Today is Saturday. For the last 5 days,
Monday to Friday, the temperatures were rising, i.e. each day was hotter than the previous one.
The product of the 5 values (Centigrade degrees, rounded to the closest integer) is 12.
What are the five temperatures?
(In reply to re: Indecision
by Ady TZIDON)
During review I did question this. Other than the example in my prior comment I had played with possibilities where decimal values did exactly equate to 12 (hence no rounding).
Another reviewer contended, as has Justin that "
Technically, if the parentheses were describing the product, it would be (Centigrade degrees)^5,..." so as to have a unique solution.
Now that is interesting. I am regularly confronted with formats of which I had never been presented. Is the format " (Centigrade degrees)^5 " standard anywhere, or is it his way of trying to emphasise the point? To me that notation says to raise something to the power of 5.
Ady, thank you. I do feel some comfort in my first thoughts.
Posted by brianjn
on 2010-02-09 08:24:12