Friday, August 19, 2016

February 2016: A Few Good Men, Awards, Schoolhouse Rock, and boiling eggs

(from February 28th, 2016)

Logarithm Question


(from February 25, 2016)

"I Conic Figure"

(from February 18, 2016)

"Schoolhouse Rock"

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(from February 14)

"A Math Gift Wrapped"

Inside a rectangular box, there is a 4 kilogram gift for my friend.
If the dimensions of the box are .05 decameters by 1 meter by 80 centimeters, then how many square meters of paper will I need to wrap the box?

(from February 11th, 2016)

"A Teacher's Pet"

A doggone minute in the classroom....

(from February 3, 2016)

"A Few Good Math Students"

(from February 1, 2016)

"9-minute egg riddle"

You're a cook at a restaurant in a quaint town where clocks do not exist.
You have a 4-minute hourglass timer, a 7-minute hourglass timer, and a pot of boiling water.
A regular customer orders a 9-minute egg, and you know this person to be extremely picky -- disappointed if you overcook or undercook the egg, even by a few seconds!
Can you prepare the egg in exactly 9 minutes (using the hourglasses)?

SOLUTION and more math questions in the spare parts section at mathplane