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VIP Weekly Fun Question for May 25, 2013
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VIP Weekly Fun Question for May 25, 2013
SUPERSTARS!

This week's VIP WFQ was submitted by Don65Stang who apparently has it "out for you guys."

The problem:

There are four (4) highly optioned H-Code convertibles that are all Wimbledon White with white interiors, have 15" Mag 500 wheels, FMX trans, 3.25 trac-lok rear, A/C, PW, PDB, plus many more of the same options. These cars we ordered 100% exactly the same way. You also know the following information about the cars:

Car 1 was produced in Oct 1970 with a major Canadian part (one of the cited options)
Car 2 was produced in May 1971, seven months after Car 1
Car 3 was produced two months after Car 2
Car 4 was produced one month after Car3

Please identify which Mustang(s) is/are most different, if any, and describe any differences that exist among the four cars.

Yes, I know, it is another MONSTER of a question but y'all are VIP Superstars, so have at itAngel!

This exercise will end at approximately 7:00PM (CST) on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, since Monday is a holiday.

Good Luck!


BT
Car 4 is physically identical to Car 3 but is also the most different because it is a different model year vehicle and has different emissions requirements.
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05-25-2013, 08:17 PM
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#31
But a half a chicken cannot lay an egg... Therefore, the one "laying" chicken is producing one egg every 36 hours.

There are 168 hours in 7 days. Therefore, each chicken can lay a maximum of 4 eggs within seven days. 6 chickens at 4 eggs each = 24 eggs in total.
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#32
Don65Stang;127385 Wrote:
marks73;127381 Wrote:42 6 chickens, 7 days Wink

I'm not sure I follow. I agree 6x7=42 if a chicken can lay 1 egg per day but that's not the rate given in the problem statement. As I understand the rate is a little slower than 1 egg per day for the chickens in question. Please explain how to get the rate of 1 egg/day/chicken.Wink

CZ-75;127395 Wrote:But a half a chicken cannot lay an egg... Therefore, the one "laying" chicken is producing one egg every 36 hours.

There are 168 hours in 7 days. Therefore, each chicken can lay a maximum of 4 eggs within seven days. 6 chickens at 4 eggs each = 24 eggs in total.

CZ-75, I think you're right with the the one "laying" chicken is producing one egg every 36 hours but I don't know where the 4 in 7 days came from.

I'm really scratching my head here. I agree that a half a chicken cannot lay an egg. I'm just using the info given in the problem as the "base rate" of egg production in general and not looking at individual chickens.

I'll try working it a different way and see if I get the right answer.

Ok, if (2/2) = 1 Right?

then (2/2) divided by 2 = 1/2 Right? Have to really think about that for a moment.
If (2/2) = 1 then (2/2) / 2 is 1/2. I'm sure of this. Try it on a calculator if you don't agree.

So if 1.5 eggs per 1.5 chickens, then it's really 1 egg per 1 chicken.
If (1.5 / 1.5) = 1


But have to say per 1.5 day. So just like the (2/2) / 2 = 1/2,
(1.5 / 1.5) divided by 1.5 equals 1/1.5 Just like above.


Let's roll it all together. 1 egg / chicken per 1.5 days is the rate of egg production. (1/1) / 1.5 days
= (1/1.5)

So far this is the same as what CZ said: "one "laying" chicken is producing one egg every 36 hours"
1.5 days = 36 hours

with 6 chickens laying eggs you'll get 6 eggs every 1.5 days (or every 36 hours whichever you prefer)
6 x (1/1.5) = 6/1.5 Right?

so if you want to know how many eggs after 7 days you multiply 6/1.5 times 7 days.
7 x 6/1.5

punched into my calculator...

= 28 eggs.

Or if worked in hours...

with 6 chickens laying eggs you'll get 6 eggs every 36 hours
6 x (1/36) = 6/36 Right?

so if you want to know how many eggs after 7 days:
multiply 7 days x 24 hours/day times 6/36.
7 x 24 x 6/36

punched into my calculator...

= 28 eggs.

Am I missing it somewhere? Agree? Disagree? GOOD question Mark!!

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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#33
Insert "head exploding smiley" here.


See how badly we need one of those? Cool

Eric

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#34
Hang on... I need to drink about this one some more...
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#35
As a former "chicken raiser", I have had some chickens (notably certain breeds of bantams or banees as we say here in the South) that laid eggs twice a day.

On the other hand, I have had certain "heavy' breed chickens (such as Rhode Island Reds) that only laid eggs a couple of times a week, dependent on the time of year.

...but I digressSmile!

BT

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#36
Don65Stang;127448 Wrote:
Don65Stang;127385 Wrote:
marks73;127381 Wrote:42 6 chickens, 7 days Wink

I'm not sure I follow. I agree 6x7=42 if a chicken can lay 1 egg per day but that's not the rate given in the problem statement. As I understand the rate is a little slower than 1 egg per day for the chickens in question. Please explain how to get the rate of 1 egg/day/chicken.Wink

CZ-75;127395 Wrote:But a half a chicken cannot lay an egg... Therefore, the one "laying" chicken is producing one egg every 36 hours.

There are 168 hours in 7 days. Therefore, each chicken can lay a maximum of 4 eggs within seven days. 6 chickens at 4 eggs each = 24 eggs in total.

CZ-75, I think you're right with the the one "laying" chicken is producing one egg every 36 hours but I don't know where the 4 in 7 days came from.

I'm really scratching my head here. I agree that a half a chicken cannot lay an egg. I'm just using the info given in the problem as the "base rate" of egg production in general and not looking at individual chickens.

I'll try working it a different way and see if I get the right answer.

Ok, if (2/2) = 1 Right?

then (2/2) divided by 2 = 1/2 Right? Have to really think about that for a moment.
If (2/2) = 1 then (2/2) / 2 is 1/2. I'm sure of this. Try it on a calculator if you don't agree.

So if 1.5 eggs per 1.5 chickens, then it's really 1 egg per 1 chicken.
If (1.5 / 1.5) = 1


But have to say per 1.5 day. So just like the (2/2) / 2 = 1/2,
(1.5 / 1.5) divided by 1.5 equals 1/1.5 Just like above.


Let's roll it all together. 1 egg / chicken per 1.5 days is the rate of egg production. (1/1) / 1.5 days
= (1/1.5)

So far this is the same as what CZ said: "one "laying" chicken is producing one egg every 36 hours"
1.5 days = 36 hours

with 6 chickens laying eggs you'll get 6 eggs every 1.5 days (or every 36 hours whichever you prefer)
6 x (1/1.5) = 6/1.5 Right?

so if you want to know how many eggs after 7 days you multiply 6/1.5 times 7 days.
7 x 6/1.5

punched into my calculator...

= 28 eggs.

Or if worked in hours...

with 6 chickens laying eggs you'll get 6 eggs every 36 hours
6 x (1/36) = 6/36 Right?

so if you want to know how many eggs after 7 days:
multiply 7 days x 24 hours/day times 6/36.
7 x 24 x 6/36

punched into my calculator...

= 28 eggs.

Am I missing it somewhere? Agree? Disagree? GOOD question Mark!!


"BTW. If a chicken and a half could lay an egg and a half, in a day and a half. How many eggs can six chickens lay in seven days?"

Read the question again - Dodgy
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#37
Ok, I just Googled half chicken half egg half day and found many variants of this question.

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read...n-six-days

Same exact question as Mark asked:
http://www.algebra.com/algebra/homework/...77914.html

http://www.scientificpsychic.com/mind/chicken.html

Guys, I've confirmed the answer to be 28 days. The last link above provides the best illustration.

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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#38
I see the smoke from the ears - head is about to explode Tongue
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#39
So that same chicken farmer also has some cows for a total of 30 animals. The animals have 74 legs in all. How many chickens does the farmer have?

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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#40
I know you believe you understand what you think he said, but i'm not sure you realize that what you read is not what he meant
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