You would think that an expert in the field of "accident reconstruction" could answer this question correctly with a pencil and paper or a calculator (if not in his head). But today's online New York Times hosts a re-enactment of the deposition testimony of an expert accident reconstructionist who refused to try without his "formula sheets" and computer.
Here is a small part of the transcript:
This colloquy suggests an extra-credit problem: Multiply 3 and 3/16 by 20. Do you obtain 68?
Film-maker and comic writer Brett Weiner dramatized this and more of the transcript without changing a word to achieve this surreal video, Verbatim: Expert Witness. Last year, a similar film, Verbatim: What Is a Photocopier?, won the audience award for best short film at the 2014 Dallas Film Festival. There, an IT guy in Ohio struggles with yet another deeply technical issue -- the meaning of the term "photocopier."