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Winners from last weeks math problem, and the new problem of the week

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 11/03/2014 - 06:10

The Rope Bridge
Solution:  You have 16 minutes
Solution A:  You and Bella (2 min) + You go back (1 min) + Carlos and Arnie go (8 min) + Bella back (2 min) + You and Bella (2 min) = 15 min ( 1 min to spare)
Solution B:  You and Bella (2 min) + You go back (1 min) + You and Carols (3 min) + You go back ( 1 min) + You and Arnie ( 8 min) = 15 min (1 min to spare)

Winners: Jack Bayless, Peyton Christensen, Angela Cook, Andrew Gunyan, Maddy Johnson, Jamison Massey, Ethan Morley, Mason Olson, Matthew Whitaker

Pay Raise Problem

After graduating from college, Alison went to work for a financial firm and Jason went to work for a law firm, both earning the same amount.  Last year, Alison had a raise of ten percent and Jason had a drop in pay of ten percent.  This year, Alison had a ten percent drop in pay and Jason had the ten percent raise.  Who is making more now, or are they getting paid the same?

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