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You are not logged in. #1 20050130 04:47:13
population problemA town in India has a population of 20,000 people. Five percent of them are onelegged, and half the others go barefoot. How many sandals are worn in the town? #2 20050130 08:16:01
Re: population problemWell, how many unfortunate onelegged citizens in town? 5% of 20,000, which is 5 x 20,000 / 100 = 100,000/100 = 1,000 of them. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #3 20050219 05:29:56
Re: population problem20000 people #4 20050219 07:20:48
Re: population problemGood one, Saz000! The original problem said half the OTHERS, whereas I assumed half of all did. So it is saying that EVERY onelegged person wears sandals, so you are right. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman 