Letter: Math mistakes do add up

I am amazed. I just read the Oct. 11 article about a woman who grew a pumpkin weighing two tons. (“Olympia teacher’s 2-ton pumpkin wins California weighing contest.”)

Imagine, a pumpkin weighing two tons, we could feed the world! Excuse me, what did you say? You are right, one ton equals 2,000 pounds. Growing a 4,000-pound pumpkin really shows why America is a leader in the world. Except in education, of course.

Owen Berry

Marysville

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