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    Filed at 4:25 pm under by dcobranchi

    Answer the following questions and then click over to the article to see how your answers might relate to risk taking.

    1) A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?

    2) If it takes five machines five minutes to make five widgets, how long would it take 100 machines to make 100 widgets?

    3) In a lake, there is a patch of lily pads. Every day, the patch doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long would it take for the patch to cover half the lake?

    The correct answers are given at the end of the article.

    One Response to “OT: (SORT OF) MATH QUIZ”

    Comment by
    January 30th, 2006
    at 4:43 pm

    “Questions have intuitive answers that are wrong….” Those of us that learned to think before we answer are also thinking that this article is too far-fetched to believe either…but the questions were cute.