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 Post subject: math questionPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:28 pm

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A ship has a enough food to last a crew of 45 men for 32 days. How long would the food last if the crew consisted of only 45 men

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 Post subject: Re: math questionPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:30 pm

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32 days??

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 Post subject: Re: math questionPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:02 pm

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768 hours

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 Post subject: Re: math questionPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:07 pm

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A man aged 27 married a women aged 24. he died at the age of 81, and she died at the age 91. For what fraction of her life was the women a widow?

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 Post subject: Re: math questionPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:11 pm

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Hashaam - rather than ask us any more questions - can you first check what you actually mean in the first question? Looks like a typo!

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 Post subject: Re: math questionPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:19 pm

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When he died at 81 she would have been 3 years younger - i.e. 78
91-78 = 13 years

13/91 = 1/7

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 Post subject: Re: math questionPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:15 pm

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Maybe it's a trick question. Perhaps there is enough to last 768 hours, but because the crew is all men and there are no women to share it out it will all get eaten very fast. Or maybe there is enough for 42 days but it will only last as long as it stays fresh for? So 42 days if it's ship's biscuits, but a day or so if it's lobster and there's no fridge.

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 Post subject: Re: math questionPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:41 pm

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depends if they can find the tin opener

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 Post subject: Re: math questionPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:12 am

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A man covers 5/8 of a journey by train and 1/6 by boat. His train journey is 44 miles longer than that by the boat what is the length of the whole journey?

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 Post subject: Re: math questionPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:20 am

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5/8 of a journey by train = 15/24
1/6 by boat = 4/24

so extra distance by train (44 miles) is 11/24 of whole journey (i.e. 15/24 - 4/24)
-> 1/24 of journey is 4 miles
-> whole journey is 96 miles

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