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September 5th, 2016
Episode 450 of 489 episodes
Being able to add and subtract without a calculator is still useful in life. Find out why in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:28 Explanations: 4:20 Fast dialog: 20:19 Evelyn: If you want a job here as a cashier, you’ll need to be able to give correct change. Hank: Don’t you use a cash register here? Evelyn: We do, but when it’s not working, we have to be able to calculate change in our heads in a pinch. Hank: Oh, I didn’t realize that. Evelyn: Okay, let’s see how you do with a simple sale. Let’s say I’m purchasing these two items and I’m paying with a $20 bill. Hank: All right, give me a minute…the total is $9.36. Evelyn: Make sure you count back the change. Hank: I’ve never done that before. I’m not sure I know how. Evelyn: Count up starting with the coins and working your way up to the paper money. Count out loud so the customer gets a running total. Hank: Okay, but first I have to do the math. The change should be...Can I have a piece of paper to check my work? I don’t want to short the customer or give them too much change. Evelyn: You won’t have time to do that with each customer. Math wasn’t your favorite subject in school, was it? Hank: You’re right about that. Maybe I need to work on my math skills. In the meantime, I’m handy with a mop. Evelyn: Good to hear. There’s a cleanup on aisle three that’s got your name all over it. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse
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