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What you should have learned in school: taxi maths

SANELE DLAMINI

Every week, Perdeby takes a look at something you should have learned at school to assist you in day to day life. This week, we take a look at how to do taxi maths.

A while back Twitter created a buzz with #TaxiMath. If you do not know what we are referring to, then you probably have never sat in the front passenger seat of a taxi, or you do not use taxis in general. Either way, you are very lucky.

Apart from people making fun of how real the struggle is, people actually started sharing tips and photos on making accounting and change calculations easier. Taxi maths requires accounting, mathematical and financial skills in order to work out and balance taxi fares, payment and change during a trip This is actually a daily nightmare for most people, but a crucial skill that could prepare you for life. Taking the front seat in a taxi comes with a huge responsibility, as you automatically sign up to be the treasury or accountant for the duration of the trip.

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Perdeby party guide: 10 - 16 October

NINA CRONJE
TUESDAY, 10 OCTOBER

The Jolly Roger at 19:00: Roger That. DJ’s that will be playing are Romario Afonso, Bongani Zulu and Jarren Van Eeden. R30 entrance.

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App of the month: CamScanner

CARLY TWADDLE

Every month, Perdeby tests and reviews an app that we think makes life easier. This month, we tried out CamScanner – a mobile scanner.

Rating: 4/5

CamScanner is an application which functions as a mobile scanner. It allows users to take pictures of documents or texts, scan them into numerous formats and fax them. This app is perfect for students who need to scan notes, pages from textbooks, lecture slides, and other important information. More importantly, it’s free (unless you want a premium membership, in which case its R999,99 per year, or R99,99 per month).

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Perdeby experience: dance class

CARLY TWADDLE
Every week Perdeby sends its journalists to experience something out of their comfort zones. This week Carly Twaddle attended a dance class at Beverly Acquisto School of Dance.
On 29 September I attended a contemporary dance class at the Beverly Acquisto School of Dance. Contemporary dance is a style which uses elements from jazz, ballet, and modern. Although I did contemporary for three years, I was rather apprehensive. I did not know what to expect from the class and from the instructor, Melissa Fourie. This apprehension grew as Melissa walked in (with each muscle in her legs visible through her tights) and started stretching, her leg flying up with ease to her ear. Luckily, she was incredibly helpful and she made sure that I was alright throughout the lesson. This made the ease back into the tough lifestyle a lot easier.

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What you should have learned at school: slick tips for quick trips

REBECCA WOODROW
Every week Perdeby takes a look at something you should have learned at school to assist you in day-to-day life. This week, in order to celebrate the well-deserved October recess, we take a look at useful tips for planning a short holiday.

 

Weather
There’s no such thing as bad weather, only badly planned outfits. Look up what the weather conditions will be at your destination and on the way there. It can decide your mobility and comfort and can mean the difference between wanting your long weekend to never end, or it making it feel like it’s never ending.

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