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On the middle school math's section, an interesting problem popped up.

 

IF a hen and half
lays an egg and a half
in a day and a half,
how many and a half
who lay better by half
will lay half a score and a half
in a week and a half?

 

It is heavily debated whether \(\frac{14}{15}\) or \(0.5\) is the answer.

 

Also, when they say "will lay half a score", do they mean half of eighty?

 

I need help interpreting this problem my brain is muddled

 

 Nov 25, 2019
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< when they say "will lay half a score", do they mean half of eighty? >     

 

No.  A score is 20, so half a score is 10. 

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 Nov 25, 2019
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oh sorry I confused it with Abraham Lincoln's gettyburg speech thats why I though it was 80.

 

"four score and seven years ago"

CalculatorUser  Nov 25, 2019
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4 * 20  =  80

Guest Nov 25, 2019
edited by Guest  Nov 25, 2019
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That's an understandable mistake.  President Lincoln was referring to the year of the founding of our nation in 1776, which was 87 years earlier than his 1863 speech dedicating a graveyard at Gettysburg Pennsylvania. 

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