Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 18
  1. #1

    rixx03's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 27, 2007
    Location
    NPA - No Permanent Address
    Posts
    229
    Specs:
    White MacBook 2GHz Intel Core2Duo 1GB 667MHz DDR2SDRAM 120GB HD | iPod Video 80GB White | iPhone 8GB
    Who's good in Math Problems??
    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!

    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.
    It's been more than 2 months since I went to school... and my mind's currently dumb. It might seem easy for you here.

    || i BOUGHT MY MACBOOK ON MARCH 24, 2007 ||
    || WHiTE MACBOOK 2GHZ iNTEL CORE 2 DUO 1GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM 120GB HD ||
    || iPOD ViDEO 80GB WHiTE || iPHONE 8GB ||

  2. #2

    bobtomay's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 22, 2006
    Location
    Texas, where else?
    Posts
    26,455
    Specs:
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    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
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

  3. #3

    rixx03's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 27, 2007
    Location
    NPA - No Permanent Address
    Posts
    229
    Specs:
    White MacBook 2GHz Intel Core2Duo 1GB 667MHz DDR2SDRAM 120GB HD | iPod Video 80GB White | iPhone 8GB
    Gee I didn't really get what you said.

    Anyway, it's 7:00PM here.

    || i BOUGHT MY MACBOOK ON MARCH 24, 2007 ||
    || WHiTE MACBOOK 2GHZ iNTEL CORE 2 DUO 1GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM 120GB HD ||
    || iPOD ViDEO 80GB WHiTE || iPHONE 8GB ||

  4. #4

    novicew's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2006
    Location
    Hamburg, Germany
    Posts
    1,385
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro | iMac(2.1 G5) | MacBook(2.16 C2D) | MacMini (1.67 CD) | iPhone 4 | iPad (3rd Gen)
    52360

  5. #5

    kman445's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 10, 2006
    Location
    Ottawa ,Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,281
    Specs:
    27" 5k imac i7, 295x
    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
    "I asked who i am to her, and she yelled god"

  6. #6

    immdb's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 04, 2003
    Location
    Southern Indiana
    Posts
    654
    Specs:
    Mac Pro Quad Xeon 2.66GHz 3GB RAM, G4 Quicksilver w/Sonnet 1GHz Encore ST, 1ghz G4 Powerbook
    Did the clever boy go fishing with her?
    I don't know what tomorrow holds, but I know who holds tomorrow.

  7. #7


    Member Since
    Mar 11, 2004
    Posts
    1,964
    I hate fish. Could you restate the question with he/she catching pizzas?

  8. #8

    mathogre's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 20, 2007
    Location
    Oakton, VA USA
    Posts
    3,269
    Specs:
    White MacBook Intel C2D 2.2GHz, 2G, 250G, SD, Leopard.
    (Emphasis added)

    Quote 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
    Look, up in the sky! It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a... bird.

    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...
    novicew is the winner!
    Congrats! That's the answer.
    Evil Math Ogre Kgh-Ra
    Integrate me. Differentiate me.
    You can't hurt me. I'm e^x. Ha ha ha!

    Homepage | Gallery
    I was on the M-F honor roll for July 2007.

  9. #9

    fleurya's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 18, 2006
    Location
    Anytown, USA
    Posts
    4,925
    Specs:
    27" iMac 2.7GHz Core i5, iPhone 4S, 3rd gen iPad
    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)

  10. #10


    Member Since
    Mar 22, 2007
    Posts
    101
    Specs:
    imac G3 450MHZ 512 RAM DVD
    I refuse to read the first post

    A bit of advice, scientists are usually pretty good at maths problems

  11. #11

    Village Idiot's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 04, 2007
    Location
    Durtburg, WV
    Posts
    2,641
    Specs:
    Sooper Fast!
    Hermaphrodite?
    Chaotic Evil, Level 1 IT-Tech

    Slough Roast Blog
    Capitol Sound Blog

  12. #12

    fleurya's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 18, 2006
    Location
    Anytown, USA
    Posts
    4,925
    Specs:
    27" iMac 2.7GHz Core i5, iPhone 4S, 3rd gen iPad
    immdb, you're not going to make many friends with that avatar!

  13. #13

    kman445's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 10, 2006
    Location
    Ottawa ,Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,281
    Specs:
    27" 5k imac i7, 295x
    erg, how did you get that animated avatar,, there not possible to get
    "I asked who i am to her, and she yelled god"

  14. #14

    Nagger Pumper's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 28, 2006
    Location
    N.C.
    Posts
    431
    Specs:
    MacBook 2.2Ghz, 4GB RAM, 160GB HD
    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

  15. #15

    Nagger Pumper's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 28, 2006
    Location
    N.C.
    Posts
    431
    Specs:
    MacBook 2.2Ghz, 4GB RAM, 160GB HD
    Isn't it ironic that the the amount of lbs. of fish is the same number as pi ?
    3.141592654.......

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. OS math
    By +medic+ in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-25-2010, 09:56 PM
  2. math help...please?
    By darkhanger18 in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 11-20-2007, 08:03 AM
  3. Best Math Program?
    By jkroeis in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-02-2007, 03:02 PM
  4. Math
    By rman in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-12-2004, 04:51 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •