Ann Landers pennies problem

Ann Landers pennies problem - by 100 That would equal...

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Ann Landers pennies problem Nathan Sullivan In this problem a lady claimed that she had saved $10,000 in pennies and that she used the money to buy a new truck. So the reader must find how many pennies a day this women would have to find a day in order to earn $10,000 and if that rate is at all plausible. That is the first part of this problem the second is that the reader is to find how much $10,000 in pennies would weigh, assuming that a roll of pennies (fifty pennies) would weigh 1/3 rd of a pound and what would weigh as much as $10,000 in pennies. The fastest way to solve the first part of the problem is to multiply 10,000
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Unformatted text preview: by 100. That would equal 1,000,000 so one penny for one million days. So this would be completely implausible. As for the second half of this problem all that I could come up with is that if you have one roll of 50 pennies then it would take 20,000 rolls to equal $10,000. So multiply 20,000 by 1/3 rd pounds and you get 6,666.67 pounds of pennies. The only thing that I could think of that would weigh that much is a car. So that would one again prove this problem to be implausible. I have neither given nor received nor tolerated the use of unauthorized aid....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course CORE, MATH 110 taught by Professor Scanelle during the Spring '08 term at Valparaiso.

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