A popular algebra joke has been printed on T-shirts and ecards:

*“Relationships are a lot like algebra. Have you ever looked at your X and wondered Y?”*

“This relationship shit is like Algebra, it may take a while to find the answers and don’t put your X’s in the wrong place” was cited on Twitter on December 8, 2010. “If only life were like Algebra. You could replace all your x’s without asking y” was cited on Twitter on July 22, 2011.

The joke went viral in 2012. “Relationships are like algebra. Have you ever looked at your X and wondered Y?” was cited on Twitter on April 26, 2012.

Twitter

Goldwatch

@BobbyGoldwatch

This relationship shit is like Algebra, it may take a while to find the answers and don’t put your X’s in the wrong place.

11:03 AM - 8 Dec 2010

Twitter

I am Readymade!

@Readymade777

If only life were like Algebra. You could replace all your x’s without asking y.

9:14 AM - 22 Jul 2011

Twitter

Derrick!

@SpAzztheDudeR

We can do this like Algebra. I can replace your X and you wouldn’t even need to know Y. Yeah, yeah!

6:24 PM - 18 Sep 2011

Twitter

Israel Rivas

@israel4430

Hey baby me and you are like algebra I’ll replace your X without asking Y!

#fuckmyex!

11:42 AM - 13 Dec 2011

Twitter

K k i n v e r

@katekinver

I like algebra, I can replace your X and wouldn’t even need to figure out Y

5:47 AM - 11 Apr 2012

Twitter

skullpuppy

@skullpuppy11

Relationships are like algebra.

Have you ever looked at your X and wondered Y?

8:46 PM - 26 Apr 2012

Google Books

*Bob and Brenda’s Joke Book*

By Paul Gwilliam

Lulu Publishing, Inc. (Lulu.com)

2013

Pg. ?:

Relationships are a lot like algebra. - Have you ever looked at your X and wondered Y?

Google Books

*How To Attract Women With Humor*

By Leonard Bustos and Leonardo Amorado

Leonard Bustos / Amorado Cloud Productions

2013

Pg. ?:

Relationships are a lot like algebra. Have you ever looked at your X and wondered Y?

Google Books

*Roadmap into a Twisted Mind*

By Bruno Gagnon

Victoria, BC: FriesenPress

2014

Pg. 94:

Relationships are a lot like algebra… Ever looked at your X and wondered Y?

reddit

Relationships are a lot like algebra, you always look at your X and figure out Y.

submitted December 24, 2015 by wick7

Quote from Fallout 4

reddit

Relationships are like Algebra… (self.Jokes)

submitted January 14, 2016 by TooShiftyForYou

You look at your X and wonder Y.