Xkcd curve dating
The next step, then, would be to find the maximum area for any age.
To do this, we should be able to take the derivative of that previous equation, and set it equal to 0 in order to maximize it. The upper age limit is 2t-14 (as you note earlier in your comment) rather than the 2t 14 you mention later.
I wonder if anyone out there cares to clear up this controversy.
I am sure your paper would fly for giving credit where credit is due: Anyway, back to the graph.
It was a cutesy long godzilla hockey-stick — “scary” to the unwary.
UPDATE: Chart corrected as per comments – the earlier version was posted before I had a chance to update.
I'm still unclear if that was actually the childs name or this was a one-off exploit by the mom.
The best I've had in my experience is a Calvin and Hobbes strip, but they're probably too classic to matter. I had to identify and analyze the survey bias that his response creates for a test in an introductory statistics class.
I find it odd that the test's adaptation removes the first two words from "standard creepiness rule: don't date under (age/2 7)".
Is it objectionable to refer to dating with large gaps of age as creepy?