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February 23, 2015
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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 neoncoloured 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, sponsorsupported media event called The Hunger Games, set in a staged wilderness.
Only one tribute can survive. Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark from the poor coalmining District 12 are the local tributes for that year and must play at being starcrossed 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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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.
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April 11, 2012
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