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

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#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!!!

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#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.

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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

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#5

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

Devyn Nagy
Community Member
1 year ago

Goooooodnes!!

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#6

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

George Digamma
Community Member
1 year ago

''So, you like bananas''

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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...

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#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

David Jeu
Community Member
1 year ago

Is he filling cows?

Krishna Vishwas
Community Member
1 year ago

Banana shake?

Katrė
Community Member
1 year ago

more like banana shake pool in this case:D

Kris June Mason
Community Member
1 year ago

I met a guy in line at our local store that was buying 20 gallons of milk - said he bought this much twice a week - he said he is in charge of a local Mexican restaurant and it's cheaper for him to get it from the local store than have it delivered and he regularly goes thru that much - mostly for kids wanting chocolate milk. Never would have guessed this one.

Analyn Lahr
Community Member
1 year ago

He could be shopping for a care home or something.

Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes, I was thinking he belongs to a church that puts on meals for people in need.

Margie S.
Community Member
1 year ago

I would have asked him, as I will admit it, I am very nosy.

mr toto
Community Member
1 year ago

Me Gary, me like banana milkshake

Julie He
Community Member
1 year ago

This was me when I worked at Baskin Robbins, a boatload of bananas and milk for milkshakes and banana splits, nothing else.

Koala King
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe he’s a science teacher

Kevin Donegan
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm guessing he works at a smoothie shop in the next strip mall over.

boredpanDaman
Community Member
1 year ago

i think he has a lot of cats and monkeys as pets

Jo Browne
Community Member
1 year ago

Plenty of smoothies

Martha Meyer
Community Member
1 year ago

Clearly he was going to make a loooot of banana milk!

Karen Bassler
Community Member
1 year ago

Had a customer at our natural foods store put ALL the butter into her cart, drive it around the store for several hours and then leave it in an aisle...

Toast Of Saint Louis
Community Member
1 year ago

Sometimes it's other stores buying all that stuff for resale and hike up the price and they do this a lot if it's a poor neighborhood hood who wants to eat healthy. Or, he could be buying all that for a homeless shelter, I've seen that too.

Theory Buchannon
Community Member
1 year ago

for pudding

Mark
Community Member
1 year ago

This might explain the banana thing https://www.independent.co.uk/news/banana-economics-buy-942lb-of-fruit-give-it-away-and-make-pounds-25-profit-1283219.html

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 year ago

He helps a number of single mothers feed their children, or donates to a food bank.

Rench
Community Member
1 year ago

He's throwing a party! Duh!

Lsai Aeon
Community Member
1 year ago

BANANA SOUP!!!! Cut one banana into slices, put in bowl, pour milk over, enjoy

David O'Brien
Community Member
1 year ago

He has an insane amount of Rice Krispies at home.

Dolevaal
Community Member
1 year ago

Banana-milks for every day. Maybe they'll make you a superhero one day.

Fe Huyghe
Community Member
1 year ago

milkshake, duh.

Vaida Kuodytė
Community Member
1 year ago

Banana milkshakes. Obvs

Kailey Ding
Community Member
1 year ago

My goodness

Karina Andersen
Community Member
1 year ago

banana milkshakes for scouts

Mandy Delaforce (PC Girl)
Community Member
1 year ago

Banana smoothies or banana sundaes. :D

Community Member
1 year ago

Pudding.

Batwench
Community Member
1 year ago

Very fond of banana milkshakes?

Jen Sam
Community Member
1 year ago

calcium and potassium!

Just saying
Community Member
1 year ago

To go in his Frosted Flakes, of course.

Alican Gürkan
Community Member
1 year ago

I think if you eat and drink together you get diarrhea

Tomáš Mesároš
Community Member
1 year ago

well now i need a banana milkshake

M Flo W
Community Member
1 year ago

Quite obviously to make a ridiculous amount of banana milk.

Teri Donovan
Community Member
1 year ago

Hurricane coming and he wanted to make banana bread??

Anh Trâm
Community Member
1 year ago

Banana shake party, babe!

Sarcasticow
Community Member
1 year ago

He has smoothies to make

Ms Phit
Community Member
1 year ago

Probably works for a homeless shelter- I used to be the banana person on our meal team- every month I'd have to bring 60-80 bananas for the people that were staying in the shelter. Got some strange looks when I was in the store, but it also started some good conversations about how to help out people who really needed some care. (didn't want to clean out the stores of bananas so I'd often have to go to two stores to get them all)

Brandy Grote
Community Member
1 year ago

Why didn't he get Corn Flakes?

Agfox
Community Member
1 year ago

On his way to the Annual Smoothie Festival

Roberto Durante
Community Member
1 year ago

for his morning shake

Miss Cris
Community Member
1 year ago

A baby monkey?

Alejandro Vega
Community Member
1 year ago

He's friends with Mr Heckles!!

Alejandro Vega
Community Member
1 year ago

Calcium and potassium!!

Beverley Ann
Community Member
1 year ago

his milkshake brings all the apes to the yard?

Oda Seguin
Community Member
1 year ago

Ooooor he's making a big milkshake!

hawkeyefan95IA
Community Member
1 year ago

Those are free because he has coupons?

Paul Chang
Community Member
1 year ago

Making a lot of splits and shakes

spirit wolf
Community Member
1 year ago

Theres milkshake, yards, and some creatures involved in his life.

misteriosa
Community Member
1 year ago

Coupons he absolutely didn't want to go to waste even though probably most of the purchase will? Although I sincerely hope it is for humanitarian reasons.

Malwin Wellham
Community Member
1 year ago

Because his Milkshake brings boys to the yard

Cordi Schmidtová
Community Member
1 year ago

A summer camp for children...

Carol Emory
Community Member
1 year ago

He may be making Banana Cream Pie!

Brandi Gates
Community Member
1 year ago

He must own a bunch of kindergarteners.

JustSomeKid
Community Member
1 year ago

He's a 1-3rd grade math teacher bringing word problems to real life.

Dynein
Community Member
1 year ago

My parents have a fruit-beverage themed party every year (it's always the same, everyone loved it when they did it the first time round so they decided to repeat it every year), so my mother has made similar purchases... Maybe this man is throwing a party with lots of banana-shake?

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#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;)

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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

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#11

## He's The Guy From Your Math Problems

JeffC
Community Member
1 year ago

RIP Math problem guy....

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#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

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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?

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#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!!!

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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.

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#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.

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#18

## Found The Guy From The Math Problems

Phoenix Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

how do they stay up there?

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#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

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