the title is sarcastic. today i had a test in math and i knew the stuff, but my math teacher likes to make it so that everyone in the class is rushing super hardcore just to finish. we had roughly 35 minutes to do the following:

one system of equations with two problems (one problem is quadratic)

one system of two equations with literals (i.e. one equation was like 18 = ax + by+32)

one system of three equations you have to solve with gaussian elimination

one system of three equations you must solve with cramers rule

you must find the inverse of one 2x2 matrix (that one was a gimme)

you must find the area of a region defined by three inequalities (i forget them but one was like y <= 3x + 4)

graph the area of a region defined by three inequalities (different problem)

one parabola with constants represented as a and b. you must solve for a and b when you know that the parabola passes through two points. (i.e. y = ax^2 + bx + 3. and it passes through (7, 3) and (1, 2) those are random points though)

and one problem with two matrixes defined and named a and b and you must find the matrix that is a - 2b + ab. (luckily they were both 2x2 matrixes)

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please dont take this as a rant although some of it is a little borderline. with roughly 35-40 minutes and 9 problems that leaves roughly 4 minutes a problem. that in my opinion for a high school student (AND NOT A MATH TEACHER) is a little bit crazy. needless to say i got all of them done except the last one which i didnt get a chance to start (i guess i took roughly 5 minutes per problem). anyway that angers me cause in addition to not having one done i could have several wrong. im guaranteed to get a B plus since i rushed the chances of me getting all of the rest right are slim.

before you tell me how you could have done this, which i dont find easy to believe: the system with literals, the system with gaussian, and cramers rules took up most of the time. (they're, but are also time consuming. the problem is finding the discriminate of 4 3x3 matrixes by hand is hard if you dont want to get mistakes)). she doesnt allow calculators on this test.

anyway as i said in the beginnign this isnt rantish and the reason is:

i went afterschool and just said to my math teacher "Mrs. MathTeacher could i please have like 5 minutes extra time to finish my test. i didnt get a chacne to do number 9." and then... she let me finish it, so im really happy that that happened and like my math teacher for that.

so that is why this isnt a rant.