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A bodybuilding forum discusses a good workout schedule, which may be three times a week. Or it could be every other day, which is four to five times a week. What? The conversation quickly switches to math, specifically, how many days are in a week. TheJosh insists that "every other day" means four times a week, and those who said it was 3.5 times a week were wrong because that would mean a half of a workout somewhere.

I never said anything about going exactly 7 times, like I said, if I go every other day, that is 4 DAYS A WEEK. How hard is that to comprehend?

Week 1 - Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Week 2 - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday.

8 DAYS IN 2 WEEKS

8x in 2 weeks = 4 times a week, genius.

All Muscle and No Brains? lol

You can see how this can be confusing. Several forum members stepped in to try to explain the impossibility in getting eight workouts in two weeks and still leaving a day between each. It was a losing battle.

For me to get this? You are the one who is not getting it, it's simple, just look at the calender and COUNT THE DAYS.

There is 7 days in a week, if you workout every other day, you work out 4 days a week, how hard is that to ****ing comprehend?!

Ill do it out in 4 weeks for you, maybe it will make more sense?

Week 1 - Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Week 2 - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Week 3 - Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Monday
Week 4 - Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, Tuesday
Week 5 - Thursday, Saturday, Monday, Wednesday
Week 6 - Friday, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday

No matter how you look at it, if you workout every other day, you work out 4 times a week.

Notice here that a “week” can start on Friday and end on Thursday by the time you’ve worked out for six weeks. But the rest of the forum isn’t about to give up on explaining it. TheJosh has it all figured out, though. It’s even easier if you think about it over a month’s time.

I took the week out to make it more simple for you since you are having such a hard time comprehending simple counting! Is it that hard to admit you're wrong?

If you work out every other day for 31 days, that is 16 days a month, 4 days a week!

Well, if you put it like that, how can anyone argue? While that bon mot ends the first page of discussion and makes the perfect punch line, the thread continues for another four pages. It’s all funny, but that first page, enshrined in 2008, should be part of the Internet Hall of Fame. -via Boing Boing

(Image credit: Shustov)

Oh, yeah! That was a good one.

While TheJosh might have been be trolling, I am more amazed that there were so many people that had to correct his logic.
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