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Anil Saigal 03/18/2010
PROBLEM # 1 There is a number that is 5 times the sum of its digits. What is this number?
PROBLEM #2 I have a miniature Pyramid of Egypt.
It is 4 inches in height. I was invited to display it at an
exhibition. I felt it was too small and decided to build a scaledup
model of the Pyramid
out of material whose density is (1 / 4) times the density of the
material used for the miniature. I did a "backoftheenvelope"
calculation to check whether the model would be big enough.
If
the mass (or weight) of the miniature and the scaledup model are to be
the same, how many inches in height will be the scaledup Pyramid? Give
your answer to two places of decimal.
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 Problems from 03/04/10
PROBLEM # 1 The founders of Hairytown decreed years ago that: 1. No two people can have the same number of hairs 2. No one can have 999 hairs. 3. No one can have more than, or the same number of hairs as, the population of the town
SOLUTION
PROBLEM #2
You intend to fly nonstop around the world. But you can only go halfway around the world on a full tank. However you can arrange many planes exactly like yours to assist with refuelling. Assuming refuelling can be done midair, ignoring refuelling and turning time, and without crashing any plane, what is the minimum number of planes you will need? SOLUTION

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