# Math question for the day!

 Author: [Systems & Strategies] Topic: Math question for the day! JEFFTHEHAT PM JEFFTHEHATJoined: Aug 2010Posts: 3843 Banned #1Posted: 9/2/2013 1:08:04 PMHow many units are lost if betting a 4 game chase at -110 on every game? I see so many wrong answers everywhere. JEFFTHEHAT PM JEFFTHEHATJoined: Aug 2010Posts: 3843 Banned #2Posted: 9/2/2013 1:10:34 PMBonus question:If it takes 7 men 7 days to dig 7 holes how long does it take for 1 man to dig 1/2 of a hole? neilsy25 PM neilsy25Joined: Oct 2008Posts: 818 Rookie #3Posted: 9/2/2013 1:14:49 PM18.45 units3.5 days ? JEFFTHEHAT PM JEFFTHEHATJoined: Aug 2010Posts: 3843 Banned #4Posted: 9/2/2013 1:28:17 PMQUOTE Originally Posted by neilsy25: 18.45 units3.5 days ? You get the Gold star for the first answer but the second incorrect. Try phone a friend or ask the audience! pd_ PM pd_Joined: Jul 2013Posts: 70 Prospect #5Posted: 9/2/2013 1:54:19 PMQUOTE Originally Posted by JEFFTHEHAT: Bonus question:If it takes 7 men 7 days to dig 7 holes how long does it take for 1 man to dig 1/2 of a hole?   define half a hole dallasm PM dallasmJoined: Dec 2005Posts: 5171 Captain #6Posted: 9/2/2013 1:59:59 PM Danrules24 PM Danrules24Joined: May 2012Posts: 4916 Veteran #7Posted: 9/2/2013 2:07:37 PMQUOTE Originally Posted by JEFFTHEHAT: Bonus question: If it takes 7 men 7 days to dig 7 holes how long does it take for 1 man to dig 1/2 of a hole?   3.5 days. Danrules24 PM Danrules24Joined: May 2012Posts: 4916 Veteran #8Posted: 9/2/2013 2:09:53 PMDon't see how Neilsy's answer wasn't right. Each man digs 1/7 of a hole a day. 1/7 x 3.5 = .5 ERBATIZ PM ERBATIZJoined: May 2008Posts: 2179 Veteran #9Posted: 9/2/2013 3:43:53 PM14.85 UNITS JEFFTHEHAT PM JEFFTHEHATJoined: Aug 2010Posts: 3843 Banned #10Posted: 9/2/2013 3:55:14 PMQUOTE Originally Posted by ERBATIZ: 14.85 UNITS Read post #3 that is the correct answer for units Bart_ PM Bart_Joined: Mar 2008Posts: 3548 Veteran #11Posted: 9/2/2013 4:45:17 PMtrick question, you cannot dig half a hole. Bart_ PM Bart_Joined: Mar 2008Posts: 3548 Veteran #12Posted: 9/2/2013 4:59:33 PMi made a spreadsheet for up to 6 game chase. You can change the line for each game to calculate the total loss. It only works with - lines, don't have the time to adjust it to work with + lines. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aut5sPYPWjN6dFJ2dkZrM1BPbldWQ3B5bXRPeGR4UUE&usp=sharing Danrules24 PM Danrules24Joined: May 2012Posts: 4916 Veteran #13Posted: 9/2/2013 5:12:36 PMQUOTE Originally Posted by Bart_: trick question, you cannot dig half a hole.  Sure you can. If a building plan calls for a 5 foot wide hole, 6 feet deep and you only dig a 2.5 foot wide, 3 feet hole, it's half of what you need. But I guess it's still a hole, just a small one. lol Bart_ PM Bart_Joined: Mar 2008Posts: 3548 Veteran #14Posted: 9/2/2013 7:09:51 PMQUOTE Originally Posted by Danrules24: Sure you can. If a building plan calls for a 5 foot wide hole, 6 feet deep and you only dig a 2.5 foot wide, 3 feet hole, it's half of what you need. But I guess it's still a hole, just a small one. lol Actually, in your example, your dug hole is only 25% of the designed hole. NoSoLucky PM NoSoLuckyJoined: Nov 2012Posts: 99 Prospect #15Posted: 9/2/2013 7:31:13 PMQUOTE Originally Posted by JEFFTHEHAT: Bonus question:If it takes 7 men 7 days to dig 7 holes how long does it take for 1 man to dig 1/2 of a hole?   1/2 a day JEFFTHEHAT PM JEFFTHEHATJoined: Aug 2010Posts: 3843 Banned #16Posted: 9/2/2013 8:58:51 PMQUOTE Originally Posted by Bart_: trick question, you cannot dig half a hole.  Well done Bart , you are correct! Bart_ PM Bart_Joined: Mar 2008Posts: 3548 Veteran #17Posted: 9/2/2013 9:16:54 PMHere's another one for you guys:There are 7 girls in a bus Each girl has 7 backpacks In each backpack, there are 7 big cats For every big cat there are 7 little cats Question: How many legs are there in the bus? dplewis34 PM dplewis34Joined: Aug 2013Posts: 76 Prospect #18Posted: 9/2/2013 10:52:30 PM10,990 Posted using a mobile device. puppetm716 PM puppetm716Joined: Jan 2007Posts: 1708 Veteran #19Posted: 9/3/2013 1:46:23 AMNice Bart Bart_ PM Bart_Joined: Mar 2008Posts: 3548 Veteran #20Posted: 9/3/2013 9:01:45 AMYou are right Lewis. Posted using a mobile device. BuckeyeKaptn PM BuckeyeKaptnJoined: Jan 2013Posts: 744 Rookie #21Posted: 9/3/2013 10:11:03 PMQUOTE Originally Posted by Bart_: You are right Lewis. I don't know about that answer being correct.  What if one of the girls left her backpack at home, or forgot it at the bus stop?  Plus, there's always a 3 legged cat running around here and there.  Don't forget that there are rules on bus occupancy. Is it a greyhound bus, a school bus or the short bus?  On top of it all...do the cats eat the girls lunches if the lunches are in the back pack too and is there enough for all the cats to share equally?How old are the girls again? Bart_ PM Bart_Joined: Mar 2008Posts: 3548 Veteran #22Posted: 9/4/2013 8:11:32 AMThe 3 legged cats are on the short bus following this bus. Posted using a mobile device.
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