Here's the kicker, a few seconds into the commercial, the spokesman (a cartoon of a classic nerd as the host) begins to explain how their company will lower your tax payments to the IRS. Here's what he writes on the whiteboard for someone that owes $20,000:

$5 / 2*3.14$

then:

$A \times b/C + 8^2$

followed by:

$x2+u2\,(40\%)+pi^4$

which magically makes the $20,000 become $1600!

I'm not sure which is worse, the fact that this company thinks that a "nerd" would write the above gibberish or that people will think this "magical" equations are the way for them to fix their problems. I'm hoping Dan Meyer's head is erupting right now! (I say that knowing he probably won't read this, and may, with his Jedi mind for math, just sense this atrocity of mathematics!)

Sorry to vent, thanks for making it this far, just had to get that off my chest.

Argh.

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