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April 25, 2015

Mathspig Maths Mystery Box

Helloooo My Little Luvvies,

 

So here are the 10 Maths Mystery Box challenges I’ve put together for you:

1. Maths Mystery Box 1: NOT STUPID

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2. Maths Mystery Box 2: CURIOUS

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3. Maths Mystery Box 3: NERD

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4. Maths Mystery Box 4: FUNNY THAT

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5. Maths Mystery Box 5: FANTASY

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6. Maths Mystery Box 6: WEIRD

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7. Maths Mystery Box 7: PHONES

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8. Maths Mystery Box 8: JUNK FOOD

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9. Maths Mystery Box 9: MUSIC

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10. Maths Mystery Box 10: LETHAL

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mathspig bonusAnd the bonus Maths Mystery Box Question:

Sniffer rats have been in the news this week, but:

 When is a sniffer rat better than a sniffer dog?

(Hint: It has to do with a measurement?)

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Isn’t MATHS marvelous? And magical too!

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Hoo Roo for now,

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MATHSPIG

 
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Maths Mystery Box 5: FANTASY

February 23, 2015

Maths Mystery BOX 5

 

Middle school maths challenge

%, probability and a fight to the death

The REaping mathspig

Hunger Games Maths Survivor 1a

This problem is trickier than you think. You will need this information.

Major Major HINT

Hunger Games Maths Survivor ANSWER 1

Hunger Games Maths Survivor 2

Hunger Games Maths Survivor ANSWER 2

You will find more HUNGER GAMES maths including How long would it take you to bleed to death? here.

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It’s a Knuckle Breaker KNUCKLE HEAD!

January 15, 2014

Australia has a problem with alcohol and violence. Yet another teenager died this week after being King Hit. According to Forensic Toxicologist, Dr Jennifer Pilgrim, in an article titled Australia, we need to talk about alcohol in The Guardian this week

‘ at least 90 young lives have been taken by single hit assaults in Australia since 2000. The overwhelming majority of these involved alcohol and no other drugs.’

While experts argue whether or not Video Games encourage violent behaviour, one fact remains about Hollywood film fight scenes:

This Hollywood Cliché can Kill

Every Hollywood Action Hero gets into a fight. But no human could survive the fight scene punishment shown in the movies.

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We can do the punch maths:

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For complete calculations see:

10 Movie Cliches Debunked with Maths

Cliché 8. You can survive any amount of beating in a fight.

The Hollywood cliche is, of course, not true. One punch can kill.

And if you do the maths you’ll find even a kid can throw a knuckle breaking punch.

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Maths Cure for Wolverine

July 25, 2013

Jackie from Straight Ace Learning ( Maths & Movies ) asked Mathspig to come up with a formula for Wolverines super fast super healing powers. He can regenerate or heal in 5 seconds. In the latest Wolverine Movie he becomes mortal ….

Wolverine Facts:

No. Cells in a human/X-man Body

= 75 trillion cells  = 75 x 1012

(Mid-point of 60-90 trillion cells cited on the fab AskaBiologist website)

Imagine Wolverine is slashed/shot/wounded in the abdomen.

Human Trunk

= 44% of the body.

(See Body Segment Data here)

Estimate Cell Damage

= 1/4 of trunk = 44/4 = 11% = 0.11

Number Cells Damaged

= 75 x 1012 x 0.11 = 8.25 x 1012

You will need your Web 2 Scientific Calculator (See diag below).

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This is what the calculation looks like on the WEB 2 Scientific Calculator. 

Tell MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS that

 log2X

is just REVERSE ENGINEERING of 

2x

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Finding Nemo: Try Algebra

May 4, 2012

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The Hunger Games Maths

April 11, 2012

The Hunger Games is about MATHS. Here are some interesting Hunger Game statistics.

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THE PLOT:

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In Suzanne Collin’s book, The Hunger Games, 12 districts in the land of Panem are suppressed and controlled by a vicious elite, who dress like neon-coloured French courtesans.

Each year the cruel rulers select one teen of each sex between the ages of 12 and 18 from each district to become tributes, who must fight to the death in a televised, sponsor-supported media event called The Hunger Games, set in a staged wilderness.

Only one tribute can survive. Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark from the poor coal-mining District 12 are the local tributes for that year and must play at being star-crossed lovers to gain sponsor support and survive.

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THE MATHS:

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Tributes are selected in a process called The Reaping. The names of the, approximately, 2,000 young people in each district are placed in separate barrels for males and females and the names are drawn out of these barrels BUT…

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12 year olds …….. 1 slip

13 year olds ……..  2 slips

14 year olds ……..  3 slips

15 year olds ……..  4 slips

16 year olds …….. 5 slips

17 year olds ……..  6 slips

18 year olds …….. 7 slips

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BUT you can gain extra ‘food’ if you accept for more name slips.

Gale Hawthorne (pictured above), Katnis’ friend from District 12, has 42 slips in the barrel. What are his chances?

We will assume that there are 1,000 male teens and 1,000 female teens in each district and an equal distribution – rounded off – for each age group to 1000/7 = 143 male teens and female teens in each age group.

 

 

Age Group Male or Female

No. Name slips

Total No. Name Slips

Probability of being REAPED

Probability

P

12

1

143

1 : 4004

1: 4004

13

2

286

2 : 4004

1 : 2002

14

3

429

3 : 4004

1 : 1335

15

4

527

4 : 4004

1: 1001

16

5

 

715

5 : 4004

1 : 801

17

6

 

858

6 : 4004

1 : 667

18

7

 

1001

7 : 4004

1 : 572

total

 

 

4004

 

 

 

 

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Hunger Games Probability

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Hunger Game: Survival Maths 1

April 11, 2012

How long can you live if you are bleeding?

Unlike Kill Bill where Tarantino used, literally, hundreds of litres of fake blood (See Mathspig Post: Don’t Bleed Your Fake Blood on Me), The Hunger Games shows very little blood.

Nevertheless 11 tributes are killed violently in the first few minutes of the game and Peeta is wounded later in the movie(pic with Katniss above).

To calculate how long you would last in The Hunger Games if bleeding we must know your volume of blood and the rate of bleeding.

1. How much blood do you have?


According to the BJA, the British Journal of Anaesthesia, blood volume is  7% of body weight in adults and 8 – 9 % of body weight in children.  Doctors are not confusing weight and volume. Blood is very close to the density of water and so 1 litre of blood weighs 1 kg. 

(NB: Future Engineers: Blood does not flow like water as the blood platelets affect the viscosity.)

Using blood volume (in litres) as 8% of body weight (in kg) then typical blood volumes for teenagers would be:

Age Group

Blood

Volume

litres

Female

Blood Volume

litres

Male

12

4.3

4.0

14

4.7

5.1

16

5.0

6.1

 

18

5.3

6.6

 

 

2. How long would you last if bleeding?

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Obviously, it will depend on the rate of bleeding.

According to the BJA massive blood loss equals a blood loss rate of 150ml/min or 50% of blood volume loss within 3 hrs.

 BLOOD LOSS EQUATION:

B = total blood loss ml

R = rate blood loss in ml/ min = 150 ml / min

t = time min

B = Rt

B = 150 t

According to New Scientist loss of blood IN THE AVERAGE ADULT produces the following symptoms:

A  750 ml: feel blood loss

B  1500: weak, thirsty & anxious

C  2000 ml : dizzy, unconscious

D  3000 ml: Dead

See A, B, C and D on graph below.

3. How long have you got?

First, calculate  50% of your blood volume for your age.

Now go to the blood loss graph and see how long it would take you to lose this volume.

You can stop doing the maths now, mathspiggies, and get some help to stop the bleeding.