A Norwegian Math Test --- Ole, a Norwegian fella wants a job, but the foreman doesn’t want to hire him, so he says he won't hire him until he passes a little math test. Here is your first question, the foreman said. "Without using numbers, represent the number 9.' 'Witout numbers?' The Norwegian says, 'Dat's easssy.' and proceeds to draw three trees. "What's this?", the boss asks. "Vot! Yew got no brain? Tree and tree and tree make nine," says the Norwegian. "Fair enough,'" says the boss. "Here's your second question. Use the same rules, but this time represent the number 99." The Norwegian stares into space for a while, then picks up the picture that he has just drawn and makes a smudge on each tree. 'Dar ya go!' The boss scratches his head and says, 'How on earth do you get that to represent 99?' 'You must be from Iowa …Each of DA trees is dirty now. So, it's dirty tree, and dirty tree, and dirty tree. Dat is 99.' The boss is getting worried that he's going to actually have to hire this Norwegian, so he says, "All right, last question. Same rules again, but represent the number 100."