(03/26/97)
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MathMagic Cycle 24: Level 10-12 Regular
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Perfect Metric Time
In a metric-perfect world a full metric day would have 10 metric hours,
one metric hour would have 10 metric minutes, one metric minute would have
10 metric seconds and one metric second 10 metric miniseconds. Share with
your NTPs the following information:
1- Average metric time your team wakes up in the morning
2- Metric time your school starts on a regular day
3- Metric time it ends
4- If your team has been told to report to the Principal's office at four
metric hours, five metric minutes, six metric seconds and seven metric
miniseconds, what time would that be in our 24 hour system?
5- In what metric time zone do you live?
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MathMagic Cycle 24: Level 10-12 Advanced
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On a desert island. five students and a monkey gather coconuts all day,
then sleep. The first student awakens and decides to gather her share. She
divides the coconuts into 5 equal shares with one left over, gives the
extra one to the monkey, hides her share, and goes to sleep. Later, the
second student awakens and takes his fifth from the remaining pile. He,
too, finds one extra and gives it to the monkey. Each of the three
remaining students does likewise in turn. Working with your NTPs find the
minimum number of coconuts originally present (From "A Brief Survey of
Modern Algebra)
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Good luck
MrH