Monday, August 9, 2021

Tangential Shakespeare in Back-to-School FoxTrot

Amend, Bill. "Pencil Test." Some Clever Title: A FoxTrot Collection Blah Blah Blah. Kansas City: Andrews McMeel, 2016. 73. 

It's always nice when Shakespeare and math come together in harmony—even if it's only tangentially. And it's even better when it's in a FoxTrot comic.

I try to keep my eye on the Shakespeare in FoxTrot (search the blog for other moments of Bard / Amend connections), but I missed this one, perhaps because it's only tangential. However, knowing the Shakespeare part of the math question will get you a long way toward solving it (though you might, as I did, have to Google the atomic number of boron to be certain (though, if you look and read carefully, the comic itself cleverly answers the question in its own context).

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