As the world stresses over perpetually rising numbers of COVID-19 cases, the burden of homeschooling kids and the lack of toilet paper, one dad managed to give his daughter a math lesson and keep folks laughing at the absurdity of stock piling that is going on.
The dad came up with a clever math problem for his teen daughter on the amount of toilet paper we all actually need (or as he demonstrates, the amount we don’t need) during a 14-day quarantine. And guess what? It’s not as much as we all think!
He based his equation off a 30 pack of toilet rolls from Costco – which he worked out had 425 sheets of paper per roll.
After estimating that 20 sheets is commonly used each time someone does a “number two”, he concluded that each pack of 30 rolls would be enough for 637.5 “number two’s”.
The best quarantine math lesson ever.Credit tiktok: naomi.corson
Posted by HowToBeADad on Wednesday, March 18, 2020
“Go to Costco, big huge thing of toilet paper has 30 rolls. Now each [roll] has 425 sheets. That is 12,750 sheets per case of toilet paper. So that means 20 sheets per s**t. Which comes down to 637.5 s**ts per case. And that is 45.5 s**ts per day.”
“So a person who grabbed four cases of toilet paper from Costco for a family of four, quarantined for the required 14 days, would need to s**t 182 times a day to use the purchased amount of toilet paper at 20 sheets per s**t.”
The dad adds: “Now let’s all calm down.”
The video gives us a good laugh, which is exactly what we can all use now. And not to mention, some inspiration about how to best homeschool our kids while not taking things too seriously.
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