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20 golfers for 6 days 2015-09-11
From Dave:
have 20 golfers for 6 days. Each player should pair with 18 golfers used a system on your website which is good for 5 days, but cannot get the 6th day. Thanks for your help Dave
Answered by Victoria West.
On what day of the week did 1994 begin? 2015-04-05
From tayyaba:
there were 365 days in the year 1993 the first day of the year was friday. on what day of the week did 1994 begin?
Answered by Penny Nom.
13 golfers in groupings of 4, 3, 3 and 3 2014-03-26
From Lennart:
How can I organise 13 players playing in groupings of 4,3,3,3 for 3 rounds of golf in a way that all play with all others but a minimum of times with the same players(?)If possible, nobody should play in the 4 ball more than once. I would be grateful for an answer/proposal! Thank you, LR
Answered by Victoria West.
8 golfers playing 8 games 2013-07-03
From Johan:
We have 8 golfers playing 8 games, and we want to schedule them so that they play together equal amount of times, or as close as you can get to that. They will be playing in two four balls each day. Anyone sorted this one out yet, I will really appreciate a solution? Thanks Johan
Answered by Victoria West.
The 10000th day of her life 2012-02-21
From derrick:
Ella was born early in the morning on a Friday.She got married on the 10000th day of her life. What day of the week was it?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Mathematics and a musical dilemma 2011-01-19
From rahul:
how is mathematics applied in entertainment?
Answered by Harley Weston.
Probability and birthdays 2009-01-22
From La:
Neglecting the effect of leap years, what is the chance that, of 6 people selected at random, 2 will have the same birthday?
Answered by Penny Nom.
26 paychecks 2009-01-21
From Kenneth:
Hello:

If someone is paid every two weeks, he receives 26 paychecks per year, (52 weeks/year)divided by (2 weeks/1 check) equals 26 paychecks per year.

However, if the calculation uses days instead of weeks, the answer is not exactly 26 paychecks. For example, 365 days divided by 14 days per paycheck equals 26 1/14 paychecks. Fourteen days is equivalent to two weeks, isn't it?

Why is there this fractional amount of 1/14 of a paycheck?

Answered by Robert Dawson and Victoria West.
What year were the girls born in? 2008-01-06
From Nyra:
Christmas 2004 was over and three teenagers were looking forward to their birthdays. Eric's was in February and Lisa's and Tammy's in January. Tammy is 8 weeks older than Eric, but 3 days younger than Lisa. What year were the girls born in?
Answered by Claude Tardif.
Ten workers perform one job in five days 2007-08-21
From Kenneth:
If ten workers perform one job in 5 days, one person performs one job in how many days?

Here is the calculation that I used:
(10 workers X 1 job X 5 days)/(1 person X 1 job X ? days)

The above equals 50/1, and the answer is 50 days because 50/1 = 50. In this calculation I can determine any number of workers or days if the number of jobs remains the same as that in the group of factors from the numerator (10 workers X 1 job X 5 days), that is 1 job. Here is another example to help clarify: (10 workers X 1 job X 5 days)/(? workers X 1 job X 10 days) This equals 50/10. The answer is 5 workers. So, if 10 workers can perform 1 job in 5 days, 5 workers can perform 1 job in 10 days.

Now, if I replace "1 job" from (10 workers X 1 job X 5 days) with a different number, for example, 4 jobs, this amount will prevent the calculation from producing the correct answer.

Here is an example: (10 workers X 1 job X 5 days)/(10 workers X 4 jobs X ? days) Mathematically, the calculation works, but the answer, 1.25 days, is not correct, if I'm not mistaken. If 10 workers can perform 1 job in 5 days, they cannot, by working at the same rate, perform 4 jobs in 1.25 days.

Can you explain, with a simple explanation, why the number representing the jobs in this calculation needs to be the same in the group of factors in both the numerator and in the denominator in order to provide the correct answer?

Answered by Harley Weston.
Your birthdays until your one hundredth 2006-09-09
From Alan:
which of your birthdays until your one hundredth, fall on the same day of the week as the day you were born?
Answered by Chris Fisher.
2^9833 days from today 2004-12-26
From Pauline:
Today is Monday, 1 October 2001. What day of the week will be 29833 days from today?
Answered by Penny Nom.
 
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