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Topic: Math challenge
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George Herold

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Registered: 9/8/08
Re: Math challenge
Posted: Sep 3, 2010 10:21 AM
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On Sep 2, 2:42 pm, RichD <r_delaney2...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Sep 2, Joe Snod <joe.s...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>

> > How many railroad cars of gravel would it take to fill the lower 9th
> > ward to sea level?

>
> During job interviews, Microsoft used to present brain
> twisters to candidates  (maybe still do), looking for
> ingenuity, resourcefulness, etc.
>
> One item:  "How would you move Mt. Fuji?"
>
> You are an interviewee.  How do you answer?
>
> --
> Rich


Sorry I don't know the area of the 9th ward nor it's hieght above or
below sea level.

But if I wanted to rasie the height by say 10 feet I'd guess about 200
rail cars per acre. (Assuming a rail car is about 10'x10'x20')

George H.



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