Same with 4 x 4.. its 16.. No other answer...
And if you have a hangup on a quiz, have no fear.. The teacher is bound to give hints, test taking tricks, let you use your calculators or open books, or grade on severe curve to ensure most get A's.
In baseball you sacrifice yourself via a bunt so you purposely are called out for the benefit of another trying to advance to 2nd base...
A diversified portfolio of interests and accomplishments.. Show that college that John or Jane gets good grades, plays sports, does theater, works with charity and a bunch of other insignificances..
We are content being good at many different things and being exceptional in nothing..
School will teach you about algebra or the various moons of Jupiter but not what to do if/when society ever breaks down... how to hunt... to fish.. to build shelter.. to sew.. to build a fire..
None of it is accidental..
We are collectively a nation that takes pride in being more intelligent than 5th graders.. Who are intellectually stunted as adults with sports, comic books and video games..
And we are exactly the society the system wants..
A manageable one.