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

Submitted by david.thacker on Sat, 11/08/2014 - 10:07

Pay Raise Problem
Answer:  They are both making the same amount.
Winners:Ellie Ash, Peyton Christensen, Korbin Durrant, Isaac Dillman, Aaron Farnsworth, Lacey Gardner, Andrew Gunyan, Joey Hill, Jacob Jepperson, Maddy Johnson, Seth Jones, Mateen Lomax. Bryce Marshall, Jamison Massey, Lucas McCune, Savannah Nielsen, Camryn Oldham, Morgan Olson, Presleigh Peterson, Hunter Sorensen, Taylor Swan, KJ Whiting

Spend a Million

The Challenge:

“You have entered Zone B, which is forbidden to all but official badge holders.  Negative badge-recognition.  Isolation exercise now in effect.”

What is going on?!  You were racing your pal Jasmine on your mountain bikes and you thought you’d found a clever shortcut through this industrial park on the edge of the canyon.  All of a sudden, a hologram of a robot is in front of you and you’re trapped by laser beams. 

“Very funny, Jasmine,” you yell.  “Call off the laser pointers.”

“Negative badge-recognition.  Isolation exercise now in effect.  Password, please.”

“I’m Andy Turner.  I’m sorry, I don’t know anything about recognition or passwords.”

“’I’m Andy Turner’ not recognized.  Exit permission consideration mode.  Andy Turner – do you agree to undertake a question to secure release?”

“Yes.  Anything”

“Affirmative.  Here is the challenge:  You have 1 million dollars.  You spend 50 cents every second.  How many days will it take you to run out of money?  Round up or down to the nearest whole number.  You have 2 minutes to answer, which commences now!”

And with the word “now”. An empty soda can gets zapped – and disappears.  It’s pressure time!!

How long will it take you to spend $1,000,000 if you spend it at a rate of 50 cents every second, making sure to round to the nearest whole number?

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