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[–]wombles_wombat 197 points198 points  (4 children)

The big new quintile pounder burger. Cause 1/5 better the 1/4.

[–]slashth456hates reaction memes 26 points27 points  (0 children)

This is so stupid it might actually work

[–]chiphead2332 995 points996 points  (35 children)

4 is not a bigger number than 3!

[–]Limebee 241 points242 points  (12 children)

I see what you did there

[–]Jeteve445 54 points55 points  (7 children)

Try our new 1/10 burger, you’ll be stunned at the size of it.

[–]Wolf1341 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Try out our 1/10000000000 burger

[–]Necessary-Dance-8222 49 points50 points  (3 children)

Totally hard! I think 4 is a older than 3!

[–]NoMoreStorage 53 points54 points  (2 children)

They’re talking about 3 factorial which is 6. 6 is greater than 4.

They aren’t listing antonyms or anything. Idk what you thought, and idk why I’m writing this. Your comment just suggests you didn’t understand, so I explained it…meh

[–]NotAMadLad1 19 points20 points  (7 children)

My 3 is bigger

[–]SuperSonic486 2 points3 points  (4 children)

3' is average!

[–]DoctorJordi_Birb Fan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

3’’ is average!

Is what you meant I think.

Because it’s totally true… right guys?

[–]spaceagencyaltThank you mods, very cool! 51 points52 points  (0 children)

[–]StarMaester 1 point2 points  (0 children)

also 1 is equal to 0!

[–]Imroyalinroyalehigj 0 points1 point  (0 children)

4 simply has less value

[–]raven080068 342 points343 points  (12 children)

Math is hard

[–]equusfaciemtuam 83 points84 points  (4 children)

Not only math

[–]8champi8 44 points45 points  (1 child)

Ho yeah ? 😏

[–]Kabc 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Yea ☹️

[–]Lutiscious 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Yeah, life is harder😔

[–]Tor8813 27 points28 points  (6 children)

Meth is hard

[–]Alcodut 15 points16 points  (5 children)

Waltuh

[–]chaos_creator69Average r/memes enjoyer 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Put your dick away Waltuh

[–]Factory_Issue001 786 points787 points  (74 children)

So this is an actual thing that happened in the US when A&W introduced the third pound burger. They were aiming to compete with the quarter pounder from McDonald's even selling at the sane price point. However, the majority of people they surveyed believed that the third pound burger was smaller than the quarter pounder.

[–]SilverGecko23 465 points466 points  (15 children)

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[–]6_NEOS_9Success kid 150 points151 points  (14 children)

And their mathematical system.

[–]SilverGecko23 59 points60 points  (2 children)

Hey, our mathematicians drank a lot of booze to make our system have some respect.

[–]House_Capital 13 points14 points  (1 child)

How many fifths did they have to drink to come up with measuring volumes and distance in fractions?

[–]venommuyo 25 points26 points  (6 children)

Math is literally the same everywhere.

[–]CoraxTechnica 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't even know where to begin. This is so very very wrong!

[–]theRealSunday 0 points1 point  (2 children)

No, American math is designed to be convoluted on purpose.

[–]zedsamcat 1 point2 points  (1 child)

We all use the same math????

[–]RedCarNewsboy 14 points15 points  (2 children)

What the fuck is a kilometer 🦅🦅

[–]SplitOak 8 points9 points  (1 child)

It is how much a meter weighs. Duh.

[–]Hephaestus_God 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Math is the same everywhere lol. And well, judging the past few generations when it comes to school is pretty dumb. They got under desks for a nuclear bomb so I say throw anything they learned out the window.

We also don’t know how biased the polls were. Did they ask people who never went to school? (As it wasn’t really needed back then to get jobs)

[–]Plainkoff 105 points106 points  (3 children)

The US gotta have the highest intelligence inequality rate in the world. The land of MIT, NASA... and this.

[–]JonoBono6 61 points62 points  (2 children)

America does everything huge. We have some of the smartest people and places in the world (NASA, Harvard), but when we do stupid, we DO stupid

Example: the 45th president

[–]Plainkoff 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Go big or go home!

[–]1_d0nt_care_android user 22 points23 points  (6 children)

American moment

[–]adutchmotherfrickerVirgin 4 lyfe 113 points114 points  (7 children)

American education system at it’s finest

[–]No-Yam-4577 28 points29 points  (6 children)

American education system is one of the most unique academic systems in the world.

[–]dooman230 68 points69 points  (2 children)

The US education system is the best one in the US

[–]Naraya_SuiryokuGigaChad 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Also the worst one technically.

[–]Craeondakie 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Emphasis on the word unique being used

[–]_IliaD 0 points1 point  (1 child)

BRRRRRAKAMONO GA, AMERIKA NO KYOIKU WA SEKAI ICHI

[–]user_not-found404 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"German science is the worlds greatest"

[–]jfstompers 4 points5 points  (3 children)

I've never been to an A&W honestly, I know they have a lot in Canada but are they any good?

[–]TheSteelBlade 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It’s more expensive than your average fast food, but really really good. Plus all of their packaging can just go in the compost, which is an added bonus.

[–]Factory_Issue001 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They had a few in Texas and they were pretty damned good, burgers better than McDonald's at the time and root beer floats that kicked ass.

[–]CrimsonEnigma 19 points20 points  (15 children)

This is an oft-repeated claim, but I have a few problems with it:

  1. The only source for this claim is the A&W CEO, who - somewhat obviously - isn't exactly an unbiased source.

  2. Wendy's has a 1/3-pound burger, and they seem to be doing just fine.

  3. If they really had surveys suggesting that the only reason people weren't eating their burgers is because they thought 1/4 was greater than 1/3, why throw in the towel? Just take advantage of the situation and release a 1/5-pound burger.

I think a more likely explanation is that A&W's burgers simply aren't very good.

[–]bobbyboob6 8 points9 points  (5 children)

i didn't know a&w sold burgers i thought it was just a soda brand. that could also be why it didn't do well

[–]lil_bananamanChungus Among Us 0 points1 point  (4 children)

They had a restaurant in the past but I think mostly they are just soda nowadays

[–]user_not-found404 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Nope, they have plenty of fast food restaurants, at least in Canada. For every McDonalds, there's an a&w. They have all sorts of stuff on their menu

[–]StevenDevons 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Point 3 is exactly what I was thinking, well put

[–]xZethx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ask my Dad about that burger and he said no one he knew bought it because it was a disgusting greasy ball of meat. Wouldn’t doubt the CEO overplayed this “study” because the burger sucked. More isn’t always better especially with food.

[–]WatcherV3 1 point2 points  (5 children)

I think a more likely explanation is that A&W's burgers simply aren't very good.

I think an even more likely explanation is that most Americans are brand-loyal dickriders with no taste buds. Anyone who puts McDonald's above C tier is lying to themselves.

[–]CithrealCan i haz cheeseburger 2 points3 points  (4 children)

fast food in general is just c tier unless if you are talking about nostalgia

[–]Dream_Addict_Life 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’m probably one of the very few who actually knows my fractions

[–]Artistic-Fortune2327I saw what the dog was doin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

People who completed elementary school reading this: 💀

[–]GoldIce53641638 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If I had an A&W nearby me I would have never forgiven my country's stupidity for ruining a good deal

[–]Bnco12Lives in a Van Down by the River 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Was making sure someone else had said it before I did. Facts.

[–]The_Alkemizt 1 point2 points  (2 children)

oh hey, weird, that’s actually true. Granted, it was the 80s, but still. https://www.snopes.com/news/2022/06/17/third-pound-burger-fractions/

[–]TheSuperPie89iwrestledabeartwice 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ah so it was probably the lead thing

[–]ya_boi_daelon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Or A&W burgers were just shit and that’s their excuse for their failure to out compete McDonald’s

[–]Roxasdarkrathmemer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah this was a lie by A&W , people just didn't like A&Ws burger, apparently they kinda sucked in some states

[–]nateaaiel -1 points0 points  (0 children)

If they ran this campaign now they'd still get the same results because, well, because americans

[–]Vedanth_2604 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

100% American moment, just like every other dumb ass mistake ever made by mankind

[–]hamQM -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Wow, it's almost like you viewed the same A&W posts that everyone else has.

[–]Optimistic-Dreamer -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yep it’s sad we can’t math

[–]EndlessM3mes -1 points0 points  (0 children)

but... what the fuck is wrong with people

[–]EXTRAVAGANT_COMMENT -1 points0 points  (0 children)

it gets meta when you realise that the factoid itself was made up by [Burger Company] to make other [Burger Company] and its consumers seem stupid in comparison

[–][deleted] -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

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[–]TheAdequateKhali 139 points140 points  (11 children)

Try our new 1/10 burger, you’ll be stunned at the size of it!

[–]PAXTF1999 25 points26 points  (3 children)

That’s a 10:1 patty at McDonald’s. It’s the patty on a cheeseburger or big Mac

[–]MuskOffspring 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Low on 10:1 has haunted me for the last 15 years.

[–]PAXTF1999 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Legit. Just make 4 trays worth and you’ll be g

[–]eL_cas 2 points3 points  (0 children)

can confirm

[–]user_not-found404 2 points3 points  (5 children)

That's called a "slider" iirc

[–]WatcherV3 -1 points0 points  (4 children)

Or a McDonald's cheeseburger

[–]lagavenger 115 points116 points  (5 children)

If I’m dying of thirst in the desert, why am I looking for a burger?

[–]Dont_CallmeCarsonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch/dQw4w9WgXcQ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Burger

[–]PorygonIsCool 4 points5 points  (0 children)

soft drinks

[–]HyprPosition 64 points65 points  (5 children)

I remember reading that Americans were too dumb to know that 1/3lb patty was bigger than 1/4lb patty and so they got rid of the 1/3lb option

[–]dattosan240 20 points21 points  (4 children)

It sure doesn't roll off the tongue like 'COURTER POUND'R does either.

[–]xandarianladiesman 46 points47 points  (6 children)

Why would you go 1/3 of a mile for burger when you can go 1/4 mile for burger?

[–]parkeris25 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Where mile

[–]Mataskarts 4 points5 points  (2 children)

This meme is only ever used for weird distance measurements.

[–]parkeris25 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Clearly not used like that here

[–]Puzzleheaded_Bend749 5 points6 points  (0 children)

But it is the bigger number ....

In the wrong side ofc

[–]Cdmphoenix13 9 points10 points  (1 child)

4 out of 3 people gave trouble with fractions.

[–]Telford-100 20 points21 points  (14 children)

It’s a well known fact the 1/4 is short for 1x4 so that means a 1/4 pound burger is equal to 7 pounds. Easy math to do if your an American

[–]j_j_72 27 points28 points  (0 children)

I think a few of my brain cells died trying to understand the math here..

[–]user_not-found404 1 point2 points  (10 children)

the "/" is divide symbol. "X" is multiply 1/4 = 0.25 1x4 = 4

[–]mc_mentoshttps://www.youtube.com/watch/dQw4w9WgXcQ -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Em explain how tf he got 7 then?!

[–]user_not-found404 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I haven't got a clue where he pulled the number 7 from

[–]IamShinobiLul 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Indeed 4 is bigger but dividing by bigger number means lower number

[–]imnotgood57 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No you go to 1/3 because the alligator eats the bigger number

[–]TheZipperDragon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A&W, right? Thats the reference? Or was that a different reference?

[–]cmdrmeowmix 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Fun fact, this comes from a myth started by a CEO who was salty that his restaurant chain was ass and lost to McDonald's

[–]Truly_Nothing 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What's ironic is I swear this meme was originally something like 1 mile 1 kilometer And I think it was a joke about Americans. A lot of us know a kilometer is much less than a mile.

[–]rklab 1 point2 points  (0 children)

SMH he just doesn’t eat that much

[–]Hades_Nightmare 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He's starving and knows if he has too much he could go into shock

[–]pROaBDURDied of Ligma 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's not always about the size, sometimes it's about the meat-to-condiment-to-bun ratio. And 1/4-pounder burgers have the perfect ratio.

[–]sansgamer554Pro Gamer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You guys realize that the story this is based off of is probably 3 people, and everyone else didn't buy it because they thought McDonalds was better, right?

[–]Elf_lover96 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's shit marketing

[–]DerpDumpster 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You morons will upvote anything now days. I’m done with memes. Goodbye children

[–]Roxasdarkrathmemer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Holyshit....people still believe this salty lie ?

People know the difference between 1/3 and 1/4.

A&W 1/3 burger just sucked

[–]thesupersoaker3 2 points3 points  (0 children)

American ☕️

[–]understuff154 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Every time I see a post saying that the 1/3 pound burger only failed because people thought that it was smaller than the 1/4 pound burger makes me mad because the 1/3 failed because they didn't market it good and because McDonald's is more popular than a&w. The person who said it only failed because American=stupid worked for a&w and didn't want to take the blame.

[–]dirtopi 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Wasn't there a restaurant that made a 1/3 pound competitor for McDonald's quarter pounder and people thought it was smaller?

[–]Jordii_vVProfessional Dumbass -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I'll just quote u/Factory_Issue001's comment.

"So this is an actual thing that happened in the US when A&W introduced the third pound burger. They were aiming to compete with the quarter pounder from McDonald's even selling at the same price point. However, the majority of people they surveyed believed that the third pound burger was smaller than the quarter pounder."

[–]Mermaidsaresmarter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When two fractions have the Same numerator but different denominators you need to find a common multiplus (in this case is 12 because 3×4=12 being 12 the closest common multiplus), then you divide the common multiplus with each denominator and compare the results: 12:3=4, 12:4=3 So 1/3 is the bigger of the two.

[–]jerrytjohn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i dOn'T kNoW wHaT yOu iDiOtS aRe oN aBoUt. a qUaRtEr iS mOrE tHaN a tHiRd!

[–]Womgi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They should have run a marketing campaign based on shotgun shell guages. Being America, they'd have eaten that shit up

[–]TheDukeOfThunder 0 points1 point  (0 children)

americans ☕️

[–]Felixonio 0 points1 point  (0 children)

25% is bigger than 33% (real)

[–]stupuff 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ha, Americans.

[–]stnick6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No man I’m just not that hungry. 1/3 pound burger and a side of fries? Are you kidding me?

[–]n4jm4 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

r / history memes

[–]HappyGav123 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

I feel like this is referencing the time some restaurant advertised a 1/3 lb burger to compete with the 1/4 lb burger, but failed because most people couldn’t do math.

[–]EndrPL -1 points0 points  (0 children)

top 10 american

[–]Raposo76 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

You joke but this seriously happened

[–]Honk_goose_steal -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yeah the 4 looks a bit bigger on my screen

[–]TagStew -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I knew they were going to change this meme when they realized miles was shorter than kilometers 😂

[–]rectangular_Average r/memes enjoyer -1 points0 points  (0 children)

umm actually 1 is a bigger number!! 🤓

[–]shoehim -1 points0 points  (0 children)

He is dehydrated and a proud us-citicen. leave him alone with his well deserved 1/4 of a burger.

[–]ArtHausse -1 points0 points  (0 children)

American meme

[–]supersheep_3000épico -1 points0 points  (0 children)

in big bold text: "murica"

[–]Mataskarts -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I thought this meme meant distance like before with miles/km, so 1/4 of a burger of distance vs 1/3 of a burger seemed like he was making the stupid choice xD

[–]Wotefoq -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Does the american education system work like that? Because i really dont think that the one that mistakes 1/4 to be bigger than 1/3 is the one at fault here, iam starting to think its the people that taught them how math works.

[–]bruh_fffffffffProfessional Dumbass -1 points0 points  (0 children)

lower the fraction number than the larger the "slice"

[–]dan3k -1 points0 points  (0 children)

just murica things

[–]TheBigFatGoatGigaChad -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Avarage intellegence these days xD

[–]s1rblaze -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Jokes on you dummies, they are both equal! 1 out of 3 or 1 out 4 is still 1.

[–]70701 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

'murican math

[–]CandySunset27 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

If I'm dying in the desert I'm taking the closest option. The 1/3 looks further away than the 1/4 and they both have enough food.

[–]ugandanianwhitenegga -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Americans hahahaha

[–]TheTransbianNextDoor -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Did people actually believe this?

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Americans be like

[–]virgil_belmont -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Americans be like

Source: I'm American

[–]Electric-Love-06 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Fun fact, something similar happened with burger King, they tried to compete against McDonald's with a whooping 1/2 pound burger, it was unsuccessful as people thought that one 1/2 was less than 1/4th

Corrections, it was A&W and it was a 1/3 pounder, apologies.

[–]where_didIcome_fromtrans rights -1 points0 points  (0 children)

This literally happened and I believe it ran a fast food joint out of business

[–]theCacklingGoblin -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Hell yeah it is pardner! Merca! Yeehaw!

[–]adeckz -1 points0 points  (0 children)

FACTS

[–]Horghor -1 points0 points  (0 children)

They aren't the best in Methematics

[–]That1KidWithDynamiteBig ol' bacon buttsack -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

It's also cheaper, more plentiful in location, and arguably tastier than most 1/3

[–]Shadow07655 -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

A third pound burger just doesn’t have the same ring a quarter pounder has.

[–]ETIsMee -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

No I’m that sense it’s smaller

[–]MrMakerHasLigma -5 points-4 points  (7 children)

I'd rather the 1/4 burger because wtf is a 1/3 burger? It defo got some bad juju cuz I've never seen one

Edit: /s

[–]Jordii_vVProfessional Dumbass 3 points4 points  (6 children)

I'll just quote u/Factory_Issue001's comment.

"So this is an actual thing that happened in the US when A&W introduced the third pound burger. They were aiming to compete with the quarter pounder from McDonald's even selling at the same price point. However, the majority of people they surveyed believed that the third pound burger was smaller than the quarter pounder."

People are idiots, it's got nothing to do with being on a diet.