Inconsistent Temperatures

Published by patrick honner on

There are at least two things making me uncomfortable in this screenshot from “Caribbean One” TV.

The first disconcerting thing is mathematical in nature.  The top number in each column is the daily high temperature in degrees Celsius; the bottom number is the daily high temperature in degrees Fahrenheit.  Things don’t seem to add up.

The second disconcerting thing is the stuffed parrot, which I think needs no further explanation.

Categories: Appreciation

patrick honner

Math teacher in Brooklyn, New York


Timon Piccini (@MrPicc112) · June 4, 2012 at 9:07 pm

LOVE THIS! They are all right, yet off-putting! Great discussion about rounding.

Nick Berry · December 9, 2012 at 12:59 pm

An alternative explanation (though a little contrived), is that the top number could be the “daily low” temperature, and the bottom the “daily high”.

    MrHonner · December 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I doubt St Maarten sees that much temperature variance on yearly basis, much less a daily basis!

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