(03/26/97)
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MathMagic Cycle 24: Level 7-9 Regular
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Different Outfits for a Whole Year
While visiting my son at college and hearing his complaints about "not
enough money to buy clothes" I realized by looking in his closet that he
had enough shoes, pants and T-shirts to combine so that he could go to
class every day for a year wearing a different attire!!!
If he has twice as many pants as shoes, and three-halves as many T-shirts
as pants, can you and your NTP find out how many of each he has? (perhaps
you should also think of a counter-argument in case your folks use this
on you... HINT: "Sure dad" doesn't cut it ;-)
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MathMagic Cycle 24: Level 7-9 Advanced
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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?
Remember MathMagicians: share your thoughts with us.
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Good luck
MrH