--- In email@example.com, Robert Hansen <bob@...> wrote: >> >> The problem is tricky, but only one of those answers are divisible by >> 22. The answer is 2222. >> >> Bob Hansen >> >> >> On Jan 12, 2011, at 12:47 PM, "jjaywilson2004" <jjaywilson2004@...> >> wrote: >> >>> I'm tossing this one out for input. >>> >>> Recently I came across a word problem, that either I'm not reading >>> correctly, or it's been written very poorly. Below is the exact quote >>> of the problem: >>> >>> "If Bus 4 carries 22 passengers each trip, how many passengers will it >>> carry in a month?" >>> >>> Choice 1) 444 Choice 2) 888 Choice 3) 2222 Choice 4) 4848 >>> >>> Assumption: Bus 4, is the name of the bus. Assumption: 22 passengers >>> one-way, for a round trip of 44 passengers. Assumption: 30 days is >>> used for a month. >>> >>> Question: Are the choice provided possible with the given information >>> of the problem?
That's not fair; you have asked two different questions. The first one, how many passengers will it carry in a month, cannot be answered. the second one, which choices listed are *possible* answers (given further information) is the one that has 2222 for an answer.