Rondo Numbers Game

As if Rajon Rondo didn’t have enough to worry about, like who he's going to disown next, what player to clothesline and just how he is going to get that chip off his shoulder, he is teaching math. He went to Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester, Mass. to check out the school and drop some knowledge. However, he did it in his own crazy Rondo way.

According to the story in Boston Magazine:

Rondo was in front of the class, explaining how he figured out the value of "X" in the equation "5X = 70."

"When he saw how the students had [solved] it, he said ‘I did it differently,'" Oshodi said. Rondo then broke down his method by saying that in his head, he went back to his multiplication tables, telling himself that 5 x 12 is 60 and 5 x 2 is 10. Add 12 and 2, he said, and you get 14, the answer. He made sure to acknowledge that there are often different ways to solve a single problem.

I guess that’s one way of looking at it, Rondo. Or you could have just divided 70 by 5. Guess since his road to the NBA wasn’t easy, he can’t do anything simple. More power to you, Rondo.

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