A garrison of 600 men has just enough bread ... but, with the news
that the enemy was planning an attack... How many ounces of bread a
day must each man in the garrison be allowed, to hold out 45 days
against the siege of the enemy?
Meg and Mo need to hang their marbles so that they balance. Use the
interactivity to experiment and find out what they need to do.
Meg and Mo still need to hang their marbles so that they balance,
but this time the constraints are different. Use the interactivity
to experiment and find out what they need to do.
Of course, this is a joke problem. It
would be impossible for 60,000 men to build a similar wall because
most of them could not get near to the wall because of the crowd.
It is a warning that written problems do not always make sense in
Laura from West Flegg Middle School in Norfolk
made it 5.76 seconds (this assumes the 4 men building the original
wall worked a 24 hour day)!
This is as long as it takes to read this
solution. Can that be right?