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A Better Mousetrap (Posted on 2004-01-20) Difficulty: 4 of 5
The following question was asked on a math test:
If 6 cats kill 6 rats in 6 minutes, how many will be needed to kill 100 rats in 50 minutes?

Ryan answered 12, Stefanie said 13, and Tom put down 14 for his answer. After looking at their work, the teacher decided to give all three students credit.

What were the arguments that each student made?

See The Solution Submitted by DJ    
Rating: 4.1818 (11 votes)

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  Subject Author Date
Solution probablesalil2006-02-12 08:58:46
commentsalil2006-02-11 11:39:15
re: the real solutionAlan Berris2004-02-13 08:00:21
re(2): 2/3 of an answerdave domingo2004-01-27 09:55:08
re: The real solutionSilverKnight2004-01-20 21:59:26
SolutionThe real solutionPenny2004-01-20 13:11:39
SolutionFull solution (even 14)SilverKnight2004-01-20 12:52:25
re: 2/3 of an answerBrian Wainscott2004-01-20 12:34:50
SolutionSolutionPenny2004-01-20 12:25:56
Hints/Tipsre: 2/3 of an answer (FYI...)DJ2004-01-20 11:37:48
Some Thoughts2/3 of an answerCharlie2004-01-20 09:09:16
They were all wrongDan Porter2004-01-20 09:04:01
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