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1. The other day I visited a small pizza restaurant in a nearby town called “Uncle Louie’s Pizzaria”. I looked at their menu and noticed something really weird about their pricing. It said a small pizza (8 in. diameter) was only $5, and a large pizza (16 in. diameter) was $15. Isn’t that a bit strange? If I was planning on buying a large pizza, would I have better off just buying 2, or even 3 of the small pizzas and get a better deal? Your task is to write a mathematical argument using words and/or diagrams that explains whether or not Uncle Louie’s pricing scheme makes good business sense or if he should rethink his pricing. 2. How many haircuts are given on an average day in Champaign? Your task is to come up with a mathematical justification for how you arrived at your estimate. 3. A 6 – sided die is labeled with the first 6 prime numbers instead of the integers 1 to 6. If you roll the die twice, what is the probability that the sum of the rolls is
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Unformatted text preview: a prime number? Name: 4. The vertices of this star are evenly spaced around the circumference of the circle. Find the value of x. 5. How many sets of two or more consecutive positive integers can be added to obtain a sum of 100? How can you be sure you found all the sets? 6. Congratulations on your new job! Youve just been hired as the practice dummy for knife-throwing circus performers! This is a dangerous job and only lasts 30 days. If you quit early, you must return all the money you have made. You have the choice of two different types of payment options: Plan A: You earn $10,000 per day Plan B: You get 1 cent in a jar at the end of the first day. You get a total of two cents in that jar after the second day. A total of four cents after the third day, total of 8 cents after day four, 16 cents after day 5 WHICH PLAN SHOULD YOU CHOOSE? HOW MUCH MORE MONEY WILL YOU MAKE BY CHOOSING THAT PLAN? x...
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course CI 401 taught by Professor Poetzel during the Fall '11 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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