Joe bought 500 apples for 1 dollar each and 400 bananas for 2 dollars each to make a huge fruit salad because he was feeling incredibly hungry that day. How much did Joe end up spending at the Incredibly Expensive Fruit Shop in total? We’re all used to seeing similar math problems pop up in school.

However, what if we were to tell you that these people who buy huge quantities of things aren’t just a figment of the imagination of somebody who prints math textbooks. These people are, in fact, real. They live among us. Your neighbor might be one. Bored Panda compiled this list of people with math problems who were spotted in the wild. So get ready to see some stuff you’ve probably never seen before. Upvote the pics that made you go ‘oh wow,’ and share with your family and friends because you know they’ll enjoy this post.

After scrolling through this list, take a look at Bored Panda’s post about a viral equation that people can’t agree on what the answer is, as well as our post about how a teacher uses LEGO to explain math to school children.

#1

## The Guy My Math Teacher Was Talking About

Chris Kourou
Community Member
1 year ago

This is going straight to area 51. Cocktails as a welcome drink for aliens

View More Replies...
#2

## Danny Has 1,496 Bananas Protecting Him From Outside Forces. If He Eats 1,369 Of Them, How Many Are Left?

JeffC
Community Member
1 year ago

Not nearly enough to protect him from the killer monkeys!!!

View More Replies...
#3

## My Friend Purchased 28 Industrial Sized Clear Bags Of Cheetos. Each Bag Cost Him \$65. What Was The Amount He Paid In Total?

Elena
Community Member
1 year ago

The answer is he paid too much.

View More Replies...

We can’t imagine what went through somebody’s head when they decided to buy 600 bottles of soda, a bajillion bananas, or so many Cheetos that you could comfortably survive in a post-apocalyptic world for several hundred years. While thoroughly impressive (and expensive to boot), the question that pops into our minds is: Why? Were you that thirsty/hungry/bored?

#4

## Example From A Math Textbook

JeffC
Community Member
1 year ago

YOU + ME + NUTELLA - YOU = PURE HAPPINESS

View More Replies...
#5

## I Always Wondered How Many Bananas It Would Take To Fill A Car

Devyn Nagy
Community Member
1 year ago

Goooooodnes!!

View More Replies...
#6

## The Moment The Cashier Found The Person From The Math Problems

George Digamma
Community Member
1 year ago

''So, you like bananas''

View More Replies...

While math problems about somebody named Sarah buying 300 gallons of milk might seem like a waste of time to some, learning math is actually very important. Pi Day writes that learning math helps improve your brain and might even help you make good decisions faster.

#7

## I Was The Kid From Your First Grade Math Problems With 87 Watermelons And 132 Cantaloupes

Aria Whitaker
Community Member
1 year ago

This doesn't look so strange, just looks like a harvest on a small melon farm or something...

View More Replies...
#8

## I Think About Him Every Day. Why Did He Need The Bananas? Why Did He Need The Milk?

Nini Meow
Community Member
1 year ago

He has a zoo

View More Replies...
#9

## Soda For 6 Cents. The Obvious Course Of Action. I Think, They Got 600 Bottles. They Are Definitely People From Math Book

JeffC
Community Member
1 year ago

Sick sense or 6 cents? lol;)

View More Replies...

What’s more, math helps you tell time: a surprising number of kids (and adults) can’t read the hands on an analog clock, and it’s a useful skill to have, even if we are living in the digital age.

#10

## Math Problems Never Been This Real

JeffC
Community Member
1 year ago

Nah I'm good thanks

View More Replies...
#11

## He's The Guy From Your Math Problems

JeffC
Community Member
1 year ago

RIP Math problem guy....

View More Replies...
#12

## Found The Car From All The Middle School Math Problems

Natalie N
Community Member
1 year ago

I enjoyed the fact that someone put some serious thought into their placement and position

View More Replies...

Math has some serious applications in real life when you grow up as well. It helps you balance your budget, make sound financial decisions, and avoid debt.

#13

## The Man From Our Math Problems

JeffC
Community Member
1 year ago

He needs to stop loafing around...

#14

## Met One Of Those Guys From The Math Problems Tonight

John L
Community Member
1 year ago

You know I have seen this quite a bit. I wonder what they do with all that milk at one time?

View More Replies...
#15

## This Is The Person You Learned About In Math Class: "Sally Bought 1000 Bags Of Chips"

JeffC
Community Member
1 year ago

She's a chip off the old block!!!

View More Replies...

There’s even a place for math in the kitchen — basics like adding, subtracting, multiplication and division help modify recipes to fit the number of people you’re treating to a delicious dinner. Let’s just hope that dinner isn’t going to be a fruit salad made up of 500 apples and 400 bananas.

#16

## A Guy Buys 38 Watermelons, He Can Take 2 In Both Hands, How Many Times Will It Take For Him To Bring All Of Them Home?

Mala Qiu
Community Member
1 year ago

Ahhh, Costco, how I miss thee.

View More Replies...
#17

## If Brian Buys 2000 Bananas And Eats Half Of Them In One Sitting, How Many Loaves Of Banana Bread Can He Make With The Remaining Bananas?

jamie1707
Community Member
1 year ago

None, because he died of banana poisoning.

View More Replies...
#18

## Found The Guy From The Math Problems

Phoenix Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

how do they stay up there?

View More Replies...
#19

## I'm The Guy From Your Math Books Who Has A Ton Of Pizzas In Their Car

George Digamma
Community Member
1 year ago

He must prepare an amazing party

View More Replies...
#20

## I Found The Guy From All Those Elementary School Math Problems At Walmart

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
1 year ago

He looks proud / kinda smug

Carol Emory
Community Member
1 year ago

Nah. He's just Melon-choly....