- There are 4 quarts to a gallon, 2 pints to a quart, and 16 ounces to a pint. There are 4 ounces to a gill. There are (about) 26.4 gallons in a hectoliter. How many gills are in a hectoliter? Display the unit fractions for your calculation.
- Write as a single number in scientific notation: ( 1.5 * 10^{-17} ) / ( 7.5 * 10^8 ).

3. Consider sets X, Y, and Z in a universal set U, where

U = {b, i, g, f, a, t, c, o, d, e}

X = {e, g, b, d, f}

Y = {f, a, c, e}

Z = {b, e, a, t}.

Use the operations \prime, \cap, \cup—complement, intersection, and union—to find the sets represented by the given expressions.

X \cap Y = { f, e}

Y \cup Z =

Z’ =

(Y \cup Z)’ =

(X \cap Y) \cup Z’ =

X \cap (Y \cup Z)’ =

4. Sum the sequence: 88 + 99 +110 + . . . + 462.

5. Expand the expression (x-3)^4.

6. 250 beverages are tested for Purity, Body, and Flavor.

65 pass the Purity test.

95 pass the Body test.

90 pass the Flavor test.

20 pass on both Purity and Body.

25 pass on both Purity and Flavor.

40 pass on both Body and Flavor.

5 pass all three of the tests.

How many of the beverages pass *none* of the tests?

@#$%!

i mean it this time.

here it is in code.

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trying one more time.

uh-oh. carriage-return has been given a weird function.

*now* what? i clicked a +-sign button &c. supposedly

something about a block. nothing happened. trying again.

okay. putting in a graphics block works like that.

this is allegedly "preformatted". which, okay, at least doesn't punish you with the carriage-return-line-feed misfeature, but, still, won't even let me write "preformatted" without touching the mouse to tell the damn thing i actually mean what i actually type. over and over. and this is a word i *copied* from *this ghastly format itself*, which would make it even funnier if it were funny at all instead of inspiring of rage & despair.

another block now. okay. maybe i’ll be back.

so here’s the thing i’ve been in the process

of memorizing ever since i worked it out.

i *almost* know it now. this interface sucks.

bye now.

an awesome work of scholarship. by a great musician and lay leader. but not my real subject. (bait-and switch.)UUUE.me. (the editor hates plain-text and wants me to learn about "block"s. not today. dates & titles; formatting not my fault.) 1/19/14 m.l. king. 6/13/14 gospel exegesis. 10/19/14 uu &uuce. 5/24/15 number mysticism. 11/15/15 schools & churches. 1/24/16 arts & sciences. 3/13/16 self-publishing. 6/12/16 how to be interesting. 3/3/19 vonnegut, uu, & me. 3/24/19 library lore. 5/5/19 maps of the world. 7/7/19 philosophy & nonsense. 8/18/19 the art of teaching. 11/3/19 notes from the hymnal. 12/18/19 uu & me. 11/12/20 2020 vision. 2/16/20 chinese philosophy. 3/15/20 confucius, lao tzu, & me.

**to show the world i am a gentleman**

big pharma saw america/ the dying and the sick/ “we get it now:/ america—/ a place to get rich quick!”// religion saw america/ believing in a lie/ “come join *our* side, america/and fight the other guy!”// the lawyers & the media/ made a little note/ “we see it all. america:/ a place where people vote.”// the internet’s america/ was talking on the phone/ and left me in the library/ writing songs alone// so if you see america/ tell me where to find her/ the blind men found an elephant/ but these guys all are blinder// my living blood, america/ and this, my beating heart/ tell me my america/ has fallen quite apart.