The three princes of Serendip
Went on a little trip.
They could not carry too much weight;
More than 300 pounds made them hesitate.
They planned to the ounce. When they returned to Ceylon
They discovered that their supplies were just about gone
When, what to their joy, Prince William found
A pile of coconuts on the ground.
“Each will bring 60 rupees,” said Prince Richard with a grin
As he almost tripped over a lion skin.
“Look out!” cried Prince Robert with glee
As he spied more lion skins under a tree.
“These are worth even more – 300 rupees each
If we can just carry them all down the beach.
Each skin weighed fifteen pounds and each coconut, five,
But they carried them all and made it alive.
The boat back to the island was very small
15 cubic feet capacity – that was all.
Each lion skin took up one cubic foot
While eight coconuts the same space took.
While everything was stowed they headed to the sea
And on the way calculated what their new wealth might be.
“Eureka!” cried Prince Robert, “Our wealth is so great
That there’s no other way we could return in this state.
And any other skins or nut which we might have brought
Would now have us poorer. And now I know what –
I’ll write my friend Horace in England, for surely
Only he can appreciate our serendipity.
Share the linear programming model and the optimal solution wi
Recently Asked Questions
- Calculate the frequency of UV radiation with a wavelength of 250 nm. [give 3 sig figs]
- You have been tracking a population of birds in the jungle and over several generations observed the following genotype frequencies for a given locus, B : 12%
- A vertical dock gate 2 meter wide remains in position due to horizontal force of water on one side. The gate weights 800 Kg and just starts sliding down when