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初三英语阅读:警察叔叔,数学题做错了...(双语)

作者:小牛英语 | 来源:小牛英语 | 2017年03月01日 00:29

  警察叔叔收到了一份特殊的求助,一个小女孩希望他能够帮助自己写数学题。可好笑的是警察叔叔做错了......警察叔叔心里一定在想:“我能怎么办啊,我也很无奈呀。”哈哈,小牛英语就和大家一起来读读这篇英文报道吧。
 
  Police are used to problem solving, so when a little girl reached out and asked for some help with her maths homework, they were happy to help. Ten-year-old Lena Draper sent a Facebook message to her local police department explaining she was having a bit of trouble with her homework assignment.
 
  解决问题是警察的职责所在,因此当一位小女孩寻求帮助,想要解决她的数学作业难题时,他们很乐意帮忙。莱娜.德拉珀今年10岁,她在脸书上给当地的警察局发了信息,说明自己的作业遇到了困难。
 
  Instead of pointing her in the direction of her teacher, or her parents, Lt. B.J. Gruber decided to respond to her plea for help with a simple: "Ok with what?" Eager Lena quickly shared the offending question (8+29)x15 and was given this helpful tip: "Do the numbers in the parenthesis first so in essence it would be 37 x 15."
 
  B.J.格鲁伯少尉并没有让她找父母或者老师帮忙,对于女孩的请求,他很简练的回复道:“难题是什么?”急切的莱娜立刻分享了自己的难题:(8+29)x15,她收到了很有用的解题窍门:“先算括号里面的数字,实际上就是37 x 15。”
 
  Lena, realising she was on to a good thing, took the chance to pose another problem, this time (90+27)+(29+15). Lt. Gruber was confident. He had this. Again happy to help, he responded with what he thought was the right answer.
 
  莱娜意识到自己碰到了好事,于是借此机会又提出了另一个问题:(90+27)+(29+15)x2。格鲁伯少尉很自信,他可以解决这个难题。他很乐意的再一次提供了帮助,回复了心目中认为的正确答案。
 
  What a hero....except there was one tiny issue. He was wrong. The answer he’d given to Lena ended up being incorrect, a fact quickly pointed out by family friends when mum Molly shared the exchange on Facebook.
 
  真是一位英雄啊……除了一个小问题—他的答案是错误的。当妈妈莫莉将二者的交流分享在脸书上后,有朋友立刻指出他给莱娜的答案不正确。
 
  The actual answer is to add the numbers in the second parentheses and multiply that answer - and that alone - by two, then add it to the numbers in the first parentheses. Lena’s mum, Molly, didn’t seem to mind. "I didn’t believe her and asked for a screen shot. I thought it was pretty funny. And I love that they went ahead with it," she told ABC news .
 
  事实上应该是先将第二个括号里的数字相加,然后只将第二个括号算出的数字乘以2,然后再与第一个括号里的数字相加。然而莱娜的妈妈莫莉并不介意,“我不相信她,我要求截图,我认为这很有趣,我很喜欢他们之间的互动。”她告诉美国国家广播公司新闻网。
 
  If you’re worried about the police department’s mathematical abilities, stand down. The red-faced Lt. Gruber took to the Marion Police Department’s Facebook page to explain. “Hoping it is truly the thought that counts since apparently I cannot!” he joked. “Especially since the answer was wrong, it was very nice for Molly to acknowledge our attempt to help her daughter with some math homework.”
 
  如果你对于警察局的数学能力有所担忧,放心吧。羞愧的格鲁伯少尉在马里昂警察局的脸书主页上写道:“希望这是算得出来的真正的‘答案’,以为显然我算不出来!”他开玩笑道。“尤其是虽然我的答案不正确,但是莫莉承认了我们确实是想帮助她女儿的数学作业,这很好。”
 
  It looks like Lena has forgiven him for his wrong answer - he’s visiting her at school. “Tomorrow he’ll be joining my daughter for lunch at school, and is bringing her an autographed shirt to commemorate their going viral,” Molly told CBS .
 
  看起来莱娜已经原谅了格鲁伯给的错误的答案—他将要到学校看望她。“明天他将要和我的女儿在学校一起吃午餐,并且送给她一件亲笔签名的衬衫来纪念他们的‘走红’,”莫莉告诉美国国家广播公司新闻网。
 
  “I am surprised, I thought it was just a goofy life moment to share with some friends, but it seems to really be striking a chord with people.” Maybe next time Lena’s should just ask her mum’s mates for help...
 
  “我很惊喜,我以为这是可以和朋友分享的搞笑的人生经历,然而看起来似乎引起了许多人的关注。”可能下一次她应该向妈妈的朋友寻求帮助……
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