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For The Mathematically Inclined

Anil Saigal
02/26/2014

PROBLEM #1

I have ten boxes which I want to pack into crates. Each crate can carry a maximum of 25 kg. But I only have three crates, and the total weight of the boxes is 75kg:

15 kg, 13kg, 11 kg, 10 kg, 9 kg, 8 kg, 4 kg, 2 kg, 2kg, 1 kg

How can I pack the boxes into the crates?

PROBLEM #2
A person drove 120 miles at 40mph, then drove back the same 120 miles at 60mph.What was the average speed for the trip.

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Problems from 02/13/14

PROBLEM #1
Use the numerals 1, 9, 9 and 6 exactly in that order to make the following number: 28.

Solution
1+9+√(9)×6 = 28

PROBLEM #2
Use 8 exactly eight times to make 1000. You can use any mathematical symbols.

Solution
888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8   =  1000

Congratulations to Abhimanyu Bhargava and Saba Lateef, who were the winners of the last set of puzzles. Here are two puzzles for one and all!



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