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Hey guys! I was grounded for a week (yea that sucks!) so I wasn't able to log on for a while. Here's something to challenge bored people! Try to solve this and post!

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A clever boy figured out a great way to catch fish in the Underwater Fishing Cavern. The first day she went fishing, she caught exactly 31416 pounds of fish!

Even though she had more fish than she knew what to do with, she decided to go fishing again the next day. And she caught exactly 40% of what she caught the day before. Which was still a lot of fish.

She continued fishing every day. And every day she caught exactly 40% of what she caught the previous day.

If she continued fishing every day for twenty years, how many pounds of fish, total, would she catch? Please round to the nearest pound.
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35 years ago or so woulda' been the first one on it.

now:
Man, it's too early in the morning.
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Who gives a rats a.. , I mean, who cares.
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This is one for Mathogre

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Gee I didn't really get what you said.

Anyway, it's 7:00PM here.


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if i had a calculaor with enough digits it could do it in a second. i believe equation to use is 31416(1.4)exponent"7300"

i think i got it

is it:
229336800 ?

i think im wrong, and i think the equation is wrong.... bah

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Did the clever boy go fishing with her?

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I hate fish. Could you restate the question with he/she catching pizzas?
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Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
35 years ago or so woulda' been the first one on it.

now:
Man, it's too early in the morning.
Or:
Who gives a rats a.. , I mean, who cares.
Or:
This is one for Mathogre
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The Evil Math Ogre has entered. Interesting question. -_^ I guess I'll have to do this one in the next day or so.

kman445, that's not the right equation, but a good try nonetheless. It's a series where each day is (0.4)^(day number) rather than 1.4^(total days).

novicew, I don't know how you came up with the number, and I don't know if it is right, but I'd guess the solution is in that range.

I just wrote a little python routine and...
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Yeah, what's the deal with the clever boy and girl doing the fishing? Is this like "as I was on my way to St. Ives . . ."

Otherwise, I got 52,360 (MS Excel)
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A bit of advice, scientists are usually pretty good at maths problems
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immdb, you're not going to make many friends with that avatar!
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erg, how did you get that animated avatar,, there not possible to get

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would'nt it go:
31416*.40=12566.4
12566.4*.40=5026.56
5026.56*.40=2010.624 .....and so on for twenty years ?
i feel like i'm missing something
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Isn't it ironic that the the amount of lbs. of fish is the same number as pi ?
3.141592654.......
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