- 19 Jun '05 13:37 / 3 edits

If*Originally posted by Yozzer***If 1½ men eat 1½ pies in 1½ minutes, how many pies can three men eat in half an hour?**

x men eat y pies in z minutes

then

a men eat y*(ab)/(xz) = pies in b minutes.

Here, x = y = z = 1.5, a = 3, and b = 30

y*(ab)/(xz) = 60

So what's the trick?

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- 19 Jun '05 17:21 / 1 editdepends- maybe the men have to stop to go to the bathroom, or they don't friggin feel like eating that many pies!!!!!! sheesh!

ok, i feel better now. if 1 and a half men eat 1 and a half pies in 1 and a half minutes. 3 men can eat 3 pies in 1 and a half minute since we want to know how many they'll finish in half an hour, multiply it by 20, because 20 x 1.5= 30, so i get 60 ... but that's wrong