## Posts Tagged ‘decimals’

## MATH JOKE 9: Seriously Funny

January 18, 2019## 4. If you are involved in a car chase, hijacking, explosion, volcanic eruption or alien invasion, you will not go into shock.

January 10, 2019Here are just a few of the popular disaster movies:

**Avalanche **(2001),** Earthquake **(1974)**, Armageddon **(Involves meteors 1998),** Deep Impact **(More meteors 1998),** 2012 **(Tsunamis, earthquakes, the lot. 2009)**, Twister **(tornadoes 1996), **Backdraft **(Fire. 1991) and** Towering Inferno** (They don’t make thunderous movie titles like that anymore. (1974)

But what percentage of people involved in, say, an explosion suffer from SHOCK! There are many statistics about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) available. In **one excellent study** in The National Centre for PTSD Journal involved an explosion in a paint factory in Norway (1976), the 246 employees were ranked for their exposure to shock as follows:.

A. 66 Narrow escape

B. 59 Involved but not in danger

C. 121 Not present on the day.

80% Group A suffered shock and PTSD. Both Groups A & B showed symptoms of PTSD 7 months later. If, say, a plane crashed into your school sports field and your class survived with minor injuries calculate how many students in your maths class would go into SHOCK and how many would be left to take action using the above statistics.

These stats can also be used as a fraction or decimal exercise using 0.8 or 4/5 as the fraction of students in shock.

More information at the** Health Dept WA**

NOTE: Many schools in Australia today not only practise fire drills but terrorist attack lockdowns.

## m+m maths 3: how many m+ms will kill you?

June 25, 2015## m+m maths 4: How many m+ms will kill my dog?

June 22, 2015## m+m maths 6: How many m+ms will kill my pet rat?

June 18, 2015According to the dailytech website rats show addiction to chocolate including m&ms

53 m+ms would be a little over a shot glass full of candy. Toxicology Data Network link. You can find more Death by Chocolate Maths here and here.