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BrilloPad
3rd November 2015, 14:44
Can you solve the 50 cent maths exam question that is dividing the internet? - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/11971692/Can-you-solve-the-50-cent-maths-exam-question-that-is-dividing-the-internet.html)

A maths exam question for high school students about a 50 cent piece has created a debate online after complaints it was too difficult. Australian students sat the VCE Further Maths exam ...

I suppose the kids would know how to google the answer...

LondonManc
3rd November 2015, 14:53
Got it right. Go me. :banana:

WTFH
3rd November 2015, 14:59
Um, if they can't solve that, they shouldn't be doing maths.


Old school way:
360deg/12 sides = 30 degrees per side, so the side is 30 degrees off vertical. as is the one opposite. That gives you 60 degrees.


Alternate way:
At horizontal the coins are 180deg apart, at vertical they are zero. there are 3 sides between horizontal and vertical. 180/3 = 60




Correct way:
50 Cent is a rapper. Some people think rap should begin with C.
Everyone is 6 degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon.
mmm bacon.
Most people can only eat 8 slices of bacon at breakfast, but not 50 Cent. He can eat 10.
10 slices of bacon each one separated by 6 degrees = 60 degrees.

vetran
3rd November 2015, 15:00
Correct way:
50 Cent is a rapper. Some people think rap should begin with C.
Everyone is 6 degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon.
mmm bacon.
Most people can only eat 8 slices of bacon at breakfast, but not 50 Cent. He can eat 10.
10 slices of bacon each one separated by 6 degrees = 60 degrees.

:laugh

LondonManc
3rd November 2015, 15:01
Um, if they can't solve that, they shouldn't be doing maths.


Old school way:
360deg/12 sides = 30 degrees per side, so the side is 30 degrees off vertical. as is the one opposite. That gives you 60 degrees.


Alternate way:
At horizontal the coins are 180deg apart, at vertical they are zero. there are 3 sides between horizontal and vertical. 180/3 = 60




Correct way:
50 Cent is a rapper. Some people think rap should begin with C.
Everyone is 6 degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon.
mmm bacon.
Most people can only eat 8 slices of bacon at breakfast, but not 50 Cent. He can eat 10.
10 slices of bacon each one separated by 6 degrees = 60 degrees.

That would be great but you'd actually get 54 degrees.

:spank:

VectraMan
3rd November 2015, 15:02
50 cent of people have below average maths ability.

Not me though. I got it right. Though I was confused by the picture having A. 12 degrees at the bottom.

Forgotmylogin
3rd November 2015, 15:03
Um, if they can't solve that, they shouldn't be doing maths.


Old school way:
360deg/12 sides = 30 degrees per side, so the side is 30 degrees off vertical. as is the one opposite. That gives you 60 degrees.


Alternate way:
At horizontal the coins are 180deg apart, at vertical they are zero. there are 3 sides between horizontal and vertical. 180/3 = 60




Correct way:
50 Cent is a rapper. Some people think rap should begin with C.
Everyone is 6 degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon.
mmm bacon.
Most people can only eat 8 slices of bacon at breakfast, but not 50 Cent. He can eat 10.
10 slices of bacon each one separated by 6 degrees = 60 degrees.

Seems overly complicated. There's a better solution.

The question is multiple choice and includes a picture. If I look at the picture I can see that the angle is greater than 45, but less than 90 degrees. It looks like it's about 60 degrees, and that is an option.

WTFH
3rd November 2015, 15:06
Seems overly complicated. There's a better solution.

The question is multiple choice and includes a picture. If I look at the picture I can see that the angle is greater than 45, but less than 90 degrees. It looks like it's about 60 degrees, and that is an option.



Your answer doesn't involve bacon.

WTFH
3rd November 2015, 15:07
That would be great but you'd actually get 54 degrees.

:spank:



:emb
That's only if you measure the angle between them.

NotAllThere
3rd November 2015, 15:12
Internal angle of a docdecadon is 150°, so the angle in the picture is (180-150)*2 = 60°.

LondonManc
3rd November 2015, 15:13
An alternative then:

Add up the letter values in bacon on an a=1, b=2 basis and then subtract the number of letters in the word. Multiply by the letter value of the first letter. :eek::freaky:

Pondlife
3rd November 2015, 15:22
Correct way:
50 Cent is a rapper. Some people think rap should begin with C.
Everyone is 6 degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon.
mmm bacon.
Most people can only eat 8 slices of bacon at breakfast, but not 50 Cent. He can eat 10.
10 slices of bacon each one separated by 6 degrees = 60 degrees.

Point of Order. 50 Cent has only 2 degrees of separation according to the Oracle of Bacon (https://oracleofbacon.org/movielinks.php)

JRCT
3rd November 2015, 15:26
My wife pronounces bacon "Bay con", not "Bay cen" like normal people.

unixman
3rd November 2015, 15:38
Reminds me of Smp maths circa 1980. Easy for adults under non exam conditions.

AtW
3rd November 2015, 15:49
Who?

EternalOptimist
3rd November 2015, 16:13
I worked it out at 2.4 degrees


but that's just my 2 cents

SpontaneousOrder
3rd November 2015, 16:43
My maths is rubbish from lack of use. And i though that was dead easy. No triangles needed :freaky:

if the coin comes a full circle, thats 360 degrees. It has 12 equal angles to make up that full circle, so 360 / 12 = 30. Then times by 2 because there was the other coin opposite.

NickFitz
3rd November 2015, 16:57
Was the next question about the angle between two obliquely-installed toilets?

Platypus
4th November 2015, 09:56
Internal angle of a docdecadon is 150°, so the angle in the picture is (180-150)*2 = 60°.

That was also my method / reasoning

unixman
4th November 2015, 18:00
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51w-t9zfYJL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

If you "computer people" were worth your day rates, you could tell me what the tape says.