Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Math Problem For Today

Janna ate 64% more chicken wings than she actually should have, which produced gastrointestinal distress 82% faster than anticipated, at an intensity 99% greater than anything experienced so far this year.
Assuming the distress began when she was 16 miles away from home, how loudly did she yell at the car in front of her to hurry up?
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7 comments:

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

Well, if you also divided by Pi, then yelling doesn't begin to cover it. Screeching would be more like it. Hope you got home before you...well, you know.

Da Old Man said...

I believe the formula is simple one
a2(how do you make those little numbers) +- square root of b2
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4ac

Just plug in the numbers and I get 22,469

Marilyn said...

4:00 PM next Tuesday, but only if you factor in the recent time change... otherwise it's 144

Grace said...

Louder than I'm laughing fer sure - but then I've learned to laugh very quietly...

Janna said...

MikeWJ: Blueberry Pi is my favorite. Yes, luckily I made it home juuuuust in time. :)

DaOldMan: I knew I could count on you!

Marilyn: But is that Colorado time or Michigan time?

Grace: As long as you're laughing, that's the important thing. :)

PattiKen said...

Oh, that's easy! Louder than a fish, because an elephant can't ride a bicycle.

Janna said...

PattiKen: Ooooh, I like that...