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A probability question concerning eggs 2016-10-16
From Brian:
Two participants are alternatively selecting eggs from a basket of 6 hard-boiled eggs and 6 uncooked eggs. Alternatively they are smashing the eggs on their foreheads. One participant gets 4 hard boiled eggs in a row and the other person gets 4 uncooked eggs in a row. What is the probability of this occurring (I watched this happen).

Thank you

Brian

Answered by Penny Nom.
The volume of an egg 2009-05-12
From Dylan:
What formula do you use to calculate the volume of an egg?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom.
Stacking eggs 2009-03-12
From Prashanth:
if you stack two eggs eah in row you must get 1 balance
if you stack three eggs eah in row you must get 2 balance
if you stack four eggs eah in row you must get 3 balance
if you stack five eggs eah in row you must get 4 balance
it goes on like 6 , 7 , 8 and finally
if you stack nine eggs eah in row you must get 8 balance what would be the answer and how to reach it

Answered by Robert Dawson.
Three hens 2008-02-09
From joan:
A farmer has 3 hens. It is determined that each hen lays 6 eggs in one week. a)find the probability that a hen lays an egg in a randomly chosen day b) find the probability that each hen lays an egg in a randomly chosen day. c) find the probability that no hen lays an egg in a randomly chosen day. d) draw a tree diagram to illustrate the number of hens laying an egg in a randomly chosen day..
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
The shape of an egg 2006-03-19
From Vinson & Julie:
What is the proper mathematical term for the geometric solid that is represented by an egg?
Answered by Chris Fisher.
Nine minutes 2004-09-02
From A student:
You have two hour glasses-one measures 7 minutes and one measures 4 minutes.How can you time 9 minutes?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The cousin of Sally's sister's boyfriend 2003-01-23
From Michael:
Sally went to a farm to buy eggs. Returning home, she gave half of them to her sister who, in turn, gave a third of those she had gotten to her boyfriend. The latter, after eating one third of the eggs that he had gotten, gave the rest to his cousin. Given that each egg weighs 70 grams, that Sally cannot carry more than 2.5kg, and that the eggs were raw, calculate how many eggs the cousin of Sally's sister's boyfriend received.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A sale on eggs 2002-01-17
From A student:
A store had a sale on eggs, selling 13 eggs for the usual price of a dozen eggs. As a result, the price of the eggs was reduced by 4 cents a dozen. What is the original price for a dozen eggs?
Answered by Penny Nom.
An egg shaped island 2001-09-22
From Karen:
I am a civil engineering designer trying to design an egg shaped island. I want a 30' radius at the top and a 40' radius at the bottom and the longest length of the egg to be 125'. Is there standard geometry for an egg shape? I am not held to exact radii or the length given.
Answered by Chris Fisher.
A three legged stool 2001-06-27
From Teri:
I wanted to know why a three legged stool is always steady, and why a four legged stool is not. I am wanting to know the mathematical reasoning behind this.
Answered by Walter Whiteley.
Two Questions 1997-08-28
From Faye Tan:
I am a trainee teacher. I would appreciate it very much if you could help me solve the following two problems which I think are meant for students at middle grade.

1. If a hen and a half lays an egg and a half in a day and a half, how many hens are needed to lay a dozen eggs in one day?

2. There are fewer than 200 passengers on a train. If they get off in pairs, one passenger will be without a partner. If they get off in groups of 3 or 4, there will still be one passenger left by himself. However, if they get off in groups of 5, no one will be left by themselves. How many passengers are there on the train?
Answered by Penny Nom.

6 poules pondent 6 oeufs en 6 jours 2005-03-01
From Nathalie:
SACHANT QUE 6 POULES PONDENT 6 OEUFS EN 6 JOURS, COMBIEN 12 POULES PONDENT D'OEUFS EN 12 JOURS?
Answered by Claude Tardif.
 
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