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By Diogenes ( articles ) | Jul 16, 2007

Time: 8:15a
Date: July 16, 2007
Place: St Luke’s Elementary School
Class: 8th grade arithmetic, just after morning prayer.
Teacher: Sister Mary

OK class, take out your paper and a pencil.
Here’s the quiz problem for the day.

Pay attention, it’s a word problem with rounding.

The new cathedral costs approximately $200 million dollars. In addition, diocesan legal bills are now estimated at about $625 million. Rounding your answer to the nearest $1000, estimate how much diocesan money Cardinal Mahony has had to spend on these two projects each day he has been Archbishop of Los Angeles. Remember class, Cardinal Mahony has been Archbishop of Los Angeles since 1985...

(Answer: $106,000 per day)

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