turd,
which makes one hundred…So, when I start?!”


I posted that a few months back…too hilarious!!