New Mexicans for Science and Reason
Send Puzzle Answers To:
WebMaster Dave Thomas, nmsrdaveATswcp.com (Help fight SPAM! Please replace the AT with an @
WHEN ARE PUZZLES UPDATED?
Since they are tied to our hard-copy newsletter and monthly meetings, look for Puzzle Updates, usually on the Friday before the Second Wednesday of each Month!
Next Puzzle Posting: December 9th (or so), 2016
NOVEMBER 2016 PUZZLE - "Math with Turkeys"
Submitted by Dave Thomas
Fred's turkey farm has a total of 100 Toms and Hens, having a net weight of 1,650 pounds. The distribution of turkey weights is remarkably uniform for each gender, and the typical Tom weighs twice as much as a typical Hen.
The November Bonus:
(A) What is the largest possible Hen’s weight? How many Toms and Hens are there for this weight?
(B) What is the largest Hen’s weight that is a round number of pounds? How many Toms and Hens?
(C) With an equal number of Toms and Hens, what is a typical Hen’s weight? How many Toms (= # Hens)?
(D) What is the smallest Hen’s weight that is a round number of pounds? How many Toms and Hens? And
(E) What is the smallest possible Hen’s weight? How many Toms and Hens?
Hall of Fame (November Puzzle Solvers):
Paul Braterman (UK)
Brian Pasko (NM)
Terry Lauritsen (NM)
Eric Hanczyc (WA)