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Anil Saigal 07/04/2005
FOR CHILDREN
PROBLEM # 1 A rectangular
cafeteria has a perimeter of 800 feet and an area of 30,000 square
feet. What is the length and width of the cafeteria. FOR GROWNUPS PROBLEM # 2 A
fair coin is tosses ten times. What is the probability of getting
exactly six heads. Express the answer as a simplified fraction. 
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 SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS ON 06/30/05
FOR CHILDREN
PROBLEM # 1 Suppose you purchased a $60 item at 40% off and a $40 item at 20% off. What percent discount did you get on the total purchase? SOLUTION 32%.
FOR GROWNUPS
PROBLEM # 2 If 2^(x+y) = 4^(w+y) = 8^(xw2) = 16^(x+yw1) evaluate wxy. SOLUTION 224. Congratulations to Kiran
Adhya, Ruby Dhillon, Shashank Mallick, Tejas Manjunath, Amol Mehta,
Mahesh Murali, Kavitha Muralidharan, Madhavi Muralidharan, Sarthak
Pani, Bipin Parekh, Ameek Ponda, Laksh Puri and Rohit Rao, who were
winners of the last set of puzzles.

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