Thursday, May 17, 2012

Rates of Growth Imagined

Which growth rate will make the Hulk taller?

A growth of 60% for the year OR
1% growth per week?


Fresh fruit is so expensive these days. I cannot find a _ _ _ _ _  _ _ _ _ _.

Fill in blanks, with two 5-letter words which are anagrams of each other.

First 3 correct answers to the math problem (with explanation) and the PolyAnagram will win my Challenge Math Book.  Email me at dmarain at gmail dot com.

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Justin Aion said...

The weekly growth would be better.

(1.01)^52 would mean that by the end of the year, he would have grown 67.77% instead of just 60%

Also, it's tough to find a cheap peach.

Dave Marain said...

Great job, Justin!

YzW731 said...

I did (1.01)^48.. 4 weeks per month times 12 months per year?

I got that it grew 61.2%, which is slightly larger than 60%. So Hulk would be taller