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Topic: ElemPoW: A Million in Time - posted March 26, 2001
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Lisa Lavelle

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ElemPoW: A Million in Time - posted March 26, 2001
Posted: Mar 28, 2001 12:50 PM
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Many of the early submitters to "ElemPoW: A Million in Time - posted
March 26, 2001"
[http://mathforum.com/elempow/solutions/solution.ehtml?puzzle=106]
have misinterpreted the question being asked, so I thought I've give
you all a "heads-up."

The misinterpretation involves submitters stating the expected life
span of a human being as their final short Answer. While this is a
good piece of information to include in the Explanation, it is not the
focus of the problem (after all, this would only require research and
not much math).

Rather, the problem focus is on 1) converting units of time and 2)
developing a sense of how long a million in each of the units of time
listed in the problem is. The final answer should state which
millions a person can expect to see in his or her lifetime.

I hope this helps!

-Lisa





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