Today my eldest completed his homework for computer science class. Their first assignment is a series of programming schemes that calculate different things. One of them was:
The total cost of attending Northeastern University includes tuition, room and board, travel and personal expenses, fees, and books.
Write a Scheme expression that computes the total cost of attending Northeastern for 1 semester.
Assuming a student takes 5 classes each semester, there are two semesters per year, and each class meets 3 times a week for 12 weeks, write a Scheme expression that computes the cost of each lecture (or, equivalently, what do you pay to sleep late and skip one lecture).
YAY, NEU for making it thought-provoking and relating it to fiscal responsibility when it comes to blowing off class! [BTW: $580.00 <– HOLY CRAP! ]