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(2): Indecision
I'm sure the notation (centigrade degrees)^5 is analogous to the cm^3 when multiplying 2 cm * 3 cm * 5 cm = 30 cm^3, as a standard notation in dimensional analysis. No idea though what any physical reality there'd be to multiplying 5 temperatures together, and that's why the notation (°C)^5 looks so peculiar, but of course it's an arbitrary multiplication solely for the puzzle.
Posted by Charlie
on 2010-02-09 11:22:01