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  •  but you present a false dichotomy (7+ / 0-)

    A kid who can solve a quadratic vs. a kid who can balance their checkbook... I'll take the second, please, in 95% of all cases.

    Fact is, the kid who can solve the quadratic will not only be able to balance the checkbook, probably better than the one who can't, but will be able to balance it substantially faster, because of the innate understanding of arithmetic afforded those who can understand the algebra.

    And the solvers will far outpace the nonsolvers in discovering the error if one occurs.

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