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 If you ever thought high school math wasn't useful in real life, take a look at what the students in Dan Anderson's class discovered.

The upstate New York high school teacher tasked the students in his "Consumer Math" course in the spring with determining whether Nabisco's Double Stuf and Mega Stuf Oreos really are, indeed, double and mega stuffed.

"This class is for students struggling with math so I'm always looking for hands-on activities," Anderson, who teaches in Queensbury, N.Y., told ABCNews.com today. "When the Mega Stuf Oreos came out, I decided to do it."

Anderson, 32, brought his class one package each of regular Oreos, Double Stuf and Mega Stuf. He then split his students into different groups, with some measuring the cookies' height and some their weight.

"We weighed 10 of each - Double Stuf, Mega Stuf and regular," Anderson said. "And we weighed five wafers alone to deduct from the total."

Using mathematical equations to determine the creme content of the cookies, Anderson's students found that the bigger Oreos might disappoint.

The Double Stuf Oreos were 1.86 times the size of regular Oreos, while the Mega Oreos were 2.68 times the size of regular Oreos, by the students' measure.

 

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"They were surprised," said Anderson, who documented the classroom experiment on his blog.

A spokeswoman for Nabisco told ABCNews.com the company's Double Stuf Oreos are made to have double the creme filling as the original Oreos.

"While I'm not familiar with what was done in the classroom setting, I can confirm for you that our recipe for the Oreo Double Stuf Cookie has double the Stuf, or creme filling, when compared with our base, or original Oreo cookie," the spokeswoman said.

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That's why you get regular Oreos and take em apart and double stack them! It's more fun that way anyway. Or.... double stack double stuffed?! :o

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They stiffed on the stuf! SSSSSSUUUUUUUEEEEE!!!!!!! :p

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That's why you get regular Oreos and take em apart and double stack them! It's more fun that way anyway. Or.... double stack double stuffed?! :o

but then you are stuck with a bunch of "stuf"less oreos..  unless you are just doing sandwhich types with all 4 cookies..

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but then you are stuck with a bunch of "stuf"less oreos..  unless you are just doing sandwhich types with all 4 cookies..

True, but they are still chocolate cookies. I eat those as I build the bigger ones. I do this with all stuffed cookies. I can't even help it. They are a little plain, but they make the super stuffed ones EVEN BETTER! :laugh:

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It's double the filling, not the cookie. No wonder our school system is a joke. They measured the wrong thing. The size of the cookie is beside the point. They call them Double "Stuf" for a reason.

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They stiffed on the stuf! SSSSSSUUUUUUUEEEEE!!!!!!! :p

I would but I'm kinda busy eating up the evidence. :D

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It's the same crap that they do with cereal boxes, cereal bars, chips, etc.

They just shrink the packaging and/or shrink the contents.

 

Every time that they release "all new packaging!!111!" they've shrunk something.

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I'm glad teachers are showing our kids whats really important to learn. :D

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I'm glad teachers are showing our kids whats really important to learn. :D

 

Cookies...duh!

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I'm glad teachers are showing our kids whats really important to learn. :D

There is nothing more important than cookies. Except sex. And money. And.....wait a minute here. I have it all wrong. :D

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I do not like Oreos.

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I do not like Oreos.

 

Good! More for me! :p

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I do not like Oreos.

Gasp! I can't believe someone would say such a thing.

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I do not like Oreos.

You've made the Keebler elves very happy. :p

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gawd I first heard about this on FOX News, they tried to make it sound like its some big conspiracy and you should be outraged about it..... who the freaking heck cares sheesh... 1.9x is close enough within the margin of error of their depositor machines to not give a whoops about it being not exactly 2x

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In tomorrow's lecture, they will do the same test on a McDonald's Double Cheeseburger.

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