jump to last post 1-7 of 7 discussions (22 posts)

Try to get this abnswered

  1. mathslover profile image71
    mathsloverposted 6 years ago

    A family of four was stranded on an island, two adults and two children. They then discivered a boat, which can only hold 200 pounds(the most) at a time. Each parent weighs 150 pounds and each child 50 pounds. How mant trips will it take to get the who family to the nearby city?

    1. richtwf profile image61
      richtwfposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      5 trips

    2. profile image0
      DoorMattnomoreposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      can one kid row or drive the boat?

      1. mathslover profile image71
        mathsloverposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        then who would take it back?

        1. Garrett Mickley profile image81
          Garrett Mickleyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          ...the kid.

          Kid + parent, drop parent off, kid goes back, gets other kid, drops off, comes back for last parent.  3 trips.

          1. mathslover profile image71
            mathsloverposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            if kid + parent go first and drop off parent. thats one trip. Then you have to go back for the other kid 2 trips. Then drop that kid to the city three trips. At this piont everyone is not at the city so it cant be 3 trips.

            1. Garrett Mickley profile image81
              Garrett Mickleyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I thought a trip would be there and back.

              When you go on vacation, you don't call it two trips, it's just one trip.  There, then back.

              So I misunderstood.

              1. camlo profile image84
                camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                That's what I thought, so I'll change my answer to 5.

          2. Lily Rose profile image82
            Lily Roseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            You're not counting the trips back.

            Parent + child go to city = 1 trip

            Parent left behind and child returns for 2nd parent = 1 trip

            2nd parent and first child go to city = 1 trip

            child left behind and a parent returns for final child = 1 trip

            parent and 2nd child go to city = 1 trip

            5 trips total, assuming the child is old enough or capable enough to make that 2nd trip back for parent #2...

            1. richtwf profile image61
              richtwfposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              That's my answer too Lily Rose but poor old me has been ignored from the very being and my hand has been up in the air for a long long time and is getting tired now.

    3. prettydarkhorse profile image62
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      4

  2. ediggity profile image59
    ediggityposted 6 years ago

    3 trips

    1. mathslover profile image71
      mathsloverposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      it cant be three trips ediggity

      1. ediggity profile image59
        ediggityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Why?

        See, Garrett got it right also.  Good job Garrett!

  3. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Define trip?

    One parent could go to the nearby city and get larger boat with better capacity, or even return with helicopter?

    If you can only use the boat, then it could be in done in one trip with a little ingenuity, both children in boat and parent swimming or slightly holding on to the outside.

    Since there is no determination of distance to the nearby city and trip is not defined either. I would go with one trip.

  4. Dolores Monet profile image91
    Dolores Monetposted 6 years ago

    I have actually participated in such a venture only it involved a lot of camping equipment and trespassing on the property of a dead president.

  5. camlo profile image84
    camloposted 6 years ago

    I'd say three times.

  6. Lily Rose profile image82
    Lily Roseposted 6 years ago

    Dontcha just hate it when someone starts a thread like this and leaves us all hanging?!  Oh, well....my hand is going down...

    1. richtwf profile image61
      richtwfposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Lily - I think you and I have the right answer even though we haven't been told officially what the correct answer is. My hand went down a long time ago.

  7. Lily Rose profile image82
    Lily Roseposted 6 years ago

    I agree, richwf.  Let's just consider ourselves winners and move on! lol

    1. mathslover profile image71
      mathsloverposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      i guess the answer is five then, thats what i said when i was asked the question, thanks for answering this question guys

      1. kathryn1000 profile image60
        kathryn1000posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        This really cheered me up/Especially the idea of someone getting a helicopter etc.

 
working